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

131 Reviews of Vista™ by Viewpoint

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

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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

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

Moderate user

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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

 
 

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

bug issues

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

 
 

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

One of my favorites

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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.

 
 

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

Tennessee

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

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

Vista - C. W. Matthews B. Brown

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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!

 
 

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

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

Pros

Usability

Cons

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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

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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.

 
 

from Southern Botanical
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Southern Botanical -SM side

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I'm looking forward to more updates in service management. A lot of the focus seems to be project management. There are minor things we like to see addressed that can make our work flow process move more efficiently.

 
 

from ORANGE CRUSH, LLC
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Very thorough all the way around. We appreciate all the comprehensive information.

Pros

System is at the cutting edge.

Cons

None.

Advice to Others

Get it done. Turn it on. Get rid of people that are not motivate.

 
 

from LImbach Company LP
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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I Implemented Viewpoint at my last company in 2011 and was full system administrator for 5 years at a corporate level. I am now at a new company at a branch level with less access.

Pros

Full ERP solution and the ability to access database and get data allowing for analysis and reporting.

Cons

Reports are not as useful out of the canned system. Most need to be modified to get data needed. Easier way to access data like a data dump that can be sorted and reviewed would ideal. Often a "pretty" Report is not needed just raw data that can be used for various analysis would be more benefit.

Advice to Others

Get someone on stafff who can help you access the data you need and to write reports.

 
 

from Northstar Group Services, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Works for our needa

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Nothing flashy but excited to see he direction it's heading

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Usabikity

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Cutting edge technology and scalability of some aspects

 
 

from ARCO
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Solid product

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Solid product, although could use an updated interface. Very happy with the customizability. Looking forward to some of the future developments!

Pros

customizability. well-built foundation.

Cons

user interface needs updated to be modern, especially for operations. Would like to see actions reworked to require less clicks. Some limitations with scalability for large companies.

Advice to Others

You can count on Vista to be solid for core accounting, and it can also be good for PM depending on your tolerance for an updated interface, intuitiveness, and integration with products outside of Vista. But it's a company investing in its future.

 
 

from EMJ corp
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Set it Up Right

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If you set things up correctly, it is easy to use. Changes are insanely difficult to deal with.

Advice to Others

Set things up correctly.

 
 

from ARCO/Murray Corporate Services, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Customize is King

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Viewpoint shining achievement is their customizability. Any screen, tab, form, button can be created and your only limitation is your imagination.

Pros

Customizability, SQL Server platform

Cons

Lack of integration, slow support response, need more strategic partners

 
 

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

Enjoying Viewpoint

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I have been on the system a couple of months but really like the accounting and project manager features

Advice to Others

Have an implantation team and do the work required to go live.

 
 

from William A. Hazel, Inc.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Vista Software Review

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Viewpoint has been a great resource for us. Great integration, with good ability to get info through the reports.

Pros

Reporting capabilities. Ease of use in the process

Cons

Support has had its ups and downs over the years.

Advice to Others

Take advantage of the knowledge available among the Viewpoint personnel.

 
 

from Summit Materials
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

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Strong job cost application with supporting accounting modules. Some modules are weak.

Pros

Strong job cost module.
Ability to add UD fields and tables.

Cons

IN, MS and EM modules have been neglected and need improvements. For producers of heavy highway materials these modules are very important.

 
 
 
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