ProContractor™ by Viewpoint Software


 

ProContractor is an end-to-end estimating, accounting, and project management solution designed to help small and midsized contractors increase profitability and visibility.

Its flexible design enables companies to begin with the most critical applications needed – whether estimating or accounting – and expand into the full breadth of offerings, as the business grows.

Integrated estimating allows users to convert bids into projects, including setup of cost and billing codes, project alternates, lien notice setup and more.

Adding project management to accounting and estimating makes ProContractor a complete solution that helps construction firms get a better handle on bids, documents, and projects while keeping their financial data in sync with the business.

The ProContractor online plan room helps ensure contractors, subcontractors and vendors are always working from the same document set. Emails alert users to new or updated project and/or bid documents, and the room provides access to these from anywhere, anytime.

 

ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Project dashboard
 
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Project dashboard
    Project dashboard
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Customizable homepage
    Customizable homepage
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Schedule explorer
    Schedule explorer
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Field order scheduler
    Field order scheduler
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Invoice entry and approval
    Invoice entry and approval
  • ProContractor™ by Viewpoint - Progress entry
    Progress entry
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

70 Reviews of ProContractor™ by Viewpoint

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from Southland Custom Home
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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This product is a little complex to master, but once you get the hang of it, it does save a lot of time. I would like for them to add an undo function and the graphics are less than par, but it works well for our company's needs.

Pros

Will do takeoffs on multiple categories.

Cons

Graphics are poor & there is no "undo" button.

Advice to Others

Their customer service follow up is horrible. It took two weeks 2 different times to get a return call and then he/she didn't always know the answer to my question.

 
 

from RTR Inspection Services
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Using ProContractor throughout our company has helped extremely with accounting, estimation and project management.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Sometimes our programs glitch, however this could also be a problem with our computers. But it is a rare occasion to say the least.

 
 

from west coast inspection services
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

ProContractor

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Using ProContractor throughout my day has helped tremendously with accounting control, estimation and project management. I highly recommend it for any contractor.

Pros

Helps keep you organized and on-track

Cons

UI improvements can and should be made

Advice to Others

Buy this product if you're looking for a simple to use project management suite.

 
 

from lone star financial consulting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Good for a larger company

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This product is great for a larger company than ours. It offers many features that would be useful.

Pros

ability to track costs by job

Cons

price

 
 

from Boyer Commercial Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

New to Procontractor

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We have been extremely pleased with our conversion and how it has the ability to grow ans expand with iur company.

Pros

Very customizable

Cons

Have really come across too many cons

 
 

from KT Power Systems
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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I am very impressed with the overall functions and capabilities of ProContractor. I feel that the product has been designed with best practices in mind. It's design also appears to be focused on taking advantage of new technology advances in the IT industry as a whole so that we can leverage capabilities as they become available.

Pros

Ease of use, and focused on paperless processing

Cons

Electronic communication of payroll information is not available to share with employees

Advice to Others

Take a serious look at ProContractor before make a decision to purchase a new product

 
 

from Pfeiffer Electric Co., Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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My overall review of the conference is that it was focus on Vista and that the ProContractor user were neglected.

I talked to a lot of people and we all felt the same since the beginning with the opening they only talked and demo vista, what about ProContractor.

Please have more context in the classes, more advanced classes not only beginners. Repeat class so we don't have to take one and missed the other one completely because it wasn't offered again.

Have more accounting content, there are a lot of us that use the accounting more than anything else.

Have one on ones like before.

Pros

The classes I took were good I learned a little

Cons

Classes were to basic and not many selections.

Advice to Others

Give more to the ProContractors Users.

 
 

from Cal Coast Telecom
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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It is pretty easy to use after using AC for 10 years. I would like better Certified Payroll Reporting and Union Fringe Reporting.

Pros

Use of Reports

Cons

Not really understanding the reports

Advice to Others

Do your training closer to the cut over

 
 

from Michelle Kalian Wilcox, CPA
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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ProContractor is a good product that continues to make improvements. ProContractor is a fully integrated software that can be used with companies with different volume levels or general contractors and subcontractors. The ease of use could be improved especially in the accounting module. Customer service time is slow but improving.

Pros

Full integration with all the modules.

Cons

Not user friendly especially if you are not strong in accounting.

Advice to Others

Be extremely proactive in the conversion process and set up of the system

 
 

from Cal Coast Telecom
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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The day I started @ Cal Coast was the day they went live with the software migration from American Contractor to ProContractor. The software is user friendly enough that I was able to navigate it fairly easy and my biggest challenge was learning how to process tasks the Cal Coast way rather than having to figure out a complicated software. However, the experience for the rest of the users in my office that had worked on AC for the last few years was rather different. Their experience was comparative between AC and PCMX and they experienced more frustration that I did. However, my overall experience remains positive with some constructive feedback for improvements in the future.

This conference has highlighted several areas where I am doing things the "long way" when there are shorter and better ways to get done. It would be great to have a section somewhere that highlights neat little tricks and short cuts to get some of the simple tasks completed. For example, for six months we have been trying to figure out how to make our widgets in those cute little boxes on the dashboard. well we just paid the fee to come to this conference to have someone simply show us to click and drag to the end of the screen to organize our widgets. We were pleased, but it would have been nice to have seen a 2 min tutorial (like they do on YouTube) to show us how to do that.

