Resource Guru vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Resource Guru
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Resource Guru is presented as a fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects. It enables users to: Manage people, equipment, and meeting rooms in one place Assign work, book time off, and edit schedules in seconds Track availability in real-time and avoid unrealistic workloads Keep a team up-to-date with personal dashboards and daily schedule emails Analyze utilization rates, clients, and projects for more accurate project forecasts and…
$4.16
per month per user
ProContractor
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
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
Resource GuruViewpoint ProContractor
Editions & Modules
Grasshopper Plan
$4.16
per user, per month
Blackbelt Plan
$6.65
per user, per month
Master Plan
$10
per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Resource GuruProContractor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Resource GuruViewpoint ProContractor
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
8.8
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Resource Management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.8
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.94 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
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.1
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
6.2
5 Ratings
15% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
5 Ratings
3% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.6
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings5.36 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 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Resource Guru
-
Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.0
6 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Resource GuruViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
3.5
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Resource GuruViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
Resource Guru
It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
It is appropriate for the size and scale of my company - 150 projects a year that has a lot going on a multiple lines with each project. However there are many features and things that go unused with the software, because of how tinkery it can be. For example - our company needs a positive pay file, however we had to employ an outside service provide to create the file within the system. Same with a Backlog - the system kind of has a report but then again it has to be manipulated in order for it be of use. It gets the job done and has the reports needed to submit for certified payroll to the state, which was why we purchased Viewpoint ProContractor, however its ease of use is one of its biggest downfalls.
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Pros
Resource Guru
  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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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
Resource Guru
  • lacks real-time logging button
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program is siloed, so connecting to other software or databases is not going to happen.
  • When hosted, the program can run slow.
  • The program is not going to perform complex accounting tasks with subledgers.
  • The program does not do much in terms of HR other than payroll.
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Usability
Resource Guru
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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
Resource Guru
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
Resource Guru
Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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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
Resource Guru
  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Overall it allowed us to go electronic for certified payroll allowing us to be more accurate in reporting which was a giant win for the company
  • It's viewable pay estimates with dates and records of payment are crucial to a company like ours that relies on a general contractor and the state for payment of EADA quantites
  • Negatively training is not the easiest for the company and therefore onboarding new employees with no experience with the software is time consuming and difficult.
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ScreenShots

Resource Guru Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple, drag-and-drop schedulingScreenshot of Focus in on specific groups of resourcesScreenshot of Helps with utilization and capacity managementScreenshot of Manages sick days, holidays, and any other types of time off.Screenshot of A single resource poolScreenshot of Repeats weekly, fortnightly, monthly and yearly

ProContractor Screenshots

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