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22 Ratings
22 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 4.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.3

    Buildertrend

    83%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Buildertrend ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    9.2
    92%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    6.3
    63%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    6.6

    Buildertrend

    66%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Buildertrend ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    5.1
    51%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    3.5
    35%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Buildertrend

    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

    Reporting & Analytics

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    10%
    Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buildertrend is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Buildertrend

    81%
    8 Ratings
    1.6

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    16%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating
    1.1

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    11%
    49 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    66%
    40 Ratings

    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.
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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

    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.
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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

    Buildertrend

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

    Buildertrend

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Buildertrend editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Core$2991
    Pro$4992
    PremiumContact for quote3

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Premium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.

    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

      Usability

      Buildertrend

      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.
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Buildertrend

      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.
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      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

      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.
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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

      Buildertrend

      • Reporting on the costing of bids that have turned into jobs
      • Release notes on what is changing for features or different services that Buildertrend is now supporting.
      • I really enjoy seeing how your platform has changed for the better over the last two years
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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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