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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Able2Extract Professional

Able2Extract is extremely helpful if you have a PDF with text that you want to manipulate. By converting it into another file format that is more conducive to text, you can correct spelling mistakes, copy paragraphs, and remove them or relocate them. Since I had to take spreadsheets and text from a PDF and insert them into a Word document, Able2Extract Professional was the exact tool I needed to avoid simply taking screenshots.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
Paula (Queenbee) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Plan distribution & viewing
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.8
Plan markups & sharing
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Issue tracking & punchlists
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Photo documentation
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.5
Jobsite reports
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Document sharing
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
RFI tools
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.8
Collaboration & approvals
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.8
As-built drawings
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Mobile app
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Submittal design and management
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9

Estimating

Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Takeoff tools
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8
Cost databases
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Cost calculator
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.4
Bid creation
Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Pros

Able2Extract Professional

  • Creates editable spreadsheets from Excel documents that have been scanned.
  • Allows certain segments of documents to be selected for editing.
  • Allows bulk conversion.
Pamela Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
Marjie Maguire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Able2Extract Professional

  • GUI can always improve, even if it's currently good
  • Better how-to instructions to address initial learning curve
  • Functionality could be inserted into Adobe Acrobat Pro, potentially merging products
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Able2Extract Professional

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 7.1
Based on 48 answers
Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
Margaret Reams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Able2Extract Professional

None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
Pamela Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

I have previously used Sage Masterbuilder, another construction industry software. This has been a number of years ago. The company I am working for already had Spectrum and have been using it for as long as it has been around when it was known as Forefront. Based on conversations I've had with the personnel that were here at the time of purchase, Spectrum clicked off all the boxes they were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Able2Extract Professional

  • Able2Extract Professional allows me to compile annual reports without having to seek out creators of supplemental material and ask them to rerun their reports in a different file format
  • Our business objective of maintaining consistent branding is achievable through converting PDFs into file formats where we can alter text and swap out logos
  • Able2Extract Professional has the speed and ease of use we need to meet our reporting deadlines
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • We do not use Viewpoint Spectrum for estimating or project tracking. There has not been any incentive to do so. The results achieved using the methods already in place are at a level that it was deemed unnecessary to invest the time and money required to change.
  • We do not use the Human Resources module. It is not necessary for only around 45 permanent employees. The functionality of just the payroll module covers the data we want to capture electronically. The other 400 - 500 employees we have each year are non-permanent union workers that come and go and are also sufficiently recorded and tracked with the payroll module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Able2Extract Professional

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Able2Extract Professional
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support Rating

Able2Extract Professional
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.1

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