ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. SAP Business One

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
The ABB Ability Solution Suite is an enterprise ERP product suite designed for asset-intensive industries like power generation and water management.N/A
SAP Business One
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, The product encompasses functionality around sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources.
$99
per month
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Editions & Modules
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Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
SAP Business One
5.3
35 Ratings
31% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings4.233 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings6.433 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
SAP Business One
7.1
39 Ratings
13% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
SAP Business One
7.4
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings6.540 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings7.237 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.028 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
SAP Business One
6.4
38 Ratings
19% below category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings7.237 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.522 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings7.030 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
SAP Business One
8.9
15 Ratings
26% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
SAP Business One
8.3
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings7.613 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
SAP Business One
6.4
23 Ratings
12% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings6.222 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings6.223 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
SAP Business One
9.0
15 Ratings
21% above category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
32% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
6.4
40 Ratings
8% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.636 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.440 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.036 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
5.1
41 Ratings
40% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.840 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.633 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.231 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.036 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
5.9
34 Ratings
23% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings6.129 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings3.226 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.225 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
7.0
19 Ratings
8% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
7.7
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
8.1
16 Ratings
15% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.511 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
8.0
8 Ratings
21% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP Business One
6.9
20 Ratings
1% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings6.816 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
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ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 7.3 out of 10
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Score 7.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
4.6
(9 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.9
(24 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
ABB Ventyx
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.
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SAP
SAP Business One would be more useful if it contained tools to acommodate the growing need of online sales. A more complete shipping module which handles tracking numbers with the common couriers would be great. A built in warehouse management system would be great designed to be used with barcode scanners
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Pros
ABB Ventyx
  • Computation of data.
  • Presentation to right person.
  • Ability to perform critical task and sending to users.
  • Multiple control system connectivity.
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SAP
  • SAP Business One is more suitable for small and medium scale enterprises
  • SAP Business One is : analytics, mobile technologies, cloud technologies
  • SAP Business One has exceptional performance in handling business functions such as purchasing and operations and customer relationship management
  • An important key features of SAP Business One is Reporting and Analytics.
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Cons
ABB Ventyx
  • May be for smaller PLCs this can't be implemented.
  • Cost may an area ABB can look in to.
  • Improvement in GUI
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SAP
  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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SAP
As I said before, it is a first level tool, well developed, and with very strong development support, although the learning curve, its implementation, the cost-benefit ratio, the price and the user experience is not the most suitable for small and medium-sized companies. It is a company with extensive experience, market positioning, technical support and expanded use
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Usability
ABB Ventyx
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.
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SAP
I would like to give 8 out of 10 rating for SAP Business One because SAP Business One is a good choice for the mostly used business management solutions for the small and medium-sized companies. SAP Business One can help in optimizing the existing business process and enables streamline business processes for the daily activities for all users across the entire organization. The importance realization of SAP Business One implementation is based on the selection of the good reputation partner and its approach for the entire implementation. SAP Business One is a user-friendly and easy to use Enterprise system that the organization can benefit its features and functionalities by utilizing it.
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Reliability and Availability
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
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Performance
ABB Ventyx
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SAP
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
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Support Rating
ABB Ventyx
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.
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SAP
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
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In-Person Training
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
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Online Training
ABB Ventyx
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SAP
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
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Alternatives Considered
ABB Ventyx
Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.
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SAP
SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
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Scalability
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
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Return on Investment
ABB Ventyx
  • 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.
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SAP
  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
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