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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Asset Management, Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

6.0

Newforma Project Center

60%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 2/3 features

Employment history

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

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

Asset Management

6.0

Newforma Project Center

60%
2.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

20%
Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

6.0
60%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

7.5

Newforma Project Center

75%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 2/4 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard 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

7.8

Newforma Project Center

78%
2.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

21%
Newforma Project Center ranks higher in 12/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
1.5
15%
9 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

5.9
59%
5 Ratings
1.6
16%
8 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
1.7
17%
13 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
2.9
29%
20 Ratings

Jobsite reports

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
3.1
31%
23 Ratings

Document sharing

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
2.7
27%
24 Ratings

RFI tools

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
1.8
18%
17 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
2.1
21%
22 Ratings

As-built drawings

6.9
69%
4 Ratings
1.2
12%
3 Ratings

Mobile app

3.0
30%
1 Rating
5.7
57%
8 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Checklists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.0

Newforma Project Center

80%
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 3/5 features

Job costing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.1
31%
27 Ratings

Bid creation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
1.9
19%
18 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
1.5
15%
11 Ratings

Payroll Management

Newforma Project Center

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

Attribute Ratings

  • Newforma Project Center is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Newforma Project Center

80%
5 Ratings
3.9

Viewpoint Spectrum

39%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Newforma Project Center

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Newforma Project Center

70%
2 Ratings
1.9

Viewpoint Spectrum

19%
49 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

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

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 2 answers
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | 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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