Buildsoft Global vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildsoft Global
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Buildsoft headquartered in Sydney offers Global, a construction estimating and job analysis software tool. Buildsoft is a MiTek Australia company.N/A
ProContractor
Score 5.1 out of 10
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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
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buildsoft GlobalProContractor
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint ProContractor
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint ProContractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.8
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Organization and location management10.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.1
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.01 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
6.3
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Custom reports10.01 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.6
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Document sharing10.01 Ratings5.56 Ratings
RFI tools10.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management10.01 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists10.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes10.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications10.01 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.0
6 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools10.01 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing10.01 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Cost databases10.01 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Cost calculator10.01 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.4
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildsoft
Customer service is the main target for organisations where Buildsoft global is the perfect software. I am totally amused by this software. Cost accounting of the organisation can be easily done which is helping most. Sometimes it is lacking some criteria. With this software, we can not enter the total journal entries which are making some problems. However, it is great software.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
It is appropriate for the size and scale of my company - 150 projects a year that has a lot going on a multiple lines with each project. However there are many features and things that go unused with the software, because of how tinkery it can be. For example - our company needs a positive pay file, however we had to employ an outside service provide to create the file within the system. Same with a Backlog - the system kind of has a report but then again it has to be manipulated in order for it be of use. It gets the job done and has the reports needed to submit for certified payroll to the state, which was why we purchased Viewpoint ProContractor, however its ease of use is one of its biggest downfalls.
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Pros
Buildsoft
  • Cost accounting
  • Customer service
  • Displays the job at a glance
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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
Buildsoft
  • Dates using is having some lackings
  • Can not enter multiple invoices
  • Can not enter journal entries
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program is siloed, so connecting to other software or databases is not going to happen.
  • When hosted, the program can run slow.
  • The program is not going to perform complex accounting tasks with subledgers.
  • The program does not do much in terms of HR other than payroll.
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Usability
Buildsoft
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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
Buildsoft
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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
Buildsoft
First, I want to share my feelings about this software. I am totally amused by this software because I can do my job in a perfect way. Cost accounting can be done easily by this software. The software can done its works very smoothly better than any software. It is a great software to me.
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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
Buildsoft
  • Best customers service
  • Perfect cost accounting
  • Imperfect match
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Overall it allowed us to go electronic for certified payroll allowing us to be more accurate in reporting which was a giant win for the company
  • It's viewable pay estimates with dates and records of payment are crucial to a company like ours that relies on a general contractor and the state for payment of EADA quantites
  • Negatively training is not the easiest for the company and therefore onboarding new employees with no experience with the software is time consuming and difficult.
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