Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Viewpoint Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica seems to ahead of the curve in most areas in the cloud.
Viewpoint Spectrum

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
18% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
22 Ratings
37% below category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
15% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
9 Ratings
17% below category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4148 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
7% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.1
27 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings7.827 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
30 Ratings
31% below category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings6.430 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings5.928 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
15% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.6315 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
9% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
17 Ratings
24% below category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings6.36 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
13% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.5
15 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
18% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
27 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
18% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
7 Ratings
0% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings6.93 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
30% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
26% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
19% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
17% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
20% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
7.8
(30 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
5.3
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.5
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.9
(8 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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Trimble Viewpoint
The Installation team is amazing. They provide clear guidance at the beginning of the process regarding what is expected and what needs to be done. The implementation manager follows up monthly with you to make sure you are on track and if you need additional help. They are very helpful and responsive in resolving issues.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Support isn't readily available. You can submit a ticket and wait days before it's picked up. Even critical issues (system outages) can wait an hour or two before someone responds.
  • Large companies will feel limited. This product wasn't designed to handle large amounts of data, and performance seems to slow when there are more than 80 concurrent users.
  • The new developments are limited. HR Management is less robust than a third-party product specializing in HR Management. Viewpoint Analytics is nowhere near as robust as Power BI or Tableau.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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Trimble Viewpoint
The product is working for us and the cost to implement a new system does not warrant the expense.
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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Trimble Viewpoint
There's a little bit of a learning curve, but once you've been working in the system for a while, it becomes second nature. I would say that out of all of the other software that I've personally used, Spectrum has been the easiest one to pick up and learn quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
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Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Trimble Viewpoint
For the most part the product is very reliable. Since we are hosted we sometimes have connectivity issues but I would say that is more our ISP than Spectrum.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Trimble Viewpoint
The support has recently changed. Last year, you could call in and get an immediate response. Now that doesn't seem possible unless you have an urgent situation with access to the software, payroll or payables. I have found that using chat or e-mail works nicely for the most part, but sometimes I feel it would be easier if someone from support would jump on our site and take a first-hand look rather than going back and forth
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Online Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Our trainer was excellent and navigated the time zone differences expertly. She gave us test assignments to complete and was available for questions at any time.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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Trimble Viewpoint
My only insight would be to take time in your implementation and training process; ours was six weeks from start to finish.
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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Trimble Viewpoint
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.
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
You can grant user specific access which is nice. Project managers do not need all the same modules as Accounting. But Accounting does need access to PM modules as well
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • [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!
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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