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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

Human Resource Management

ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Organization and location management
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Payroll Management

ProContractor
7.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
Pay calculation
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Benefit plan administration
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Direct deposit files
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Salary revision and increment management
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Reimbursement management
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Asset Management

ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Tracking of all physical assets
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Reporting & Analytics

ProContractor
3.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
Dashboards
ProContractor
3.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Standard reports
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Custom reports
ProContractor
3.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
Data exportability
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Construction Project & Field Management

ProContractor
3.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Plan distribution & viewing
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Plan markups & sharing
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProContractor
3.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Photo documentation
ProContractor
2.6
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.7
Jobsite reports
ProContractor
3.6
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Document sharing
ProContractor
2.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
RFI tools
ProContractor
3.6
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Collaboration & approvals
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
As-built drawings
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.7
Mobile app
ProContractor
3.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Submittal design and management
ProContractor
2.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Change orders
ProContractor
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Estimating

ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Takeoff tools
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
ProContractor
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8
Cost databases
ProContractor
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Cost calculator
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.6
Bid creation
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Pros

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | 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

ProContractor

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

Support Rating

ProContractor

ProContractor 5.8
Based on 4 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

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 6.3
Based on 30 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

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

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

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • We do not use Viewpoint Spectrum for estimating or project tracking. There has not been any incentive to do so. The results achieved using the methods already in place are at a level that it was deemed unnecessary to invest the time and money required to change.
  • We do not use the Human Resources module. It is not necessary for only around 45 permanent employees. The functionality of just the payroll module covers the data we want to capture electronically. The other 400 - 500 employees we have each year are non-permanent union workers that come and go and are also sufficiently recorded and tracked with the payroll module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ProContractor

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

ProContractor
4.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

ProContractor
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support Rating

ProContractor
5.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3

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