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Score 2.2 out of 100
63 Ratings
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Constructware (discontinued) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

5.0

Constructware (discontinued)

50%
2.2

Viewpoint Spectrum

22%
Constructware (discontinued) ranks higher in 7/13 features

Issue tracking & punchlists

2.0
20%
1 Rating
1.7
17%
13 Ratings

Photo documentation

2.0
20%
1 Rating
2.9
29%
20 Ratings

Jobsite reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
3.2
32%
23 Ratings

Document sharing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
2.7
27%
24 Ratings

RFI tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.9
19%
17 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

6.0
60%
1 Rating
2.2
22%
22 Ratings

As-built drawings

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.2
12%
3 Ratings

Submittal design and management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.5
15%
9 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.6
16%
8 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
8 Ratings

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

Constructware (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 2/2 features

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

Constructware (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Asset Management

Constructware (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
2.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

20%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

Constructware (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

Constructware (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
3.2
32%
27 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
18 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
1.5
15%
11 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Viewpoint Spectrum is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

Constructware (discontinued)

10%
1 Rating
3.9

Viewpoint Spectrum

39%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Constructware (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Constructware (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
1.9

Viewpoint Spectrum

19%
49 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Constructware (discontinued)

Constructware is well suited for many different types of projects in both real estate and infrastructure. However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform. I think even Autodesk may plan to slowly stop rolling out subscriptions to Cnstructware since most of its functions are now getting added on to BIM 360.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Pros

Constructware (discontinued)

  • Provenance. Keeps track of changes and the people/companies who made those changes.
  • Collaboration.
  • Work [is stored] in the cloud.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Constructware (discontinued)

  • UI can be improved, as shown by improvements made in BIM 360.
  • Only works well with Internet Explorer.
  • Steep Learning Curve due to confusing UI.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Pricing Details

Constructware (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Constructware (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 1.9
Based on 49 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

Constructware (discontinued)

Better than Unifier:1. Better UI2. Everything else is about the sameBim360 is now the go-to platform for all functions previously provided by Constructware.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Constructware (discontinued)

  • Saves time.
  • Eases collaboration.
  • Increases accountability.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • [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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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