ProContractor Estimating™ Software


 

ProContractor Estimating software offers tools for takeoff, estimating, and bid management in a single system. The software features include accounting and project management, mobile applications, and business intelligence solutions tailored for the construction and mechanical industry. The application has built-in features such as Excel integration, “what-if” scenarios, the creation of alternates and change orders, a historical database, and visual assemblies.

ProContractor Estimating modules offer functionality such as digitized takeoff and CAD file import/ export capabilities. The modules can also streamline processes and increase revenue for companies involved in concrete, residential and commercial, general contractors and other trades. The software has the capability to accurately perform takeoffs for on-target bids and submit more bids in less time with the profit margin. The application can customize solutions for every role in the project ecosystem.

ProContractor Estimating enables contractors to determine materials, labor and equipment needs for a construction or electrical job. The software provides tools such as “shape recognition” that automates quantity counts by searching plans resulting in improved accuracy and time savings.

 

ProContractor Estimating™ - Visual assembly
 
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - Visual assembly
    Visual assembly
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - 3D assembly
    3D assembly
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - 3D assembly hydrant
    3D assembly hydrant
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - User defined assembly
    User defined assembly
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - Bid dashboard
    Bid dashboard
  • ProContractor Estimating™ - Takeoff view
    Takeoff view
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Amrit from NMI Industrial Holdings, Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

ProContractor- Great features with some flaws

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

There has been many improvements since last two years and it can be improved even more.

Pros

Easy to use, A lot of great automated functions, Variety of reports, good customer service if there is a problem

Cons

Some reports could be improved. Journal Entry always have a second blank page, hard to sort employees by different areas

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Julie from Gillis Gilkerson
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Don't WASTE your money or TIME

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Don't waste your time or your money. Definitely better software on the market. This company does not uphold the brand they sell.

Pros

Fully integrated construction software for estimating, project management and accounting. Cloud based with mobile.

Cons

System is not sold as described. Transitioning from old system to new is a complete nightmare and takes over a year. 75% of all company information has to be hand entered. Training is very limited. We had to pay our Accounting firm an additional to get the system correct, because Viewpoint could not. Support is horrible. Takes days to weeks before you are contacted. Currently on day 25 of waiting for this company to figure out how to fix work in progress in the system. You cannot close out your months, or even get correct financial numbers such as P&L. Viewpoint has a fix, but does not have a target date to fix because its not top priority.

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Will from real estate
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Hosted version so much better

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Overall, moving to the hosted version fit our organization correctly. The availability of PC cloud is amazing and the support is great as well.

Pros

-Faster reports
-Drill down features
-Create-a-check support
-Saves time and money on IT resources
-Less expensive than on-site version
-Faster updates since controlled by ViewPoint directly
-Fast times to migrate from on-site to hosted version.

Cons

-Must use E3 license for their excel version
-Must install a separate program to allow for printing
-Currently uses RDP, hoping for a web browser version in the future

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Josh from LEDGESTONE INC.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

We have been users for 6 years and the move from Quickbooks to ProContractor was huge for our growth and development

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Value for Money

If you are switching systems you will always be a little frustrated in the learning process. Be patient and willing to learn and this software will pay for itself in short time.

Pros

I like how the system is integrated together through estimating, accounting, and project management. And all modules work great for the most part. The estimating module with the digital takeoff has saved us so much time and increased our bid accuracy and number of awarded bids.
We moved our data into the cloud service and this was the best move I have made to date with this software. I love being able to be access my desktop where ever I go and our need for IT has almost vanished along with the worry of ever losing data. All the latest updates are done automatically after business hours so there is no down time and we never have to worry that we are not using the latest versions and updates.
This has given me so much freedom to be away from the office and still be connected to day to day operations and our current projects.

Cons

The mobile time card app could use some help and development. I really like this addition and it works great most of the time but does need some work. We still use it and I know they are constantly working on making it better so I'm confident one day it will run smooth.
All of my other complaints about the system in whole are so minor I won't even list them.

