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Score 9.4 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 8.6 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Well suited for:
  • Enterprise companies who want to enforce a specific workflow to get products from concept to production;
  • Companies who have a large workforce that do not talk to each other in person but communicate product data between departments in the form of datapacks.
Not Well Suited for:
  • Companies and individuals who have very few products of which many are very simple. The cost is just not justified for these.
  • Companies without an IT department to manage the Teamcenter software (it is a lot of work and requires a full-time administrator).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter

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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

  • Teamcenter tracks & creates revisions pretty well, but that is after much customization we've done to it.
  • Quite a bit of search power, although very complicated and challenging to use the search features.
  • A database that can be integrated with ERP systems, but that does require much code writing and an SOA system.
  • Document security -- not sure if these features are out-of-the-box or customizations, but this capability is highly valuable to protect IP.
William Pinson | 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

  • Within the NX CAD package, there are often various little bugs and glitches that we come across in daily use. We generally submit incident reports to Siemens on these.
  • In general, the Teamcenter software package lacks ease of use, general users within the department require frequent intervention and help from higher users for seemingly simple tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Siemens PLM Teamcenter 8.8
Based on 8 answers
Because of our current customer needs, we will most likely maintain use of Siemens PLM products for some time. Aside from the initial software cost, we pay for yearly maintenance. Maintaining our yearly maintenance licensing with Siemens, we receive access to all of the latest software releases, as well as premier technical support
Anonymous | 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Siemens PLM Teamcenter 6.0
Based on 3 answers
As previously mentioned, due to the intense amount of features and modules present in the software, the usability of the software suffers greatly. Many of the features are not used in our context, and many of the modules are not purchased, but the options are still present on the interface leading to a lot of clutter, much of which is never used. The interfaces suffer from a lack of design and tend to feel like a conglomerate of Windows 98 elements.
Anonymous | 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Siemens PLM Teamcenter 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I have never personally dealt with Siemens customer support, but the consultants who did the initial setup of Siemens PLM (Teamcenter) did a really great job in answering all of our support queries in record time. Many of the queries were directed back to Siemens and answers were given via the consultants; this process never took more than 24 hours and usually solved the problems we had.
Anonymous | 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Siemens PLM software is a complete packgage that fully inegrates PLM, CAD, CAE, and CAM. It drove effciency, innovation, and workflows within my organization. Each individual piece of software is either the leader in its own area of functionality or comparable to the competition that I have used previously.
Matt Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

Siemens PLM Teamcenter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a very robust and mature tool. The only thing that would make it better is the have a version embrace the cloud, which I'm sure is underway, but it's complicated, so it will take more time. But when it's done, look out. It will be near-perfect!
Rick Stavanja | 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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

  • Decreased time to process ECNs with electronic workflow and notifications
  • Ability to track status of ECNs has given us a better overview of the health of our process and resource constraints
  • Version control for released items going through revision has reduced risk of manufacturing the wrong revision
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Siemens PLM Teamcenter

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
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
8.8

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
6.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
10.0

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
8.0

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Siemens PLM Teamcenter
9.0

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