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Score 8.4 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 ERP

SAP is an extremely integrated system. Not all companies are ready for this. Many are so used to having systems that require a lot of batch processing, giving kind of an extra cushion to allow for errors or mistakes. SAP is a live system, meaning that when you commit or transact something, it triggers the integration among all modules that touch whatever the transaction is for. An example is allowing SAP to generate purchasing documents based on the scheduled demand for production. Say someone puts in a work order and by mistake, fat fingers an extra zero on the desired quantity. This may cause SAP to purchase WAY more raw materials than you need. This is a great feature, but it can also come back to hurt you if not controlled properly.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
7.3
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
7.3
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
7.3

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
9.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.8
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
9.2

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.5
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
9.1
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.8
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
7.9

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
7.7
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.2
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.2
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
6.3

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
7.8
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.4
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.5
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
7.0
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
6.5
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
7.4
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
7.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.4
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.7
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.3

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 ERP

  • Integration of functions within the organization (example: warehouse releasing and inventory management with finance costing and logistics)
  • Security features are on point. Clear segregation of duties can be achieved by assigning access rights based on least privilege principle
  • Can be easily learned.
  • Roles assigned to users can be customized.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | 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 ERP

  • High cost of licensing, implementation & maintenance.
  • It gets complex when companies try to implement their existing business processes to Standard SAP provided business processes if it differs.
  • It is not for small/medium size businesses
  • The complete implementation process may take several years. Usually, companies take core modules of SAP ERP & implement those first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | 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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | 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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.5
Based on 3 answers
SAP provides support to all the different modules in SAP by releasing regular updates to the existing issues as well as provide with documentation for new technologies. SAP gives extensive support on SAP ERP by releasing regular news updates and latest development technologies that are upcoming in the market based on other competitors.
Harminder Chahal | 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 ERP

SAP was found to be better suited for the manufacturing nature of our organization's business and provides robust process integrations across production, supply chain, order management, material master and inventory management. Although the user experience aspect was less than desirable, the business process consolidation outweighed this shortcoming. The cost of implementation and maintenance was higher for SAP.
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

SAP ERP

  • The Coca-Cola bottlers use a multi-tenant environment, and that helps their bottom line as they share a single instance.
  • Integration back to sales enables the Bottles to be more efficient and saves costs that relate to integration to 3rd party sales applications.
  • Reduces the number of 3rd party applications, which saves on operating costs.
Domenic Vetro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

SAP ERP

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
SAP ERP
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
8.6

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
9.0

Reliability and Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
10.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
SAP ERP
9.5

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
SAP ERP
3.0

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