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Jackie from painting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Love it!

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doing great! keep up good work.

Pros

It is easy to use and maneuver around. Breaks down into details. easy access to reports. easy to posts

Cons

too many steps before getting to actually destination. cant change date when adjusting invoices or billing

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Johnny from DeWitt Custom Concrete
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

We have been on Pro Contractor for 3 years and have been very satisfied.

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I would buy it again knowing what I know after using it for three years.

Pros

Ease of use and able to train new people quickly on the software. Always being updated and great reports to manage the business.

Cons

Would like to see customer service get back to me a little quicker when I run in to an issue. There are a few input items that once entered you cannot change.

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Eric from E- Landscape Specialty Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

President

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Pros

The estimating module is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. I really like the reports available to help manage our projects.

Cons

I wish the estimating catalog would sync with the accounting catalog. It can be a challenge to keep both catalogs up to date.

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Owen from Thompson Concrete Ltd.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Great All in One System for those upgrading from QuickBooks

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We are a specialty subcontractor with seven entities doing approximately $50M/revenue, have been growing double digits since ProContractor installation and have been ProContractor users for approximately 3.5 years.

Pros

ProContractor is a great all in one integrated system, housing all needs of our business, from estimating and project management through HR (not enrollment) and accounting. All modules are communicating mostly seamlessly and it handles our many intercompany transactions without issue. In addition, for someone who was new to the construction industry as an accounting professional when I started using ProContractor, I found it incredibly user friendly and easy to navigate!

Cons

As someone who is not extremely IT savvy, my biggest complaint is the out of the box reporting capabilities. Because of the module design, often you can't combine multiple attributes of two different modules into one report, instead you download the information and work with it in Excel. In addition, project management reporting is lacking, especially from a budget to actual perspective, despite all of the necessary information being there (this is from an accounting perspective, but I don't often hear that from our project managers).

Also, the journal entry process is extremely cumbersome - I don't understand why they can't just design an Excel upload template.

Finally, from a customer service perspective, I typically find them to be very responsive; however, for tougher questions or training needs, it is difficult to get them to dedicate time to you or follow-up unless you are persistent (i.e. they always want to try to knock it all out in a one hour phone call). Having said that though, some of our issues are self driven in that we skimped on a few attributes of original adoption/integration in order to save a few dollars.

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Ashley from SEAS
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Coming from Quickbooks, ProContractor is life changing!!

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Our company has been using ProContractor for about a year now. So far, we are extremely happy with the software and the Customer Service. We went through extensive one-on-one training and felt comfortable with the system before we were live with the software.

Pros

We are a Subcontractor doing about 35 million/year. We love that ProContractor will track Change Orders, RFI's, Transmittals, Pay Applications, Retainage, and so much more! ProContractor has also made a world of difference for our company in the Accounts Payable department. We can track vendor invoices, and get Project Management approval on vendor invoices MUCH more efficiently. ProContractor has made our company look much more professional with the documents and reports that the system generates.

Cons

Some Reports can be difficult to understand. The trick is finding the appropriate report for your company. ProContractor has TONS of reports the system can generate. It took us some time to figure out exactly which reports were most beneficial to our company. Now, we have around 10 reports that are our "go to" reports.
Some of our Project Managers have 4k displays on their laptops. ProContractor will not display correctly on these type of screens. We had to have our IT technician fix this issue.

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Eric from Crimson Building Company, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Procontractor - The Worst Software Service I've Ever Used

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Do not use this company. It cost me a year of my life and I'm still trying to untangle myself from them.

Cons

Everything. They claim their system is an all-in-one solution for construction companies, but the only thing that half works is the accounting module. Everything else is absolutely awful. Completely glitchy and not user friendly at all. The implementation training is terrible and expensive and the customer service is even worse.

