Viewpoint - Spectrum Software


 

Spectrum Construction Software provides complete construction management, combining accounting, job cost and project management software in one cloud-based application. 

Spectrum offers full-featured accounting, document management, and job cost solutions, as well as project management capabilities.  The project management application combines financial data, document management, and project workflow information. It also offers service management and equipment management functionality.

Spectrum’s Web-based design offers mobile access to all of the software’s applications and functionality, as well as a user interface that replicates a browser environment. The Dashboard gives users an at-a-glance view of relevant information and can be customized by each user with apps relevant to their job. This feature is available to employees without requiring a paid seat. For the times when an Internet connection is not available or a specific task needs to be performed, Spectrum also offers unique native apps for iOS and Android devices such as time tracking, equipment management, and Plan Room. 

 

Viewpoint - Spectrum - Dashboard
 
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Job properties
    Job properties
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Document imaging
    Document imaging
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Accounts payable
    Accounts payable
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Project management
    Project management
  • Viewpoint - Spectrum - Vendor management
    Vendor management
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Lea from Butterfield Electric Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Poor reports

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I feel they should have a packet of reports that would make this program for different states. They are already creating these reports for other customers why not just offer them as a package deal to add on for a set price instead of saying they are recreating them each time.

Pros

Easy to look up employees and jobs in most modals because you can type in almost anything to find it. you are type in city, state first name last name or part of any of these to get the info you are looking for.

Cons

reports are not easy to get customized without them quoting 10-14 per report to have customized. In California there are certain reports we need to be able to report to the state. With this program we need to run 3-4 reports to get that info. Their is no report that show PTO and Vacation. The Job Overview reports do not show cash flow. Also many of the reports do not have totals on them so when running reports we also have to add them up manually. There is no way to do a cash pay with out entering an invoice. Not all reports show the same totals. Employees really have to dig into reports to confirm the info is correct.

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Sheila from Butterfield Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Multiple buyouts have lead to high turn over and no customer service for Spectrum/Viewpoint.

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I recommend passing on this software until they work out there business model.

Pros

I like the document imaging function. It does not seem as if Spectrum has keep up with technology or basic business requirements. They must make there money off selling training and reports.

Cons

Set up is difficult and they have very few experienced trainers. I had a Trainer who was from CA tell me we did not have to set anything up in payroll for CA taxes. Needless to say it did not work. Once you have started payroll you can not make any changes to employee records. Deleting a direct deposit payroll is ridiculously complicated. An invoice has to be entered in AP before you can write a check. Once you start entering an invoice and before you have saved you cannot not make changes to the date or invoice #. There are a lot of extra steps for every function. Reports that come with the software are terrible. They expect you to pay for corrections to there reports and reports that come standard with other software.

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Brandon from Windemuller
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Very Robust Software for Medium to Large Companies

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Our accounting group really likes the software. It seems like it could be a little more intuitive for PMs but once you learn it, it all makes sense.

Pros

Tons of options for tracking and measuring projects. Great WIP functionality. Good options for large projects and also for service work orders.

Cons

Different modules are addition cost. Work orders, inventory, field technician connectivity, etc are all add ins to the base package.Best to look at all the modules you would get good use of as one price.

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Linda from SDB, INC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Spectrum Rocks

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Pros

Spectrum is such a good program - I can see it working for a small company and a large company - no need for paper any more everything is on the cloud and available with a touch of a button

Cons

There are some reports that come with it but there is no user friendly ability to build a custom report or change one that's already written

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Delmas from Earl Weaver Contractors LLC
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great accounting software for construction

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Value for Money

Pros

Spectrum is fairly easy to use. It covers such a wide range of accounting and project management tasks. We are happy with our investment.

Cons

I still think the Work Order/Service Management has a ways to go. Also I am not real thrilled with the Inventory management.

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leea from rountree construction
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

oVERALL OK

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This product is very easy to use and overall is great with reporting. I really enjoy all the different report and filters.

Cons

The customer service and tech support has been quite lacking for some time now. I would love to see some improvements on that area.

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Bette from Scott Builders Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Love the ability to export out of Spectrum

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Ease of use

Pros

The ability to export data out of the tables within Spectrum to manipulate the information is great.

Cons

Determining the tables is sometime a challenge finding the correct one with the information you are looking for,

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Travis from Ranger Plant Constructional
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Good to Go!

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Spectrum has made life easier.

Pros

It is the online access with the permissions built in so we can have multiple users from all over the nation access it according to their needs. Also, being able to store information and images on the cloud to be paperless is great.

Cons

When a browser does an update, it seems to take Spectrum a while to adapt to that update. It meas that things run slow for a small window of time.

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

April 2018

April 2018

One-stop construction ERP

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Pros

Spectrum offers everything under the sun for your construction needs; from your basic accounting functions, to project management, and everything in-between.

