Viewpoint ProContractor vs. Viewpoint Vista

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ProContractor
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
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
Vista
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Viewpoint’s Vista is a construction accounting software. Vista’s core accounting features include accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, payroll and time management, and cash management. It also provides tools for document management, including document templates and reporting.N/A
Pricing
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Vista
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ProContractorVista
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Vista
Considered Both Products
ProContractor

No answer on this topic

Vista
Chose Viewpoint Vista
Vista isn't even in the same room as these 2 - million miles away. However, Procore and ProContractor don't have the accounting abilities or in depth report features that Vista has either. Vista is easier to implement in a large organization, licenses are less expensive than Pro…
Chose Viewpoint Vista
ProContractor at the time was not ready to handle a company of our size, we have since reduced in size, but prior to the acquisition by ViewPoint ProContractor was a very unstable solution.
Chose Viewpoint Vista
Procore is great on the field operations side but lacks heavily in the financial, commitments, and invoicing features. Vista by Viewpoint is better suited for those needs. While Sage 100 and Sage 300 I feel are more user friendly and offer very similar features and functionality.
Chose Viewpoint Vista
We also have Viewpoint Team which adds the cloud aspect of connecting our employees and external users. It's getting better but still does not come close to Procore, which is understandable due to the price differences of the 2 products.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Vista
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.6
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
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
8% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
7.8
19 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation9.14 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.83 Ratings7.914 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.34 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.43 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
4% below category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
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 Vista
6.9
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Dashboards9.04 Ratings7.316 Ratings
Standard reports9.03 Ratings6.421 Ratings
Custom reports6.83 Ratings6.919 Ratings
Data exportability9.04 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
4% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
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 reports7.44 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
8% above category average
Viewpoint Vista
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools7.43 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 Vista
6.1
2 Ratings
18% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.7
7 Ratings
7% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
9 Ratings
5% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.5
3 Ratings
20% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.5
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Order entry00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.7
7 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.1
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings6.92 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
7.4
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Viewpoint ProContractor
-
Ratings
Viewpoint Vista
6.4
1 Ratings
16% below category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
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User Ratings
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Vista
Likelihood to Recommend
1.2
(7 ratings)
7.8
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(14 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(3 ratings)
5.6
(19 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(8 ratings)
4.2
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.8
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(32 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Viewpoint ProContractorViewpoint Vista
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
The company has made a commitment to the use of the Vista products and continue to move forward trying to implement more with the Vista HR Management. From timekeeping to onboarding in the near future we strive to look for better ways to utilize the products for our accounting and payroll purposes.
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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
  • New employee on-boarding and personnel management
  • Full spectrum accounting management (AP/AR/Payroll)
  • Project management from contract award through project close-out
  • Data security management, reporting and anlysis
  • Equipment full lifespan management for costs, revenue and location tracking
  • User Database allows for built-in customization capabilities to fit the most unique business requirements
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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
  • Its history is that most entries are transaction-based, requiring batch processing. Some of these could be moved to background batch processing so the batching would be more transparent to the user.
  • More data needs to be available on mobile devices. They are making a move in this direction, which is good.
  • Some screens allow flexibility of viewing data in grid views, but the export of this data to Excel could be improved. This is mostly seen in Workcenters.
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Likelihood to Renew
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Trimble Viewpoint
It's very customizable and accessible outside of Vista itself (SQL, Excel, home grown programs, etc.), but Viewpoint is very slow at fixing bugs and adding suggestions from their suggestion box. If this last area was better, I would have given this a 9 or 10.
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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
I think that Vista's is an easy program to use very user friendly with lots of help features to allow the user to fix an issue without having to put a support call into Vista. The reporting and exporting capability's are strong.
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Reliability and Availability
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Only issue is when there is an upgrade - it takes several times to get back logged in. Otherwise no issues with getting on to the program. We are set up on lap top or on the remote desk top. Works 90% of the time
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Performance
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
No issue downloading the reports - I do find sometimes it is easier to export and save than it is to print to a pdf. Options on the different reports not consistent. You can print a couple projects on the JC Contract Status Report - but you have to do each project for the JC Cost by contract item - when neither one is a drill down - not a big deal
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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
Support has deteriorated greatly than what it was years ago when we joined. We always used to get a call back same day and within an hour or so for critical issues. Sometimes now it's no response or very delayed. Knowledge of the support team is also lacking. Many issues we figure out workarounds ourselves instead of calling
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In-Person Training
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I was not part of the in person training. I am assuming the training went well - but I did all my training through viewpoint academy.
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Online Training
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
Excellent training! They keep you on track to insure your implementation is going as planned. There are ample ways to receive additional training and training can be provided by position type. If you put on the effort, the training is there.
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Implementation Rating
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
The trainer Viewpoint sent did not understand the processes, he only knew where the modules were located. He had no understanding of the actual process itself.
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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 personally have not used another ERP system other than Viewpoint Vista. I am sure there are others out there, but from listening to my managers experiences before Great Basin Industrial implemented Viewpoint, the other options were less superior to what Viewpoint offers. I think if you are looking for an ERP system in the construction industry, then Viewpoint is the way to go
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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Scalability
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
For a small business - this program is well used in the accounting and operations. The two different work plans are set up for success. Alot of the programs we do not use - but like the reports that are generated - one disadvantage if you do not know crystal reports you cannot edit your form to meet your needs so there is a lot of printing different several forms to get all the information you need.
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Professional Services
Viewpoint, a Trimble company
No answers on this topic
Trimble Viewpoint
I wasn't part of the integration.
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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
  • we are still working through connectivity issues which pretty much puts us dead in the water when we lose internet
  • The standard reports that are a part of Vista need to be finagled for us to us them. They don't have all of the parameters and/or prompts that we need to report on
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