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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.3

    Buildertrend

    83%

    Vista

    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%

    Vista

    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

    3.6
    36%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    10 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    11 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings

    Security

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Vista

    73%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Reporting & Analytics

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Vista

    68%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    13 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    16 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    15 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Vista

    81%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Inventory Management

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Vista

    64%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Subledger and Financial Process

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated Invoice Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Billings Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customer Receipt Applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Customer Collections

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Cash Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Asset Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Period Close

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Transactions Tax

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Subledger Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Management

    Buildertrend

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Vista

    80%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Budgeting and Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Cost Capture

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Customer Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customer Contract Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Performance Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Project Financials Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Real-time Financial Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Buildertrend is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Buildertrend

    81%
    8 Ratings
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Vista

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Vista

    70%
    11 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Buildertrend

    100%
    1 Rating
    5.5

    Vista

    55%
    31 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Buildertrend

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Vista

    75%
    5 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

    Vista by Viewpoint is surely a accounting-based program. It is more aimed at the financial health and wellness reporting on a project rather than a day-to-day operations system. This is great for internal office employees that understand the accounting behind a construction project and how it affects the success of the build. This is not a program used for field employees to know where the project stands.
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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

    • New employee on-boarding and personnel management
    • Full spectrum accounting management (AP/AR/Payroll)
    • Project management from contract award through project close-out
    • Data security management, reporting and anlysis
    • Equipment full lifespan management for costs, revenue and location tracking
    • User Database allows for built-in customization capabilities to fit the most unique business requirements
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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

    • Its history is that most entries are transaction-based, requiring batch processing. Some of these could be moved to background batch processing so the batching would be more transparent to the user.
    • More data needs to be available on mobile devices. They are making a move in this direction, which is good.
    • Some screens allow flexibility of viewing data in grid views, but the export of this data to Excel could be improved. This is mostly seen in Workcenters.
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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.

    Vista

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Vista 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Buildertrend

      No answers on this topic

      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      It's very customizable and accessible outside of Vista itself (SQL, Excel, home grown programs, etc.), but Viewpoint is very slow at fixing bugs and adding suggestions from their suggestion box. If this last area was better, I would have given this a 9 or 10.
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      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

      I find Viewpoint Customer Portal not great for help and support. Answers are from other users who use the product specifically for their organization and there is a TON of information that is irrelevant to other users. I also find that online support tends to be geared more toward organizations that have their own departments just handling Viewpoint with dedicated IT staff vs smaller firms where the administration is responsible (among many other duties) for Viewpoint functionality. The product itself is pretty powerful but easy to get stuck just using the same functionality without support on new products developments.
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      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

      The support is good for the most part, but [we] have had delays in getting certain issues resolved. We have had a third-party company come in to assist us with some learning skills and issues, and then we have had the same company, later on, help with training on certain areas, such as reports.
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      Implementation Rating

      Buildertrend

      No answers on this topic

      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      The trainer Viewpoint sent did not understand the processes, he only knew where the modules were located. He had no understanding of the actual process itself.
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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

      Both are very similar software. I really like Vista by Viewpoint. If it were my job to choose, but it is not. I would most likely go with Vista because It is completely user friendly, easily trainable and easily mobile. I am sure there is even more difference but I am not sure of any huge differences
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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

      • HR Management product is great and has made on boarding to time off requests and everything in between very easy, functional and efficient
      • Very scaleable product that has easily handled a 30% increase in employee headcount
      • Sometimes hard to be a specialty contractor with a product that tries to appeal to general contractors as well.
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