Reviews (1-4 of 4)
April 24, 2020
Score 7 out of 10
ProContractor is used as our primary business ERP for both company level and corporate level accounting. We utilize the accounting features, the payroll features, the project cost accounting features, the vendor management (compliance and contracting) features, and some select project management features. We do not use the estimating, equipment, or materials features.
- Performs most project cost accounting features required.
- Performs vendor contract management well.
- Allows for multi-company/division and intercompany accounting.
- The program is siloed, so connecting to other software or databases is not going to happen.
- When hosted, the program can run slow.
- The program is not going to perform complex accounting tasks with subledgers.
- The program does not do much in terms of HR other than payroll.
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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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.
February 11, 2020
Score 3 out of 10
ViewPoint ProContractor is our main accounting software for handling job cost management. Our accounting department spends the most time with the software but project managers and engineers use it to help track job costs and budgets. Idea is to create PO's and track purchase to be able to understand the current and proected costs of your project.
ViewPoint ProContractor provides lots of options and seems to have the ability to handle most tasks required for the accounting department as well as for project managers. Overall the system is cumbersome and a lot of time can be lost trying to work through the software and find areas/options that are needed. Limited in handling unexpected changes though this is probably by design but does not suit our needs as a site contractor with ever changing needs. While they do respond to comments and add new features the process is slow.
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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.
January 09, 2020
Score 3 out of 10
The product was used across the organization in operations, however, we have transitioned to another product that was a bit more user-friendly. ProContractor was a great software because it required no energy to integrate with our Viewpoint accounting system, however, just like Vista, it was still glaringly obvious to most users that it was developed specifically with accounting in mind. While this is important, it was more important for us to have software that was project management based that could integrate with accounting rather than use something that felt "accounting-ish" in nature.
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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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.
December 13, 2017
Score 8 out of 10
Viewpoint ProContractor is used at our company for earthwork and large area takeoffs. It is used in our estimating department and is then used to help our crews understand the site when working on the project. ProContractor is able to speed up the takeoffs when a CAD file is available for direct import.
- 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).
- Procontractor could do better with the quality of plan images it allows for importing in. We have plan sheets that will be downgraded in quality once imported. This makes the contour lines difficult to trace and see.
- Takeoffs for trenching could be added with greater detail options (cut classes, etc.).
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Procontractor is well suited for earthwork takeoffs, but not as well suited for pipework & cut class takeoffs.