App comparison

Add up to 4 apps below to see how they compare. You can also use the "Compare" buttons while browsing.

GetApp offers objective, independent research and verified user reviews. We may earn a referral fee when you visit a vendor through our links. Learn more

Acumatica Cloud ERP vs Viewpoint Spectrum Comparison

Add to Compare

Compare similar apps

Dynamics 365 logo

Dynamics 365

4.4

Sage Construction Suite logo

Sage Construction Suite

4.0

Sage Intacct logo

Sage Intacct

4.3

SAP Business One logo

SAP Business One

4.3

Viewpoint Vista logo

Viewpoint Vista

3.9

FOUNDATION logo

FOUNDATION

4.2

Good recommendations?

Overview

Category Leaders

Acumatica Cloud ERP provides the best business management solution for small and midmarket organizations to transform their...

Spectrum is a complete, web-based construction ERP solution with leading-edge tools for accounting, project management, and more.

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

No videos yet

Pricing

Starting from

1

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

229

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

122

5

4

3

2

1

62

47

9

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

3.9

406

5

4

3

2

1

138

167

62

22

17

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
83%
would recommend this app

Pros

And if you already have a solution, Acumatica's robust API makes integration very easy, it has very good integations with other software.
Acumatica has a built in CRM that helps to integrate the sales and operations process to finance. It's really helpful to have the financials easily available for each sales opportunity.
Easy for end users to use. Does have it's in wiki which is useful when searching for help on certain topics.

Pros

Overall I do like Spectrum. I feel like there are areas it could improve in and that I could be made more modern/ appealing to the eye.
This software is very user friendly. The ability to export reports/data to excel is also wonderful and used almost daily.
It has great features, for the most part it is rather quick and all in all great.

Cons

Sometimes it will produce a MoveNext error. Also, I have lost the written descriptions that I had written in a particular time slot because of data corruption.
As an admin, limiting pages for users and restricting access is a pain. Need to go through each tab and change the access rights.
Bank matching can be a little off, and is hard to tweak.

Cons

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.
So far none other than self inflicted ones. What I mean by this is that our older system was a mess and conversion was made more difficult by that.
One of the biggest problems we’ve seen is that the new Versions seem to be released before they are thoroughly checked, and there are repeat problems.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review15 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago

Key features

  • Total features253
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Billing
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Material Analysis
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Buyer Management
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Components Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • EDI
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Food Traceability
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Metal Fabrication
  • For Residential
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting
  • GPS
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Investment Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Location Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-level BOM
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Opportunity Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • POS Integration
  • Parts Management
  • Payment Collection in the Field
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Permit Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Price and Cost Calculations
  • Procurement Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Identification
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Routing
  • Safety Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Approval
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Service History
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Single-level BOM
  • Social Media Integration
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Technician Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traceability
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Transportation Management
  • User Management
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Visual Analytics
  • Warehouse Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features49
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Billing
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Material Analysis
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Buyer Management
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Components Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • EDI
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Food Traceability
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Metal Fabrication
  • For Residential
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Accounting
  • GPS
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Investment Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Location Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-level BOM
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Opportunity Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • POS Integration
  • Parts Management
  • Payment Collection in the Field
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Permit Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Price and Cost Calculations
  • Procurement Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Identification
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Routing
  • Safety Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Approval
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Service History
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Single-level BOM
  • Social Media Integration
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Technician Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traceability
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Transportation Management
  • User Management
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Visual Analytics
  • Warehouse Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations98
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations15
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

ST
AvatarImg

Scott T.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

One-stop construction ERP

Reviewed 6 years ago
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.

SD
AvatarImg

Shelley D.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

LP
AvatarImg

Les P.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum ERP is adequate for a majority of your needs

Reviewed 2 years ago

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...

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

AR
AvatarImg

Art R.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

owners feedback

Reviewed 5 years ago

streamlined our entire operation, eliminated paper, added accountability and increased production with cloud based platform

Pros

comprehensive cloud based system that meets all needs

Cons

silly things like database field size - company name field isn't big enough to issue a check to the company we bought the program from...

CN
AvatarImg

Christopher N.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Best in the Business

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Cloud based, easy on the eyes. Fast & efficient.

Cons

Glitches with the software occasionally are annoying.

AR
AvatarImg

Anna R.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Review.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Performs for what we need as an industry specific software but would look elsewhere if more options were available and time allowed.

Pros

Industry Specific is its best feature. Cloud option appreciated.

Cons

Clunky, ease of use, slow updates, behind standards in payroll and HR functionality.

SC
AvatarImg

Steve C.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

From ComputerEase to Spectrum

Reviewed 8 years ago

My primary concerns when looking for a new ERP platform were: 1) Integration with our HCSS and Command-Alkon software 2) Web-based platform that I could access just about anywhere 3) Intuitive for our people so the learning curve would be smaller 4) Better reporting options 5) Robust Job Costing

Pros

We have only been live for a month but so far Spectrum has lived up to its billing. Our people that use it daily have already remarked about how easy it is to use and how much time it is saving.

Cons

So far none other than self inflicted ones. What I mean by this is that our older system was a mess and conversion was made more difficult by that. I would put more time on the front end than you think you will need to make sure you are brining over as clean of data that you can. Additionally, the price was a little misleading at the beginning as the implementation can be anywhere from an additional 50% - 100% of the actual software cost. I think it is worth it 100% but just something to account for in your shopping and comparison process.

NW
AvatarImg

Nick W.

Construction,

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Two years of working with the software so far.