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Mary from Quinn Sales Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Accounts Manager

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I have been using the Software as ProContractor for 4 years but used the predecessor to this program (The Contractor by Maxwell) for over 17 years. I have always been pleased with the service and support by both the sales and technical support teams. They are there when you need them!

Pros

Flexible Product. Open database allows you the flexibility to add your own fields, customize reports and drop any report or data to excel making endless possibilities for analysis of your data. Comprehensive program that links all of your data and gives accurate analysis of your construction projects.

Cons

When your employees make mistake it leaves an audit trail of their mistake. Many employees wish they could just correct their mistake and cover it up. This may be a con for some but as a manager, I like being able to see the adjustments. Procontractor gives an audit trail of everything that is done but this increases the steps that it takes to correct a mistake.

 
 

Krystofer from Magleby Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Functional and Productive

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Customer Support

The product has potential and seems to be recently picking up steam. For immediate users, you may not see momentum without a perspective of where it has been. As of current, the cloud offering shows both potential and momentum for development as well as recent additions of drill downs for reports.

Reports may not be easily customizeable without some knowledge and expertise.

Pros

- Great PM accounting solution (allowing for easy Contract Billing or Time and Material Billing)
- Basic accounting functions
- AP, AR, payroll are all functional
- The new chat feature for support (makes quick questions much easier than waiting for a drawn out response)

Cons

- The user interface could be updated (can be confusing and complex)
- Can't integrate through API
- Some design aspects and the speed of development could improve
- Would benefit from some more company accounting specific improvements (like fixed asset module)

 
 

Marlene from Flores Contrators, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The program is a little expensive for what our company uses it for.

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I feel you should offer assistance right away downloading program rather than having the customer attempt to install it.

Pros

Accurately measures plans. Nice that you can change symbols and lines to the color or type that you want to use.

Cons

Too many features that I don't need. Didn't like the price. I didn't like attempting to download the product myself. I received help but I was worried that I was going to mess things up.

 
 

Veronica from CBCC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Accounting Is So Unforgiving

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I am extremely unhappy with our accounting trainer. She kept saying that we could or could not do something in ProContractor and nearly every time we found out that the things she said we could do or could have done, in fact, couldn't be done. And the things she said we could NOT do is, in fact, allowed. For example, she told me and another lady in the office that the daily diaries could not be transferred over to the payroll side (that was a big selling point). When I told my boss what she said, he asked our estimating trainer and the estimating trainer said that yes, it could be done and showed the steps on how to do it. After that I tested it and yes, it can be done. There are other things, but you get my point. She also had me set up the payroll cost accounts a certain way and once we went live our comptroller found issues and she went to look at the payroll cost accounts and said that SOMEONE set them up wrong, she would never have set it up like that. When infact she had set them up, I just followed her instructions.

Pros

Estimating module of this seems cool. There are a few un-necessary steps to transfer an estimate over to the accounting side, but I'm getting the hang of it. I guess I would like the part where the guys do their daily diaries via PC mobile IF I could get that to work. You can modify reports yourself, but the program you use is very picky. If you need to change one item, it's easy enough, but any major changes you will get error after error. It took me 5 solid days to modify a check; however, it took them 3 months to even get around to me.

Cons

ACCOUNTING MODULE is a definite CON! 6 months training, very unforgiving- if you make a SIMPLE mistake it isn't an easy fix, they promised the world but in the end couldn't deliver, our accounting trainer messed us up more than she helped, PC Mobile doesn't work. Modifying reports is a hassle. SO many steps to enter a simple invoice- triple the steps than our previous system. The reports are awful! It's good that you can export them to excel, but they total everything like three times and it's difficult to sort the reports in a simple way. There are a million reports and most of them will never be used because they are useless; however, you can't get them out of your ALL tasks menu. So you have to find the one report in a million that you will use and save it to shortcuts. They didn't have a way to set up SC Contingency, our trainer was supposed to work on that- several weeks go by and she ends up having us set it up as a Fringe Benefit because she couldn't or didn't get the developers on board to fix that. I know we aren't the only Company in SC that has this program. The paid time off was a complicated mess for a company that just has a set rate for employees per year (not accrued). There are other issues but they aren't popping out in my head right now. I wish I had put a stop to this in the very beginning.

