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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 5.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

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
Paula (Queenbee) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP ERP
8.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Pay calculation
SAP ERP
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Benefit plan administration
SAP ERP
9.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Direct deposit files
SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Reimbursement management
SAP ERP
9.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Customization

SAP ERP
8.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
API for custom integration
SAP ERP
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
Plug-ins
SAP ERP
8.2
Viewpoint Spectrum

Security

SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
Single sign-on capability
SAP ERP
9.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Role-based user permissions
SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum

Reporting & Analytics

SAP ERP
8.2
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Dashboards
SAP ERP
7.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Standard reports
SAP ERP
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Custom reports
SAP ERP
8.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Data exportability
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP ERP
8.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Accounts payable
SAP ERP
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Accounts receivable
SAP ERP
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Inventory Management

SAP ERP
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
Inventory tracking
SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
Automatic reordering
SAP ERP
8.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
Location management
SAP ERP
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
Manufacturing module
SAP ERP
9.2
Viewpoint Spectrum

Order Management

SAP ERP
8.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Pricing
SAP ERP
8.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Order entry
SAP ERP
8.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
Credit card processing
SAP ERP
7.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
Cost of goods sold
SAP ERP
8.8
Viewpoint Spectrum

Human Resource Management

SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Organizational charting
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Asset Management

SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0
Tracking of all physical assets
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0

Construction Project & Field Management

SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.3
Plan distribution & viewing
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.7
Plan markups & sharing
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.2
Photo documentation
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.6
Jobsite reports
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.0
Document sharing
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.1
RFI tools
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.5
Collaboration & approvals
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.9
As-built drawings
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.0
Mobile app
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.7
Submittal design and management
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.5
Specifications
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Change orders
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0

Estimating

SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.9
Takeoff tools
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.0
Job costing
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.8
Cost databases
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.6
Cost calculator
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
2.8
Bid creation
SAP ERP
Viewpoint Spectrum
1.1

Pros

SAP ERP

  • 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.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • 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.
Marjie Maguire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP ERP

  • 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)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
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
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 3.8
Based on 49 answers
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.
Margaret Reams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP ERP

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.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP ERP

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • [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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP ERP

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP ERP
9.2
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

SAP ERP
8.6
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Usability

SAP ERP
9.4
Viewpoint Spectrum

Reliability and Availability

SAP ERP
10.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Support Rating

SAP ERP
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
3.8

Implementation Rating

SAP ERP
3.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

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