Vista is the best fit for our business line!
March 25, 2021

Vista is the best fit for our business line!

Scot Strickland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint is the accounting, project management, equipment management and human resources management system in use by our family of companies. The various components of the Vista system provide a fully integrated system for keeping all of our operating companies and support departments up to date with the current information on our projects and people. The integration between Vista and the other Viewpoint One components we utilize provide a touch point into the system for nearly 100% of our employees in areas ranging from managing project data and finance to employees managing their own time entry and personal information updates. Vista has allowed us to fully integrate almost all areas of our data, finance and personnel management and remove more than 75% of the external processes that have been used in the past.
  • 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
  • Additional web based functionality is needed in some areas to better support remote operations and low bandwitch sites
  • Improved analytics capabilities to preclude the need for using 3rd party solutions for analytics
  • Improved support for SSRS reporting capabilities in the Viewpoint Cloud environment
  • 100% Employee access to personal information updates
  • Viewpoint cloud and web capabilities were a huge benefit during COVID
  • Vista's nearly 100% uptime allows us to focus on running our business and not managing a system
  • Vista has the flexibility to mangage 100% of the various project types we undertake (T&M, Cost Plus, Progress, Unit Based, etc.)
In all of our reviews through the years, the Vista system has by far been the best fit for any construction related business. The construction centric approach and system design of the Vista system puts it far above other systems we have reviewed. In addition, the constant improvement and enhancement of the Vista system keeps it at the forefront of ERPs for the construction industry.

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We have utilized the full extent of Vista system capabilities through every iteration of its evolution since 1986.
Over the years we have reviewed other systems to see if there is a better fit out there to support our various areas of operation in vertical construction, heavy civil construction, construction management, mosular fabrication and specialty subcontracting, and to date we have not found a better fit for our business.
The system is not perfect but it is constantly evolving and being enhanced to meet customer requests and remain in alignment with the current technologies available.
The areas where Vista is lacking are very limited; estimate imports for new projects and financial analytics are two areas which are currently being developed and we look forward to seeing what Viewpoint will bring forward in these areas.

Vista Feature Ratings

Using Vista by Viewpoint

Every department in our organization on both the support services side and the field operations side including but not limited to; Accounting (GL/CM), Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Equipment Management, Human Resources, Purchasing and Logistics, Company Asset Management, Health and Safety, Training, Benefits Management, Contracts Management, Subcontracts Management, Project Management, Field Management, Data analysis and all employees use the Vista system for almost every aspect of their day to day work.
2 - We have an information systems manager and system technician on staff to provide end user support for minor issues, initial new user training, custom reporting and interface with the Viewpoint Support team for more serious issues.
Significant experience in SQL Server query building and data architecture/access are a plus.
Crystal reports design experience is a must for custom report building in-house.
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Reporting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Payroll
  • Job Billing
  • Custom Excel reports published inside the Vista system
  • Managing O&M work
  • Managing rental properties using the Equipment Module
  • Data analytics (Viewpoint Analytics)
  • Customer / Subcontractor direct access (Viewpoint Team)
  • Web based purchase order Management (Viewpoint Field Management)
  • Fully integrate web based applicant tracking (Viewpoint HR Management)
The current capabilities of the Vista by Viewpoint system and other Viewpoint integrated applications continue to meet the majority our business needs and the development path that Viewpoint is on for the Vista system and related applications is expected to meet our future needs. In addition, Viewpoints careful selection of certified 3rd party partners provides fully supported iontegration for those business needs which are not covered by the Vista system.