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Score 6.9 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor is a great solution for contractors. In the construction industry, many companies fail because they are not tracking actual costs to budget. Sage 100 allows for this tracking. It enables a contractor to identify where change orders might be applicable.
Tina Antolik | 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 Productivity

Sage 100 Contractor
5.7
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Jobsite reports
Sage 100 Contractor
6.2
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Document sharing
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
RFI tools
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.2
Collaboration & approvals
Sage 100 Contractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.0
Submittal design and management
Sage 100 Contractor
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
Plan distribution & viewing
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Photo documentation
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
6.7
As-built drawings
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3

Estimating

Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.0
Job costing
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.5
Cost databases
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Cost calculator
Sage 100 Contractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4
Takeoff tools
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
8.3
Bid creation
Sage 100 Contractor
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1

Pros

Sage 100 Contractor

  • Payroll processing using Sage Timesheets. Makes online timesheets available to an employee anywhere he/she has an internet connection. This results in better record keeping.
  • Project costing. Between what I do in Sage and what I do in Sage Timesheets, I can project cost in minutes instead of making the data work in the clumsy and time consuming way it is done using just the Sage 50 or 100.
  • Project reporting is now streamlined using the same pairing of software.
Katherine McGookey | 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

Sage 100 Contractor

  • The Equipment management feature needs some serious updates. Searching for specific equipment shouldn't be this difficult. Example Lets say I'm looking for a "12' step ladder". If don't type in the name of the item exactly it will not return. So if I searched for "ladder" or "step ladder" my "12' step ladder" would not appear.
  • The entire system is not very intuitive or user friendly. At least not what you would expect from a sophisticated program in 2017
  • Needs a mobile application
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The cost of Sage 100 Contractor software is relatively inexpensive compared to some higher-priced options like Foundation and Microsoft Dynamics GP. But more importantly, the cost of implementing new software is costly. Implementation costs include testing and training. There are also risks involved with switching software such as missing data after conversion. Plus, there are always some unknown downsides to switching that are not apparent until the switch is made such as perceived capabilities that really don't exist. For these reasons, we will likely stay with Sage 100 Contractor for a long time. If we grow (say double) in size, we would consider other options.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Sage 100 Contractor

Sage 100 Contractor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If we ever have issues with Sage 100, the live chat is an awesome tool. However, most of our live chat inquiries are not because of the issues we have, but more for us to better understand how we are supposed to use the software. Sometimes we ask ourselves "what if we" and if we need guidance, the live chat will provide us with the answers or resources to figure out what we need. They always follow up to ensure the problems we encounter have been fixed. If our issue is an indicator of an upgrade that could be made, Sage 100 C offers a way to submit the idea for review and improvement of the software.
Tina Antolik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.6
Based on 11 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

Sage 100 Contractor

It is top of the line for the cost.
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

Sage 100 Contractor

  • It's had mostly a positive impact - solutions to my problems with accounting integrity.
  • Solutions for happier employees because they have portable time sheets. This makes me happier because I've made it work so I have less to do.
  • I can quickly report on any project with a combination of software.
Katherine McGookey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Monthly WIP meetings with Vista reporting have been a lifesaver for our company, we know immediately if something on a project needs to be fixed.
  • Time-saving imports have let us use that time somewhere more productive.
  • With custom reporting that we can do ourselves, audits are not a huge deal anymore.
Lauren Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage 100 Contractor

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

Sage 100 Contractor
9.9
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Support

Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6

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