Pros

I like the logic of the product. I feel that if you know what it is you want to do, that if you look hard enough, you will find a way to do it. I like that the categories are fairly organized and easy to follow. I like that I can create almost all my billing forms from the platform and that I can have multiple tabs of the same function open to work on multiple tasks.

Cons

I would like the lien management process to be more integrated with the invoicing process. I would like to be able to build my customers billing applications into their customer profile so it can be auto filled through the system. I currently have to process them in separate software (excel, word, or pdf). I would like to have a list of all the shortcut keys so I can avoid using my mouse for faster processing. I would like feedback on suggestions I've submitted for voting. I would also like that voting platform changed as I think the idea I have has value, but it gets lost in the feed and so people don't see it or don't even know about that function in support.

Advice to Others

Come to the yearly event. My controller came last year and I came this year. While there are vast improvements that they can make for Procontractor support throughout the event, I have had so many of my little issues and annoyances answered just by being here. Some of them are going to save us a significant amount of costs when we implement them and some of them we are just excited about because we learned to do something faster and more efficiently. The networking experience was also great and we found people right in our backyard (our own customers) that were going through the migration during the same time we were and we could have been a support to each other this whole time. Come to the event.

 
 

from Custom Contract Services
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great Software

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It has been a great product helped organize my operations. Able to do estimates, job cost, budgets, PO all in one place.

Pros

Organized

Cons

It took longer than expected to set up but not entirely due to software I ran out of time to spend with the trainers.

 
 

from Magleby Construction
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Great Product on Both the Operations and Accounting

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ProContractor has been phenomenal for us. As we grew in business we had a definite need for a system that would help us to maintain accounting control, while still allowing our operational staff to perform their job. ProContractor has provided while at the same time expediting some of our day to day processes.

 
 

from Elder Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We have been utilizing ProContractor for 6 months. Overall it has gone well. We utilize it AR, AP, Estimating and Project Management currently. It has greatly reduced the amount of double entry in our business.

Pros

The customer service and the product development had been the high points.

Cons

There is some functionality improvements that would make the software a truly all in one solution.

 
 

from Zumwalt Construction, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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We migrated from American Contractor in Jan. of 2016. We implemented our Accounting section and have used the estimating module to open up projects and have found the integration feature of the software to be very helpful in providing the management information we are looking for.

We are still working through the project documentation section, but have a goal of full implementation by year end 2016.

 
 

from Covenant Corporate Management
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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The product has come a long way in the past 4 years but definitely still room for improvement. Love the new chat feature and suggestion box.

 
 

from Velocity Build LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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product overall is good like the all in one capability in the product. go from estimating to project to accounting. Have issues now and then but resolve is easily reached and always a click or call away.

Pros

using for an all in one tool

Cons

training and understandability of program and all its processes to get from point A to point B.

Advice to Others

Ask questions, don't be afraid to contact support for answers. Use the program and "play" with it. this will allow you to get familiar with product!

 
 

from Carlisle Classic Homes
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great estimating, troublesome accounting and bumpy implementation

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Estimating is great! Dynamic program that can help automate your estimating. Powerful assemblies allow you to estimate entire wall assemblies accurately with minimal input. The accounting module is not intuitive. It's limited, cumbersome and difficult to work in. My largest frustration in the entire process was around training. Due to the lack of intuitive use inside the product, it requires more training than other products we've implemented. The training is expensive so it's a double hit, more time and more money. Lastly, was our training path was bumpy and required even more time to execute.

Pros

Estmating and enterprise assemblies

Cons

Accounting

 
 

from j and j construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

great product very easy to use

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online plan room helps ensure contractors, subcontractors and vendors are always working from the same document set

the online plan room is great for contractors like me. we are all able to work from the same document set. also the ability to navigate around the platform is very user-friendly

Likes Least

personally, the invoice page I struggled with setting it up and could not do what I needed to do. but probably most of that was just my skill level with computers

Recommendations

I would say be open and honest. rate the program based on ease of use and just be fair.

 
 

from Discovery Senior Living
Specialty: Real estate developer
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Three months and out

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Available on multiple platforms, staff tries to help but are compartmentalized. One stop for everything.

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Oh my. No response whatsoever to programming needs, fee for help, very, very poor take off capability. Could measure SF, area, but i used a second application almost right away for takeoffs beyond that. Also, relatively easy tasks in other programs are not easy here. I am a pure construction manager, so the invoicing and accounting functions may work great, but I did not use.

Recommendations

Make sure you ask for every possible cost, up front, in writing. And honestly, the cost of this is way more that what its worth. Even if you've already purchased, I would just cut my losses and find something else.

 
 

from US Underground
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Fantastic interface

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interface is great, visual and 3-d assemblies are nice to work with

Likes Least

everything about this software is going to cost you. almost impossible to set up for an average user. Expect to spend a ton on training and annual maintenance.

Recommendations

Get your best tech person to do the training and hope they stay around for years.

 
 
 
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