Spectrum is good if you are good to it!
Updated April 28, 2020

Spectrum is good if you are good to it!

J Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Viewpoint Spectrum

We use this ERP across all departments as the mainstay of our company's software. Accounting, Purchasing and Service all use it as well as our field management team.
  • 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.
  • When used properly by trained personnel, it is a great tool for catching issues midstream to prevent larger issues or to allow corrections.
They are doing the best they can with limited resources, but for the money we pay they should be batter staffed and ready to support the customer base.
I have used more than 15 or 20 different programs in my 25+ years. Some good and some not so much. This one is great for those that can justify the size and cost, as it will grow with your needs. Small companies with limited revenue would be better with a simple ERP.
Its good for GCs and subs with a high volume of jobs or dollars. Would not be appropriate for small specialty contractors.

Viewpoint Spectrum Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Not Rated
Plan markups & sharing
Not Rated
Document sharing
8
Issue tracking & punchlists
Not Rated
Photo documentation
Not Rated
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
Not Rated
As-built drawings
Not Rated
Mobile app
Not Rated
Submittal design and management
Not Rated
Takeoff tools
Not Rated
Job costing
9
Cost databases
5
Cost calculator
Not Rated
Bid creation
Not Rated