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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP ERP ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Payroll Management, Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Management

8.5

SAP ERP

85%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

9.2
92%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.2
92%
19 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

9.4
94%
20 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

9.6
96%
22 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Customization

6.6

SAP ERP

66%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

7.5
75%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

5.7
57%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.6

SAP ERP

96%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

SAP ERP

87%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.2
82%
31 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

8.9
89%
39 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

8.8
88%
39 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.6

SAP ERP

86%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.3
93%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.2

SAP ERP

92%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.3
93%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.6
96%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

8.9
89%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.1
91%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

8.7

SAP ERP

87%

Viewpoint Spectrum

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pricing

8.8
88%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

8.9
89%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.6
86%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

8.5
85%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP ERP is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Viewpoint Spectrum is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

SAP ERP

87%
47 Ratings
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

SAP ERP

90%
5 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.7

SAP ERP

87%
11 Ratings

Viewpoint Spectrum

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

SAP ERP

100%
2 Ratings

Viewpoint Spectrum

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

SAP ERP

79%
12 Ratings
1.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

11%
49 Ratings

Implementation Rating

3.0

SAP ERP

30%
2 Ratings

Viewpoint Spectrum

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

SAP ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Viewpoint Spectrum

66%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

The availability of the leading and non-leading ledgers meets our financial reporting requirements and helps us fulfill both the stock exchange requirements at the parent company level and country-specific requirements at the operating entity level. In addition, the Open Item Managed Account feature ensures that reporting teams optimize their efforts on subsystem-driven accounts to achieve accounting concurrency.
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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

SAP

  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
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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

SAP

  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
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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

SAP ERP

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP ERP 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      SAP

      The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      SAP

      It is worth my time as far as my concern I just loved the product and it has saved me from many problems that I used to [deal] with earlier overall it has [enhanced] my work efficiency that is why I am happy to give this rating to this product Also I loved the features and worth my working skills.
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      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      SAP

      Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
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      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

      SAP

      SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
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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

      SAP

      • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
      • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
      • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
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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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