19 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
80 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating
  • Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%
6.2

Vista by Viewpoint

62%
Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
10 Ratings

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
9 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
10 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
7 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
9 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%
7.1

Vista by Viewpoint

71%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 2/4 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
16 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
15 Ratings

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
16 Ratings

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
13 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.8

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

78%
5.9

Vista by Viewpoint

59%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 14/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
6.0
60%
22 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
6.2
62%
19 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
4.5
45%
29 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
5.8
58%
24 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
6.5
65%
31 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
6.0
60%
31 Ratings

RFI tools

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
28 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
6.3
63%
30 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
5.9
59%
16 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
17 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
23 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
4.9
49%
8 Ratings

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
13 Ratings

Estimating

8.6

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

86%
7.6

Vista by Viewpoint

76%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
4 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
16 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
13 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Bid creation

8.3
83%
11 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Payroll Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Vista by Viewpoint

77%
Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
13 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
5 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
11 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Asset Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Vista by Viewpoint

72%
Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

84%
14 Ratings
7.5

Vista by Viewpoint

75%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating
8.7

Vista by Viewpoint

87%
8 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating
7.2

Vista by Viewpoint

72%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
5.6

Vista by Viewpoint

56%
31 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings
7.4

Vista by Viewpoint

74%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by 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
Scot Strickland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by 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.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Vista by Viewpoint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 8.7
Based on 8 answers
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.
Jon Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.2
Based on 11 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 5.6
Based on 31 answers
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.
Rod Redpath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

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
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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