Viewpoint ProContractor vs. Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ProContractor
Score 4.9 out of 10
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ProContractor is a Cloud-Based Solution for Estimating, Project Management, and Accounting. Designed to improve visibility and profitability across construction businesses, ProContractor™ by Viewpoint is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting. The user can manage the entire project lifecycle from bid to cash in a single solution. Built to be flexible and scalable, ProContractor allows users to go all-in-one, or build a complete solution…N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.N/A
Pricing
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Spectrum
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ProContractorViewpoint Spectrum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Spectrum
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.9
21 Ratings
38% below category average
Pay calculation9.14 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.83 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.34 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.1
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.2
27 Ratings
29% below category average
Dashboards9.14 Ratings6.827 Ratings
Standard reports9.03 Ratings6.727 Ratings
Custom reports6.83 Ratings6.426 Ratings
Data exportability9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.9
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing6.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing6.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Viewpoint Spectrum
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
7 Ratings
14% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.37 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.2
25 Ratings
0% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.320 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
26 Ratings
4% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.16 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.217 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.920 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.721 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
15 Ratings
29% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.215 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings5.44 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
8.8
14 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.110 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.5
25 Ratings
1% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.74 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
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User Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
1.1
(7 ratings)
8.0
(66 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(3 ratings)
7.6
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.9
(6 ratings)
5.1
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(20 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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).
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Trimble Viewpoint
Viewpoint Spectrum would be fine for small to medium-sized companies. It would be great for transitioning from an in-house paper-based process, especially since it's designed with small construction companies in mind. They're making it even easier for smaller companies by offering additional features that you'd normally have to find in other products. However, companies can easily outgrow this system. We have about 15 years of data in the system, over 300 active jobs, and nearly 1,500 employees. In the past 3 years we've noticed slower performance and frequent locks in the system that require intervention from a system administrator. We moved to the cloud about 2 years ago and this has made troubleshooting even more difficult as we don't have the same access that we did before to resolve performance issues.
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Pros
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Procontractor is great with direct imports from CAD files.
  • It is great with balancing sites or specific areas on site.
  • Procontractor has multiple views and reports that help you to view the dirt movement on the site (grid, profile, 3D).
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
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Cons
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • We just changed over to the cloud based system. In my opinion, it a disaster- It does not work
  • Program is not responding- complete company shutdown
  • Tech support is not responding
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • Subcontract Kiosk can be glitchy - allows subs to overbill on subcontract billing items
  • Document Imaging can be glitchy - often says users do not have adequate security to view/add documents, but they do - if they sign out and back in, it works fine
  • At times, support can be lacking - sometimes case responses are delayed or you get an incorrect answer
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Likelihood to Renew
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Trimble Viewpoint
The product is working for us and the cost to implement a new system does not warrant the expense.
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Usability
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
I give Viewpoint ProContractor a 10 out of 10. This system is user friendly to help keep me organized on a daily basis. I can find everything I need daily with this system. I am able to look up our subcontactors, vendors and clients I need to find quickly. I am able to see bills that I need to pay as well as invoices that I need to send out.
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Trimble Viewpoint
Some things in Spectrum are NOT that intuitive, but I think knowledge of the software just comes with time. There are still some things I need assistance with in Spectrum but I'm very comfortable with my day to day items now that I've been using it for years. However, if there is something I don't do often or haven't done before, I don't find the software to be that intuitive, I actually find the logic on some things to be a little weird but it's fine once I know how to do it.
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Reliability and Availability
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Trimble Viewpoint
I've never seen Spectrum down
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Performance
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For the most part the product is very reliable. Since we are hosted we sometimes have connectivity issues but I would say that is more our ISP than Spectrum.
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Support Rating
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
When something isn't working, you can contact support who will gladly remote into your system and try and work out a solution. Though several of the issues we encountered, they were not able to fix and had to submit for further review. While some were eventually rectified in updates, it takes time for these to be addressed and implemented.
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Trimble Viewpoint
The support has recently changed. Last year, you could call in and get an immediate response. Now that doesn't seem possible unless you have an urgent situation with access to the software, payroll or payables. I have found that using chat or e-mail works nicely for the most part, but sometimes I feel it would be easier if someone from support would jump on our site and take a first-hand look rather than going back and forth
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Online Training
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Our trainer was excellent and navigated the time zone differences expertly. She gave us test assignments to complete and was available for questions at any time.
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Implementation Rating
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
My only insight would be to take time in your implementation and training process; ours was six weeks from start to finish.
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Alternatives Considered
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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.
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Trimble Viewpoint
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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Scalability
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
You can grant user specific access which is nice. Project managers do not need all the same modules as Accounting. But Accounting does need access to PM modules as well
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Return on Investment
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program has helped us grow in finance and accounting measures. We were limited with more basic accounting software.
  • The program has limited our ability to integrate various aspects of our business to avoid dual entry.
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Trimble Viewpoint
  • [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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