7 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
40 Ratings
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Score 8.8 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

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.9
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.1
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
Larry Peck, CPA | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
Brandon Knight | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

SAP Business ByDesign

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

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