Vista by Viewpoint Software


 

Vista is an integrated suite of finance, operations and project management applications for contractors and capital project owners that can be deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud.

Users can manage workflow and reporting that adheres to demanding control requirements. Viewpoint is compliant with comprehensive regulatory reporting requirements, including EEO, Certified Payroll, DOT, OSHA and ACA.  

Vista is designed around role-based management of all aspects of the project life cycle. Integration capabilities help eliminate redundant data entry and improve information flow between departments and project team members using ‘real world’ workflows all the way through accounting.

 

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    KPIs
  • Vista by Viewpoint - View statistics
    View statistics
  • Vista by Viewpoint - Photo management
    Photo management
  • Vista by Viewpoint - SM work center
    SM work center
  • Vista by Viewpoint - Mobile time entry
    Mobile time entry
  • Vista by Viewpoint - Productivity analysis
    Productivity analysis
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Maria from Kinsley Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Tool is exceptional

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

I use Viewpoint in every aspect of my job, so I've become very familiar with the software in the last 13 years. I absolutely enjoy working on it, it's easy to use and follow.

Pros

Easy to use and follow. You can customize your windows how ever you like. Reports are also easy to follow

Cons

Depending on number of licenses that are purchase sometimes is an issue to sign in. Also when everyone is using Viewpoint it takes longer for batches to post.

 
 

Jennifer from Rockydale Quarries Corporation
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

A big upgrade from our previous system.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, we are pleased with our product and the initial training and setup. Most of our problems have been resolved on our own researching compared to having to file support cases. Viewpoint has allowed us to provide better reports to our managers.

Pros

-Intercompany features allow for easy reconciliation and few entries.
-Drilldown reports allow easy access to individual transactions
-Knowledge Base and Clearview online help are incredible with step by step instructions including screenshots
-Shortcut keys allow for easy lookups and use of a wildcard (*) without knowing the exact description
-Well organized layout of the modules/programs vs. reports
-Able to maintain one vendor master among all companies has helped significantly in our accounts payable department

Cons

-There is a large amount of reports but it's hard to determine which one to use and which parameters to use
-Invested time in their financial reporter which is now being phased out and will not be supported in another year
-Security setup can be time consuming (separate program for Reports, Forms, Data, etc.)

 
 

Jacie from Oftedal Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Great Software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

We just went live with Vista by Viewpoint and loving all the features this software has! Our users still have a learning curve, but we see endless possibilities in how the software can down on data entry time and improve efficiency. There is so much integration and reporting available that our old software did not have!

Cons

Since the software is so customizable there are no user manuals and guides to help in learning the new system. When searching the knowledge base we are not always easily able to find solutions to our ?'s/issues.

 
 

Karen from Pollock Research & Design, Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Vista Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I really do like working in Vista. There may be some tasks that take a bit longer than in our previous operating system but then Vista makes up for in in other areas by far.
The online help (Chat) is a great help and the Knowledge Base is a wonderful resource.

Cons

I think it takes too long for support to get back to us. By the time they do, I generally can't remember the details about the ticket I put in and sometimes I can't even remember the issue. I have to go out to Clearview, log in and look at my ticket.

 
 

Jackie from Mathiowetz Construction
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Vista by Viewpoint is a very versatile and user friendly software system.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We are overall pleased with the software!

Pros

We have found the training sessions and the online help topics to be very helpful to new users. We also like the fact that if you want to capture data that does not currently exist within Vista, it is very easy to set up your own user defined fields.

Cons

The reporting in Vista is mainly in Crystal Reports. It is recommended that you have someone on staff that can make simple changes to the multitude of standard reports or the reporting process can become frustrating.

 
 

John from Ford Construction Co
Specialty: Paving
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

to Vista from a custom app

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The heart of Viewpoint is it's people. There are many software packages with lots of features in the market. The big difference it the staff that you work with before and during conversion as well as the support staff afterward. Viewpoint technical support people are knowledgeable and take the time to work with you to resolve any issues.

