Viewpoint Spectrum

RATING:

3.9

(406)

About Viewpoint Spectrum

Realize the power of connected construction management functionality with a single-source of data truth. As part of the connected Trimble Construction One suite of solutions, Spectrum’s connected workflows allow you to effectively manage your entire construction process, including: Complete construction accounting capabilities Powerful operations and project management solutions Streamlined employee onboarding, and payroll functionality Leading-edge document management and collaboration tools Intuitive web and mobile solutions to empower your teams in the field Seamless materials, inventory and equipment management and tracking Full-featured service management and dispatching capabilities Dynamic reporting, analytics and business intelligence tools Spectrum is de...

Viewpoint Spectrum Pricing

Minimum of 5 users; additional field users $65

Starting price: 

$229.00 

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Viewpoint Spectrum Reviews

Overall Rating

3.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer Support

3.5

Value for money

3.5

Functionality

3.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Viewpoint Spectrum

1 - 5 of 338 Reviews

Anonymous

51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2018

I am the administrator for Spectrum in our company and overall the Experience has been very good!

Ease of administration and our accounting team rarely has any issues with the software

PROS

The support team is amazing. They are extremely helpful and are good at fixing the annoying bugs and getting to the root causes of our problems. The accounting and hr side of the software works extremely well and I have very few if any complaints or issues that I have to fix or call support for.

CONS

The project manangement side of the software was never really completed so its less than impressive. But I think on the positive side since Viewpoint has purchased Spectrum I think that integrating it with their Team software will make a huge difference in this section!

Vendor Response

We think our customer support team is amazing, too. Thank you! You¿re absolutely right about our project management focus moving to the Viewpoint Team platform, which is now integrated with Spectrum and has a product development roadmap that will open up a lot of new PM functionality to Spectrum/Team users.

Replied July 2018

Nick

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2022

New Spectrum User

We are still developing our processes as we are still a relatively new user, but overall we have had a very good experience with Spectrum.

PROS

The software was relatively easy to implement and start using after going live. There are numerous canned reports that are very helpful and it is also easy to navigate the database when creating custom reports.

CONS

The cost projection entry screen desperately needs to be updated. It was so cumbersome to use that we had to hire an outside consultant to build us an Excel template that interfaced with the system. Also, we allocate overhead based on a rate per manhour and this turned out to be a manual weekly process (our old software actually did this automatically).

Reason for choosing Viewpoint Spectrum

Cost

Reasons for switching to Viewpoint Spectrum

Our old ERP vendor increased costs (both annual subscription fees and support fees) without any justification. Also, our old ERP made it very difficult to create custom reports and any type of import/export of data was basically impossible.

Vendor Response

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Nick. We greatly appreciate your feedback!

Replied August 2022

Les

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed August 2022

Spectrum ERP is adequate for a majority of your needs

We have not had a great experience with Spectrum from the initial sale, where we were told its capabilities in multi-company interchange, and found out it was untrue, and wanted us to pay a huge amount for this capability. Technical support is terrible where you have to sometimes wait for weeks to get an answer. I don't know when the last time I got an answer the same day, but with our other software we do.

PROS

The import data feature utilizing Excel is a really good system. It does what an ERP system should do, so it gets the job done, not the most efficient but it works.

CONS

This system is very click heavy and not streamlined. You have to click multiple times to get anything done, even though there is not reason to have to have extra clicks. Screen displays from on area are not consistent in another (some you enter up front info to see the input/edit screen, others the input/edit is displayed and is allowable when you enter the required information). It is not always intuitive for each module on where to go to get the information you are looking for. Many of the standard reports are really not helpful or complete as our last ERP system. Payroll Tax reports for state and federal requirements are not available unless you pay for custom reports at a very high premium rate. If you write reports using Crystal Reports or SQL, trying to find the correct fields and tables are difficult at best, I spend a lot of time in trial and error trying to find the right table and fields, other ERP systems I have used have an option that you can hover over any field in the display to see the table and field used. Not every table has an option to import changed data into the system, if something was entered/imported incorrectly (for instance they use a 2 digit year for equipment model year, upon import if you used a 4 digit year, they do not fail the import or warn you, they take the first 2-digits of the year, and after the fact you cannot modify the data except by hand). There are quite a few tables like this that you cannot change after the fact.

Reasons for switching to Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum bought StreetSmarts and discontinued its use and support, so we had to switch, not by choice

Vendor Response

Thank you for the feedback and taking the time to leave a review! We want to make sure you're aware of our customer resources including Viewpoint Academy, The Network, and more. Follow the link for more information on these resources. https://info.viewpoint.com/rs/623-NDA-487/images/Customer-Success-Resources-2022-07.pdf

Replied August 2022

Teresa

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2023

Cobuilt

The overall experience has been a positive one. The benefit is the data is consistent and reliable.

PROS

It was timeconsuming and somewhat tedious, but that could have been converting the data from our former software.

CONS

The inability to customize reports without advance knowledge of Crystal Reports.

Reasons for switching to Viewpoint Spectrum

The Hardhat product was outdated and the data it provided was unreliable and inconsistent. Our representative had promised updates and all we got were bits and pieces that did not integrate and caused more work and time to get things done.

Carol

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2023

Viewpoint Spectrum: Would Recommend to Any Construction Co.

Overall it has been a great experience. I have no doubt I picked the right software. It is easy to use, the trainers were knowledgeable and easy to follow. The few times I have needed Tech Support, the response was quick and the issue was resolved. It does everything we need it to do.

PROS

I really like the AP system. Very easy to enter data and make corrections. The support I receive from Viewpoint is very helpful. Now that the training is finished, I feel they still have my back. Also the Cash Management with being able to print MICR checks. Now we can order blank checks instead of having to order new checks for each account (53 of them).

CONS

My least favorite module is AR. Entering information is easy, but if you make a mistake it is hard to follow how to make the correction. Maybe it is just me, but I think it could work a little easier.

Reason for choosing Viewpoint Spectrum

Best value for what we received. It does the job and doesn't break the bank.

Reasons for switching to Viewpoint Spectrum

Tired of having to go in and out of companies. Spectrum with its cost centers allows us to enter data without having to change companies.