 
 

Pam from MJK Construction
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Is Viewpoint out of Business??

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Beware if you work with this company. We purchased the product and were so excited about it's capabilities. Unfortunately, we came to a point where we needed to integrate AR from another critical program to our business. Viewpoint could not (or would not) allow this, so we mutually agreed to part ways. We had not even gotten past working with their "demo" when we uninstalled and terminated all installations of the product. We were promised contact from their "Account Advocacy" group to resolve the matter of a refund. We were willing to pay for any and all expenses incurred by Viewpoint but that was over 8 weeks ago. Now, every contact we had on our "Coordination" and "Implementation" teams are no longer with the company, no one will return our calls, or emails and we have had to seek legal counsel to move forward. Very disappointing outcome from what appeared to be a reputable company.

Pros

Appeared to be great - never got to try it. Were really looking forward to using it. Now will never know.

Cons

Unprofessional response by management and staff - buyer beware - you are not dealing with a reputable company.

 
 

Meloney from AIMM Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I have been on the system since 2015 with Viewpoint. Like most software's it has it's fair share of problems when upgrading to the new version. That I can live with all software's do that is to be expected. However, the complete disregard of what I need as a customer when I call into to tech support has had me more than once wanting to tell the owner we need to remove Procontractor and get a new software in here right away. Forget the fact that the T&M invoices are doubling but simply trying to clarify a proper way to edit a tax form 1095-C and being sent to a third-party company that has no idea how to run the ProContractor. You end up having to edit 240 forms is absolutely absurd. You keep calling back and they keep sending you to Greens Shades makes me wonder if the CEO really knows what is going on or just doesn't care. I mean if they would fix their text support issues it would be good system. I dread calling them. I would not recommend this software to anyone due to tech support only.

Pros

Once you get accustomed to how it works things seem to work rather well.

Cons

Tech support

 
 

cesar from Luis & Luigi Concrete, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great for Take Offs--

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Great asset for those who need accurate and efficient take offs/estimates.
A bit pricey for only one computer access at a time, and interface could be more user-friendly.
Still feels a bit Outdated.

 
 

Chris from Sport Floors
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great potential but still needs work.

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This software has some great potential. It has the goal of almost complete coverage of a construction business process for day to day use, but it has some serious issues the limit this ability. I do believe these issues can be fixed, but at the moment they seem to be working on them. Additionally, it is not always as intuitive as their presentation makes it seem. People with lower level computer skills will have a tougher time getting proficient.

Pros

1. Great potential. With some bug fixes and some changes, this product could be so much more.
2. Covers (can cover) from estimating to collection of payments.
3. Very flexible estimating system.
4. Form and report flexibility
5. Document management
6. Above average costing ability

Cons

1. Cloud service is slow at peak times
2. Estimating flexibility could mean a user affects estimating catalog.
3. The mobile app was almost completely unusable until very recently. (I am still wary).
4. Technical support is sometimes unable to solve problems.
5. Some key documents are not in project document package.
6. State specific certified payroll not in the system.
7. Consultants do not follow through during training sometimes.
8. Expensive for a product that is not fully at its capability.

Advice to Others

Be certain to look at the areas I described closely before purchasing.

 
 

Brendan from Kirk Gross Company
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Very Cumbersome

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I would like to give ProContractor a good review but the cons outweigh the pros. So many other software companies out there that "get it" Pro Contractor does not. Unfortunately, our accountant is comfortable with using it which in turn makes the rest of us suffer.

Pros

Easy to run management reports.

Cons

Too many steps to enter simple information. Does not tie into the good software that's available today. Accounting is a nightmare.