Cons

Spectrum is definitely more geared to be an accounting ERP. That being said, it's construction management capabilities are adequate, and improving with every update.

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Erin from Walsh Mechanical Contractors
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

This is the first Accounting Software I've come in contact with and it is fairly simple to use.

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This is the first Accounting Software I've come in contact with and it is fairly simple to use and navigate. Most things you want to do are self-explanatory but being trained by a fellow employee who has used the system for years was also extremely helpful. I've also heard the in-person training's are helpful.

Cons

There are some quirks with the Contract Status Report. I also have difficulty finding reports I would like to use and don't have the Crystal Report skills I need.

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Christina from Doyon Associated, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Straight forward construction software!

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Pros

The ease of use for every day tasks is awesome! You can attach supporting documents easily and run specific reports needed for management very quickly.

Cons

It would be nice if there was a way to instigate a mass routing change in the approval process. It also be convenient to have preferred settings for column placement when approving invoices.

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Debbie from SDB, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Spectrum is user friendly.

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I love this product and I'm so happy we made the change 2 years ago.

Pros

It is extremely user friendly and very easy to navigate through. Reports run in seconds. The menus are clear and you can move easily from one module to another. Help is either a click or a phone call away. The support staff is very knowledgeable and they answer your call when you call.

Cons

It works better on a laptop than a tablet, but I know they are working on that. The Project Management Module is not robust enough, but they are working to get their Viewpoint product compatible with Spectrum.

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Mary from Duke Electric Co.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

10 years and still going strong

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Our go live date with Spectrum was 4/2008. Yes, we've been using the core accounting program for 10 years. We've also added other modules that help us do our business efficiently. Over the past 10 years our company has more than doubled in the number of employees, gross sales and net income. 2017 was the best year in the 70 year history of the company. I can honestly say that Spectrum has played a large role in helping us attain this level of success. With this software, the amount of information that is right at our fingertips is amazing!

Pros

The software is user friendly. There are plenty of help menus if you get stuck. The software is constantly being updated and often the updates are in response to customer requests. The document imaging feature and access to a variety of reports has greatly reduced the amount of paper necessary to run our business.

Cons

The cost is the biggest issue. The annual fee to go to the cloud is several times more than the cost if you provide your own server. Although there are many benefits and additional features that we'd love if we went to the cloud, it's just too much money for a regional independent contractor to spend.

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Joan from Turnagain Marine Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Mixed feelings

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Create a book, something that can be highlighted, tabbed, notes written into it. Offer training in more cities, and more affordably.

Pros

Easy to check status of payments, see and print POs, look at phase codes, relatively easy to enter pay applications.

Cons

For someone without a strong accounting background, the sequence of required events is not intuitive or readily apparent. Help queries turn up too much or too little, and don't help with that sequence of events. Can't create new reports without learning a whole new program, one that we hired people specifically to do at a previous job because of the complexity. Email reminders before trigger events would be nice (an email a month before a subcontractor's COI is set to expire, for example, instead of just holding up payment when an invoice is being processed). An app for field engineers to be able to create POs on their iPhones would be an awesome feature, but I don't know of any plans to add it.

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Marjie from Walsh Mechanical Contractors
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great Accounting Construction Software

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Pros

Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use. The ability to create custom infolink reports enable you to create virtually report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto refresh with just one click of a button.

Cons

I wish there was a way to sort the canned Spectrum reports a bit easier. I am quite comfortable using infolink, so it is easy for me to create a quick variation of the Spectrum reports, formatted the way I want it to look. But unless you have knowledge of infolink, there is no way to easily rearrange Spectrum reports to show the data in the way you want it

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Marlene from Dick Building Company LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Once you get used to Spectrum's logic, most processes seem to work correctly

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Value for Money

Classes offered are cost prohibitive for small companies.

Pros

Integration between different modules. Reports can be run to share information with PM's rather easily.

Cons

Certain standard report items that were available with other software used previously are not available with Spectrum. After working with report writers for over a year to get a simple cash flow analysis on our job summary reports (aka job overview report), we were told they were unable to provide. Also, a few other instances of reports that should be readily available were offered to be prepared for us at an outrageous price. Once developed for us, I would guess that other would find them useful and they would appear on future releases.

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PAULA from PIEPER HOUSTON ELEC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Don't fix what isn't broken

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Spectrum has continued to grow their products. They have a superb support department. The staff is fairly consistent with not a lot of turn-over. You get to know the people behind the scenes and build relationships with them and their network.

Pros

My favorite thing about Spectrum is that it continues to grow with our business. We have been Spectrum users for 25 years. In these 25 years Spectrum has been on the cutting edge of technology. We continue to get value from the updates and software collaborations.

