7 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
51 Ratings
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Score 8.1 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, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

SAP Business ByDesign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/6 features

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
2 Ratings

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Starting Price

SAP Business ByDesign

General

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

Starting Price

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 2 answers
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 2 answers
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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