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Score 7.2 out of 100
63 Ratings
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Asset Management, Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

5.0

ProContractor

50%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 2/3 features

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

7.5

ProContractor

75%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Asset Management

5.0

ProContractor

50%
2.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

20%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

3.8

ProContractor

38%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

3.0
30%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

3.0
30%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Data exportability

1.0
10%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

3.3

ProContractor

33%
2.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

21%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 7/13 features

Plan distribution & viewing

4.0
40%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
9 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

4.0
40%
1 Rating
1.5
15%
8 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

3.5
35%
2 Ratings
1.6
16%
13 Ratings

Photo documentation

2.8
28%
2 Ratings
2.9
29%
20 Ratings

Jobsite reports

3.8
38%
2 Ratings
3.1
31%
23 Ratings

Document sharing

2.5
25%
2 Ratings
2.6
26%
24 Ratings

RFI tools

3.8
38%
2 Ratings
1.8
18%
17 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

1.0
10%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
22 Ratings

As-built drawings

1.0
10%
1 Rating
1.2
12%
3 Ratings

Mobile app

3.3
33%
2 Ratings
5.7
57%
8 Ratings

Submittal design and management

3.3
33%
2 Ratings
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Change orders

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Estimating

7.9

ProContractor

79%
1.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

17%
ViewPoint ProContractor ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Job costing

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
27 Ratings

Cost databases

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
1.9
19%
18 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.5
15%
11 Ratings

Bid creation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ViewPoint ProContractor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.2

ProContractor

52%
4 Ratings
3.7

Viewpoint Spectrum

37%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ProContractor

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.2

ProContractor

62%
5 Ratings
1.8

Viewpoint Spectrum

18%
49 Ratings

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

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

Pricing Details

ProContractor

General

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

Starting Price

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

ProContractor

ProContractor 6.2
Based on 5 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 1.8
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

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

  • [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

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