Replicon Polaris PSA vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Replicon Polaris PSA
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Replicon Polaris PSA is a professional services automation platform containing project management, expense tracking, and billing features, from Replicon headquartered in Redwood City, California.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
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
22 Ratings
37% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
9 Ratings
17% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.1
27 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.827 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
30 Ratings
31% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.430 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.928 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
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Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
17 Ratings
24% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.36 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.5
15 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
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Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.6
27 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
7 Ratings
0% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Replicon Polaris PSA
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Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.9
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.3
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Replicon Polaris PSAViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Replicon Inc
It is perfect for inputing time sheets, time offs and expenses. It is hosted on the cloud, so accessible from anywhere, and even from mobile. It should nonetheless do just that, as it is not suited to track the work that you are doing or details about it. It is completely useless in that case.
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Trimble Viewpoint
The Installation team is amazing. They provide clear guidance at the beginning of the process regarding what is expected and what needs to be done. The implementation manager follows up monthly with you to make sure you are on track and if you need additional help. They are very helpful and responsive in resolving issues.
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Pros
Replicon Inc
  • Many of our staff members work on multiple projects. Replicon PSM is ideal for managers to track all staff hours just by running a simple report.
  • It's so easy use & maintain.
  • Support team is really impressive, seem to know their product.
  • Reporting is a breeze.
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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
Replicon Inc
  • Though the technical support staff are always very nice, sometimes they don't seem to understand exactly what the issue is based on our explanation. There have been several times when I've ended up solving the issue on my own without their assistance, despite numerous emails and phone calls. Could be a language barrier issue, perhaps they could receive more training in how companies are actually using the software on a daily basis.
  • Employee time sheets have to be approved by project managers and supervisors prior to my final approval. However, when viewing the time sheets in list form, there is no way for me to tell whether a time sheet has been approved by everyone else. I have to manually open each one and hover over the approver link. It would be helpful if there was a column in the list showing which approvers still need to approve it.
  • There have been a few times when time sheets were accidentally deleted by approvers. In order to retrieve them, we've had to contact Replicon support and have a backup instance of the information created. It would be great if perhaps there was some sort of archive or recently deleted section that could be accessed right away without having to go through Replicon support, a folder or something that would hold on to recently deleted files for a few days or a week just in case they needed to be retrieved.
  • Some of our projects have more than one project manager. Replicon currently allows for co-managers to be assigned to a project, but this status does not seem to include that co-manager in the approval of time sheets and expenses. We have had to manually create an approval path to include that second manager. It would be nice if co-managers would automatically be included in those approval paths.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Support isn't readily available. You can submit a ticket and wait days before it's picked up. Even critical issues (system outages) can wait an hour or two before someone responds.
  • Large companies will feel limited. This product wasn't designed to handle large amounts of data, and performance seems to slow when there are more than 80 concurrent users.
  • The new developments are limited. HR Management is less robust than a third-party product specializing in HR Management. Viewpoint Analytics is nowhere near as robust as Power BI or Tableau.
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Likelihood to Renew
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
There's a little bit of a learning curve, but once you've been working in the system for a while, it becomes second nature. I would say that out of all of the other software that I've personally used, Spectrum has been the easiest one to pick up and learn quickly
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Reliability and Availability
Replicon Inc
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
We used to track time on JIRA on the tickets. This was good enough for time tracking, but didn't integrate efficiently with accounting software, so accountants had to replicate manually the data from JIRA to their software in order to bill clients. Using Replicon made things much easier for them.
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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
Replicon Inc
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
Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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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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