Advice to Others

Do your research and find something that is up to date, there's much better out there.

 
 

Chris from Kirk Gross Company
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sold a bag of gold till we actually bought it

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We were sold the software as a complete construction software with all necessary functions from bidding, estimating, project management, scheduling so we could integrate all our internal software with accounting to seamlessly make things easier. We very quickly found out this software must have been written by programmers not ever involved with construction as the use is terrible, takes twice as long to do things and is very nonfunctional/conforming to change.

Pros

NONE

Cons

EVERYTHING and EXPENSIVE

Advice to Others

Buy something else

 
 
 
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Andrew from CivilEx
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Fast and efficient

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Streamlined project management.

Pros

I like the integrating between estimating, project management, and accounting. It makes for a streamline project from start to finish.

Cons

Some actions and be cumbersome and layout isn't ideal. Would like to see less steps for accounting processes.

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October 2017

October 2017

It has been a very long learning curve for me & my team. Minimal support, & constant work arounds.

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Main benefit is a one stop shop for all the data for each project.

Pros

I do like the ability to track costs to each project number. I do like the 'one stop shop' for everything being in one place.

Cons

I do not like the lack of customization on reports. I do not like the fact that the use cannot be tailored for what we actually do on a daily basis. I do not like the fact that even after 2 years my team spends a large amount of time 'working' on/in the system trying to figure things out. I personally feel it has cost our company revenue, because people who should be out generating revenue, are busy in Viewpoint/PC. I do not like the ease of transfer of date from PC to VP.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeffrey from Northern Tier Contracting

October 2017

October 2017

great, easy to learn, user friendly

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Pros

Learning how to operate the system was quite easy and simple. The videos on Clear View have been very helpful as well as the people who I contact for assistance. The reports are usually what I'm looking for in terms of data. If not, I can use a couple reports to obtain the data.

Cons

It would be nice to have contract invoices broken down more so we can see the line items better for huge projects instead of massive amounts per line.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Connie from Pinson's Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

The transition to ProContractor was very easy. The support staff have been wonderful to work with.

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Ability to complete task in a more timely manner by not having to reenter data in several programs. If we need data in another program it is just a click of the mouse to put it there. We save time also by being able to keep several modules open at the same time. Several choices of income statements makes it easier to see year to date on one statement. So we are using less paper in not having to print multiple reports. We have only been live in the program for 5 months but the time savings and ease of use have been a real benefit to our company. I look forward to discovering what all this program has to offer. I would highly recommend this program to other construction companies.

Pros

I love having everything in one place. With our old software I had to use Word and Excel for documents. Then I had to search for them on the server if I needed them again. ProContractor has all the documents I need so there is no reentering in other programs and they are always right at your finger tip.

Cons

Formatting Reports the way we want them. Our old software was much easier to create a complete report. In ProContractor, you modify reports that are already in the program but there hasn't always been the fields we need.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Janet from Kenyon Pipeline Inspection, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

This is a difficult system to use and generates inaccurate financial information

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Robust estimating capability and a consolidated space for project management.

Pros

ProContractor is a one stop shop to house most business functions. I like that it hosts accounting, project management, equipment tracking and estimating all in one place.

Cons

This system has so many layers that makes it difficult to use and even more difficult to unravel when numbers don't calculate the way they should. Assistance is readily available via online chat for simple questions only. Complicated issues seem to prevail and when they arise, you have to begin with a chat then wait for a rep to call you back at an undisclosed time and sometimes as many as 5 business days later. There seems to be an issue with the accounting side of the system continually resulting in incorrect financial reporting. We have been working with a large accounting firm for 9 months trying to figure out why this continues to happen to no avail despite multiple communications directly between our accountant and Viewpoint reps. Our system went live more than 20 months ago and is still not generating accurate numbers. The system is very pricey to purchase, migrate, train staff, implement, use, troubleshoot and maintain. We have spent thousands of dollars for an accounting firm to ultimately advise us that the ProContractor accounting software is flawed and should be abandoned despite our time and financial investment to date.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Susan from Hollow Contracting Inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Training was terrible, data migration had numerous errors, learned by trial and error

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The biggest benefit for our company is the intercompany function.

