B2W Estimate vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

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
Viewpoint Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.N/A
Pricing
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
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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Community Pulse
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
Considered Both Products
B2W Estimate

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Viewpoint Spectrum
Chose Viewpoint Spectrum
At the time we purchased Spectrum, Viewpoint was a separate option. We did several webinars with Viewpoint, but they failed to come to us in NH where we could get a more "hands on" experience. The document imaging was a big piece to go with Spectrum. In the end, once we got …
Top Pros
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Features
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
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 Spectrum
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
22 Ratings
38% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
9 Ratings
18% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.1
27 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
30 Ratings
32% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.929 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.430 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.028 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
28 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.219 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
17 Ratings
24% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.6
15 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
27 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
7 Ratings
0% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
B2W Estimate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
5 Ratings
1% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
B2W EstimateViewpoint Spectrum
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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Trimble Viewpoint
The Installation team is amazing. They provide clear guidance at the beginning of the process regarding what is expected and what needs to be done. The implementation manager follows up monthly with you to make sure you are on track and if you need additional help. They are very helpful and responsive in resolving issues.
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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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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
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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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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Support isn't readily available. You can submit a ticket and wait days before it's picked up. Even critical issues (system outages) can wait an hour or two before someone responds.
  • Large companies will feel limited. This product wasn't designed to handle large amounts of data, and performance seems to slow when there are more than 80 concurrent users.
  • The new developments are limited. HR Management is less robust than a third-party product specializing in HR Management. Viewpoint Analytics is nowhere near as robust as Power BI or Tableau.
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Likelihood to Renew
B2W Software
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Trimble Viewpoint
The product is working for us and the cost to implement a new system does not warrant the expense.
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Usability
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
There's a little bit of a learning curve, but once you've been working in the system for a while, it becomes second nature. I would say that out of all of the other software that I've personally used, Spectrum has been the easiest one to pick up and learn quickly
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Reliability and Availability
B2W Software
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Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For the most part the product is very reliable. Since we are hosted we sometimes have connectivity issues but I would say that is more our ISP than Spectrum.
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Support Rating
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The support has recently changed. Last year, you could call in and get an immediate response. Now that doesn't seem possible unless you have an urgent situation with access to the software, payroll or payables. I have found that using chat or e-mail works nicely for the most part, but sometimes I feel it would be easier if someone from support would jump on our site and take a first-hand look rather than going back and forth
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Online Training
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Our trainer was excellent and navigated the time zone differences expertly. She gave us test assignments to complete and was available for questions at any time.
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Implementation Rating
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
My only insight would be to take time in your implementation and training process; ours was six weeks from start to finish.
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Alternatives Considered
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
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.
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Scalability
B2W Software
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
You can grant user specific access which is nice. Project managers do not need all the same modules as Accounting. But Accounting does need access to PM modules as well
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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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Trimble Viewpoint
  • [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!
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ScreenShots

B2W Estimate Screenshots

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