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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1.3

Sage 500

13%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
5.3

Sage 500

53%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/10 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 17/17 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ventyx

Of course this is the one of the best solution available in the market at present. When you have Multiple system in a plant then you need a powerful tool for Computation which Ability does it smoothly.
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Sage

Sage 500 ERP is great for companies with core accounting needs, distributors, and discrete manufacturers. Some areas, such as process manufacturing, would require a companion product from an ISV for the software to be truly functional. Some areas, such as construction or retail apparel, may simply not be well-served.
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Pros

ABB Ventyx

  • Computation of data.
  • Presentation to right person.
  • Ability to perform critical task and sending to users.
  • Multiple control system connectivity.
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Sage

  • Sage is the one-stop-shop for all of our needs. We're able to control contracts, subcontracts, and field reports from the program.
  • Another strength is the ability to database all the information and export it to excel. This makes data-based investigations a breeze.
  • The ability for Timberscan to be imported to Sage is a huge help with invoice management. Prior to this it all had to be done manually and slowed the process to an essential halt as there are thousands of invoices per month.
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Cons

ABB Ventyx

  • May be for smaller PLCs this can't be implemented.
  • Cost may an area ABB can look in to.
  • Improvement in GUI
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Sage

  • The biggest concern/complaint of Sage 500 users is speed. Some of the screen take a while to load.
  • The user interface needs some refreshing. Screens need to be updated to take advantage of shortcuts and to be more intuitive.
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Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ABB Ability Solution Suite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sage 500

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 500 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      ABB Ventyx

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      It's too pricey for our size of company.
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      Usability

      ABB Ventyx

      One of the best solutions in the market with a user-friendly system. This is very useful when the ABB system (Like we had 800xA) is there, new or existing; all the ABB systems can be integrated using this rather than going to a 3rd party vendor, which may have interface problems.
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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      ABB Ventyx

      Good support in terms of quality and promptness. When we had problems with some of the commands not getting executed, their online support also provided a good solution to solve the problem. Even mission-critical task we were able to solve during this Pandemic time. The suggestion is to go for the online support 1st in the future, followed by a visit.
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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      ABB Ventyx

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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      Implementation Rating

      ABB Ventyx

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      Keep your database and application in different servers.
      Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.
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      Alternatives Considered

      ABB Ventyx

      Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.
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      Sage

      500 seems much smoother at handling some of the basic accounting tasks, for example both issuing and later reconciling checks in Dynamics AX seems a little tedious.
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      Return on Investment

      ABB Ventyx

      • Positive is definitely ROI since manual intervention is minimized and the process is automated.
      • Cost wise, ABB has been looked upon considering the small industry.
      • Overall, a good solution for a large companies.
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      Sage

      • Positive: The program allows for a lot of data entry and splitting of information. It has the capability of replacing multiple programs and therefore saving cost.
      • Negative: The modules are cumbersome and not user friendly at all. As a result not many user are comfortable using it. This means that the program is not being used to its capacity.
      • Negative: Although the program has the capacity to be great, the user interface destroys that potential. Sage needs to seriously work on their program to simplify it. It's as if it still uses Command-line entries from 1995. Needs to be updated ASAP.
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