Contractor Foreman vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
ProContractor
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
ProContractor is a Cloud-Based Solution for Estimating, Project Management, and Accounting. Designed to improve visibility and profitability across construction businesses, ProContractor™ by Viewpoint is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting. The user can manage the entire project lifecycle from bid to cash in a single solution. Built to be flexible and scalable, ProContractor allows users to go all-in-one, or build a complete solution…N/A
Pricing
Contractor ForemanViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Contractor ForemanProContractor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.
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Community Pulse
Contractor ForemanViewpoint ProContractor
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Contractor ForemanViewpoint ProContractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.8
17 Ratings
1% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.8
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data7.53 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Employment history8.013 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.117 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.83 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organizational charting7.43 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Organization and location management8.43 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.45 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
6.6
4 Ratings
14% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.1
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation6.23 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.44 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment4.51 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.63 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.72 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
7.6
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
6.3
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.62 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.0
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Dashboards9.223 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports8.923 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Custom reports8.921 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Data exportability8.920 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
8.9
25 Ratings
18% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.6
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.05 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing9.215 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.723 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation9.525 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.919 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Document sharing9.222 Ratings5.56 Ratings
RFI tools9.317 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.220 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Mobile app8.525 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.314 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists9.323 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.13 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications7.54 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders9.223 Ratings7.55 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Contractor Foreman
9.2
23 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.0
6 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools7.62 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing9.522 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Cost databases9.418 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Cost calculator9.819 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Bid creation9.720 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Contractor ForemanViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(28 ratings)
3.4
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Contractor ForemanViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
It is appropriate for the size and scale of my company - 150 projects a year that has a lot going on a multiple lines with each project. However there are many features and things that go unused with the software, because of how tinkery it can be. For example - our company needs a positive pay file, however we had to employ an outside service provide to create the file within the system. Same with a Backlog - the system kind of has a report but then again it has to be manipulated in order for it be of use. It gets the job done and has the reports needed to submit for certified payroll to the state, which was why we purchased Viewpoint ProContractor, however its ease of use is one of its biggest downfalls.
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Pros
Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Procontractor is great with direct imports from CAD files.
  • It is great with balancing sites or specific areas on site.
  • Procontractor has multiple views and reports that help you to view the dirt movement on the site (grid, profile, 3D).
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Cons
Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program is siloed, so connecting to other software or databases is not going to happen.
  • When hosted, the program can run slow.
  • The program is not going to perform complex accounting tasks with subledgers.
  • The program does not do much in terms of HR other than payroll.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Usability
Contractor Foreman
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
I give Viewpoint ProContractor a 10 out of 10. This system is user friendly to help keep me organized on a daily basis. I can find everything I need daily with this system. I am able to look up our subcontactors, vendors and clients I need to find quickly. I am able to see bills that I need to pay as well as invoices that I need to send out.
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Support Rating
Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
When something isn't working, you can contact support who will gladly remote into your system and try and work out a solution. Though several of the issues we encountered, they were not able to fix and had to submit for further review. While some were eventually rectified in updates, it takes time for these to be addressed and implemented.
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Alternatives Considered
Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
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Return on Investment
Contractor Foreman
  • We don't have to double enter our job information anymore (estimates, bills, labor hours) to show employees what they need to see. Specific access within Contractor Foreman does that for us.
  • It's taken us longer to learn how Contractor Foreman works within itself than we thought it would, so implementation is taking a little longer than ideal. However, we have been learning a lot along the way about the easiest ways to use the workflow that Contractor Foreman has.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Overall it allowed us to go electronic for certified payroll allowing us to be more accurate in reporting which was a giant win for the company
  • It's viewable pay estimates with dates and records of payment are crucial to a company like ours that relies on a general contractor and the state for payment of EADA quantites
  • Negatively training is not the easiest for the company and therefore onboarding new employees with no experience with the software is time consuming and difficult.
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ScreenShots

Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.

ProContractor Screenshots

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