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Score 9.3 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff

I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Probably not cost-effective for very small companies. It seems to fit mid-market very well. We have 3 companies with very different needs, and it was flexible enough to work well for us in each scenario. This included a company with 20 different unions and a non-union company. Payroll supported both. Consolidation of multiple companies was easily done as the data all resided in the same database.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Submittal design and management
On-Screen Takeoff
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1

Pros

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Time management for the foreman. They enter who is on job and what time. All on their iPad and we upload. It saves everyone time and its correct every time.
  • Receipts can be sent via phone or iPad and we can upload them to the system and attach them to their PO with no issues and makes it so easy to track and keep the budget under control not to mention hold everyone accountable for their spending.
  • Surveys and updated info requests can be emailed out, completed and returned via the cloud. Makes updates so much easier.
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

On-Screen Takeoff

  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • In the payroll arena, occasionally some combination of actions will cause a Payroll Timecard Entry batch to become stuck in a Status 4 - Posting in Progress. Vista by Viewpoint requires that Customer Support be contacted whenever a batch is stuck in Status 4, as it is unclear what parts of the batch have posted to the other modules, especially General Ledger. Support is a whiz at untangling these situations.
  • However, a Payroll Timecard Entry batch does not post anywhere except its' own table - Payroll only posts to GL and other modules when the PR Ledger Update process is run. Support could conceivably allow customers to change the Status of only these batches, as no other modules would be affected. Then the customer could fix their problem and move on without further delaying the payroll process.
  • The User Interface in the Payroll and Accounts Payable modules have traditionally been clunky for non-accounting personnel to use. The increase in non-accounting people using some aspects of the system - for instance, remote payroll entry or project staff reviewing AP invoices - used to cause some angst. This has been greatly alleviated by the advent of the KeyStyle modifications in these two areas.
  • The functionality of the Service Management module continues to be added with each new update. It would be even better if Service could function more like Job Cost in the way of tracking costs. There seems to be a lack of commonality between the two modules - though it is getting better.
Darrell Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.8
Based on 12 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

On-Screen Takeoff

Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

ComputerEase was pretty old technology. Input screens were clunky. Application customization required consulting to get involved as well as report modifications. Utilizing some kind of proprietary database put all the maintenance back on the software manufacturer. Promises of porting the application to SQL Server database went on and on for multiple years with no progress evident.
James Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint has allowed the entire company to get on the same system and improve our internal tracking of costs which has been positive.
  • We have struggled with using the system on CM jobs so it has taken more time to do tasks or things have to be done outside the system to accommodate those types of jobs.
  • The ability to track things by customized fields have improved our ROI and have given us better insight.
Jessica Rondash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff
9.4
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

On-Screen Takeoff
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8

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