ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning

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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), formerly Business World, and before that Aggresso, is described by the vendor as an ERP accounting software designed to deliver visibility and control over finances, projects, procurement, reporting, forecasting and payroll.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Top Pros
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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings00 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
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
27% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
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
30% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
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
31% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
36% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.03 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
29% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
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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Unit4
Unit4 is good for small and mid-level companies where they need a single platform to manage their functionality.
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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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Unit4
  • Since the software is built with your needs in mind, it can be tailored to your specific needs.
  • System security is also created with your specific needs in mind and can be extremely detailed for various roles within the organization.
  • The various modules integrate well, if thought through system processes when building.
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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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Unit4
  • Their layout and limited web capabilities are a turn-off
  • They lack basic functionality in their web [version]
  • The implementation phase is bumpy since their guides and process documents are not step by step and are usually confusing
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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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Unit4
Unit4 is very easy to use. One can use it without much technical knowledge.
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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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Unit4
Their consultant and support service is also very responsive.
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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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Unit4
I have used Fund EZ and QuickBooks. Unit4 is for larger organizations and was needed for our scaling.
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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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Unit4
  • Our business processes were in flux when the initial build of our system was taking place - this made lives very difficult. Make sure processes are set!
  • Time - beyond what could have been imagined - this is a huge project, that needs proper resources assigned to it within a company when planning to install.
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