Buildsoft Global vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildsoft Global
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Buildsoft headquartered in Sydney offers Global, a construction estimating and job analysis software tool. Buildsoft is a MiTek Australia company.N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.N/A
Pricing
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Spectrum
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 Spectrum
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Spectrum
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 Spectrum
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings00 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 Spectrum
4.9
22 Ratings
37% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings00 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 Spectrum
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings00 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 Spectrum
5.1
30 Ratings
31% below category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings6.430 Ratings
Custom reports10.01 Ratings5.928 Ratings
Data exportability10.01 Ratings00 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 Spectrum
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
9 Ratings
17% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.1
27 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.827 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.219 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
17 Ratings
24% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.6
15 Ratings
11% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
27 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
7 Ratings
0% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.3
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Spectrum
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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Trimble Viewpoint
The Installation team is amazing. They provide clear guidance at the beginning of the process regarding what is expected and what needs to be done. The implementation manager follows up monthly with you to make sure you are on track and if you need additional help. They are very helpful and responsive in resolving issues.
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Pros
Buildsoft
  • Cost accounting
  • Customer service
  • Displays the job at a glance
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
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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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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Support isn't readily available. You can submit a ticket and wait days before it's picked up. Even critical issues (system outages) can wait an hour or two before someone responds.
  • Large companies will feel limited. This product wasn't designed to handle large amounts of data, and performance seems to slow when there are more than 80 concurrent users.
  • The new developments are limited. HR Management is less robust than a third-party product specializing in HR Management. Viewpoint Analytics is nowhere near as robust as Power BI or Tableau.
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Likelihood to Renew
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The product is working for us and the cost to implement a new system does not warrant the expense.
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Usability
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
There's a little bit of a learning curve, but once you've been working in the system for a while, it becomes second nature. I would say that out of all of the other software that I've personally used, Spectrum has been the easiest one to pick up and learn quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For the most part the product is very reliable. Since we are hosted we sometimes have connectivity issues but I would say that is more our ISP than Spectrum.
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Support Rating
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The support has recently changed. Last year, you could call in and get an immediate response. Now that doesn't seem possible unless you have an urgent situation with access to the software, payroll or payables. I have found that using chat or e-mail works nicely for the most part, but sometimes I feel it would be easier if someone from support would jump on our site and take a first-hand look rather than going back and forth
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Online Training
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Our trainer was excellent and navigated the time zone differences expertly. She gave us test assignments to complete and was available for questions at any time.
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Implementation Rating
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
My only insight would be to take time in your implementation and training process; ours was six weeks from start to finish.
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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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Trimble Viewpoint
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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Scalability
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
You can grant user specific access which is nice. Project managers do not need all the same modules as Accounting. But Accounting does need access to PM modules as well
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Return on Investment
Buildsoft
  • Best customers service
  • Perfect cost accounting
  • Imperfect match
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • [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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