e-Builder vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
e-Builder
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution that manages capital program cost, schedule, and documents. It allows owners to measure and manage the capital project delivery process from planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.N/A
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
e-BuilderViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e-BuilderProContractor
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Features
e-BuilderViewpoint ProContractor
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
7.2
11 Ratings
5% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing7.510 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.610 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.811 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation4.910 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.810 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Document sharing7.811 Ratings7.55 Ratings
RFI tools7.18 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.111 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings7.69 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app5.67 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
16% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e-Builder
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
e-BuilderViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(11 ratings)
1.2
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(5 ratings)
1.2
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
e-BuilderViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Trimble
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
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Pros
Trimble
  • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
  • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
  • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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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
Trimble
  • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
  • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
  • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • We just changed over to the cloud based system. In my opinion, it a disaster- It does not work
  • Program is not responding- complete company shutdown
  • Tech support is not responding
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Likelihood to Renew
Trimble
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Usability
Trimble
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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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
Trimble
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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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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Implementation Rating
Trimble
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Alternatives Considered
Trimble
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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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
Trimble
  • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
  • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
  • Has made project management more efficient
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program has helped us grow in finance and accounting measures. We were limited with more basic accounting software.
  • The program has limited our ability to integrate various aspects of our business to avoid dual entry.
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