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## 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.

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Verified User

Consultant in Information Technology

Information Technology and Services Company, 51-200 employees## 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.

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Project Controls Manager

Restani Construction CorpCivil Engineering, 501-1000 employees

## 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

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Verified User

Manager in Information Technology

Consumer Goods Company, 51-200 employees## 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.

Accounting/Software Administrator

Garneau Industries LtdOil & Energy, 51-200 employees

## 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.

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Verified User

Manager in Information Technology

Consumer Goods Company, 51-200 employees## 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.

Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.

Verified User

Manager in Information Technology

Consumer Goods Company, 51-200 employees## Alternatives Considered

### ABB Ability Solution Suite

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

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Verified User

Consultant in Information Technology

Information Technology and Services Company, 51-200 employees## 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.

Verified User

Engineer in Information Technology

Oil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees### 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.

Project Controls Manager

Restani Construction CorpCivil Engineering, 501-1000 employees

## 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