Pros

We had spent a decade with a custom built application. The Vista (Viewpoint) system was able to provide all the function we had and needed as well as giving so much more in features. The system is very flexible and can a few setting adjustments can be tailored to fit our needs. The information provided ranges from very detailed to summarized as needed. A powerful system.

Cons

The only cons I can think of revolve around the ability to customize the system. If you are moving to Vista from another app, take the time needed to work with your Viewpoint rep before and during the conversion. We had a few changes to make afterward that would have not been needed had we talked them over with our conversion rep. It will be time well spent.

 
 

Jenny from General Excavation, Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great Software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Heavily integrated and breaks down facets of construction industry well using the modules that feed information to each other. I work with the AP module and it is easy to use and understand. The reports offered and useful and easy to manipulate. The equipment module is fabulous as well though we don't use it to its full potential just yet.

Cons

It is difficult to make a change to something posted in a closed month. I was able to find a way to remedy this online and fixed it immediately. Sometimes it does take customer service a while to call you back on a service ticket, however, most answers can be answered by doing research individually in clear view.

 
 

Giovanni from Lunacon Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

No!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

There is no way to email the customer support and updated the clients list.

Pros

NOTHING

Cons

As above

 
 

Nicole from The Morganti Group
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Vista by Viewpoint

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I think that Vista by Viewpoint had made life working in construction easier. I do feel that there are certain corrections that can be made to certain programs within the modules, Daily's reports as an example, but they are on the right path.

I do feel that the customer service aspect, needs a little bit of help, sometimes it can take weeks before we hear back on an issue and it is almost impossible to remember what it was you were inquiring about.

Pros

The ease of pushing items from PM to Accounting

Cons

from an IT standpoint, it is almost impossible to make a correction after you have interfaced and accounting has made a payment.

Advice to Others

Make sure that you have additional

 
 

Kathleen from Delta Sand and Gravel Co
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Vista software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall good coverage and support. Updates are timely.
Ease of use is not always simple.

Pros

Legal updates timely

Cons

creating reports

 
 

Jordan from Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Subcontracting and Complinace Tracking

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Viewpoint is a great software tool I have been using for about two years now, and it has been great. The subcontract modules and functionalities were definitely an upgrade from what our previous system was capable of. I am looking forwarding to Viewpoint helping us further develop these subcontract functionalities, it would greatly improve our efficiency being able to export agreements from Viewpoint.

Pros

The user interface is practical, easy to follow and it just makes sense.

Cons

Currently not fully utilizing Viewpoint, but I know the capabilities are there.

 
 

Tyler from Kellogg and Kimsey
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

VP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

This is a great product for PM, in particular, budget tracking and management.

Pros

Best budget tracking and management software I have used.

Cons

It's not a good tracking option for submittals and RFI's, the system is not flexible and it takes to much time.

Advice to Others

Once you learn the system for budget tracking and managing, still be careful because small changes can affect your entire project and can take along time to reverse.

 
 

Jenny from Tresco Paving
Specialty: Paving
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great for Large Scale Asphalt Construction Companies!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

We weren't sure what the best course of action was but ultimately decided to move forward with Vista, instead. After seeing a demo of the product, the decision was a no-brainer. This is a great piece of software, and Vista overall has exceeded our expectations. We have multiple asphalt plants, a concrete plant, trucking company, and asphalt installation crews, so Vista has been a perfect fit.

As for the technology, most people are used to the style of windows, which makes for a pretty easy learning curve with Vista. The grid functionality is top-notch as well, being able to switch from an informational view of one item to a list of all items. Viewpoint also offers a cloud environment to host your enterprise system. It's a small fee to pay for peace of mind, and limited IT management on our part.

We haven't even taken advantage of everything that it offers yet, and we are STILL thrilled. We can't wait to implement more in 2017, and see what else Vista can do for us.



