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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 5.8 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 X3

I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
6.0
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Planning and Optimization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Trade Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Entry Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Document Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sage X3
5.0

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 X3

  • The user interface has everything you would expect and in practical locations so you do not have to hunt and peck for the items you are looking for
  • Drill-down from GL to submodules works seamlessly
  • Easy import and export of data
  • The software is relatively easy to manage
Anonymous | 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 X3

  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
Anonymous | 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 X3

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 X3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 X3

Unfortunately, the product was purchased before I began working at the organization. I am unsure what other products they may have reviewed before purchasing Sage ERP X3.
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 X3

  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
Anonymous | 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 X3

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 X3
5.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sage X3

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