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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    8.7

    Cosential

    87%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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%

    Vista by Viewpoint

    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
    6.2

    Vista by Viewpoint

    62%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    9 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    10 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    10 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    7 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    6 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    9 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vista by Viewpoint

    77%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    5 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    10 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    11 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Vista by Viewpoint

    72%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    12 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Vista by Viewpoint

    71%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    13 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    16 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    16 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    Vista by Viewpoint

    59%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    22 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    19 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    29 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    24 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    31 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    31 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    28 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    30 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    16 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    17 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    23 Ratings

    Checklists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    10 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    9 Ratings

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    8 Ratings

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    13 Ratings

    Estimating

    Cosential

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Vista by Viewpoint

    76%
    Vista by Viewpoint ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    16 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    13 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    8 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cosential is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Cosential

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.5

    Vista by Viewpoint

    75%
    41 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Vista by Viewpoint

    87%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.2

    Vista by Viewpoint

    72%
    11 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cosential

    80%
    1 Rating
    5.6

    Vista by Viewpoint

    56%
    31 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    Vista by Viewpoint

    74%
    5 Ratings

    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

    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

    Pricing Details

    Cosential

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Vista by Viewpoint

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Vista by Viewpoint

    Vista by Viewpoint 8.7
    Based on 8 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 7.2
    Based on 11 answers
    I find Viewpoint Customer Portal not great for help and support. Answers are from other users who use the product specifically for their organization and there is a TON of information that is irrelevant to other users. I also find that online support tends to be geared more toward organizations that have their own departments just handling Viewpoint with dedicated IT staff vs smaller firms where the administration is responsible (among many other duties) for Viewpoint functionality. The product itself is pretty powerful but easy to get stuck just using the same functionality without support on new products developments.
    Anonymous | 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 5.6
    Based on 31 answers
    The support is good for the most part, but [we] have had delays in getting certain issues resolved. We have had a third-party company come in to assist us with some learning skills and issues, and then we have had the same company, later on, help with training on certain areas, such as reports.
    Rod Redpath | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cosential

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Vista by Viewpoint

    Vista by Viewpoint 7.4
    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

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