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Vista by Viewpoint

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Likelihood to Recommend

BuildTopia

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Employee demographic data
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Employment history
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Job profiles and administration
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
5.3
Organizational charting
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
4.9
Organization and location management
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
5.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1

Payroll Management

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7
Pay calculation
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.2
Benefit plan administration
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Direct deposit files
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Reimbursement management
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Asset Management

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3
Dashboards
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Standard reports
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Custom reports
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Data exportability
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Photo documentation
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Jobsite reports
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Document sharing
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
RFI tools
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Collaboration & approvals
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4
As-built drawings
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Mobile app
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Submittal design and management
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.0
Checklists
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Meeting Minutes
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Specifications
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
5.5
Change orders
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

Estimating

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.0
Takeoff tools
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.2
Job costing
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Cost databases
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Cost calculator
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4
Bid creation
BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6

Pros

BuildTopia

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by 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
Scot Strickland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildTopia

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by 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.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 8.6
Based on 8 answers
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.
Jon Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.7
Based on 9 answers
A majority of the time, the usability of [Vista by] Viewpoint has been easy for all levels of experience in technology application. From those just learning to those who are experts in the field, the ability to use and adapt to the tools provided by [Vista by] Viewpoint has been significantly easy and allows for an easy adaptation.
Rod Redpath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 8.0
Based on 29 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildTopia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.3
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BuildTopia

No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

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
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildTopia

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildTopia

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Vista by Viewpoint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildTopia
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6

Usability

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Support Rating

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
8.0

Implementation Rating

BuildTopia
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

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