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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.0

SAP Business One

70%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
33 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
32 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.7

SAP Business One

87%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
31 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
38 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.5

SAP Business One

85%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
39 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
36 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
28 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
28 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.2

SAP Business One

82%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
36 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
37 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
37 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
30 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
25 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
22 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
29 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.3

SAP Business One

93%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
14 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
11 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
12 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.4

SAP Business One

84%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
17 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
16 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
18 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
13 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
15 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
13 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
15 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.3

SAP Business One

83%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
21 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
22 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
16 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
16 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.8

SAP Business One

98%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
11 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business One

100%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

SAP Business One

81%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
35 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
39 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
35 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.9

SAP Business One

59%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
25 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
25 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
25 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
25 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
32 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
27 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
30 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
27 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
35 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

SAP Business One

75%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
22 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
19 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
29 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
21 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
24 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
26 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
25 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
21 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
25 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
31 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
23 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
16 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP Business One

80%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
17 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
16 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
16 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
11 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
14 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
16 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
16 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
14 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
13 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
13 Ratings

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

SAP Business One

78%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
12 Ratings

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
15 Ratings

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

SAP Business One

85%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
12 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
10 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
10 Ratings

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
11 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
10 Ratings

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
12 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
13 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
12 Ratings

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
12 Ratings

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
8 Ratings

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

SAP Business One

83%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
6 Ratings

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Issue Detection

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
7 Ratings

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
8 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

SAP Business One

79%
SAP Business One ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
13 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
12 Ratings

Trade Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
10 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
9 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Customs Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
15 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
18 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 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
9.1

SAP Business One

91%
45 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SAP Business One

50%
9 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
7.9

SAP Business One

79%
11 Ratings

Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business One

90%
6 Ratings

Performance

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business One

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
8.4

SAP Business One

84%
16 Ratings

In-Person Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

SAP Business One

77%
2 Ratings

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

SAP Business One

45%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SAP Business One

73%
47 Ratings

Ease of integration

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business One

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business One

90%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business One

80%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business One

80%
1 Rating

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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Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ABB Ability Solution Suite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SAP Business One

    Starting Price

    $99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Business One editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter$110.001
    Limited$99.002
    Pro$132.003

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    ABB Ventyx

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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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