Buildsoft Global vs. Viewpoint Vista

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildsoft Global
Score 8.8 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
Vista
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint’s Vista is a construction accounting software. Vista’s core accounting features include accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, payroll and time management, and cash management. It also provides tools for document management, including document templates and reporting.N/A
Pricing
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Vista
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Buildsoft GlobalVista
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 Vista
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Vista
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
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 Vista
8.4
23 Ratings
15% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.322 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings7.816 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings9.322 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
27% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
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
20% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.7
27 Ratings
10% above category average
Dashboards10.01 Ratings8.322 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Custom reports10.01 Ratings7.424 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 Vista
-
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 Vista
-
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 Vista
7.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.2
11 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.49 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.111 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
16 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.915 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.7
4 Ratings
2% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.3
6 Ratings
6% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.7
14 Ratings
4% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.111 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.35 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings6.96 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.2
7 Ratings
10% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.96 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.1
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Buildsoft Global
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.8
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
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User Ratings
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.1
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(39 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Buildsoft GlobalViewpoint Vista
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 company has made a commitment to the use of the Vista products and continue to move forward trying to implement more with the Vista HR Management. From timekeeping to onboarding in the near future we strive to look for better ways to utilize the products for our accounting and payroll purposes.
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Pros
Buildsoft
  • Cost accounting
  • Customer service
  • Displays the job at a glance
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • 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
Buildsoft
  • Dates using is having some lackings
  • Can not enter multiple invoices
  • Can not enter journal entries
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • 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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Likelihood to Renew
Buildsoft
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Trimble Viewpoint
It is extremely customizable and tracks so many complicated costs very well, more-so than other construction software programs out there that we've used in the past. It is also not an easy program to use for those even slightly not comfortable with a computer. The help sections/knowledge base could be better organized and updated more. It is a very powerful software program for our business and we rely on it hugely to see how our projects are running in real-time.
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Usability
Buildsoft
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Trimble Viewpoint
I think that Vista's is an easy program to use very user friendly with lots of help features to allow the user to fix an issue without having to put a support call into Vista. The reporting and exporting capability's are strong.
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Reliability and Availability
Buildsoft
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Trimble Viewpoint
Only issue is when there is an upgrade - it takes several times to get back logged in. Otherwise no issues with getting on to the program. We are set up on lap top or on the remote desk top. Works 90% of the time
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Performance
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
No issue downloading the reports - I do find sometimes it is easier to export and save than it is to print to a pdf. Options on the different reports not consistent. You can print a couple projects on the JC Contract Status Report - but you have to do each project for the JC Cost by contract item - when neither one is a drill down - not a big deal
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Support Rating
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Support has deteriorated greatly than what it was years ago when we joined. We always used to get a call back same day and within an hour or so for critical issues. Sometimes now it's no response or very delayed. Knowledge of the support team is also lacking. Many issues we figure out workarounds ourselves instead of calling
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In-Person Training
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I was not part of the in person training. I am assuming the training went well - but I did all my training through viewpoint academy.
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Online Training
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Excellent training! They keep you on track to insure your implementation is going as planned. There are ample ways to receive additional training and training can be provided by position type. If you put on the effort, the training is there.
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Implementation Rating
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
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
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 personally have not used another ERP system other than Viewpoint Vista. I am sure there are others out there, but from listening to my managers experiences before Great Basin Industrial implemented Viewpoint, the other options were less superior to what Viewpoint offers. I think if you are looking for an ERP system in the construction industry, then Viewpoint is the way to go
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For a small business - this program is well used in the accounting and operations. The two different work plans are set up for success. Alot of the programs we do not use - but like the reports that are generated - one disadvantage if you do not know crystal reports you cannot edit your form to meet your needs so there is a lot of printing different several forms to get all the information you need.
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Professional Services
Buildsoft
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Return on Investment
Buildsoft
  • Best customers service
  • Perfect cost accounting
  • Imperfect match
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Not sure I can speak to this as the company moved to Viewpoint before I began here. I think it is helpful for the Project Management and Superintendent staff to easily review how specific job items went, which we do in the PM contract drilldown analysis
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ScreenShots

Vista Screenshots

Screenshot of Job Cost AccountingScreenshot of Equipment ManagementScreenshot of Service ManagementScreenshot of Service Management Dispatch Board