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Score 5.7 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 7.5 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.
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Vista by Viewpoint

Probably not cost-effective for very small companies. It seems to fit mid-market very well. We have 3 companies with very different needs, and it was flexible enough to work well for us in each scenario. This included a company with 20 different unions and a non-union company. Payroll supported both. Consolidation of multiple companies was easily done as the data all resided in the same database.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

ProContractor
2.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Plan distribution & viewing
ProContractor
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
ProContractor
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProContractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Photo documentation
ProContractor
2.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.7
Jobsite reports
ProContractor
3.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Document sharing
ProContractor
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9
RFI tools
ProContractor
3.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Collaboration & approvals
ProContractor
1.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
As-built drawings
ProContractor
1.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
ProContractor
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Submittal design and management
ProContractor
1.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.2

Estimating

ProContractor
8.4
Vista by Viewpoint
8.0
Takeoff tools
ProContractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.3
Job costing
ProContractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.5
Cost databases
ProContractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Cost calculator
ProContractor
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4
Bid creation
ProContractor
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1

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).
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Vista by Viewpoint

  • Time management for the foreman. They enter who is on job and what time. All on their iPad and we upload. It saves everyone time and its correct every time.
  • Receipts can be sent via phone or iPad and we can upload them to the system and attach them to their PO with no issues and makes it so easy to track and keep the budget under control not to mention hold everyone accountable for their spending.
  • Surveys and updated info requests can be emailed out, completed and returned via the cloud. Makes updates so much easier.
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Cons

ProContractor

  • More of a project management "vibe".
  • Less spreadsheet and complex processes to do things.
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Vista by Viewpoint

  • In the payroll arena, occasionally some combination of actions will cause a Payroll Timecard Entry batch to become stuck in a Status 4 - Posting in Progress. Vista by Viewpoint requires that Customer Support be contacted whenever a batch is stuck in Status 4, as it is unclear what parts of the batch have posted to the other modules, especially General Ledger. Support is a whiz at untangling these situations.
  • However, a Payroll Timecard Entry batch does not post anywhere except its' own table - Payroll only posts to GL and other modules when the PR Ledger Update process is run. Support could conceivably allow customers to change the Status of only these batches, as no other modules would be affected. Then the customer could fix their problem and move on without further delaying the payroll process.
  • The User Interface in the Payroll and Accounts Payable modules have traditionally been clunky for non-accounting personnel to use. The increase in non-accounting people using some aspects of the system - for instance, remote payroll entry or project staff reviewing AP invoices - used to cause some angst. This has been greatly alleviated by the advent of the KeyStyle modifications in these two areas.
  • The functionality of the Service Management module continues to be added with each new update. It would be even better if Service could function more like Job Cost in the way of tracking costs. There seems to be a lack of commonality between the two modules - though it is getting better.
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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
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Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.5
Based on 10 answers
The majority of the time support is excellent. Occasionally, the wait times for a return call on a support ticket can be extreme. But, there is always an escalation path available once you have proved you are worth (or entitled) to support.
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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.
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Vista by Viewpoint

Procore is not a construction accounting software, Vista takes care of that, but Vista is not a software to be used in the field. Procore has an easy-to-use mobile app for site pictures and daily reports, a good connection between the two software would be so great, they both have amazing capabilities but both are totally different.
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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.
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Vista by Viewpoint

  • Bringing all of the project management functions into a single consolidated platform has been good.
  • The robust HR program with documentation of employee data as well as accidents, reviews, training, skills etc. has eliminated 3 offline spreadsheets.
  • VEC has lowered our overall IT spend.
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Pricing Details

ProContractor

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ProContractor
3.4
Vista by Viewpoint
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

ProContractor
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Support

ProContractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5

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