Cons

My least favorite thing is it takes too long to get updates. I would like the easy updates to come out once a month. I realize this is not cost effective, but typically if there is anything I am disgruntled about it will show up in a future quarterly update.

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J from O.C. McDonald Company
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

A Step Above

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Pros

The ability to get exactly what I need out of the data without having to print multiple different reports and compare them manually.

Cons

It takes a bit of education and a lot of practice to get where you need to be without going thru each menu the long way.

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Kiauna from Coeur d'Alene Paving
Specialty: Paving
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Good product

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Pros

Spectrum is very easy to use and very user friendly. It has many different features for the company to utilize for its day to day activities.

Cons

It is kinda pricey, between paying the normal fee plus an additional fee for each additional user. We frequently have people that can't log in because we've exceeded our maximum users.

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Sean from Building Controls & Services
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Spectrum is pretty decent

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Pros

Regular updates and added features, Dexter Chaney Network is awesome (I mean, who doesn't like earning rewards points for learning about your work software?!)

Cons

I wish the Project Management module had more to offer. Also, some of the workflow items are clunky.

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Sally from Dr. Charles Ashley Mann & Associates
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Spectrum internet services

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Nothing outstanding - they are average with the end result. There are more cost effective internet services but this is who our phone system uses.

Pros

Internet service was quick to install -

Cons

That we have to increase our monthly cost due to the strength of the internet service we receive - increased 3 times within a 1.5 years.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leah from Accounting

September 2018

September 2018

Top of the line construction software

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Pros

This is great software for the construction industry. I was very impressed. I have researched and used many accounting software. This has the functionality of much more expensive software at a lesser price. This is a software for large to mid size companies that wish to keep accurate monthly accounting records. Standard cheaper accounting software doesn't offer the same functionality.

Cons

There are no time tracking abilities. The construction company I was working for needed time tracking with GPS functions. We could use T-sheets for this but to my knowledge this doesn't integrate with Spectrum.

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Michelle from The Raymond Group
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Construction Software

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I am a project accountant and have been a Spectrum user since 1996 when it was called ForeFront and this is the only construction software I've used. Overall I find the software easy to use. I've participated in training led by Spectrum trainers and their help and advise is invaluable. The ability to export data in different file types for analysis - exporting to excel file, data only is one I use regularly. We're also lucky to have an IT software support specialist with extensive Spectrum background who is able to provide SQL reports for those times when the standard reports and exports don't give us enough flexibility with the data for analysis.

Pros

Most processes in Spectrum are intuitive for the user.

Cons

As a long time user of Spectrum, we have a heavily customized Job Cost Report. It's becoming more difficult to accommodate our custom needs as new versions are released.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from COMANCO
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Connects all aspects of our company

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It's fairly easy to use, once you figure out how to navigate.

Cons

The standard reports are not very useful. Custom reports are almost always needed. Even though most reports can be exported to Excel, they are practically unusable without spending lots of time moving data around.

Review Source: Capterra
 

JANICE from METRO ELECTRIC CO., INC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

satisfied with wide range of modules and input

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Can access data from prior years, access to many modules to provide research and reporting.

Pros

modules feed information to each other in relatively familiar pattern and scanning of documents mkaes info search and data backup much less paper intensive and time saving

Cons

Accounting of cash and posting to g/l archaic and not offer options to summarize A/P posting, cannot extract g/l account balance as of a particular date, few internal controls on input of rates and parameters.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

I am always learning something new with Spectrum!

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I benefit daily from spectrum from payroll and certified payroll reports it really is helpful to get those reports from spectrum and every Contractor I have sent them to has excepted them. We also benefit from job costs and equipment costs management .







Pros

What I like most about spectrum is it really is an all in one program and is always improving, also being able to pull reports on jobs and costs is very convenient and easy.

Cons

Customer support be a bit time consuming. There is so much to spectrum that it can be a bit overwhelming if you are a smaller company.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shelley from Traine Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

If you have a strong team with good buy-in you will have success with this software.

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Moving from a stand-alone accounting solution to an ERP system has had many benefits and I only see the benefits increasing with the merger/acquisition by Viewpoint.

Pros

Extremely robust software with customization options. The software is flexible enough that you can grow it with your company and it can accommodate changes in your business.

Cons

At first it can seam like there are extra steps to perform tasks, but once you've used the software for a while you'll understand why. The controls are good and the software delivers accurate results when used properly. Thorough user training is critical.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Feels like service is going backwards

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It qives our accounting team the tools they need to provide a quick and accurate overview for our company. They are able to perform all accounting functions in one platform.

Pros

Familiar feel, rather easy to train new users. Features are simple and quick to learn. It has served our company well for numerous years.

Cons

Customer service and new features feel like that are going backwards. Takes forever to get issues solved when a few years ago it was quick

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Easy to Use

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It's practical, there are a lot of short cuts that can be used like starring your favorite menus items. The reporting options are great.

