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Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Inventory Management, Supply Chain
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and Sparkrock are tied in 1 feature set: Customization

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

Sparkrock

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

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.5

Sparkrock

95%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

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%

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Sparkrock

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

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

Sparkrock

88%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.4

Sparkrock

94%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Sparkrock

93%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sparkrock

96%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

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
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sparkrock

91%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Sparkrock

90%
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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Sparkrock

For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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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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Sparkrock

  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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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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Sparkrock

  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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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

    Sparkrock

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sparkrock editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required $50,000

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      ABB Ventyx

      No answers on this topic

      Sparkrock

      We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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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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      Sparkrock

      Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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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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      Sparkrock

      Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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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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      Sparkrock

      • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
      • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
      • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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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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      Sparkrock

      • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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