Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate vs. Viewpoint Vista

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an end-to-end construction and property management product.N/A
Vista
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint’s Vista is a construction accounting software. Vista’s core accounting features include accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, payroll and time management, and cash management. It also provides tools for document management, including document templates and reporting.N/A
Pricing
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateViewpoint Vista
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateVista
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
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateViewpoint Vista
Considered Both Products
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

No answer on this topic

Vista
Chose Viewpoint Vista
Vista has a better job cost center than Sage, especially when using several fixed rate scenarios. Procore's documentation, collaboration, and the mobile app are better than anything Vista has to offer, but Procore lacks the accounting side of the equation.
Chose Viewpoint Vista
Sage was the previous system that was used prior to [Vista by] Viewpoint, but Sage did not have the tools needed for inner department communication that [Vista by] Viewpoint has available, as well as the tools for the field employees to use to keep track of each task they take …
Chose Viewpoint Vista
Procore is great on the field operations side but lacks heavily in the financial, commitments, and invoicing features. Vista by Viewpoint is better suited for those needs. While Sage 100 and Sage 300 I feel are more user friendly and offer very similar features and functionality.
Chose Viewpoint Vista
We haven't looked at other products.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateViewpoint Vista
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.3
25 Ratings
16% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.824 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.824 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.4
6 Ratings
2% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.3
13 Ratings
4% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.9
29 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.324 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.029 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.726 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
18 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.617 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.4
6 Ratings
5% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.5
8 Ratings
3% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
16 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings6.97 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.5
9 Ratings
4% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings6.68 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.2
8 Ratings
5% above category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.56 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings6.97 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.6
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(14 ratings)
7.8
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
6.9
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(6 ratings)
5.5
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(41 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300 Construction and Real EstateViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage is not at all well suited for small companies who want an agile, nimble setup for quick moving situations and mobile use. These type of companies should look elsewhere such as a SaaS offering from another vendor. In addition Sage is very expensive both in its initial outlay and ongoing support. Medium and larger sized companies benefit from a Sage install much more than the smaller constructor. Having the modules all work in unison is important when a company is of a certain size as is having the long tenured support structure. In addition Sage requires the terminals services setup to use it remotely and the larger companies are more likely to have the infrastructure and support for that type of setup
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Trimble Viewpoint
The company has made a commitment to the use of the Vista products and continue to move forward trying to implement more with the Vista HR Management. From timekeeping to onboarding in the near future we strive to look for better ways to utilize the products for our accounting and payroll purposes.
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Pros
Sage
  • There are a lot of ways to drill down into information. The ability to run inquiries that can be easily exported into Excel is incredibly useful.
  • The help desk is very helpful. There are multiple ways to get a hold of someone and it is extremely useful.
  • The knowledgebase articles are very helpful and provide a lot of great detail.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • New employee on-boarding and personnel management
  • Full spectrum accounting management (AP/AR/Payroll)
  • Project management from contract award through project close-out
  • Data security management, reporting and anlysis
  • Equipment full lifespan management for costs, revenue and location tracking
  • User Database allows for built-in customization capabilities to fit the most unique business requirements
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Cons
Sage
  • Lack of data validation and controls
  • Extremely limited report configuration without significant customization
  • Too many arbitrary limits like vendor name that forced partial names into the address
  • Very outdated UI
  • Very siloed forcing users to open different applications for different functions
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Their payroll module is terribly slow and very clunky.
  • Job costing parameters are very strict and limited.
  • Each module interface has too many forms and screens.
  • There is too much flexibility regarding where to put information into the system. There isn't one place to do anything, which creates confusion for staff.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
It is extremely customizable and tracks so many complicated costs very well, more-so than other construction software programs out there that we've used in the past. It is also not an easy program to use for those even slightly not comfortable with a computer. The help sections/knowledge base could be better organized and updated more. It is a very powerful software program for our business and we rely on it hugely to see how our projects are running in real-time.
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Usability
Sage
Sage is somewhat easy to use as far as its simplicity, however, when I first started using it I really wished there were more training materials available. As I did research to figure out what resources were there to learn how to use the paid software, all I found were courses you have to pay for. In my personal opinion, I don't think you should have to pay to learn how to use a software you bought.
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Trimble Viewpoint
I think that Vista's is an easy program to use very user friendly with lots of help features to allow the user to fix an issue without having to put a support call into Vista. The reporting and exporting capability's are strong.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Only issue is when there is an upgrade - it takes several times to get back logged in. Otherwise no issues with getting on to the program. We are set up on lap top or on the remote desk top. Works 90% of the time
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
No issue downloading the reports - I do find sometimes it is easier to export and save than it is to print to a pdf. Options on the different reports not consistent. You can print a couple projects on the JC Contract Status Report - but you have to do each project for the JC Cost by contract item - when neither one is a drill down - not a big deal
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Support Rating
Sage
They have a very quick, responsive team that assists. They also have great higher-level engineers who assist in more complicated matters and all in all, you need a support team that is quick to respond when you are in the middle of business crises.
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Trimble Viewpoint
When privately owned, it was very good, then dropped when owned by Bane Capital Investments. Now that it has been bought by Trimble and has a home, support is back up again. Response time is better than most software companies, and the information provided is good. They have Chat support for quick answers, and a good Knowledge Base and video libraries.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I was not part of the in person training. I am assuming the training went well - but I did all my training through viewpoint academy.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Excellent training! They keep you on track to insure your implementation is going as planned. There are ample ways to receive additional training and training can be provided by position type. If you put on the effort, the training is there.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The trainer Viewpoint sent did not understand the processes, he only knew where the modules were located. He had no understanding of the actual process itself.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
We currently have Sage in place which handles the majority of our business needs on the back end, but compared to some others that are on the market like Builder Trend, it does lack the client facing side of the house. To make it a better product, a client facing portal would be best so they can be up to date.
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Trimble Viewpoint
I personally have not used another ERP system other than Viewpoint Vista. I am sure there are others out there, but from listening to my managers experiences before Great Basin Industrial implemented Viewpoint, the other options were less superior to what Viewpoint offers. I think if you are looking for an ERP system in the construction industry, then Viewpoint is the way to go
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For a small business - this program is well used in the accounting and operations. The two different work plans are set up for success. Alot of the programs we do not use - but like the reports that are generated - one disadvantage if you do not know crystal reports you cannot edit your form to meet your needs so there is a lot of printing different several forms to get all the information you need.
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Professional Services
Sage
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • The accounting functions (AP, AR, GL) are mature so it does a great job with core financials. The reports are flexible so it does a good job of providing flexibility in report writing. The application is written for a workgroup so multiple people can use it at the same time. The transaction detail is strong so that a transaction can be rolled back if necessary.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Not sure I can speak to this as the company moved to Viewpoint before I began here. I think it is helpful for the Project Management and Superintendent staff to easily review how specific job items went, which we do in the PM contract drilldown analysis
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Job Cost AccountingScreenshot of Equipment ManagementScreenshot of Service ManagementScreenshot of Service Management Dispatch Board