Lytho Workflow vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lytho Workflow
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Lytho Workflow is a creative project management software built specifically for the needs of creative and marketing teams. Combining elements of task and workflow management with the collaborative features of online proofing, Lytho Workflow helps teams get more content produced - faster. The key components of Lytho Workflow are Request Intake, Project Management, Review & Approval, and Reporting. From the initial creative brief, Lytho Workflow's request forms ensure…N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.N/A
Pricing
Lytho WorkflowViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lytho WorkflowViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo two teams are alike. So why offer “one size fits all” pricing plans? They just don’t work – teams are locked out of features they need while they get features they don’t need. We do things differently. We create individual pricing based on your team’s specific needs and budget.
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Features
Lytho WorkflowViewpoint Spectrum
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
8.4
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Task Management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
21 Ratings
38% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
7 Ratings
14% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.2
25 Ratings
0% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.320 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.2
27 Ratings
29% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.827 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.727 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.426 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
26 Ratings
4% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.16 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.217 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.920 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.721 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
15 Ratings
29% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.215 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings5.44 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.8
14 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.110 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.5
25 Ratings
1% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Lytho Workflow
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
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User Ratings
Lytho WorkflowViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(66 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.1
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Lytho WorkflowViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Lytho
It's a flexible program that can be molded to fit most businesses. It's geared towards agencies but we've been able to use it successfully as an in-house solution. It's pretty intuitive for the most part and is easy for new hires or clients to get up and running pretty quickly.
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Trimble Viewpoint
Viewpoint Spectrum would be fine for small to medium-sized companies. It would be great for transitioning from an in-house paper-based process, especially since it's designed with small construction companies in mind. They're making it even easier for smaller companies by offering additional features that you'd normally have to find in other products. However, companies can easily outgrow this system. We have about 15 years of data in the system, over 300 active jobs, and nearly 1,500 employees. In the past 3 years we've noticed slower performance and frequent locks in the system that require intervention from a system administrator. We moved to the cloud about 2 years ago and this has made troubleshooting even more difficult as we don't have the same access that we did before to resolve performance issues.
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Pros
Lytho
  • Requests - Request forms are set up so that certain fields are required and there's a minimum turnaround time. This prevents others from submitting an incomplete request or requesting things last minute.
  • Proofing - Chasing after people to approve a proof is always a pain, but the simplicity of Lytho Workflow makes it less of a pain. I can quickly remind people in the route to review the proof by clicking a button.
  • Templates - I use templates so that a list of tasks is created for me when I accept a job. It also creates a timeline for when each task needs to be done.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
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Cons
Lytho
  • Not being able to permanently delete inactive/old users (i.e. employees that are no longer with the company).
  • Search filtering features are lacking.
  • Not being notified when someone replies to my comment without @ mentioning me.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Subcontract Kiosk can be glitchy - allows subs to overbill on subcontract billing items
  • Document Imaging can be glitchy - often says users do not have adequate security to view/add documents, but they do - if they sign out and back in, it works fine
  • At times, support can be lacking - sometimes case responses are delayed or you get an incorrect answer
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Likelihood to Renew
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The product is working for us and the cost to implement a new system does not warrant the expense.
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Usability
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Some things in Spectrum are NOT that intuitive, but I think knowledge of the software just comes with time. There are still some things I need assistance with in Spectrum but I'm very comfortable with my day to day items now that I've been using it for years. However, if there is something I don't do often or haven't done before, I don't find the software to be that intuitive, I actually find the logic on some things to be a little weird but it's fine once I know how to do it.
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Reliability and Availability
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For the most part the product is very reliable. Since we are hosted we sometimes have connectivity issues but I would say that is more our ISP than Spectrum.
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Support Rating
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The support has recently changed. Last year, you could call in and get an immediate response. Now that doesn't seem possible unless you have an urgent situation with access to the software, payroll or payables. I have found that using chat or e-mail works nicely for the most part, but sometimes I feel it would be easier if someone from support would jump on our site and take a first-hand look rather than going back and forth
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Online Training
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Our trainer was excellent and navigated the time zone differences expertly. She gave us test assignments to complete and was available for questions at any time.
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Implementation Rating
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
My only insight would be to take time in your implementation and training process; ours was six weeks from start to finish.
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Alternatives Considered
Lytho
By consolidating the requests, project management, and proofing without features we didn't need like invoicing it was an easy fit for us. We were able to quickly develop a comprehensive workflow and the gains to efficiency were immediate. Pricing was competitive (at least at the time) and the implementation was very good as well.
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Trimble Viewpoint
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.
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Scalability
Lytho
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
You can grant user specific access which is nice. Project managers do not need all the same modules as Accounting. But Accounting does need access to PM modules as well
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Return on Investment
Lytho
  • I wasn't working for the company when they first started using Lytho Workflow workflow, so I can't say what impact it has had. However, I do see the product as a necessity in the fast-paced environment that is retail marketing. The introduction of the new "change request" feature has saved countless hours of miscommunication and confusion when project objectives change.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • [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!
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