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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 4.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 1/1 features

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.8

ProjectWise

98%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.5

ProjectWise

85%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 14/14 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

ProjectWise

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

Attribute Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
2.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

20%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
1.2

Viewpoint Spectrum

12%
49 Ratings

Ease of integration

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Viewpoint Spectrum

66%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bentley Systems

ProjectWise is good for really large projects with many team members. I would not recommend it for small projects or those with a small team of people working on them. It is best for technical people and those who plan to use it daily. There are better FTP options out there if you just want to use them for file sharing.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

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
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Pros

Bentley Systems

  • It works for collaboration
  • The backend is customisable to do work that other document management systems just cannot do.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • 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.
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Cons

Bentley Systems

  • many users cannot be in the same file at the same time
  • files are not automatically freed upon closure
  • copying files to another ProjectWise folder is complicated. There is an option to copy, another to copy to, etc.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

ProjectWise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ProjectWise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Viewpoint Spectrum editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Bentley Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Bentley Systems

      Bentley ProjectWise from a user perspective just does not stack up to even something as simple as Dropbox. ProjectWise is powerful, it is capable, it has a ton of features. The best implementation I have seen from Projectwise is where the admins unlocked everything and let the users do as they please defeating everything it stood for and using it as a big Dropbox account, though even then the user interface couldn't be improved still causing significant workflow delays. I would reluctantly leave a good company if they implement ProjectWise, I respect that it's powerful for system admins but it sucks for users. This means 2-10% of what it is used for is well designed while the other 98-90% of its functions are just bogged down by a lack of development in its user interface and I say this as someone who has periodically used it over the last 10 years and seen no effective improvement in usability. Bentley ProjectWise was one of the first I believe to do this type of system, but as is common with being the first is you don't keep up with the times and bring a lot of baggage with you.
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      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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      Return on Investment

      Bentley Systems

      • It has saved us time in archiving and versioning documents
      • It has saved us effort in backing up files and restoring them when mistakes are made
      • It has had an overall positive impact on our bottom line by helping with file sharing and collaboration
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      • [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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