Vista by Viewpoint Software


 

Vista is an integrated suite of finance, operations and project management applications for contractors and capital project owners that can be deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud.

Users can manage workflow and reporting that adheres to demanding control requirements. Viewpoint is compliant with comprehensive regulatory reporting requirements, including EEO, Certified Payroll, DOT, OSHA and ACA.  

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.

 

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    KPIs
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    View statistics
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    Photo management
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    SM work center
  • Vista by Viewpoint - Mobile time entry
    Mobile time entry
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    Productivity analysis
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Vincent from Hayer Bishan Singh & Sons Ltd
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Vista Payroll

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I like that you can easily keep track of everything by simply clicking on the different tabs. The deduction management feature is a very worth it.

Cons

I hate it that I can not fully integrate it with the Kenyan government systems. It would be great if they made it more global friendly.

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Chris from Prairie Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Vista, Field Time Console Product Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The best thing about Vista is the "one-stop-shop" vision they have been striving for. Everything Accounting (AP, AR, Cash Management, GL, Job Billing, Payroll), Document Management (RFIs, Submittals, Purchase Orders, Subcontracts, etc.), Project Management (PM, Job Cost, Service Management, etc.) including a host of other options including Equipment Management, Inventory management, a Business Analytics & reporting feature. It is also highly customizable.

Cons

The only downside I would say is that some of the training for customization is considered billable or is outsourced to a third-party developer / partner

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Cari from Superior Bowen Asphalt Company LLC
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Payroll Module

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

My only disappointment is it would be nice to be able to call support and get a resolution immediately instead of creating a case and waiting for a recall. The knowledge base system is good, but sometimes when you put in a topic it will show over 100 results related to your request and who has time to review that many articles to find an answer.

Pros

The ease of making corrections to payroll. The ability to view from the grid and sort information quickly.

Cons

There are a lot of boxes within the setup phase that you need to be sure to mark in order for the action to be performed correctly. It is easy to miss sometimes marking them all.

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Joseph from Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Construction Engineer Using Viewpoint Regularly

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

After getting familiar with the software it is user friendly and great for the construction industry. The reports that can be run are professional.

Cons

It can take a few times to get familiar with the quirks of each module but after you are familiar it is user friendly.

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Allison from JB James Construction
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Viewpoint is a great tool for Construction Companies

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

The availability of reports. To see data input in various ways to help benefit the company. Clearview is an extremely useful tool to search for frequently encountered problems/error messages. I resolve so many issues by referring to Clearview.

Cons

Time waiting on a call back from Customer Support. It generally takes 4-5 days to get a response. Most times it is for a non-critical issue, but would like to be able to move on from the problem more quickly. Especially if not found in Clearview.

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Clay from Scott & Ritter, Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Easy to work with.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been very pleased with the ease of use with Vista. It is a huge upgrade from our old software system.

Pros

We really love the reports you are able to pull in this software. The functions are pretty easy to figure out and understand. The Clearview resource that comes with Viewpoint is an amazing source of information regarding functionality and capabilities.

Cons

There is no option to file payroll and other taxes through Viewpoint like there is with some other software. Some functions require an import from spreadsheets which seems to lend itself to extra errors.

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Brenda from SC Bodner Co, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2018

March 2018

Review of Viewpoint Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

Overall, we love Viewpoint. It is one of the better construction software on the market today. Viewpoint listens to the needs of its users and is always striving to improve the product.

Pros

Viewpoint is very user friendly and easy to use. It allows you to integrate the accounting functions without having to use a different software. It is a great fit for the construction industry.

Cons

I did not like the Financial Management system. But viewpoint listened and they are coming out with a new financial software.

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Allan from St Francis Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2018

February 2018

This software makes my job easier!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The webinars and training in this software is very user friendly and very timely. The updates that are provide continue to impress me with the programming capability and versatility.

Pros

I like the adaptability of this software. The reports are configurable easily an it is very flexible. The software has many items that are making our team very informed and knowledgeable on the cost status on each of our projects.

Cons

Still learning ALL that it can do and provide. The training processes that VIEWPOINT provides helps to overcome the initial issue of understanding the new programs.

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Jackie from Mathiowetz Construction
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

We implemented Vista two years ago. As with any software implementation, setup and training is crucial.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have found that the majority of things we would like to track are available within Vista (or easily added with a UDF). There are also several third party solutions that are available that tie in to Vista. Vista is a very stable and easy to use software.

Pros

The software is very flexible as Vista allows client customization with the ability to add user defined fields and to change field properties. Consequently, there is very limited outside customization that is necessary. The training during the implementation process was very thorough.

Cons

The reporting structure within Vista is Crystal Reports and without a developer license and/or programming specialist on staff, you will most likely need an outside consultant for developing reports that are not standard. There are numerous available reports but sometimes a tweak here or there is necessary - which is usually easy to do in house.

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Christina from Nations Roof of Carolina LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I love the reports that Viewpoint offers.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, this is a very good software.

Pros

Very easy software to use and I like that you can add modifications/Files, to allow maneuvering around the software a ease.

Cons

I work with the Accounts Payable side of things and some of the information that I enter when using a purchase order number is time consuming. We should have the information import when using a purchase order

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Joseph from Halmar International LLC
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Long time user of Vista (back to the Bidtek days) over 20 years

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The product does what we need and as is the case with all software the implementation and setup is the most critical step.

Pros

Product is user friendly and depending on your business, most standard functions and reports will be sufficient. Little need for tailoring the software,

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Seth from Durastress inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Worst implementation experience ever... A lot of turn over in there team that "helps" you too. Company has too many Growing Pains that affect the customer.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This software is pretty user friendly and it is pretty efficient for the line of work we do. We are a manufacture of Concrete products and its hard to find a software that can handle our line of work like that.

