ADVANTAGE vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 4.3 out of 10
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ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
ProContractor
Score 4.9 out of 10
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ProContractor is a Cloud-Based Solution for Estimating, Project Management, and Accounting. Designed to improve visibility and profitability across construction businesses, ProContractor™ by Viewpoint is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting. The user can manage the entire project lifecycle from bid to cash in a single solution. Built to be flexible and scalable, ProContractor allows users to go all-in-one, or build a complete solution…N/A
Pricing
ADVANTAGEViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGEProContractor
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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ADVANTAGEViewpoint ProContractor
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADVANTAGEViewpoint ProContractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Document sharing9.02 Ratings7.55 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders7.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
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Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGEViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
1.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADVANTAGEViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
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Pros
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Information from site visits is easily accessible.
  • Workflow is easy to use
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Procontractor is great with direct imports from CAD files.
  • It is great with balancing sites or specific areas on site.
  • Procontractor has multiple views and reports that help you to view the dirt movement on the site (grid, profile, 3D).
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Cons
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • We just changed over to the cloud based system. In my opinion, it a disaster- It does not work
  • Program is not responding- complete company shutdown
  • Tech support is not responding
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Usability
HomeTech Information Systems
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
I give Viewpoint ProContractor a 10 out of 10. This system is user friendly to help keep me organized on a daily basis. I can find everything I need daily with this system. I am able to look up our subcontactors, vendors and clients I need to find quickly. I am able to see bills that I need to pay as well as invoices that I need to send out.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
No answers on this topic
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
When something isn't working, you can contact support who will gladly remote into your system and try and work out a solution. Though several of the issues we encountered, they were not able to fix and had to submit for further review. While some were eventually rectified in updates, it takes time for these to be addressed and implemented.
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Alternatives Considered
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
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Return on Investment
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage has everything to do with our company's ability to run an effective back office.
  • When you have a company that does a wide variety of concurrent projects, you need a great tool to manage it all. Advantage does that for us.
  • As I am unfamiliar with the pricing model (I'm not a member of the team that negotiates this particular product), I can't provide any true ROI from an overall business perspective.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program has helped us grow in finance and accounting measures. We were limited with more basic accounting software.
  • The program has limited our ability to integrate various aspects of our business to avoid dual entry.
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