Cons

There have been times when someone is trying to post invoices and you can not run certain reports or it posts slowly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Triangle Refrigeration Company
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Spectrum satisfies multiple needs for us, Constructions as well as Service & Dispatch.

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Our business entails both Construction (installation) and service. This software was chosen because it seemed it would satisfy more of our needs than other software that was demonstrated.

Pros

Seems very logically designed and easy to maneuver. One screen provides easy access to all related data/documentation.

Cons

Some areas are still in need of some enhancement, specifically Inventory & Dispatch. But enhancements are released frequently.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Great Experience!

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I am a big fan of Spectrum. My company has been on it for over two years now and we love it so far! The implementation process was as expected, a lot of work but totally worth it. The customer service they offer is great and very quick responses. It is rather expensive, but we have had a wonderful experience so far!

Cons

a little limited on the estimating software side of things, but they do partner with some other companies that you can use but the price you pay is definitely up there.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aimee from FHI Plant Services

July 2018

July 2018

Overall the software is user friendly & offers a lot of tools.

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I love the document imaging function. We've been able to reduce the amount of paper files in our office. Additionally, it is now much easier to access information quickly when needed. We use the cloud based program, which gives us a lot of flexibility - everyone is able to work from anywhere with an internet connection.

Cons

The standard reports leave a lot to be desired. I find it extremely frustrating that in many cases the only option is to write a report in a separate program.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mamie from JRT Mechanical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

My overall experience with Spectrum has been pretty good.

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The thing that I like most about the software is that it is generally easy to use. There are a lot of places to go if you can't figure something out.

Cons

The cons of this software is the customer help. We have been charged to get something fixed that was Spectrum's fault.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from Jim Smith Contracting Co, LLC
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

We have been with Spectrum since 1997 (when it was Forefront). This software is a workhorse!

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Ease of use and great support!

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I like how easy this program is to use. If I can't find the report I need, I can easily export to Excel or Crystal Reports. The document imaging module saves us time when we need to review invoices or other documentation later. When I have issues, the support team is right there and usually can fix the problem while we are on the phone. It is rare for us to have an open ticket.

Cons

There are some differences between modules. When you exit a previewed report, some take you back to the site map while others take you back to the report page so you can adjust and run again if necessary. Consistency would be nice. It isn't a big deal, it could save a few steps.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

You have truly seen the evolution of the software, going all the way back to the Forefront days. Wow! Thank you for your support through the years, Karen. We really value your partnership.

 

Shannon from SDB
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Enjoying all the different aspects of the software

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More accurate data tracking to keep our projects on budget and on schedule.

Pros

It makes it much easier to log all different aspects of the project that need to be tracked. The real time data makes keeping on track easy.

Cons

There can be a bit of a learning curve to the software but they have worked hard to make it much easier since we first started using the product.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Shannon, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. It's great that our efforts to make Spectrum easier to use have been helpful for you. And it's only going to continue getting better! Thanks!

 

Tracy from Building Controls and Services, Inc.

July 2018

July 2018

Good Construction Software

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We were looking for a software with a service side and strong job cost all in one. Spectrum nails it! Ease of use. Endless custom report options. Ability to create custom dashboard apps. Great security features. All in the cloud!

Cons

Purchasing add-ons to accommodate the project managers can get pricey, but there are a ton of options that integrate with Spectrum.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you for being such a terrific advocate! It's great to see that you're getting so much value from the software. Also, we now have a native integration between Spectrum and our Team project management platform. We would be happy to give your project managers a demo if you like.

 


July 2018

July 2018

great way to bring all departments into one software system

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document imaging, integration of technology with the field employees

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the document imaging capabilities on the work orders, jobs, purchase orders and invoices have revolutionized how we do business

Cons

when mistakes are made, it has to be 'unwound' and redone, you must know what you are doing prior to performing the action as errors are time consuming to correct

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thanks for the kind words!

 


July 2018

July 2018

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

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

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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!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

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.

 

Caleb from Westbow Construction Group

July 2018

July 2018

Well done accounting software with good front end use.

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What I really like about this software is how detailed it can be. There are many modules that help track a vast range of categories to a very accurate degree.

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I do not like lack of quality customer support in answering questions or making suggestions on how to best use the software. I find that there are many good modules, but are very difficult to implement once systems are already in place. Better quality help with implementing and using the software prior to use would be very helpful for future customers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ariel from Building Controls & Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

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I really enjoy the ease of use and functionality of this software. Prior to my current job, we utilize project management software that was constantly going on the fritz. Spectrum has been a fantastic product thus far.

Cons

There are not many things to dislike about Spectrum. The main thing would be that it's sometimes difficult to use the software on my phone.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Viewpoint, Viewpoint

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Thank you, Ariel, for your great feedback. Much appreciated!

 
 
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