Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.1 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
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
AcumaticaViewpoint Vista
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaVista
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
AcumaticaViewpoint Vista
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
For the smb space, nobody compares. Acumatica is much more cost effective and really seems to get this space.
Chose Acumatica
No comparison. VP does not handle intercompany well and uses remote desktop as their "cloud"
Vista
Chose Viewpoint Vista
It is was a bargain and is feature-rich. When I compared apples to apples it was no contest which one was the best value - Vista. It has more features than most of its competition
  • Customizable - easy and multiple ways to customize, to get provide solutions the way we did …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaViewpoint Vista
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
10.0
3 Ratings
31% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.1
23 Ratings
10% above category average
Pay calculation10.02 Ratings9.122 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings7.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.02 Ratings9.222 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
2.2
11 Ratings
106% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
6.9
3 Ratings
4% below category average
API for custom integration3.210 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Plug-ins1.29 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
5.9
16 Ratings
31% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.1
10 Ratings
0% above category average
Single sign-on capability4.211 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.715 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
1.3
14 Ratings
137% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.5
27 Ratings
8% above category average
Dashboards1.312 Ratings8.322 Ratings
Standard reports1.314 Ratings7.727 Ratings
Custom reports1.313 Ratings7.324 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
134 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
15 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable8.5128 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.8123 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.76 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.611 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.9124 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.112 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.714 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
102 Ratings
6% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Inventory tracking8.2102 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.110 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
111 Ratings
12% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.0
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Pricing7.7101 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Order entry8.0101 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Credit card processing8.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.593 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.56 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
111 Ratings
13% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
13 Ratings
2% above category average
Billing Management8.69 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.7109 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management2.18 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.16 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Period Close8.911 Ratings7.88 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 Vista
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
5.9
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling4.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.73 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality7.31 Ratings5.55 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
88 Ratings
6% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
6.6
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring6.41 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated7.885 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Supplier Management8.24 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.1
5 Ratings
28% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.4
5 Ratings
21% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Production Process Design9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
6 Ratings
17% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.8
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Forecasting8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.26 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(144 ratings)
7.7
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(6 ratings)
6.4
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(6 ratings)
5.0
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.7
(1 ratings)
6.1
(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)
6.9
(38 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
AcumaticaViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
Acumatica works well for medium to large businesses with strong accounting procedures in place, it is a program for those companies that have outgrown Sage50 or QuickBooks Desktop and need to take their Finance software to the next level. The added complexity and some of the restrictions that come with robust finance software would likely be a burden on smaller organizations. Being an Acumatica Construction user, the Construction version specifically is well suited to any construction company that wants to take the leap to digitizing their construction processes.
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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
Acumatica
  • Ease of dragging documents into transactions has made our office paper free
  • Use of Excel to export any detail that we need, particularly to reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • The cloud environment is sooo wonderful! Coming out of the pandemic we value the cloud environment.
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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
Acumatica
  • We often run into strange one-off glitches that cause a Sales Order or invoice to miscalculate and provide inaccurate order totals.
  • The return process in terms of a PO return receipt can be quite confusing, as when linked to a drop ship PO it does not re-open the sales order by itself.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Its history is that most entries are transaction-based, requiring batch processing. Some of these could be moved to background batch processing so the batching would be more transparent to the user.
  • More data needs to be available on mobile devices. They are making a move in this direction, which is good.
  • Some screens allow flexibility of viewing data in grid views, but the export of this data to Excel could be improved. This is mostly seen in Workcenters.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
Acumatica has lots of potential for our company. I can see where our company will be in the next coming year or two as we start utilizing all of the features that Acumatica has
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Trimble Viewpoint
It's very customizable and accessible outside of Vista itself (SQL, Excel, home grown programs, etc.), but Viewpoint is very slow at fixing bugs and adding suggestions from their suggestion box. If this last area was better, I would have given this a 9 or 10.
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Usability
Acumatica
We have users of all levels and it works well for any user, the user interface is very easy to get used to and the screen feedback and delivery is very well done. We have many users using this product all day every day and all levels have become very accustomed to its ease of use.
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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
Acumatica
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
Acumatica
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
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
Support has deteriorated greatly than what it was years ago when we joined. We always used to get a call back same day and within an hour or so for critical issues. Sometimes now it's no response or very delayed. Knowledge of the support team is also lacking. Many issues we figure out workarounds ourselves instead of calling
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
our partner was an subject matter expert
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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
Acumatica
our partner created great online training
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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
Acumatica
lots of bumps in getting work processes mapped out. a bunch of customizations were needed.
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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
Acumatica
We selected Acumatica based on the licensing model. We also selected Acumatica based on the flexibility. We also selected Acumatica based on recommendations from our VAR. We liked the overall TCO of Acumatica vs other ERP systems. We also liked the fact that it was able to do the inter company accounting necessary for our business.
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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
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Acumatica
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
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • We were able to successfully navigate the pandemic due to the fact that it is cloud based.
  • We were able to determine that customers who told us to not call again, often bought from us.
  • Employee morale was very high as everyone in the company had access to the data that tracked our first year of profitability in years.
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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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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

Screenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Device SupportScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Schedule BoardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP -Warehouse Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Purchasing Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Sales Manager Dashboard

Vista Screenshots

Screenshot of Job Cost AccountingScreenshot of Equipment ManagementScreenshot of Service ManagementScreenshot of Service Management Dispatch Board