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

KPIs

View statistics

View statistics

Photo management

Photo management

SM work center

SM work center

Mobile time entry

Mobile time entry

Productivity analysis

Productivity analysis

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10



193 Reviews of Vista by Viewpoint

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Michael from Colantonio Inc.

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

October 2018

In with Vista, out with the old

Pros

Vista by Viewpoint is so much more user friendly that Timberline. We are able to integrate with Procore for seamless transfer of data between the programs

Cons

It's a brand new accounting and project management software so there is a learning curve and will take a while to get up to speed

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JENNIFER from Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc.

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

Better Value Than the Competition

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

Industry / Trade:  Plumbing

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Functionality

September 2018

As user unfriendly as it gets.

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

Industry / Trade:  Engineer

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Complete package!!!

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.

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Steve from Corval Group

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Good for a broad range of companies

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.

Industry / Trade:  Concrete

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Vista has changed the way we do business

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

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Viewpoint is as good or as bad as you make it

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.

Industry / Trade:  Other specialty contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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Customer support

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May 2018

So easy to learn

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Functionality

May 2018

All encompassing system

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

Industry / Trade:  Engineer

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

May 2018

Vista Payroll

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.

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

April 2018

Vista, Field Time Console Product Review

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

Industry / Trade:  Heavy/highway contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

April 2018

Payroll Module

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.

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

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March 2018

Construction Engineer Using Viewpoint Regularly

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

Industry / Trade:  Heavy/highway contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

March 2018

Viewpoint is a great tool for Construction Companies

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.

Industry / Trade:  Utility contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Value for money

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March 2018

Easy to work with.

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.

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

March 2018

Review of Viewpoint Software

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

Industry / Trade:  Electrical/teledata

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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Value for money

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February 2018

This software makes my job easier!

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

Industry / Trade:  Heavy/highway contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

February 2018

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

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

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

February 2018

I love the reports that Viewpoint offers.

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

Industry / Trade:  Heavy/highway contractor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

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February 2018

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

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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