Pros

Once payroll is set up correctly it is very easy to use. The intercompany function makes cost tracking and billing between companies automatic. I love this function.

Cons

Reports are very difficult to find useful information. Initial setup of payroll is exceptionally difficult and redundant in many areas for our application. You can't print a checks without first inputting an invoice. Everything requires multiply steps, first you have to input something, save it, and then go to another screen and print it, and then go to another screen and post it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lynn from Mediterraneo Design Build
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Have been using for almost 1 year and am very happy with the program-Still learning the program.

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Detailed job costing

Pros

Very detailed job costing reports.
Accounts Payable module user friendly and the reports are detailed.
The ease of issuing SubContracts and SubContracts Change Orders.

Cons

Not being able to customize reports myself.
Lien releases not able to print automatically when checks are printed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cheryl from S.J. Strawn Company, Inc. dba Paul's Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

It has been a long and difficult haul implementing ProContractor.

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the same benefits we got from out last (and preferred) software: American Contractor

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I like the certified payroll reports and that you can reprint invoices. Using widgets is helpful. I like that is has direct deposit for payroll.

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It is not easy to use. There are 'hidden' elements of the software that you have to click boxes to reveal. The program is too malleable. A program more standardized would fit our needs better.

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Sherry from Mark Wilson Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Still working out a few issues. Works well for accounting.

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Easy to do research. The documents are in the binder so you don't have to dig through files to find what you need. I like the suggestions process.

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There are a lot of glitches that you have to work around. Help is written in too technical of terms as is as clear as mud, so some things are trial and error to see which toggle works best for what we need. Programmers need to sit down with actual users to know what works and what doesn't. Font is too small.

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DEBRA from TRIPLE R ELECTRIC, INC.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

QUITE DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS SOFTWARE

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FAIRLY EASY TO LEARN TO ENTER INVOICES. SUPPORT HAS BEEN GREAT HELPING WITH ANY PROBLEMS WE HAVE HAD.

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IT'S A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT ALL THE REPORTS. THE SOFTWARE HAS SO MANY OPTIONS. UNLESS YOU SPEND MANY HOURS GOING THROUGH EVERYTHING, IT'S DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHICH REPORT PULLS UP THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

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bryan from Branscum Construction
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

All in all not bad software. Biggest complaint is the rigidity of the programming.

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speed and integration between divisions of our company.

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The integration of the modules. The takeoff module is very quick and easy versus manual takeoffs or using a digitizer board. The fact that all of the math is done by the software eliminates errors versus using exce.

Cons

the rigidity of the output. The spreadsheets are complicated to adjust. It would be nice to have more training on how to manipulate the reports to make them more specific to our company. While we have had some success our knowledge of that type of software work is limited at best.

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Chad from Ammons & Blackmon Construction LLC

August 2017

August 2017

Everything we have done with Viewpoint has been positive with implementation training and use.

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It allows me to track cost for specific bid items so i can see problems as they arise and not so far into the project that we cant recover. Everything we need is in one location from takeoff, estimating, project management and accounting.

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Some aspects of the change order management can be difficult to work through and making specific changes on unit prices on change order documents are not as clear as i would like to see. I'm not a tech person, and since we use a server its difficult to perform updates without the help of an outside IT person. Just because of specific backups that need to be performed and locating the files. Other than that they usually go pretty well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Heath from Esposito Construction, Inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Our ProContractor experience started when we wandered into the wrong booth at a Home Show.

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Our largest benefit came in the form of consolidating a Takeoff, an Estimating, an Accounting, and a Dropbox account all into one program that adds functionality and mobility.

