B2W Estimate vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
B2W Estimate
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
B2W Estimate is a construction and estimation software offering from B2W Software Inc.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
B2W EstimateViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W EstimateProContractor
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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Features
B2W EstimateViewpoint ProContractor
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.1
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
B2W EstimateViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W EstimateViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
B2W Software
We are long-term users of the B2W system. We believe it is the best choice for paving contractors. It is easy to learn and continues to offer even deeper ability as estimating prowess grows. The system allows us to update quotes that were given in the past and to stay on top of our costs as changes occur, so our data is up to date and accurate. Know your costs and you can make money!
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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
B2W Software
  • Allows management to update costs for each individual item, equipment, labor, PR taxes, benefits, materials, etc.
  • Allows management to see how aggressive estimators have built an estimate to evaluate risk.
  • Allows monthly changes in fuel prices and liquid asphalt to quickly update the system for all.
  • Allows management to override margins for overhead and profit to match backlog and need for work versus budget.
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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
B2W Software
  • We request changes to the software as issues crop up and the B2W process changes as needed.
  • A time-out function should be added to knock dormant users offline and allow other users access to the limited number of licenses the company owns.
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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
B2W Software
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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
B2W Software
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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
B2W Software
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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
B2W Software
  • We make money year after year by having accurate quotes and costs basis.
  • We have easily accessible records to look in the past at jobs won or lost.
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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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ScreenShots

B2W Estimate Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom DatabasesScreenshot of Item ListingScreenshot of Check WizardScreenshot of Bid PricingScreenshot of Bid FormsScreenshot of Sample Report

ProContractor Screenshots

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