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Score 8 out of 100
63 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend

Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
Joey Harman | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Buildertrend
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Buildertrend
9.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.8
Plan markups & sharing
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.2
Photo documentation
Buildertrend
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.6
Jobsite reports
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
Document sharing
Buildertrend
9.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.2
RFI tools
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.6
Collaboration & approvals
Buildertrend
9.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.0
As-built drawings
Buildertrend
8.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0
Mobile app
Buildertrend
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Submittal design and management
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.6
Specifications
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Change orders
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Estimating

Buildertrend
8.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.9
Takeoff tools
Buildertrend
8.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Job costing
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Cost databases
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.7
Cost calculator
Buildertrend
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.9
Bid creation
Buildertrend
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.1

Human Resource Management

Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Organizational charting
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Payroll Management

Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Pay calculation
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Direct deposit files
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Reimbursement management
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Asset Management

Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0

Reporting & Analytics

Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Dashboards
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Standard reports
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Custom reports
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Data exportability
Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Pros

Buildertrend

  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
Cherith DuBois | 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

Buildertrend

  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
John Struckmann | 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

Usability

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Buildertrend

Buildertrend 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
Cherith DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 3.9
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

Buildertrend

BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
Andrew Lascano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Buildertrend

  • The tool has simplified the entire project management process.
  • Materials and cost estimating has been easy with Buildertrend.
  • Scheduling and project processes reporting is also easily one.
  • Through the solution we able to offer the best quality services.
Grace Shannon | 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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Pricing Details

Buildertrend

General

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

Buildertrend Editions & Modules

Edition
Core$2991
Pro$4991
PremiumContact for quote
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildertrend
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

Buildertrend
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Usability

Buildertrend
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Support Rating

Buildertrend
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.9

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