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Score 4.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    BuildTopia

    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

    BuildTopia

    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

    • BuildTopia is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    BuildTopia

    100%
    1 Rating
    1.6

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    16%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.1

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    11%
    49 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    66%
    40 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    BuildTopia is ideal for bringing all components of the sales and construction process together for any homebuilder. If you're looking for a platform that also incorporates a robust CRM component, which is key for strong sales efforts, you'll likely need to utilize another platform in conjunction with BT for the best results
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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

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    • BuildTopia excels at contract management. Every part of the contract process is able to be managed electronically from initial signing to closing, and can even handle more special cases like contingencies.
    • BuildTopia manages all of our construction efforts well. All of our floorplans are pre-build in the system, so all we have to do is go in an build out the construction schedule from a pre-made template, and make any alterations from there.
    • The selections process is always a headache, but BuildTopia makes it pretty painless. Everything is loaded right in to the system while making selections with the client, and more detailed things, like non-standard options, are easy to load in and process.
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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

    Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

    • Requests for platform enhancements, while easy to submit and get approved, are slow to be turned around...often a year or more passes before they're implemented.
    • BuiltTopia, while good for sales and construction, is missing one large thing...a CRM component. The system allows you to manage clients and prospects, but options for email marketing and other CRM-related efforts are lacking.
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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

    BuildTopia

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BuildTopia 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

      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

        Support Rating

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        • Overall, our company has saved money by being able to shut down all the various platforms we were using for different departments and transition to just BuildTopia.
        • Company efforts are more efficient, with all pertinent information being in one place and able to be viewed by everyone as needed.
        • Efforts of the sales team are better able to be managed and reviewed from afar whereas we only had physical paper trails before.
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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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