Pros

The integration across accounts, companies, departments, etc. We've only scratched the surface and been incredibly impressed.

Really, I cant say enough good about this product. We love using the cloud environment as well - access Vista from anywhere via browser, if necessary. Makes it easy to work from home on a snowy day!

Cons

Nothing in particular about the product, but we've had responsiveness issues with the billing department - some people are great others, not so much. The tech support department could be more knowledgeable about technology, and IT management in general. Fortunately, we don't need them very often.

The cloud environment is clunky with printing in different browsers - always a mixed bag. Checks don't always line up right but using the actual cloud app, no problems what so ever.

 
 

Kyla from Helix
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Easy to use. Straightforward

Pros

Design elements

 
 

Christine from Future Fence Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Vista by Viewpoint Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, Vista is a great product. Customer support needs some improvement.

Pros

Very customizable.

Cons

Customer Support needs improvement.

Advice to Others

Make sure set up to spend a substantial amount of time with set up.

 
 

lynn from chouinards cuisine
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

works as expected

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

seems to be working as much as we needed for now. I need to play around with it a little more to see if we could utilize it more .

Pros

easy to teach myself how to use it. good help index

 
 

Mia from The Morganti Group, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Viewpoint

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I enjoy working within the Viewpoint HR software, however I feel it could be more user-friendly. In addition, the reports that are generated can sometimes be clunky. I'd like the ability to more easily modify to fit my needs.

Pros

I like that it integrates within our Construction Management Software

Cons

Clearly an add-on, or an afterthought. Not always user-friendly.

 
 

Bryan from Wilhelm Construction CO
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Procurement Purchase Order software, Citrix Viewpoint.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

I have been utilizing this software to generate purchase orders for 2 years now. The best aspect of the software is that it deducts job cost in real time. This helps with budgeting and job cost tracking.

Pros

Job Cost tracking.

Cons

Connectivity. I get kicked out 1-2 times daily. I have to go through the sign in process every time this happens.

 
 

Rebecca from Meridian Engineering
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Increased abilities at the cost of ease

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Don't get me wrong the software is very powerful. But, it's cumbersome, takes a long time to use, and the programs don't seem to integrate as much as they could.

Pros

powerful
very flexable, companies will be able to make their current systems work with the software

Cons

cumbersome, not all of the programs integrate as well as they should. You can only input some information into 1 program that will then share it with the rest.
Hard to learn, it's taken weeks to get some of our people going with the software

Advice to Others

Be willing to take the time to be sure everyone knows what they are doing. If you can start off on the right foot it will help you in the long run

 
 

Jessica from Katerra
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Vista by Viewpoint

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have used the estimating platform in the past and have found it to be useful and all encompassing. The ability to add missing fields that are specific to my estimates is beneficial.

Pros

I like the flexibility of being able to contour this product to my company.

 
 
 
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Kyle from The Systems Group
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Decent ERP System for the Construction Industry

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Viewpoint is our ERP system for better or worse. The functionality is there for just about everything needed in the construction industry; however, it's not always the most user-friendly. When Viewpoint introduces updates and there are bugs, it can take months for Viewpoint to fix them in a new release. If it's something you need to be fixed now, be prepared to pay Viewpoint to fix the problem.

Pros

Covers almost all aspects needed in the construction industry
Highly customizable
Easy to create custom reports
Database isn't locked down

Cons

Viewpoint will find every way possible to charge you for support
They have a bad habit of pushing out updates without thoroughly testing them

Advice to Others

I would highly recommend having someone on your staff that can handle inhouse bug fixes or customization of the database; otherwise, you'll be paying a much higher rate to Viewpoint for anything you need. This is compounded when you start adding in applications that integrate with Viewpoint, like Mobile Field Manger (now owned by VP, but still has major integration issues).

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Daniel from J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2016

February 2016

Product Quality
Quality
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