Benchmark Estimating Software vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Benchmark Estimating Software
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Benchmark Estimating in Redfern offers an Estimating Software package that aims to streamline and simplify estimating processes, and improve the consistency and accuracy of pricing. It is used globally for project types including Asphalt, Civil Construction, Construction, Facilities Maintenance, Landscaping, Manufacturing, Mining, Road, Water & Sewer, by private enterprise, public authorities and small to medium businesses.N/A
ProContractor
Score 4.9 out of 10
N/A
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
Benchmark Estimating SoftwareViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Benchmark Estimating SoftwareProContractor
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Benchmark Estimating SoftwareViewpoint ProContractor
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
2 Ratings
15% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Mobile app6.52 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Takeoff tools7.01 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Job costing7.52 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Cost databases9.52 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cost calculator9.52 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Bid creation9.52 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Estimating Software
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Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
17% 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
Benchmark Estimating Software
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Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Estimating Software
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Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Estimating Software
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Benchmark Estimating SoftwareViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
1.2
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(4 ratings)
1.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Benchmark Estimating SoftwareViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
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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
Benchmark Global Pty Ltd
  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
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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

Benchmark Estimating Software Screenshots

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