Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum

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Score 5.1 out of 100
Viewpoint Spectrum

Overview

Recent Reviews

[In My Opinion:] DON'T!!!!

1 out of 10
October 15, 2021
Our whole company switched to [Viewpoint] Spectrum last November. It is used for construction service, sales, part sales, receiving, …
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Spectrum in accounting

10 out of 10
February 04, 2020
Viewpoint Spectrum is used by our accounting and finance departments to manage inventory, calculate sales/taxes, and create financials.
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Viewpoint of a longterm user

6 out of 10
January 31, 2020

Viewpoint Spectrum is used to record and report the financial activities of several companies. Functionalities used are by us are:

  • Account…
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A very good move for us

9 out of 10
January 24, 2020
We use it across all departments so things are seamlessly integrated. It gives a one-stop, all-encompassing environment to manage jobs and …
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Overall a Happy Camper

9 out of 10
January 22, 2020
The software is primarily used for accounting purposes, payroll, customer contracts, receivables, payables and job costing. On a more …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020

Popular Features

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Jobsite reports (23)

3.1
31%

Job costing (27)

3.1
31%

Document sharing (24)

2.7
27%

Collaboration & approvals (22)

2.1
21%

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What is Viewpoint Spectrum?

Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.

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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management

1.0
10%

Payroll Management

1.0
10%

Asset Management

2.0
20%

Reporting & Analytics

1.0
10%

Construction Project & Field Management

2.1
21%

Estimating

1.7
17%

Product Details

What is Viewpoint Spectrum?

Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, materials and equipment management, and reporting and analytics capabilities. Some key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI and submittal management tools. The vendor offers a free demo of the product and provides pricing information upon request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Viewpoint Spectrum?

Viewpoint Spectrum is a cloud-based construction ERP suite with project management, accounting, resource management, and reporting and analytics. Key features include workflow automation and collaboration tools, document imaging and sharing, cost estimating tools, and RFI management tools.

What is Viewpoint Spectrum's best feature?

Reviewers rate Mobile app highest, with a score of 5.7.

Who uses Viewpoint Spectrum?

The most common users of Viewpoint Spectrum are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Construction industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • [In my opinion,] nothing.
  • [I believe it could improve] viewing records.
  • [I believe it could improve] calculating.
  • [I believe it could improve via] retaining the information I type in, instead of me having to print it and write on the paper.
  • [I believe] UI Improvements [are] needed [as I feel it is] hard to navigate.
  • [I believe it] needs a SERIOUS debugging.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Very versatile, you can use it for many aspects of business.
  • Easy to learn, with a little education you can begin using the software day 1.
  • Support is hard to schedule time with for bugs found after each patch.
  • Not all things are available from all screens, sometimes you have to drill down to find the button you need to go to your next step.
Margaret Reams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Job Costing - It has various reports that break down the jobs in many ways.
  • Document Imaging - It has the ability to store documents for every module.
  • Service Tech - Our techs get very frustrated using this module. It doesn't work a lot of the time or is slow. Could use some major updating.
  • User Interface - The user interface has not been updated in 6 years. There are a lot of clicks to get where you need to be. It would be nice if it was more user-friendly and intuitive.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Allows for a hard-close of periods.
  • Allows us to drill deeper into a record via links.
  • The fact that creating custom reports requires to either have somebody in-house that knows the Crystal Reporting software needed to access the overly complicated database, or to pay a large sum of money to Viewpoint Spectrum for their services is definitely a downside.
  • The Help menu is overly simplistic/not detailed enough to solve problems, and it also has limited search capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Complete integrate across all modules.
  • Construction job cost accumulation -- both actuals and budgets.
  • Memorializing job to date information at month end periods.
  • Work order does not allow subcontracts, invoice approval, and others offered in the job module.
January 27, 2020

Integrate all your work!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Invoice Approval process - managers do not have to rely on paper copies for approval; approvals can be handled electronically.
  • Job Costing - Data from Accounts Payable, Equipment Revenue and Inventory transactions flow into job costs.
  • Customer Help - Reps are helpful and knowledgeable, but it's not unusual to have to leave a message or remain on hold for a period of time in order to get assistance. While there is the opportunity to leave a message, if you are trying to resolve an issue, it can tie up one or more employee's time while waiting.
January 24, 2020

Too Good to be TRUE

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Job Costing - Viewpoint Spectrum handles job costing per project, per work order, per site, and gives us an up to date analysis of the project.
  • HR - helps to keep all of the training certifications and HR incidents in a consistent and manageable order for all Managers to use.
  • Work Order could use a vamping of functionality. It could be more field oriented and easier to master.
  • Cash Management is difficult to understand and master also. The adjustments seem to be the most complicated to understand and teach.
January 24, 2020

