ABB Ability for plants looking to provide better management of computation and data available from multiple systems
November 04, 2020

ABB Ability for plants looking to provide better management of computation and data available from multiple systems

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ABB Ability Solution Suite

We have used ABB Ability in Control System (System 800xA). The objective was to make complex computing when data is in the cloud. Ability Solution provided the required computation and presented it to the right personnel to take the right decision. This has optimized the process very well. We have 25 800xA Controllers, and getting data from all the controller on a single platform was a difficult task. ABB Ability Solution Suite has performed this job very well. The data is available to the company at any place in the plant, as well as to the management sitting in the Delhi head office.
  • Computation of data.
  • Presentation to right person.
  • Ability to perform critical task and sending to users.
  • Multiple control system connectivity.
  • May be for smaller PLCs this can't be implemented.
  • Cost may an area ABB can look in to.
  • Improvement in GUI
  • 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.
Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.

Do you think ABB Ability Solution Suite delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ABB Ability Solution Suite's feature set?

Yes

Did ABB Ability Solution Suite live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ABB Ability Solution Suite go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ABB Ability Solution Suite again?

Yes

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.
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.
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.

ABB Ability Solution Suite Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Not Rated
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
Not Rated
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
10
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
10
Order entry
10
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
10
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
10
Order exception Resolution
10
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
API for custom integration
10
Plug-ins
10
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
10
Project Manager Dashboard
10
Resource Manager Dashboard
10
Task Insight for Project Managers
10
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
10
Team Member Task Collaboration
10
Team Member Mobile Functionality
10
Project Candidate Search
10
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
10
Defineable Resource Pools
10
Defineable Resource Pools
10
Talent Profiles
10
Real-Time Project Reporting
10
Absence Management
10
Product Lifecycle Management
10
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
10
Supply Chain Business Flows
10
Production Management
10
Contracted Manufacturing Management
10
Configuration Management
10
Work Definition
10
Work Execution
10
Advanced Fulfillment
10
Manufacturing Costs
10
Forecasting
10
Inventory Planning
10
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
10
Performance Monitoring
10
Ideation Management
10
Requirements Management
10
Proposal Management
10
Innovation Portfolio Management
10
Product Master Data Management
10
Vendor Portal
10
Project Portfolio Management
10