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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%
6.8

Vista

68%
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.7
67%
13 Ratings

Standard reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.3
63%
16 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
15 Ratings

Data exportability

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%

Vista

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

9.0
90%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%

Vista

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Vista

77%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
13 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
10 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
11 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Security

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

Vista

73%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Vista

81%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 7/7 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

Vista

64%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Vista

77%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 10/10 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

Autodesk Bim 360

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Vista

80%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
7.7

Vista

77%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Vista

90%
8 Ratings

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Vista

70%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
5.5

Vista

55%
31 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Vista

75%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

Autodesk Bim 360 is well suited to the majority of construction projects in my opinion. On the construction side I could see how the straightforward nature of the platform would be well liked. The new update with the widgets is a great touch and allows for ease of site visits by showcasing good to know info like project location on a map and the local weather. You can also customize the "widgets" as you see fit to add more information if necessary to the home screen. From my experience as a LEED consultant, Bim 360 does not differ much from other platforms used for submittal review like Procore. It is easy enough to search for what you want but searches do take a while and you need to move the cursor over every time you search and do not find what you're looking for, which seems very unnecessary. Overall it is fine for reviewing documentation but isn't anything extraordinary.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

Vista by Viewpoint is surely a accounting-based program. It is more aimed at the financial health and wellness reporting on a project rather than a day-to-day operations system. This is great for internal office employees that understand the accounting behind a construction project and how it affects the success of the build. This is not a program used for field employees to know where the project stands.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • Live updates between design teams. This keeps the team up to date for quicker design and frees up personnel from having to do file transfers.
  • The cloud-based platform gives your company a little bit of a break on computer requirements.
  • Allows multiple offices and/or cloud-based consultants to collaborate on a design as if they are one office or one company.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • 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

Autodesk

  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • 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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Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

Starting Price

$480 per user/per year

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Bim 360 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Autodesk Bim 360$480.001

Footnotes

  1. per user/per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Vista

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Vista editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    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

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    I find Viewpoint Customer Portal not great for help and support. Answers are from other users who use the product specifically for their organization and there is a TON of information that is irrelevant to other users. I also find that online support tends to be geared more toward organizations that have their own departments just handling Viewpoint with dedicated IT staff vs smaller firms where the administration is responsible (among many other duties) for Viewpoint functionality. The product itself is pretty powerful but easy to get stuck just using the same functionality without support on new products developments.
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    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    The support is good for the most part, but [we] have had delays in getting certain issues resolved. We have had a third-party company come in to assist us with some learning skills and issues, and then we have had the same company, later on, help with training on certain areas, such as reports.
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    Implementation Rating

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    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

    Autodesk

    The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    Both are very similar software. I really like Vista by Viewpoint. If it were my job to choose, but it is not. I would most likely go with Vista because It is completely user friendly, easily trainable and easily mobile. I am sure there is even more difference but I am not sure of any huge differences
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • Positively we use for all safety items, so its potential to save money is really something cannot be quantified. It has helped document trends, big items leading trends and odd ball cases which overall helps perfecting process to eliminate those trends and save time.
    • Negative impact is we need to pay for another program to handle budget, submittals and bidding so we are paying for two systems and paying for all employees to learn each system and possible make errors since there are differences in the systems.
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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    • HR Management product is great and has made on boarding to time off requests and everything in between very easy, functional and efficient
    • Very scaleable product that has easily handled a 30% increase in employee headcount
    • Sometimes hard to be a specialty contractor with a product that tries to appeal to general contractors as well.
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