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Score 5.7 out of 100

Viewpoint Spectrum

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ProContractor

I think it might work for smaller contractors that have less stringent management requirements, policies, and procedures. To get buy-in from project managers to use, it would need to be a little bit more user-friendly, but if your biggest concern was project accounting, this is a great tool. Smaller projects often have lower levels of RFI and submittal requirements, fewer subcontractors and commitments, etc. meaning that where this software is weaker, they will have less use for it anyway.
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

Construction Productivity

ProContractor
2.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.7
Plan distribution & viewing
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.2
Plan markups & sharing
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.8
Photo documentation
ProContractor
2.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.0
Jobsite reports
ProContractor
3.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Document sharing
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.2
RFI tools
ProContractor
3.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.6
Collaboration & approvals
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
As-built drawings
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
5.9
Mobile app
ProContractor
4.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Submittal design and management
ProContractor
1.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1

Estimating

ProContractor
8.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Takeoff tools
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.9
Cost databases
ProContractor
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Cost calculator
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.5
Bid creation
ProContractor
9.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Pros

ProContractor

  • 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).
Matt Snow | 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

ProContractor

ProContractor 5.0
Based on 1 answer
As I have mentioned previously in this review, this is a decent product, but not the top in the industry, which I would deem to be Procore. Viewpoint is attempting to but has not successfully implemented the best practice of taking and learning from customer feedback, I believe this product is their initial attempt at this, but still doesn't quite hit the mark. They need to be more agile and flexible to customer needs as an organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 7.2
Based on 18 answers
Support has gone downhill tremendously since Viewpoint and Trimbal took over. Long term Spectrum users were used to on-demand support and it's not even close. We were assured they would be not changes to Spectrum support and I believe I was outright lied to at the user's conference in 2019 by the President himself. Once you get a hold of someone, maybe 48 hours or so later the support is still good.
Anonymous | 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

  • Positive: It does have a lot of components that can help you move away from doing many items in spreadsheets that may not get shared or stored correctly. If the data is entered you can have quite a bit of information on hand.
  • Negative: Many of the reports are not quite where they need to be, so you do need to have someone that knows Crystal Reports to get what you may need specifically to your company, as many reports just don't get everything you need, so there is cost involved with that.
Les Papp II | 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
3.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

ProContractor
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Support

ProContractor
5.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.2

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