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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP ERP ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management

Payroll Management

8.2

SAP ERP

82%
7.7

Vista

77%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.2
92%
20 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.1
81%
18 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.4
94%
19 Ratings
7.3
73%
11 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.2
92%
22 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Customization

6.9

SAP ERP

69%

Vista

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

API for custom integration

7.6
76%
32 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

6.1
61%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.3

SAP ERP

93%
7.3

Vista

73%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.1
91%
33 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
38 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

8.8

SAP ERP

88%
7.0

Vista

70%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
30 Ratings
6.7
67%
13 Ratings

Standard reports

8.7
87%
38 Ratings
6.6
66%
16 Ratings

Custom reports

9.1
91%
38 Ratings
7.3
73%
15 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.6

SAP ERP

86%
8.1

Vista

81%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 5/7 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
39 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

9.3
93%
39 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

8.8

SAP ERP

88%
6.4

Vista

64%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

8.9
89%
33 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Automatic reordering

9.6
96%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

8.1
81%
31 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

8.9
89%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

8.6

SAP ERP

86%

Vista

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

Pricing

8.5
85%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

8.4
84%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.5
85%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.0
90%
31 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Vista

77%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 10/10 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Vista

80%
Viewpoint Vista ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP ERP is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Viewpoint Vista is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

SAP ERP

90%
46 Ratings
7.6

Vista

76%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.6

SAP ERP

86%
4 Ratings
8.8

Vista

88%
8 Ratings

Usability

8.8

SAP ERP

88%
10 Ratings
7.1

Vista

71%
11 Ratings

Availability

10.0

SAP ERP

100%
2 Ratings

Vista

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

SAP ERP

91%
11 Ratings
5.5

Vista

55%
31 Ratings

Implementation Rating

3.0

SAP ERP

30%
2 Ratings
7.4

Vista

74%
5 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

Vista by Viewpoint is surely a accounting-based program. It is more aimed at the financial health and wellness reporting on a project rather than a day-to-day operations system. This is great for internal office employees that understand the accounting behind a construction project and how it affects the success of the build. This is not a program used for field employees to know where the project stands.
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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

  • 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

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

  • Its history is that most entries are transaction-based, requiring batch processing. Some of these could be moved to background batch processing so the batching would be more transparent to the user.
  • More data needs to be available on mobile devices. They are making a move in this direction, which is good.
  • Some screens allow flexibility of viewing data in grid views, but the export of this data to Excel could be improved. This is mostly seen in Workcenters.
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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

    Vista

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Vista 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

      It's very customizable and accessible outside of Vista itself (SQL, Excel, home grown programs, etc.), but Viewpoint is very slow at fixing bugs and adding suggestions from their suggestion box. If this last area was better, I would have given this a 9 or 10.
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      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

      I find Viewpoint Customer Portal not great for help and support. Answers are from other users who use the product specifically for their organization and there is a TON of information that is irrelevant to other users. I also find that online support tends to be geared more toward organizations that have their own departments just handling Viewpoint with dedicated IT staff vs smaller firms where the administration is responsible (among many other duties) for Viewpoint functionality. The product itself is pretty powerful but easy to get stuck just using the same functionality without support on new products developments.
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      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

      The support is good for the most part, but [we] have had delays in getting certain issues resolved. We have had a third-party company come in to assist us with some learning skills and issues, and then we have had the same company, later on, help with training on certain areas, such as reports.
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      Implementation Rating

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Viewpoint, a Trimble company

      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

      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

      Both are very similar software. I really like Vista by Viewpoint. If it were my job to choose, but it is not. I would most likely go with Vista because It is completely user friendly, easily trainable and easily mobile. I am sure there is even more difference but I am not sure of any huge differences
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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

      • HR Management product is great and has made on boarding to time off requests and everything in between very easy, functional and efficient
      • Very scaleable product that has easily handled a 30% increase in employee headcount
      • Sometimes hard to be a specialty contractor with a product that tries to appeal to general contractors as well.
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