Nifty vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nifty
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
ProContractor
Score 4.9 out of 10
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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
NiftyViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NiftyProContractor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$89 simple flat-rate pricingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NiftyViewpoint ProContractor
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
24% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Task Management8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
11% 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
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
2% 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 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app00 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
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings7.33 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
NiftyViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
1.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
NiftyViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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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
Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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
Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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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Usability
Nifty
No answers on this topic
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
Nifty
No answers on this topic
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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Alternatives Considered
Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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
Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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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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ScreenShots

Nifty Screenshots

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ProContractor Screenshots

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