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67 Ratings
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Score 5 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

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.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

ProContractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint
Tracking of all physical assets
ProContractor
5.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

ProContractor
3.3
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
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Photo documentation
ProContractor
2.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Jobsite reports
ProContractor
3.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Document sharing
ProContractor
3.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
RFI tools
ProContractor
3.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Collaboration & approvals
ProContractor
1.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.1
As-built drawings
ProContractor
1.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
ProContractor
3.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Submittal design and management
ProContractor
2.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Change orders
ProContractor
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Estimating

ProContractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Takeoff tools
ProContractor
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4
Job costing
ProContractor
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6
Cost databases
ProContractor
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Cost calculator
ProContractor
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Bid creation
ProContractor
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1

Pros

ProContractor

  • Lots of reports available to generate
Ben Morey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ProContractor

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

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.
Darrell Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ProContractor

ProContractor 6.0
Based on 3 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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.8
Based on 12 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
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

Vista by Viewpoint

ComputerEase was pretty old technology. Input screens were clunky. Application customization required consulting to get involved as well as report modifications. Utilizing some kind of proprietary database put all the maintenance back on the software manufacturer. Promises of porting the application to SQL Server database went on and on for multiple years with no progress evident.
James Ward | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint has allowed the entire company to get on the same system and improve our internal tracking of costs which has been positive.
  • We have struggled with using the system on CM jobs so it has taken more time to do tasks or things have to be done outside the system to accommodate those types of jobs.
  • The ability to track things by customized fields have improved our ROI and have given us better insight.
Jessica Rondash | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
4.4
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

ProContractor
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Support Rating

ProContractor
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8

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