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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.2

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock

Order Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.4

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
7.8

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

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | 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

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | 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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | 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

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*

* per installation

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Sparkrock
9.1

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Sparkrock

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