Abas ERP vs. Viewpoint Vista

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abas ERP
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Abas ERP is an ERP with relatively extensive capabilities from supply chain optimization to customer relationship managementN/A
Vista
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint’s Vista is a construction accounting software. Vista’s core accounting features include accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, payroll and time management, and cash management. It also provides tools for document management, including document templates and reporting.N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPViewpoint Vista
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPVista
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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Features
Abas ERPViewpoint Vista
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.3
6 Ratings
1% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.2
13 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings8.311 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings8.113 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.8
29 Ratings
11% above category average
Dashboards8.02 Ratings8.324 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings7.929 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings7.626 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
18 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings7.717 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.1
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.4
6 Ratings
6% below category average
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.4
8 Ratings
5% below category average
Pricing8.02 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
16 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management8.01 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.4
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.8
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
6.4
9 Ratings
7% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings6.58 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.2
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings7.56 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings6.87 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
22% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.3
25 Ratings
14% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.824 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.924 Ratings
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User Ratings
Abas ERPViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.8
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(41 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
Abas ERP
ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.
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Trimble Viewpoint
The company has made a commitment to the use of the Vista products and continue to move forward trying to implement more with the Vista HR Management. From timekeeping to onboarding in the near future we strive to look for better ways to utilize the products for our accounting and payroll purposes.
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Pros
Abas ERP
  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • New employee on-boarding and personnel management
  • Full spectrum accounting management (AP/AR/Payroll)
  • Project management from contract award through project close-out
  • Data security management, reporting and anlysis
  • Equipment full lifespan management for costs, revenue and location tracking
  • User Database allows for built-in customization capabilities to fit the most unique business requirements
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Cons
Abas ERP
  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Their payroll module is terribly slow and very clunky.
  • Job costing parameters are very strict and limited.
  • Each module interface has too many forms and screens.
  • There is too much flexibility regarding where to put information into the system. There isn't one place to do anything, which creates confusion for staff.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
It is extremely customizable and tracks so many complicated costs very well, more-so than other construction software programs out there that we've used in the past. It is also not an easy program to use for those even slightly not comfortable with a computer. The help sections/knowledge base could be better organized and updated more. It is a very powerful software program for our business and we rely on it hugely to see how our projects are running in real-time.
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Usability
Abas ERP
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Trimble Viewpoint
I think that Vista's is an easy program to use very user friendly with lots of help features to allow the user to fix an issue without having to put a support call into Vista. The reporting and exporting capability's are strong.
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Reliability and Availability
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Only issue is when there is an upgrade - it takes several times to get back logged in. Otherwise no issues with getting on to the program. We are set up on lap top or on the remote desk top. Works 90% of the time
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Performance
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
No issue downloading the reports - I do find sometimes it is easier to export and save than it is to print to a pdf. Options on the different reports not consistent. You can print a couple projects on the JC Contract Status Report - but you have to do each project for the JC Cost by contract item - when neither one is a drill down - not a big deal
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
When privately owned, it was very good, then dropped when owned by Bane Capital Investments. Now that it has been bought by Trimble and has a home, support is back up again. Response time is better than most software companies, and the information provided is good. They have Chat support for quick answers, and a good Knowledge Base and video libraries.
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In-Person Training
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I was not part of the in person training. I am assuming the training went well - but I did all my training through viewpoint academy.
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Online Training
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Excellent training! They keep you on track to insure your implementation is going as planned. There are ample ways to receive additional training and training can be provided by position type. If you put on the effort, the training is there.
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Implementation Rating
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The trainer Viewpoint sent did not understand the processes, he only knew where the modules were located. He had no understanding of the actual process itself.
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Alternatives Considered
Abas ERP
These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
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Trimble Viewpoint
I personally have not used another ERP system other than Viewpoint Vista. I am sure there are others out there, but from listening to my managers experiences before Great Basin Industrial implemented Viewpoint, the other options were less superior to what Viewpoint offers. I think if you are looking for an ERP system in the construction industry, then Viewpoint is the way to go
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For a small business - this program is well used in the accounting and operations. The two different work plans are set up for success. Alot of the programs we do not use - but like the reports that are generated - one disadvantage if you do not know crystal reports you cannot edit your form to meet your needs so there is a lot of printing different several forms to get all the information you need.
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Professional Services
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Return on Investment
Abas ERP
  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Not sure I can speak to this as the company moved to Viewpoint before I began here. I think it is helpful for the Project Management and Superintendent staff to easily review how specific job items went, which we do in the PM contract drilldown analysis
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Screenshot of Job Cost AccountingScreenshot of Equipment ManagementScreenshot of Service ManagementScreenshot of Service Management Dispatch Board