Viewpoint Construction Accounting Software


 

Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly known as Viewpoint V6 Software) is a full-featured suite of solutions designed to allow contractors to efficiently manage all areas of their operations. Built for medium- to large-sized contractors, Vista features integrated project management and accounting; collaborative cloud based capabilities including BIM, to share and mark up drawings among internal and external stakeholders; estimating with digital takeoff and bid management, service management and mobile field management.

The Project Management and Accounting modules in Vista offer several construction-specific capabilities. For example, the project management module provides the ability to easily manage RFI’s, change orders and transmittals

The accounting module includes job costing to help collect accurate information on all costs – from sub-contractors, labor and any other cost that can impact a construction business. Industry standard progress billings and flexible T&M formats make billing a one-step process.

With construction collaboration software, including BIM, drawings, documents, emails, and contracts can be shared quickly among all stakeholders helping teams increase project control at every stage of the project lifecycle. And with estimating, construction firms can quickly and accurately takeoff, estimate, and bid projects for best profit.

Mobile field capabilities enable employees to easily enter crew or their own time, record their hours on equipment, and quickly and accurately enter and track production hours and units on smart phones and tablets.

Viewpoint has specific solutions for every role in the project ecosystem as part of its integrated product platform. It's a great fit for any type of contractor, business role, or project role, including General Contractors, Subcontractors, CEOs, Suppliers, Architects, Project Managers, or Engineers.

 

Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - Easily Review Key Performance Indicators
 
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - Easily Review Key Performance Indicators
    Easily Review Key Performance Indicators
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - Safety Performance Statistics at Your Fingertips
    Safety Performance Statistics at Your Fingertips
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - Batch Indexing
    Batch Indexing
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - iPad Dashboard
    iPad Dashboard
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - Mobile Labor Time for iPad
    Mobile Labor Time for iPad
  • Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) - SM Work Center
    SM Work Center
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8, Web browser (OS agnostic), Mac OS

7 Reviews of Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6)

 

from Plote Construction Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Viewpoint 2-year

Ease-of-use

Outlook design is easy to use. Users have online training and courses to get started quickly! You can see where the users are at in completing their training.

Functionality

We need more complexity with reviewing payroll and AP invoice routing. We are involved with PM forecasting and it is difficult to achieve all that we want.

Product Quality

It's functional and allows us to import and export to and from Excel for further analysis.

Customer Support

Responses are able to be expedited when needed. We quickly learned who the experts are, and they are most willing to discuss issues.

Likes Best

It's willing to change and adapt.

Likes Least

Compliance can be difficult to implement. Validating third party detail is disregarded when imported.

Recommendations

Test and be willing to be creative. There are many choices and solutions for the same area.

 

from SC Bodner Co, Inc.
Specialty: Building owner
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Viewpoint review

Ease-of-use

The software is setup in a way that makes it easy to get around in it. If you are not sure about something, you just click on the help button, and it will explain in easy-to-understand terms how to do what you need to do.

Functionality

I wish that we had a way to add custom reports without paying for them.

Product Quality

Awesome is right! It was everything that they said it would be.

Customer Support

They are wonderful, friendly and very helpful. They were very responsive.

Likes Best

Viewpoint is very user-friendly and easy to use. I love the online help.

Likes Least

I can't think of anything that I don't like about this product.

Recommendations

The software is easy to learn how to use. I love the software.

 

from Milestone Contractors, L.P.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Partnership with Viewpoint

Ease-of-use

It seems very hard for Viewpoint to develop something outside of their seemingly rigid format. Mobile Manager could be so much more user-friendly. They don't realize their current audience is made up of high school C students who love to build things with weak computer skills. Evolution of technology will eventually cure this, but they need to get out in the real world and understand the users.

Functionality

It does fairly well. Scanning is a good example, though. We could change our processes to use it more completely. There aren't always enough proficiencies gained to justify the cost.

Product Quality

It's the best quality product on the market.

Customer Support

Overall, they are very good. Tough to criticize about Financial Manager/Planner, but our VP Finance knew more about the software.

Likes Best

Solid platform, good support, great people.

Likes Least

Desire for growth leads them to new developments when fixing the core is neglected at times. I think they should have put a Safety Module in front of many of their other developments.

Recommendations

For construction of all sizes, it will scale to your needs.

 

from F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 51 to 100 users Portfolio size: 51 to 100 users

Viewpoint Review

Ease-of-use

The accounting side is easy to use, with the exception of Job Billing. The PM module is difficult.

Functionality

The accounting meets our needs well, but we struggle with the PM module.

Product Quality

The quality of the accounting module is excellent. The PM module is ok.

Customer Support

There seem to be too many newcomers on their staff who do not know us and where we come from.

Likes Best

I like the ability to add user-defined fields.

Likes Least

They have grown so fast that they no longer are able to give the one-on-one help they used to do. With all the changes in their product, we are usually lost on how best we should be using the product.

Recommendations

Have someone on your staff who knows how to write reports.

 

from AES Electrical, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

Viewpoint V6

Ease-of-use

Some data entry screens are more complicated than we need.

Functionality

We have a few customizations to meet certain needs, such as tracking PTO our way. Plus, we need several custom reports.

Product Quality

It's always straightforward and solid. It's a well-thought-out, flexible solution.

Customer Support

The best is that you rarely get someone who tries to fix something that is beyond them. They know what they don't know; then they get help.

Likes Best

It's well-organized and utilizes SQL usage. It's easy to use with flexible front end screens. The vendor is committed to moving the product forward.

Likes Least

There's no method to deliver information outside of the office. You need web interfaces for everything, plus some more.

Recommendations

Make sure the backend database is solid and correctly implemented. Make sure the vendor is committed to moving forward and improving their product.

 

from Metromont Corp
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

An ERP company truly caring about what their customers need/want

Ease-of-use

There's a lot of flexibility in the way info can be customized for each individual user.

Functionality

It's sometimes lacking in the CRM side of things that our business does.

Product Quality

They do an excellent job in producing new releases with minor bugs and then are quick to address and fix the issues.

Customer Support

They're getting better. I like the way that they can bring together different cross-product team members to work on issues.

Likes Best

They are honestly concerned with supporting and meeting the needs/wants of the user community. They have a good mix of younger and older experienced talent on their team and are willing to buy vs. build a better solution for their user community.

Likes Least

There's a lack of inquiry screens on key master data. It's difficult at times to export a single row of data to Excel and not spend a lot of time cleaning up in Excel.

Recommendations

Involve the users doing the work and not just management in evaluating the software.

 

from RP Services
Specialty: Engineer
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Viewpoint Review

Ease-of-use

We didn't like how it was laid out; it was complicated.

Functionality

This product was nowhere near adequate for our application without large amounts of costly custom programming.

Product Quality

Very poor. It is very inefficient, and it fell far short of our expectations.

Customer Support

Exceptionally poor. They were slow to respond, and at one point we overheard one of their employees insulting us when they thought we were not listening.

Likes Best

There is not much to like about this software.

Likes Least

Their support is slow to respond. They told us their product could meet our requirements but failed to mention that many of those things would require costly customization until after we signed up. It was so bad that we ended up abandoning the software after spending a pile of money.

Recommendations

Use something else. We ended up abandoning the software after purchasing it and attempting to implement it.

 
 
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