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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    10 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    11 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings

    Security

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Vista

    73%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Reporting & Analytics

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Vista

    68%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    13 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    16 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    15 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Vista

    81%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Inventory Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Vista

    64%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Subledger and Financial Process

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated Invoice Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Billings Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customer Receipt Applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Customer Collections

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Cash Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Asset Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Period Close

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Transactions Tax

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Subledger Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Management

    BuildTopia

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Vista

    80%
    Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Budgeting and Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Cost Capture

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Customer Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customer Contract Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Performance Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Project Financials Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Real-time Financial Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    BuildTopia

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    Vista

    77%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Vista

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Vista

    70%
    11 Ratings

    Support Rating

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Vista

    55%
    31 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    BuildTopia

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Vista

    75%
    5 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

    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.
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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

    • 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

    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

    • 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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    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

      Vista

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Vista 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Viewpoint, a Trimble company

        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.
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        Usability

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Viewpoint, a Trimble company

        I find Viewpoint Customer Portal not great for help and support. Answers are from other users who use the product specifically for their organization and there is a TON of information that is irrelevant to other users. I also find that online support tends to be geared more toward organizations that have their own departments just handling Viewpoint with dedicated IT staff vs smaller firms where the administration is responsible (among many other duties) for Viewpoint functionality. The product itself is pretty powerful but easy to get stuck just using the same functionality without support on new products developments.
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        Support Rating

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Viewpoint, a Trimble company

        The support is good for the most part, but [we] have had delays in getting certain issues resolved. We have had a third-party company come in to assist us with some learning skills and issues, and then we have had the same company, later on, help with training on certain areas, such as reports.
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        Implementation Rating

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Viewpoint, a Trimble company

        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

        Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

        No answers on this topic

        Viewpoint, a Trimble company

        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
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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

        • 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.
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