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Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Security

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.0

Sage X3

60%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 6/6 features

Accounts payable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Accounts receivable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 1/1 features

Location management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pricing

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 1/1 features

Plug-ins

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 10/10 features

Shared Services Payments

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Collections

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Logistics

5.0

Sage X3

50%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Viewpoint Spectrum ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage Business Cloud X3 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

Sage X3

50%
1 Rating
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

11%
49 Ratings

Ease of integration

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Viewpoint Spectrum

66%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage

I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
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Pros

Sage

  • The user interface has everything you would expect and in practical locations so you do not have to hunt and peck for the items you are looking for
  • Drill-down from GL to submodules works seamlessly
  • Easy import and export of data
  • The software is relatively easy to manage
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
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Cons

Sage

  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
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Pricing Details

Sage X3

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sage X3 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Viewpoint Spectrum

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Viewpoint Spectrum editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Sage

      Unfortunately, the product was purchased before I began working at the organization. I am unsure what other products they may have reviewed before purchasing Sage ERP X3.
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      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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      Return on Investment

      Sage

      • Created efficiencies within the organization.
      • Centralized data input and retrieval.
      • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      • [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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