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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow management

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Territory management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email marketing

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Task management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    7.5

    Cosential

    75%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Custom fields

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom objects

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social CRM

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social engagement

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    5.0

    Cosential

    50%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Marketing automation

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform

    7.0

    Cosential

    70%

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cosential ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Cosential

    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

    Cosential

    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

    Cosential

    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

    Cosential

    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

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    2.1

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    21%
    Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.5
    15%
    9 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.6
    16%
    8 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.7
    17%
    13 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.9
    29%
    20 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.2
    32%
    23 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.7
    27%
    24 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.8
    18%
    17 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.1
    21%
    22 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.2
    12%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    8 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.4
    14%
    8 Ratings

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    Cosential

    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
    1.9
    19%
    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

    • Cosential is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    3.9

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    39%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    1.9

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    19%
    49 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cosential

    Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
    Kevin Shaw | 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

    Cosential

    • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
    • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
    • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
    • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
    Kevin Shaw | 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

    Cosential

    • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
    • Report writing could be more intuitive.
    • The company seems to cater to larger users.
    Kevin Shaw | 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

    Cosential

    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

    Usability

    Cosential

    Cosential 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
    Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cosential

    Cosential 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
    Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Cosential

    Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
    Kevin Shaw | 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

    Cosential

    • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
    • Helped us quantify effort.
    • Provides great reports for management.
    Kevin Shaw | 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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