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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccuLynx

If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
Katie Higgins | 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

AccuLynx
9.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.7
Plan distribution & viewing
AccuLynx
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.2
Plan markups & sharing
AccuLynx
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.5
Photo documentation
AccuLynx
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.0
Document sharing
AccuLynx
9.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Collaboration & approvals
AccuLynx
9.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.4
Mobile app
AccuLynx
9.6
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Issue tracking & punchlists
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.6
Jobsite reports
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.5
RFI tools
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.0
As-built drawings
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.4
Submittal design and management
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.0
Specifications
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Change orders
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Estimating

AccuLynx
9.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.2
Takeoff tools
AccuLynx
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Job costing
AccuLynx
9.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Cost calculator
AccuLynx
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.2
Cost databases
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.1
Bid creation
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.1

Human Resource Management

AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Organizational charting
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Payroll Management

AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Pay calculation
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Direct deposit files
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Reimbursement management
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Asset Management

AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0
Tracking of all physical assets
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0

Reporting & Analytics

AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Dashboards
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Standard reports
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Custom reports
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Data exportability
AccuLynx
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Pros

AccuLynx

  • AccuLynx has an unending back end database that can be customized for every item that you put into an estimate. We can make proposals extremely detailed and perform tasks was in the estimate to limit information or expand all information.
  • AccuLynx transfers all the estimated material to the order then within the order process you can alter, add, or delete any item with a few clicks.
Stan Robinson | 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

AccuLynx

  • Entering new leads - it would be nice if you could tab through the entire form, so you don't have to waste time using the mouse. Makes data entry so much faster.
  • More production reports.
  • Place to track material brands and colors of the different trades you complete, so you can run a report later and find all the jobs you installed Black shingles, etc.
  • More options to adjust user permissions.
Katie Higgins | 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

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

AccuLynx

AccuLynx 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
Stan Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 4.4
Based on 49 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

AccuLynx

JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
Katie Higgins | 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

AccuLynx

  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
Katie Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • [In my opinion,] it takes at LEAST twice as long to do our jobs now.
  • [I feel like] we are paranoid about something not being printed correctly because of [what I believe are] buggy text fields.
  • [In my experience,] we still have to refer to a physical file cabinet with paper, even though a main point of switching was to go paperless.
  • [In our experience,] screens can now be "locked", so we can't see something if our coworker is also looking at it.
  • [I believe that] the financial hit our company took from this switch was astronomical. [In my opinion:] Beware!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Viewpoint Spectrum

Pricing Details

AccuLynx

General

Free Trial
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

AccuLynx
9.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

AccuLynx
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support Rating

AccuLynx
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.4

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