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

138 Reviews of Vista™ by Viewpoint

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

Great for Large Scale Asphalt Construction Companies!

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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.

 
 

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

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Easy to use. Straightforward

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

works as expected

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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 .

 
 

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

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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.

 
 

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

Procurement Purchase Order software, Citrix Viewpoint.

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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.

 
 

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

Increased abilities at the cost of ease

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Pros

Usabikity

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Cutting edge technology and scalability of some aspects

 
 
 
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