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Score 9.5 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 6.9 out of 100

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

We have utilized the full extent of Vista system capabilities through every iteration of its evolution since 1986. Over the years we have reviewed other systems to see if there is a better fit out there to support our various areas of operation in vertical construction, heavy civil construction, construction management, mosular fabrication and specialty subcontracting, and to date we have not found a better fit for our business. The system is not perfect but it is constantly evolving and being enhanced to meet customer requests and remain in alignment with the current technologies available. The areas where Vista is lacking are very limited; estimate imports for new projects and financial analytics are two areas which are currently being developed and we look forward to seeing what Viewpoint will bring forward in these areas.
Scot Strickland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.0
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.7
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Checklists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Meeting Minutes
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Specifications
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
5.1
Change orders
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.0

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Vista by Viewpoint
8.7

Human Resource Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Employee demographic data
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Employment history
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Job profiles and administration
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
4.2
Organizational charting
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
4.5
Organization and location management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
5.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1

Payroll Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Pay calculation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
8.5
Benefit plan administration
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3
Direct deposit files
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Reimbursement management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Asset Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1

Reporting & Analytics

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Dashboards
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Standard reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3
Custom reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.6
Data exportability
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

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

  • Being on a Microsoft SQL platform enables easier development and integration with 3rd party software.
  • It has a very flexible User Defined fields and tables system to allow customizing to the user's needs without breaking standard features.
  • Security management is very granular.
Steve Bolton | 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

  • My only complaint and its nothing big. When entering vendor invoices it automatically goes to the invoice date which is the second line instead of defaulting to the first line (G/L date) so while entering invoices its not as smooth because I am backing up one with every invoice entry. Again not a big deal.
  • I really don't dislike anything about it. At times it can be a little slow which could be our server and not the system. There have been times when I have entered faster than it could upload and it causes me some errors. More of an issue of my impatience than anything else
  • Trying to get the correct report, or get a report that fits my needs can be a little trying at time.
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 8.4
Based on 7 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 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Vista is a very easy product to learn and use. It is extremely customizable. If you need additional fields or even complete tables, this product allows for it. It helps to have someone on your team that understands SQL databases, but if you have that you can accomplish just about anything you need this product to do.
Carrie Pipkin | 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 6.6
Based on 21 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
Anonymous | 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 7.3
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

I personally have used Timberline by Sage, Sage Master Builder, and American Contractor by Maxwell (before it was purchased by Viewpoint). Neither of those solutions provided the depth of flexibility that Vista by Viewpoint does. With each, there were several aspects (such as a WIP schedule) that were easier to do in Excel, outside of the software.Vista also has the commonality of Crystal Reports, rather than a proprietary reporting system.
Darrell Robinson | 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

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

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