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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
6.0
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.2

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
5.3
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
8.0

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Contract Authoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.0
Contract History
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
9.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Assessment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.0

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.3
Risk Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0
Control Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Control Mapping
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0
Assessment Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
2.0
Automatic Notification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
7.0
Remediation and Certification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
3.0

Pros

ABB Ability Solution Suite

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

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABB Ability Solution Suite

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

Sage 500

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

ABB Ability Solution Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

ABB Ability Solution Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ABB Ability Solution Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage 500

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.3

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage 500

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage 500
8.0

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