Bluebeam vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluebeam
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Bluebeam Revu is a PDF management, control, and editing tool. It enables collaboration and markup within shared documents across projects’ life cycles and has takeoff and bid creation capabilities.
$240
per year per user
ProContractor
Score 5.1 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
BluebeamViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
Revu Standard
$349
per seat
Revu CAD
$449
per seat
Revu eXtreme
$599
per seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluebeamProContractor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BluebeamViewpoint ProContractor
Considered Both Products
Bluebeam
Chose Bluebeam
Other than Adobe X, Adobe Pro, or Bid2Win, I haven't used any other programs that do what Bluebeam can.
ProContractor

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BluebeamViewpoint ProContractor
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bluebeam
8.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Standard reports9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports8.01 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Data exportability9.01 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluebeam
8.8
50 Ratings
15% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.048 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.250 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.030 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation9.033 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.028 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Document sharing9.044 Ratings7.55 Ratings
RFI tools8.832 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.239 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings9.042 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app7.327 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.818 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists9.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Change orders8.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Bluebeam
8.9
27 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Takeoff tools7.025 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Job costing8.45 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Cost databases10.01 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cost calculator10.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Bid creation9.07 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluebeam
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
16% 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
Bluebeam
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
7% 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
Bluebeam
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluebeamViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(61 ratings)
1.2
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(20 ratings)
1.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluebeamViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluebeam, Inc.
The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
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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
Bluebeam, Inc.
  • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
  • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
  • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
  • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
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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
Bluebeam, Inc.
  • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
  • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
  • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
  • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Bluebeam, Inc.
Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Usability
Bluebeam, Inc.
I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
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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
Bluebeam, Inc.
Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
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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
Bluebeam, Inc.
We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
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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
Bluebeam, Inc.
  • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
  • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
  • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
  • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
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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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