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Score 2.3 out of 100

Viewpoint Spectrum

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Constructware

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 However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform.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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Constructware
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
Constructware
2.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Photo documentation
Constructware
2.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Jobsite reports
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Document sharing
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
RFI tools
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Collaboration & approvals
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
As-built drawings
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Submittal design and management
Constructware
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Plan distribution & viewing
Constructware
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Plan markups & sharing
Constructware
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Mobile app
Constructware
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1

Estimating

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

Pros

Constructware

  • 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

  • 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

Support Rating

Constructware

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Constructware

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

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

Constructware

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

Constructware
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Constructware
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support Rating

Constructware
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

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