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Score 10 out of 100
63 Ratings
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • B2W Estimate ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.1

B2W Estimate

81%
2.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

21%
B2W Estimate ranks higher in 7/13 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.5
15%
9 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.6
16%
8 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.6
16%
13 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
3.1
31%
23 Ratings

Document sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
2.7
27%
24 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.1
21%
22 Ratings

Change orders

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
2.9
29%
20 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.8
18%
17 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
1.2
12%
3 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
8 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.5

B2W Estimate

85%
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
B2W Estimate ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
3.1
31%
27 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.9
19%
18 Ratings

Bid creation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
1.5
15%
11 Ratings

Human Resource Management

B2W Estimate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 2/2 features

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

B2W Estimate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Asset Management

B2W Estimate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
2.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

20%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

B2W Estimate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • B2W Estimate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

B2W Estimate

100%
1 Rating
3.8

Viewpoint Spectrum

38%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

B2W Estimate

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

B2W Estimate

N/A
0 Ratings
1.9

Viewpoint Spectrum

19%
49 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

B2W Estimate

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!
Robert Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
Paula (Queenbee) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

B2W Estimate

  • 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.
Robert Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
Marjie Maguire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

B2W Estimate

  • 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.
Robert Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

B2W Estimate

General

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

Starting Price

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

B2W Estimate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 1.9
Based on 49 answers
Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
Margaret Reams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

B2W Estimate

No answers on this topic

Viewpoint Spectrum

I have previously used Sage Masterbuilder, another construction industry software. This has been a number of years ago. The company I am working for already had Spectrum and have been using it for as long as it has been around when it was known as Forefront. Based on conversations I've had with the personnel that were here at the time of purchase, Spectrum clicked off all the boxes they were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

B2W Estimate

  • 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.
Robert Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • [In my opinion,] it takes at LEAST twice as long to do our jobs now.
  • [I feel like] we are paranoid about something not being printed correctly because of [what I believe are] buggy text fields.
  • [In my experience,] we still have to refer to a physical file cabinet with paper, even though a main point of switching was to go paperless.
  • [In our experience,] screens can now be "locked", so we can't see something if our coworker is also looking at it.
  • [I believe that] the financial hit our company took from this switch was astronomical. [In my opinion:] Beware!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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