Vista™ by Viewpoint Software


 

Vista is an integrated, collaborative suite of finance, operations and project management applications for contractors and capital project owners. It is designed to help synchronize the diverse aspects of a construction business to help meet project profitability, delivery, and quality expectations.

Users can maximize job profitability and lower risk with control and reporting that adheres to demanding control requirements. Viewpoint is compliant with comprehensive regulatory reporting requirements, including EEO, Certified Payroll, DOT, OSHA, and ACA.  Simplified data entry facilitates accurate and timely information throughout the company.

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. 

 

Vista™ by Viewpoint - KPIs
 
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint - KPIs
    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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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

 
 

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 .

 
 

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.

 
 

Robert from MasTec Power Corp.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Moderate user

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Software has so many custom report options and data import portals that it is extremely hard to learn and navigate. Once a routine is established the data collection potential is worth the time spent getting it customized.

Pros

The ability to auto-calculate or force calculations for projections and percent completes.

Cons

The rigidity of reports. New reports have to be created to get new data displays.

Advice to Others

Hire a full time report writer

 
 

William from Pj Keating
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

bug issues

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

For the most part Viewpoint has been effective but recently there have been some bugs that hinder our ability to efficiently use the program.

 
 

Tara from Katerra
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

One of my favorites

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Vista is easily one of my favorites..... it integrates project management, accounting and operations and is intuitive and easy to use. It really has helped me to see 'the big picture' as related to our business.

 
 

Debi from Ford Const Co
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Tennessee

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We Love the product and support with the product. Anytime we have any trouble they are quick to help us resolve the issue.

 
 

Diana from Total-American Investment Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Vista

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been using vista since 2010 when it was viewpoint. We are still learning. We have not implemented all the modules. We do like it.

Pros

Many modules and partners for different solutions. Good customer support.

Cons

Expensive licensing fees.

Advice to Others

Make sure you define the scope of your implementation, conversion and migration. Ensure your implementation team is knowledgable about your specific industry.

 
 

Benny from C. W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Vista - C. W. Matthews B. Brown

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I am extremely excited about the software. The transparency displayed by the executive team is a major plus. I believe the support while it currently is a work in progress is headed the right direction.

Pros

See above

Cons

Virtually none

Advice to Others

Pull the purchase trigger!

 
 

Jon from CW Matthews
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Vista review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall a very good product. Support and reports need enhancements/upgrades.

Pros

Usability

Cons

Support

 
 

Drew from C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Vista by Viewpoint

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Vista has been a good move for our company. The SQL Server backend is the biggest advantage over our previous solution. The ability to get to our data and pull it out into Excel and other data manipulation tools is by far the biggest advantage of Vista.

Pros

SQL Server backend...batch processes...ability to reverse/correct transactional detail

Cons

Multi-step processes for data entry can be a bit clunky, the GUI is also a bit difficult to get used to since so many of the transaction entry screens look so very similar.

 
 
 
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