7 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and SAP Manufacturing Execution are tied in 4 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Manufacturing

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

SAP Manufacturing Execution

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

SAP Manufacturing Execution

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

SAP Manufacturing Execution

100%
SAP Manufacturing Execution ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

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
N/A
0 Ratings

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%
10.0

SAP Manufacturing Execution

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

SAP Manufacturing Execution

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

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

SAP Manufacturing Execution

87%
SAP Manufacturing Execution ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

SAP Manufacturing Execution

90%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

SAP Manufacturing Execution

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

SAP Manufacturing Execution

N/A
0 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 Manufacturing Execution

SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.
Pradip Ray | 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 Manufacturing Execution

  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
Pradip Ray | 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 Manufacturing Execution

  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
Pradip Ray | 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 Manufacturing Execution

General

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

Starting Price

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 Manufacturing Execution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Manufacturing Execution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Manufacturing Execution

There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
Pradip Ray | 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 Manufacturing Execution

  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

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