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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NoteVault

It's is absolutely well suited for all daily reporting/documentation needs, also since it essentially 'self archives' you can revisit past projects by logging into the admin panel faster than going to my own archived job files. It saved our skin by documenting where a bad GC Superintendent had been giving false information to the office, and we were able to prove our conditions/progress and alleviate the issue. It's very well suited for large projects, and ongoing projects. A bit less suited for small fast service type projects. We keep one 'service' job open to document the fast turn over stuff to alleviate that issue.
Mike Petrich | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

NoteVault
9.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.5
Photo documentation
NoteVault
9.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
Jobsite reports
NoteVault
9.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Plan distribution & viewing
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Document sharing
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
RFI tools
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Collaboration & approvals
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
As-built drawings
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Mobile app
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Submittal design and management
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1

Estimating

NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Takeoff tools
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8
Cost databases
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Cost calculator
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Bid creation
NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Pros

NoteVault

  • As a delay has occurred in the field, the foremen are able to report it immediately. The project manager now gets this information as it happened, not just trying to remember the next time they talk or see each other.
  • As an RFI arises, the foremen can ask their questions immediately so that the PM can address it right away.
  • We input our manpower on a daily basis, which helps us project where we are as it pertains to hours on a job.
Glen Nelson | 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

NoteVault

  • Difficult to bring back reports from the archives. I don't archive any more; I just sequentially date my projects and keep them all live.
  • Notevault is set up for normal work shifts. But I mostly work night shifts from about 10 pm to 6 am. You then have to sort and filter the notes from two separate "days" in the system to get a coherent report from a single night shift. I live with it, but I don't like it.
Michael Quaid | 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

Likelihood to Renew

NoteVault

NoteVault 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

NoteVault

NoteVault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
Jason Burdette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NoteVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 6.4
Based on 26 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

NoteVault

I have used both Raken and NoteVault. It is my preference to use NoteVault due to the simplicity of it. Raken tended to be a bit cumbersome. I did not like the photo features used with Raken as opposed to the very simple straight forward approach with NoteVault
Derek Boatwright | 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

NoteVault

  • Daily reports get published the following day after downloaded to NoteVault.
  • From an executive standpoint, I am able to track the progress of each project on a daily basis and to be able to focus my efforts to the project that needs help.
Steve Rosenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • We do not use Viewpoint Spectrum for estimating or project tracking. There has not been any incentive to do so. The results achieved using the methods already in place are at a level that it was deemed unnecessary to invest the time and money required to change.
  • We do not use the Human Resources module. It is not necessary for only around 45 permanent employees. The functionality of just the payroll module covers the data we want to capture electronically. The other 400 - 500 employees we have each year are non-permanent union workers that come and go and are also sufficiently recorded and tracked with the payroll module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoteVault

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NoteVault
8.2
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

NoteVault
9.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Usability

NoteVault
8.6
Viewpoint Spectrum

Support Rating

NoteVault
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

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