Cons

The implementation was absolutly one of the worst experiances ever. It took us over a year and a half just to get started with the system. We went through project mangers after project managers because the company was restructuring. Which was hard on use because we pay a lot of money for them to come out and try to help us implement this. We would have explain everything over and over when someone would be replaced. It got really old. Not to mention you have to watch when you get customized things done. They do not do these in house and they are never on a deadline for you. We constantly work around their schedules and not ours. I personally would have looked harder into something else before going this route. It just seems as though this company because they are owned by investors is having too many trickle down effects ultimately on the customers. Not good business.

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Kadi from C&C Group
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

The Positive Review are Not Possibly Legitimate

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Cons

This software is a joke. It is so extremely limited in what it can do. In the case that you can actually get someone on the phone from Vista to discuss your concerns or suggestions, you will always find yourself hearing the words "this is a known issue", resulting in a "case closed" mentality.

I'm convinced there are less than 3 people on their entire support/customer service team. We routinely won't hear back for 3+ weeks on urgent issues, even if we call to "escalate" our case and despite paying per month for support.

I wouldn't wish this software on my worst enemy. Don't buy their lies about the exciting features and flashy demos: the software does not do what they claim it can do.

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Christina from Con-Tech
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Very happy with this software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Pros

It is an all in one product. We can do everything from our project budgets and cost tracking to HR items, all accounting functions, the list goes on and on. Prior to this software we were using many different and basic programs to run our company but now we are all one the same system. This has created synergies and made us more efficient.

Cons

Since there are so many programs and reports available, sometimes it can be hard to find what you are looking for. And at times you can get many errors if you missed a step or entered something incorrectly but this is a minor annoyance.

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Mary from ET Simonds Construction/Kinkaid Stone Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Kinkaid Stone payroll & Accounts Payable

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

I like that it is easy to use after learning the payroll and accounts payable modules. I have been happy with the help I get and like the software more & more.

Cons

When I make a mistake putting in Accounts payable and use the wrong batch month, it is a little unforgiving to get the mistake corrected. As I learn it is getting easier.

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  Response: The Viewpoint Team, Viewpoint

Date: December 2017

December 2017

 

Mary,

Thank you for your review of Vista. We’re happy to see that you and the team at Kinkaid Stone are getting value from the software. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

Sincerely,

The Viewpoint Team

 
 

Tim from Kimbel Mechanical Systems
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Painful Integration

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

If I could do it all over I would go with Microsoft SL or GP. I have gone through the same process with them and it was much smoother.

Pros

Solid Software functionality, SQL based, easy to import data. They are constantly trying to improve the software, 1-2 upgrades a year.

Cons

Poor implementation and customization from their team. Customer support and report writing is overpriced. Desktop program is somewhat old school, 1990.

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Steven from CEC Energy Services
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

All-In-One Solution for Our Company

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

As the IT Manager at my company, the last thing I need is dozens of applications spread across three offices to maintain.
Vista gives me the tools to combine several departments under on application.

Pros

Several modules for different uses with different departments.
Customization to fit our needs.
Easy to find third-party applications like job and time sheet applications that stream in directly to Vista.

Cons

A bit pricey, but in the long term it pays off.
A bit of a learning curve for users, so this would definitely be considered a long term investment for your company.

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Stephanie from Brace Industrial Group
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Overall a good product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to use and understand screens. Really takes no time to learn input. Movable columns to personalize for your own use.

Cons

There are loads of reports in each module that show just a tiny bit of the "picture", it would be nice to have one report showing all of the information.

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Ben from Capstone Mechanical
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Great product, great future growth perspective

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Great product, great company, highly recommend. We have been on the product over a year and continue to be pleased.

Pros

Vista is a very robust system and if you are an organization that wants to have one effective place to track all of your information, this is it. After doing 5 months of research and reviews over other products like Sage, COINS, and others, I am convinced this is the top shelf. There are incredible help resources, the implementation team was phenomenal, and they have been consistently updating the software and making it better on a consistent basis. I could go on about other things that I like about it, but the high-level Pro that I have is that it is a product that is well thought out and is mostly mature (see cons) across the board.

Cons

The service module is the only thing that is not up to snuff with the rest of the product. It still lacks the maturity that the rest of the product has. It is 100% usable and it is effective, but it does not attain the same level of greatness that the rest of the product has. That being said, the last 4 major updates have all included Service Module enhancements, so it is obviously getting taken care of.

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Alicia from MCC, Inc
Specialty: Paving
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Vista by ViewPoint

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Vista has a lot of features that could benefit a company and be able to streamline information. There reporting options are endless IF you have the IT department to develop them.

Cons

The customer service is less than average. They continue developing new modules but do not put much time, if any into the existing modules that need work.

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Kyle from The Systems Group
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Decent ERP System for the Construction Industry

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Viewpoint is our ERP system for better or worse. The functionality is there for just about everything needed in the construction industry; however, it's not always the most user-friendly. When Viewpoint introduces updates and there are bugs, it can take months for Viewpoint to fix them in a new release. If it's something you need to be fixed now, be prepared to pay Viewpoint to fix the problem.

Pros

Covers almost all aspects needed in the construction industry
Highly customizable
Easy to create custom reports
Database isn't locked down

Cons

Viewpoint will find every way possible to charge you for support
They have a bad habit of pushing out updates without thoroughly testing them

Advice to Others

I would highly recommend having someone on your staff that can handle inhouse bug fixes or customization of the database; otherwise, you'll be paying a much higher rate to Viewpoint for anything you need. This is compounded when you start adding in applications that integrate with Viewpoint, like Mobile Field Manger (now owned by VP, but still has major integration issues).

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Daniel from J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2016

February 2016

Product Quality
Quality
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