CoConstruct vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoConstruct
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
CoConstruct, from Buildertrend since the November 2021 acquisition, is a custom builder & remodeler software. It allows users to enter data once and have that information flow through the estimate, specs, selections, bids, proposals, change orders, and budgets, including to and from QuickBooks. In addition, CoConstruct includes scheduling and 3-way communication between builder, client, and trade partners. Everything is captured via email and texting. Login isn't required for…
$49
per month
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
CoConstructViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
Ramp
$49
per month
Plus 5
$299
per month
Plus 10
$399
per month
Plus 15
$499
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoConstructViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCoConstruct pricing is based on active job sites that have client access online, which means it is adaptable to builders & remodelers businesses. This means that there are an unlimited amount of projects available for estimates and proposals, so that customers only pay when they win a contract. Also built into the pricing are a myriad of services: a dedicated implementation coach, free estimate & scheduling templates based on industry best practices from successful builders and the NAHB, unlimited storage and users, software branded with the customer's logo, unlimited amount of warranty projects, and unlimited phone & email support. The vendor offers a money-back guarantee that is good for the first 90 days of service.
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Features
CoConstructViewpoint Spectrum
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
21 Ratings
38% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
7 Ratings
14% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.2
25 Ratings
0% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.320 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.2
27 Ratings
29% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.827 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.727 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.426 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
26 Ratings
4% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.16 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.217 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.920 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.721 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
15 Ratings
29% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.215 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings5.44 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.8
14 Ratings
13% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.110 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.5
25 Ratings
2% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
1% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoConstructViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(14 ratings)
8.0
(66 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(10 ratings)
5.1
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoConstructViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Having the ability to completely manage a project from start to finish with one app is super helpful. The time reporting feature (when it works correctly) is a nice added bonus as it allows employees to switch from one task to another on the same project or to another project and task with ease, aiding in the accounting process of the total project. This was helpful for running analytics to see where we were spending too much time on certain tasks, thus allowing us to assess any training needs.
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Trimble Viewpoint
Viewpoint Spectrum would be fine for small to medium-sized companies. It would be great for transitioning from an in-house paper-based process, especially since it's designed with small construction companies in mind. They're making it even easier for smaller companies by offering additional features that you'd normally have to find in other products. However, companies can easily outgrow this system. We have about 15 years of data in the system, over 300 active jobs, and nearly 1,500 employees. In the past 3 years we've noticed slower performance and frequent locks in the system that require intervention from a system administrator. We moved to the cloud about 2 years ago and this has made troubleshooting even more difficult as we don't have the same access that we did before to resolve performance issues.
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Pros
Buildertrend
  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
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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
Buildertrend
  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Subcontract Kiosk can be glitchy - allows subs to overbill on subcontract billing items
  • Document Imaging can be glitchy - often says users do not have adequate security to view/add documents, but they do - if they sign out and back in, it works fine
  • At times, support can be lacking - sometimes case responses are delayed or you get an incorrect answer
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Likelihood to Renew
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Some things in Spectrum are NOT that intuitive, but I think knowledge of the software just comes with time. There are still some things I need assistance with in Spectrum but I'm very comfortable with my day to day items now that I've been using it for years. However, if there is something I don't do often or haven't done before, I don't find the software to be that intuitive, I actually find the logic on some things to be a little weird but it's fine once I know how to do it.
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Reliability and Availability
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
Products like Procore and PlanGrid are geared towards projects with huge projects teams, multiple stakeholders and dozens of subcontractors. CoConstruct can be used for projects big and small (value) and also with small project teams or large projects teams. For small partial renovation or addition projects CoConstruct is a good more cost effective option.
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
  • It made time recording much easier and much more reliable
  • With its GPS feature, we would be able to track when an employee left a job to help ensure accurate time recording
  • Having the ability to give the homeowners their own custom home building app to watch the progress helped to put us ahead of the game in the industry
  • Running job cost reports as easily as CoConstruct allows helped to curb some of our administrative fees
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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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