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All of our programming is housed in one program. We were using multiple platforms before, but now Takeoffs, Estimating, Bids, Projects, Accounting are all working together.

The user friendly layout. There is an easy to follow menu or you can create a customized home page with shortcuts to your most used information.

We are on the cloud server and this allows for "shadow" functionality. This allows one user to watch or take part in another users session. Quite useful in training new users, or learning new methods.

We are new to the mobile app, but it has been very promising. Having a multitude of information directly on your phone. Making it easily accessible while at the job-site.

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Our only dislike thus far is the ability to create a schedule of tasks (Gantt Chart). While it is possible to create the chart, this can only be generated after the project has been started. We typically offer our customers a schedule in the stage of estimating. Therefore we have to use an outside scheduling program. The other problem is that the Gantt chart needs to be started from scratch. It would be helpful if the chart would use the estimate to generate a list of tasks that can then be assigned.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Gardner Glass & Glazing, Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Customer support is great!! Everything in one system is great and PCMX covers all areas well.

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Repeatable and trainable operating platform that takes me from an estimate thru construction close out.

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From user permissions to custom cost types, this system is very customizable and comprehensive. We value the relationship mentality for being welcoming when we have issues or want to implement changes.

Cons

Things need to be alphabetical and Marlin financing is a terrible partner. Beyond that there are just some tweeks that we hope to see implemented per our request.

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Steve from Bowen Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good for estimating lots of gadgets

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less hand writing

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once learned and data imported very easy to put together quotes. works great when traveling. works on a stand alone computer with out internet.

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issues with updating. earth works is hard to use. takes a lot of time to learn. customer support is sometimes very slow to fix issues.

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Logan from Superior Masonry Unlimited

August 2017

August 2017

It does the basics of what we need it to do. Estimating didn't have enough masonry detail for us.

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Being able to give our crews plans on the mobile app. The invoicing system is also pretty convenient to use.

Cons

It's incredibly hard to find or make reports that offer the specific details we're looking for. You should make it easier to create your own reports without knowing computer language and having a detailed working knowledge of SQL.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arthur from Truluck Construction Inc

August 2017

August 2017

Entering information by Journal Entry is time consuming because it doesn't copy the description.

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The procedural way you enter information then post the information. The logical way of solving new procedures like writing off accounts receivable.

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Journal entries - not copying description to each entry. Having to click on "GL Only" every time you make a general ledger entry.

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Karl from CFC Construction
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Okay - serves our needs. I wish the report output was easier. Take-off portion is weak.

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Consistent cost metrics with management of the catalog pricing.
Ability to create assemblies that allowed quicker estimates
Easy comparison between estimates.
Automatic and error free estimate calculations.

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1) The ability to sort large amounts of information in a variety of ways.
2) The ability to compare or have variance from one estimate to another.
3) No math mistakes - as opposed to complicated Excel Sheets.

Cons

1) It is difficult to customize reports.
2) Having the software reside on our server, which is control by our IT, who doesn't consistently update, or limit user control of the software.
3) The modules, e.g. take off are not good and probably should be dropped from the program. We simply use the program for estimating.
4) One of the reasons that we purchased the software is that we thought that it was compatible with View Point. We wanted to be able to download our starting estimate into View Point directly as the starting budget for the project. There is no compatibility. The solution to do this was a custom Excel sheet that View Point wanted to charge us for.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from TMW & Associates, Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Getting easier to use, so far I really like ProContractor

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Working remotely

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Very handy to scan attachments to view them on the spot and really love the ability to use the cloud to work remotely on ProContractor anytime

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searching where the red flag errors are is extremely frustrating. I wish they would highlight the cell and direct you better to save time searching

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Teresa from J. Davis Construction, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good program but not as user friendly as I would like.

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One program that does all.

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The Estimating, Accounting, and Project Management is all in one. You can remote into the system from other areas.

Cons

Not user friendly. You can't dig down into different reports. It doesn't do some simple tasks like e-mail pay stubs.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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