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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight

It is very well suited for finding projects where your product is specified, and I just use my company name. but, for other keywords, great.. and then it highlights where you are on the document that comes up. Also, it tells you how many times in the specific project documents it is found so you can find all of them.Not sure, but we're not sure how legal, or ethical, it is for the database to show contact names, phone and email addresses. We don't believe those people appreciate unqualified inclusion in company databases for marketing communication.. ie e-newsletters, etc.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
Paula (Queenbee) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ConstructConnect Insight
8.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Plan markups & sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Document sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
As-built drawings
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Photo documentation
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Jobsite reports
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
RFI tools
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Collaboration & approvals
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Mobile app
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Submittal design and management
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1

Estimating

ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Takeoff tools
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8
Cost databases
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Cost calculator
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Bid creation
ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Pros

ConstructConnect Insight

  • Great for large amounts of data.
  • Has great filters.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
Marjie Maguire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConstructConnect Insight

  • I would like to see the Listing date for a project in the exported excel sheet
  • I don't know where to find it, but make available and easy to find and reference the search rules.. like using the AND, OR.. type of functions.
  • I don't like it that when you open up insight it defaults to an Updated Within level. I always have to remember to turn that off before I run my searches.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight

ConstructConnect Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 6.4
Based on 26 answers
Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
Margaret Reams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConstructConnect Insight

don't know, haven't used or even courted anyone else for this purpose. Found Reed years ago at ASHRAE/AHR expo, and started it with their pitch then and their good assistance since then.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConstructConnect Insight

  • It has given us more sales leads.
  • Direction for reps.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • We do not use Viewpoint Spectrum for estimating or project tracking. There has not been any incentive to do so. The results achieved using the methods already in place are at a level that it was deemed unnecessary to invest the time and money required to change.
  • We do not use the Human Resources module. It is not necessary for only around 45 permanent employees. The functionality of just the payroll module covers the data we want to capture electronically. The other 400 - 500 employees we have each year are non-permanent union workers that come and go and are also sufficiently recorded and tracked with the payroll module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

ConstructConnect Insight
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

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