Vista 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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • JENNIFER from Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc.

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Better Value Than the Competition

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Importing & exporting works better than in other products and the customizability of the software is appealing

    Cons

    Character limits and margins are not easily changed and the modules don't do a good job of sharing information between them

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  • Zowie from Plumbing and HVAC

    Specialty: Plumbing

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    As user unfriendly as it gets.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    There seem to be cool things this software is capable of doing, but it's so user unfriendly that it's impossible to access.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. I have never experienced a software with so many bugs. It constantly has to be restarted because it crashes if there is too much information inputted in one go. Importing is nearly impossible and there doesn't appear to be anyone who can help. When you call they tell you "that's just how it works."
    I wish this frustration on no one.

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  • Loreto from CJI

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Complete package!!!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Vista by Viewpoint is very helpful to us for it has a lot of functionalities that saves our time. We were able to customized field if we want, depending on our need...very useful indeed.

    Cons

    Well, at first I admit that it gets a little it harder for me to become familiarize with Vista.. But as I continue using it, I learned its different modules and uses.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Steve from Corval Group

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Good for a broad range of companies

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    They have modules for most aspects of any construction business. There are tools to allow adding custom fields, validations, lookups, and even complete custom tables for those who want to go beyond the canned software. We built an extensive safety program on their custom tables. Being a standard SQL database has allowed us to integrate with other software as well.

    Cons

    They are playing catch-up on the mobile side. They've got several components they are working to get integrated into the back end that should provide the needed mobile access.

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  • Pamela from Foundations Hawaii, Inc.

    Specialty: Concrete

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Vista has changed the way we do business

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Great company to do business with. They have been with us every step of the way from implementation to upgrades.

    Pros

    From a small construction company getting by with Excel spreadsheets for everything we did to a fully functioning, paperless enterprise. Viewpoint has brought our company into the future,

    Cons

    There are almost too many options with the program. Go into the reports menu and it's like going down a rabbit hole.

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  • Grant from Corval Group

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Viewpoint is as good or as bad as you make it

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Great software for programers

    Pros

    Viewpoint allows you to customize the user experience as much as you want. Things like custom fields, triggers causing updates to tables and custom look ups allow you to customize it.

    Cons

    Not a friendly user interface, looks like it was made in Windows 98. The tables between SM and JC on the back end are confusing if working in SQL

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  • Wendy from Bierlein Companies, Inc.

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    So easy to learn

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    This program was easy to learn and flows seamlessly once it's set up. I have been able to cut my process time by a third since switching to this software. When I have questions I can usually find the answer to a problem in the Viewpoint Knowledge Base under the Help menu.

    Cons

    Some updates change different modules so occasionally I'll have to adjust to a new way of entering information or retrieving information.

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  • Leslie from Stratus Electrical and Instrumentation

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    All encompassing system

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    All aspects of Business functions from AP to Project Management are within one system and integrated together. Very powerful system.

    Cons

    Cumbersome to set up and expensive when having to use the product team to assist in the setup. Knowledge base doesn't have enough Canadian content when looking for specifics.

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  • Vincent from Hayer Bishan Singh & Sons Ltd

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Vista Payroll

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    April 2018

    Vista, Field Time Console Product Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    April 2018

    Payroll Module

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    March 2018

    Construction Engineer Using Viewpoint Regularly

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    March 2018

    Viewpoint is a great tool for Construction Companies

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    March 2018

    Easy to work with.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    March 2018

    Review of Viewpoint Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    February 2018

    This software makes my job easier!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    February 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    February 2018

    I love the reports that Viewpoint offers.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    February 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    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
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    Quality
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    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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