A very good move for us

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Very customizable.
  • The support system is very helpful.
  • Some reporting is too limited. Having to go to crystal reports to get common information.
  • In the payroll module, there is no way to generate a report of only vacation/sick time allotted and used. You have to download all the time card history, then sort out what you are looking for.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Job cost detail reports are great and can be filtered by specified dates
  • Aging A/P reports are easy to read.
  • It is impossible to "delete" items; reversal is the only option and is forever on GL reports; it looks messy.
  • A/R schedule of values cannot be altered once billed upon (adding additional items that are not a change order).
January 22, 2020

Overall a Happy Camper

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Good reporting features with the ability to customize using Crystal reports.
  • Integrates well with other programs, i.e., can download from estimating software to set up jobs.
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Job costs--one entry
  • Scanning module saves from having to have a room full of files.
  • Listening to our needs: If it isn't an advantage to Viewpoint Spectrum then it is ignored.
  • Annual pricing: We paid a high price to get the system, then to pay for the annual update, which is high.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Spectrum has excellent customer support and actively engages in seeking and implementing consumer feedback.
  • There are many options to assist in customizing your data analysis tools to fit your needs.
  • There is very little flexibility when dealing with data entry errors. Several steps are typically needed to make corrections.
  • The conversion out of our old system into Spectrum could have been much smoother.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Import of vendor invoices
  • Scanning of documentation to invoices, POs, etc
  • Have an icon that shows whether or not there is an image attached to an invoice or PO without opening the document imaging screen.
  • Reject invoices back to originator automatically rather than having to reject multiple times if there is more than one invoice approver.
Les Papp II | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • AP: you can integrate your paper into their Document System and send these out for approval which will save a lot of time (assuming your supervisors do look at their dashboard and open the items to approve/reject, I don't think any system has come up with that solution).
  • AR: with the integration of documents and the flow of AR, it is a system that will allow your departments to find out where you are in your finances.
  • Overall, there are too many clicks to get items done in all areas. We would like to see a better flow when entering data into the system and allow some intuitive decisions so you do not have to click multiple times to get something done.
  • Inventory - some of our items are mix types of raw or purchased goods. As we produce Asphalt the price of oil determines our Standard Cost in our Asphalt mixes. If you change the Standard Cost of an item that is a component to many mix items, you have to manually change the Standard Cost of all the items. Not fun when you have 150 mixes that need to be updated.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Editing a purchase order in the system is simple.
  • Pulling job costs reports is simple and you can break them down in detail or in summary by a particular job, vendor, etc.
  • Processing payments to vendors is simple and easy with guided step by step buttons.
  • When approving invoices, there is no way to see if a job is holding retention or not. There is no column for that.
  • When rejecting invoices, there is no way to see when or what was previously rejecting without having to resubmit the invoice.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • AP - we can run reports to show outstanding balances by the vendor or by the project. This helps our PM's know exactly where their budgets are by line item.
  • Job Cost - real-time information can be provided by our accounting staff for project cost reviews.
  • HR - being able to track certifications and training by an employee is very helpful, especially when we hire new employees who bring their documents with them.
  • HR - although we can track the training and certifications, the available 'canned' reports don't give us a lot of useful information.
November 21, 2019

Spectrum Rules!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The help button is very helpful, and even gives examples for those who need more visual assistance.
  • You get a live person when calling support.
  • The document scanning is great.
  • It’s easy to work with and navigate through.
  • Dashboards allow you to customize your desktop to your liking.
  • It's a great program if you’re looking to go paperless.
  • Timecard data entry is easy.
  • Ever since updating, I find the program to be slower, and it has some glitches.
  • The features in the HR module need work, as it’s lacking.
  • It won’t let you reprint payroll reports once a new cycle is started.
Tim T Sliger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ability to import job cost transactions. We have a second company that runs payroll for field staff so we can import those cost directly into Job Cost.
  • Ability to import job setups since we are not using an estimating module that will interface.
  • Reporting export capabilities into various formats assists in providing simple to detailed reports.
  • Availability to file payroll reports through Spectrum and have the option to pay the taxes.
  • Non-customer receipt information is very limited and doesn't show up on the detailed general ledger so it makes extra work to track what those funds might be.
  • A better way to add Subcontractor change orders prior to having the Owner change orders already written.
September 03, 2019

SPECTRUM ROCKS!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It is very quick, our previous systems took a long time to get us the detailed info Spectrum gets us in less than minutes.
  • Spectrum gives us tons of information and in many different ways. There are multiple reports that you can pull in multiple different ways depending on your preference. Everyone here loves it.
  • Spectrum has room for improvement on the AR side of things. The fact that COs don't pull onto draws unless you start the draw save it and then pull the CO's over is not very useful to us. Especially when a PM pulls their draw billing worksheet and it isn't there for them to work up a billing against.
  • Spectrum could also work on letting you hide certain add-ons and deducts that are inactive on an employee, it gets a little overwhelming when you are looking at an employee with many deducts or add-ons on an employee but some are inactive, it is just hard on your eyes to know which ones are real and which ones are not.