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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint is surely a accounting-based program. It is more aimed at the financial health and wellness reporting on a project rather than a day-to-day operations system. This is great for internal office employees that understand the accounting behind a construction project and how it affects the success of the build. This is not a program used for field employees to know where the project stands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
Vista by Viewpoint
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Task management
Cosential
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Customization

Cosential
7.5
Vista by Viewpoint
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Security

Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Social data
Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Platform

Cosential
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Human Resource Management

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Employee demographic data
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Employment history
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Job profiles and administration
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
5.1
Organizational charting
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
4.5
Organization and location management
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
5.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

Payroll Management

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.9
Pay calculation
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Direct deposit files
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.1
Reimbursement management
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8

Asset Management

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4
Dashboards
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Standard reports
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Custom reports
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Data exportability
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Construction Project & Field Management

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Plan markups & sharing
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Photo documentation
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Jobsite reports
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
Document sharing
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
RFI tools
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.7
Collaboration & approvals
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
As-built drawings
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Mobile app
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Submittal design and management
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Checklists
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.0
Meeting Minutes
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Specifications
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
5.1
Change orders
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

Estimating

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7
Takeoff tools
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7
Job costing
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Cost databases
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.2
Cost calculator
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
6.7
Bid creation
Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.8

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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • New employee on-boarding and personnel management
  • Full spectrum accounting management (AP/AR/Payroll)
  • Project management from contract award through project close-out
  • Data security management, reporting and anlysis
  • Equipment full lifespan management for costs, revenue and location tracking
  • User Database allows for built-in customization capabilities to fit the most unique business requirements
Scot Strickland | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Its history is that most entries are transaction-based, requiring batch processing. Some of these could be moved to background batch processing so the batching would be more transparent to the user.
  • More data needs to be available on mobile devices. They are making a move in this direction, which is good.
  • Some screens allow flexibility of viewing data in grid views, but the export of this data to Excel could be improved. This is mostly seen in Workcenters.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 8.3
Based on 7 answers
It's very customizable and accessible outside of Vista itself (SQL, Excel, home grown programs, etc.), but Viewpoint is very slow at fixing bugs and adding suggestions from their suggestion box. If this last area was better, I would have given this a 9 or 10.
Jon Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Vista is a very easy product to learn and use. It is extremely customizable. If you need additional fields or even complete tables, this product allows for it. It helps to have someone on your team that understands SQL databases, but if you have that you can accomplish just about anything you need this product to do.
Carrie Pipkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.6
Based on 21 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 7.3
Based on 5 answers
The trainer Viewpoint sent did not understand the processes, he only knew where the modules were located. He had no understanding of the actual process itself.
Anonymous | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

Both are very similar software. I really like Vista by Viewpoint. If it were my job to choose, but it is not. I would most likely go with Vista because It is completely user friendly, easily trainable and easily mobile. I am sure there is even more difference but I am not sure of any huge differences
Amy Love | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • HR Management product is great and has made on boarding to time off requests and everything in between very easy, functional and efficient
  • Very scaleable product that has easily handled a 30% increase in employee headcount
  • Sometimes hard to be a specialty contractor with a product that tries to appeal to general contractors as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
8.3

Usability

Cosential
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6

Implementation Rating

Cosential
Vista by Viewpoint
7.3

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