Coda vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coda
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Coda, from Coda Project headquartered in San Francisco, is a template-based document generation solution, supporting a variety of use cases presented by the vendor as ideal for smaller companies that might otherwise be relying on spreadsheets to maintain (for instance) product development, or inventory tracking. It is available free, with paid editions to support teams, automations, or for more advanced collaboration and workspace features, as well as more advanced security features.
$0
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
CodaViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
per month
Pro
$10.00
per month per doc maker; unlimited editors (paid annually)
Team
$30.00
per month per doc maker; unlimited editors (paid annually)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CodaViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith Coda, you only pay for Doc Makers. Often one person creates a doc, others edit it, and some simply observe from afar. Instead of charging for everyone, we only charge for the people who create docs. Interested in enterprise pricing? Visit coda.io/enterprise
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Features
CodaViewpoint Spectrum
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
22 Ratings
37% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
9 Ratings
17% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.1
27 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.827 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
30 Ratings
31% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.430 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.928 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
17 Ratings
24% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.36 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.5
15 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
27 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
7 Ratings
0% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Coda
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
CodaViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(24 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.8
(30 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(2 ratings)
5.3
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
4.5
(1 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CodaViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Coda
Coda is great to build a place for your users to go to and see information. It is easy to navigate through and the variety of content creation is great. However, it is not always easy to create what you want and there is a lot of playing around and learning. Coda also sometimes misses some functionality which is expected. For example, downloading a list of users that have access to the platform. Being able to send push notifications when a new page has been created etc. Overall it is a good tool to use just be prepared to invest time!
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Trimble Viewpoint
The Installation team is amazing. They provide clear guidance at the beginning of the process regarding what is expected and what needs to be done. The implementation manager follows up monthly with you to make sure you are on track and if you need additional help. They are very helpful and responsive in resolving issues.
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Pros
Coda
  • Flexibility. It's easy to get started on a small scale, but add more complex organization strategies as needed.
  • Integrations. It's simple to ingest data from sources like Zapier for time-saving automations.
  • Useful components. View table data across different formats like cards or custom detail views.
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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
Coda
  • It takes getting used to in terms of how the formulas per column is implemented, in contrast to how we build tables in Excel. For organization/team purchase, it would be worth considering having a training for the core team of users. Right now, we do a lot of self-learning.
  • Inability to email charts or image without these objects being hosted on a third party. The community has been great in providing workarounds but it would be much more convenient to be able to have such ability natively.
  • APAC Support. I'm based in Malaysia, due to timezone differences, even with a livechat implemented, the support for each step and conversation takes up to 24 hours per response. Having some hours covered in our timezone would greatly improve customer support experience.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Support isn't readily available. You can submit a ticket and wait days before it's picked up. Even critical issues (system outages) can wait an hour or two before someone responds.
  • Large companies will feel limited. This product wasn't designed to handle large amounts of data, and performance seems to slow when there are more than 80 concurrent users.
  • The new developments are limited. HR Management is less robust than a third-party product specializing in HR Management. Viewpoint Analytics is nowhere near as robust as Power BI or Tableau.
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Likelihood to Renew
Coda
Coda is definitely something that has been proven to drive positive impact in our organization. We have many divisions that can benefit from this that we have yet to explore. It would definitely be worth renewing.
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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
Coda
Coda can seem either really useful or really useless. The extremes of both ends is driven by what our own understanding of what we want to implement. If we lack this understanding, it will be easy to misunderstand Coda's usability especially in the wrong context.
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Trimble Viewpoint
There's a little bit of a learning curve, but once you've been working in the system for a while, it becomes second nature. I would say that out of all of the other software that I've personally used, Spectrum has been the easiest one to pick up and learn quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Coda
So far in the past year, we haven't had situations that Coda has gone down for us which is great.
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Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Coda
We haven't done any integrations - the initial part of our experience we found that for docs with complex formulas, the page tends to load slowly but in recent months, Coda has improved and optimized the loading times in general and we generally don't find any problems in terms of speed anymore.
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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
Coda
Mainly due to timezone differences. I think Coda's support in general is well implemented and executed. They know their stuff and are helpful. But since I'm not in the same timezone, solution rates are slower for me, and that's not something I prefer. I work in customer service, too, and more often than not, time is important. Shortening the solution time would be a much greater experience.
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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
Coda
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
Coda
I'm relatively inexperienced but this experience is meaningful. It would have been nice to have some guidance from Coda so that we understood more on Coda's purpose and potential.
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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
Coda
While all of the products listed have great features and platforms, there was always one thing missing from them that I would need to get from another application. Coda was the first one we used that really combined some of the best parts of those products and allowed us to use it in one place. I also appreciate the flexibility of creating your own framework and workflow, unlike in other tools where you have to follow how they capture data and organize projects.
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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
Coda
I think scalability is definitely good here since it's based on number of doc makers. Implementation into each dept becomes simpler. That being said, due to the nature of our work, we find it easier that we have a "super user" and then a team of other doc makers. This would make the doc creation and management more efficient.
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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
Coda
  • Increased insight for all stakeholders involved--both in terms of overview and details
  • Better grip on issues and escalations--reduced friction, confusion, and higher clarity on status, next actions, and ownership.
  • Reduced time required by those who need to maintain all information. Record (a detail) once and use multiple times.
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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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ScreenShots

Coda Screenshots

Screenshot of One unified surface means ideas aren’t limited to a file type. A project doesn’t have to be split across tabs of documents, spreadsheets, and apps.Screenshot of Packs are a version of integrations or plug-ins. They connect the  doc to the apps in use every day, so as to pull live data in or push updates out automatically.Screenshot of Drag-and-drop templates provide a quick-start shortcut to commonly used templates like Upvote/Downvote, To-Do List, and Team Sentiment Tracker.Screenshot of Slice, dice, and chop data using Views. A View is a mirror of data that can be tailored to unique needs, all while staying connected to the source.Screenshot of When accessing the doc from a mobile device, it should feel like an app. Doc pages become tabs, buttons become swipe actions and doc notifications become push notifications.Screenshot of The Doc Gallery contains docs self-published by the Coda community. These published docs have a webpage-like interface and have varying levels of interactivity like view, play or edit. Find and share tools, templates, tiny apps, interactive handbooks, and anything else that can be built in Coda.