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17 Ratings
13 Ratings
17 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage Estimating ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

5.0

Sage Estimating

50%
3.3

ProContractor

33%
Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 11/12 features

Collaboration & approvals

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
3.5
35%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
2.8
28%
2 Ratings

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
3.8
38%
2 Ratings

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.5
25%
2 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.8
38%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
3.2
32%
2 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
3.3
33%
2 Ratings

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Estimating

7.6

Sage Estimating

76%
7.9

ProContractor

79%
Sage Estimating ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

3.0
30%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Bid creation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

Sage Estimating

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.0

ProContractor

50%
Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

Sage Estimating

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

ProContractor

75%
Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

Sage Estimating

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.0

ProContractor

50%
Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

Sage Estimating

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.8

ProContractor

38%
Viewpoint ProContractor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage Estimating is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Sage Estimating

70%
3 Ratings
5.2

ProContractor

52%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Sage Estimating

90%
1 Rating

ProContractor

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Sage Estimating

80%
2 Ratings
6.2

ProContractor

62%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor is a great fit if you are looking to make the jump to an ERP (accounting) system that offers a higher level of complexity and controls than what QuickBooks or Xero have to offer. However, some of those increased features of accounting controls, vendor compliance management, project contracting and documentation, come at the cost of lost integrations. ProContractor is completely siloed and does not openly communicate with other platforms (project management, bank accounts, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • More of a project management "vibe".
  • Less spreadsheet and complex processes to do things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage Estimating

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Starting Price

ProContractor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

ProContractor 6.2
Based on 5 answers
ProContractor support has gone through good times and bad times. However, now that ViewPoint is owned by Trimble the support has been great and stable. Support is good to respond on average urgency tickets. The only complaint is that for urgent tickets communication can be slow even though the support team is working on the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

ProContractor

  • Procontractor allows our company to visualize the site and figure out the problematic areas that can't be seen just from plans.
Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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