CoConstruct vs. Viewpoint Vista

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
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
CoConstructViewpoint Vista
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
CoConstructVista
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 Vista
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.2
23 Ratings
13% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.322 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.322 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.9
3 Ratings
5% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.2
10 Ratings
0% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.49 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.5
27 Ratings
7% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.322 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.424 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
15 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
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
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.0
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
13 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
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
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
5.9
6 Ratings
16% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings6.94 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.45 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.6
5 Ratings
6% below category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.8
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoConstructViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(14 ratings)
7.7
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(10 ratings)
5.0
(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
(38 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
CoConstructViewpoint Vista
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
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
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
  • 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
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
  • 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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
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
Buildertrend
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
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
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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
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
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 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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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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
  • 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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Vista Screenshots

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