ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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 S/4HANA Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a modular cloud ERP software designed for every business need – powered by AI and analytics. SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables users to run mission-critical operations in real time from anywhere, introduce new business models in an industry, and expand globally. It can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quicker time-to-value.
$0
per month FUE users*
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Custom Pricing
per month FUE users*
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details* FUE = Full user equivalent, which allows flexible customer choice among: 1 Advanced user, 3 Core-users, or 30 self-service users per FUE. Minimum purchase is 35 FUEs.
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Top Pros

No answers on this topic

Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.2
365 Ratings
1% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings7.2350 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings7.2321 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
420 Ratings
4% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings8.5393 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings8.0413 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.9
364 Ratings
1% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings8.1355 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings7.0299 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.8310 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 S/4HANA Cloud
8.0
380 Ratings
3% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings7.9360 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings8.5369 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings8.1349 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.323 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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.7
250 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.4210 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.3213 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.5211 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.4
424 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.2394 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.6418 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.3391 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 S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
418 Ratings
9% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.1416 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.0398 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(481 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(374 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(75 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteSAP S/4HANA Cloud
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 S/4HANA Cloud leverages an in-memory database, allowing for real-time data processing and analytics. This enables organizations to make informed decisions based on up-to-the-minute information S/4HANA Cloud integrates various business modules, including finance, procurement, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain. This integration facilitates seamless data flow across different functional areas
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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
  • Complete production cycle, right from planning to final product manufacturing.
  • Keeping all documents in one place, with ability to upload important stuff against the particular entries.
  • Maintain trail of any changes made to data, validations at the right places and methodological working of each process
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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
  • The complex integration we have with ERPs make it difficult to move or upgrade to SAP S4 HANA. Reimplementing all integrations and not impact business is a challenge
  • Requires a lot of tedious testing so that no role or function is impacted
  • Very time consuming to implement or upgrade. For large corporations it would take years to slowly migrate to S4HANA
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
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
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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
Modern User Interface:
The system features a contemporary and visually appealing interface, promoting a more engaging user experience.
Role-Based Access:
Users access role-specific dashboards and functionalities, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to their responsibilities.
Intuitive Navigation:
Streamlined menus and navigation paths contribute to an intuitive user experience, reducing the learning curve for new users.
Responsive Design:
The platform is designed to be responsive across various devices, allowing users to access information and perform tasks on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices
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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
The technical support received by the ITT design teams and OS implementation team has been very useful in ensuring that the SAP ERP is well-tailored to our company's specific needs and operations. This coupled with the training materials, business process maps, and concept demos (sand-box demos) makes adoption easy on end-users.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
SAP
Implementation was as expected. We had minor issues with our Z* transactions, but nothing special. Some tables were extended and needed regeneration. Overall satisfactions is good.
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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
In our quest for an ERP solution, we evaluated alternatives such as Oracle ERP Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365. However, SAP S/4HANA Cloud's reputation for advanced analytics, scalability, and seamless integration with other SAP solutions made it the natural choice for our organization's digital journey.
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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
  • Cost Savings and Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
  • While the initial implementation costs might be significant, the centralized data management and automation features can lead to cost savings over time. This might be achieved through reduced manual labor, better inventory control, optimized procurement processes, and streamlined operations, resulting in a lower TCO.
  • Better Visibility and Compliance:
  • The system's ability to offer comprehensive data visibility can enhance compliance efforts, mitigating risks and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. This can lead to reduced fines or penalties related to non-compliance issues.
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ScreenShots

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of the Order to Cash Dashboard - For the management of the order-to-cash process more efficiently across revenue streams and business models - including sales of physical and digital goods, services, subscriptions, projects, and bundles.Screenshot of Sales Management Overview - Helps ensure sales reps meet their goals with an overview of orders and key sales performance metrics, with status tracking for each order in real time for the early detection of potential issues.Screenshot of Purchasing Spend Dashboard - For weighing various aspects of purchasing spend through quick access to clear, complete, and real-time data, with less risk, and without opening different reports and transactions.Screenshot of Operational Supplier Evaluation - Provides a transparent overview of suppliers. Users can approve the most reliable vendors and get the right mix to serve business needs while reducing risk.Screenshot of Inventory Management - Provides visibility to manage supply chains, to mitigate risk, avoid unnecessary costs, maximize efficiency, and fulfill customer orders on time.Screenshot of Inventory Processing - Enables real-time supply chain visibility and provides meaningful metrics, with customizable dashboards and reports that display real-time inventory that track the status of inbound and outbound deliveries.