Reviewed 10 years ago
Pros

The product is new technology and cloud-based. It can be accessed from any location.

Cons

Support is slow to make changes to fix obvious problems with the software.

MR
AvatarImg

Matt R.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Great support

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

When you call Spectrum support you get a real person who can guide the support process to quick resolution.

Cons

Cloud hosted solutions - I'm not sure this is truly a 'con' item as cloud based SaaS services can be benefit to many. It would be better to have both options available through. For most it can be a cost savings when including management costs but for others it can be more expensive to pay the hosting fees and connectivity costs.

RG
AvatarImg

Richard G.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum Review

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Cloud based helps to save space on our existing servers. Several product off some type of intergration

Cons

Not intuitive or easy to navigate. Customer service is slow and unorganized.

LM
AvatarImg

Lisa M.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum Review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Spectrum fit for us as we had outgrown Quickbooks. I love the document imaging and the cloud-based usage.

Cons

You need to be well versed in Crystal reports to create any custom report = more money. Spectrum does not seem to review suggested features that users need despite having a place to put that.

Vendor response

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback!

MU
AvatarImg

Matt U.

Utilities, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Perspective of Vista and Spectrum User

Reviewed 6 years ago

Spectrum is a very good construction accounting software if your small or medium business that wants a solid accounting package which is easy to use and not looking to customize your software.

Pros

Cloud based requiring little IT support from users. It’s straightforward and covers most of the standard requirements for a construction software.

Cons

I have used Vista and Spectrum if your large enough company to have internal database expert and or willing to pay for consultants or want to customize your software as each company is unique Vista is a better option than Spectrum.

EL
AvatarImg

Esther Lorraine S.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

My Spectrum review from the Accounts Payable prospective

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Most of Viewpoint Spectrum features work really well for us and they are constantly adding new features as well as fixing existing issues.

Cons

Not able to delete invoices during the routing approval process, not being able to send emails after the switch to the cloud, and not being able to change receiving quantities, phases and cost centers as a higher user (administrator).

JB
AvatarImg

Jay B.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Service Billing Review

Reviewed 10 months ago

It works. My only comparison is Maxwell. I would not rate this platform better or worse than Maxwell. Each program has/had its issues.

Pros

I assume that Payroll and Job Cost are why this product was purchased. I do not use those modules. I do like the Contract module (other than actually creating Contract invoices - that's not so good).

Cons

Work Order and Service Contract are the units I use. Cost reports cannot be collapsed, information saved to the Cloud constantly disappears (not deleted - just, poof, disappears) when work orders are loaded on the local machine. Work order invoicing (especially batch processing) is lacking. Contract invoicing is awful.

LM
AvatarImg

Linda M.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum Rocks

Reviewed 6 years ago
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

TR
AvatarImg

Tracy R.

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Good Construction Software

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

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.

Vendor response

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.

TB
AvatarImg

Travis B.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Good to Go!

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

AL
AvatarImg

Aimee L.

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

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

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

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.

LR
AvatarImg

Lacey R.

Mining & Metals, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum is User Friendly and Reliable

Reviewed 2 years ago

The company goes above and beyond to connect with regular users via their user network. They provide a lot of training options like live webinars to share information on new features, products, and industry news.

Pros

Spectrum has all of the features I need to process payroll and track HR related information. Being hosted on the cloud has been a reliable feature. I enjoy knowing I will be able to process my weekly payroll on time. The company pays attention to its customers when it comes to requests for new features. The software is constantly improving but the look and feel remains similar.

Cons

The security setup for giving supervisors access to jobs seemed a little complex. We have not set up a lot of access for our managers due to this. Since the company is always improving its features this may be one of those processes that is better now. We may need to revisit this in order to accurately review this feature in its current state.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad that Viewpoint Spectrum has been such a great fit for your business.

NS
AvatarImg

Nathan S.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Powerful software that has improved our business

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Cloud platform allows anywhere access. We had several disjointed systems for document imaging, some billing functions, etc. With Spectrum, we were able to consolidate systems and introduce some much needed and improved processes for digital expense approval, time cards. Built on SQL we also implemented automated report functions that has saved lots of busy work. Customizable dashboards allow at a glance management by exception.

Cons

Complex setup, detailed data import could improve, annual maintenance fees are significant as compared to our previous package. Work order system field technician module only allows the most basic system functions.

SC
AvatarImg

Suzanne C.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Buyer Beware

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

The support team is generally friendly and responsive. It seems that they may be somewhat understaffed in the department that writes custom reports as they are slow to respond, the process is somewhat cumbersome, and lead times are grossly misstated.

Cons

While I am new to Spectrum (the system was in place when I started with the company) - I find it to be clunky, difficult to use, not intuitive, and expensive for what you get. The search tool is difficult at best when trying to research how to accomplish simple tasks and you end up having to log a support ticket. I know there is a cloud version that is supposed to have more features but I am not prepared to commit to 3 years for a product I am not strongly confident in.

RA
AvatarImg

Rhodora A.

Oil & Energy, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Do your thorough research before buying this product. This might not be what you think you need.

Reviewed 10 months ago

The system sucks right now for us as we are not using the full function from timekeeping to invoicing simply because this is not the system we can use to capture time in the field for our guys. The system is not easy to navigate - too much data entry that I almost lost my arm and shoulder invoicing 50 lines daily for our customers. It does not have the capability to do recurring invoices to capture...

Pros

The promised capability that this system do project management like track assets, cost and margins. I have yet to see if it will actually do it.

Cons

Need to key in same information over and over again specifically the job number I was working on and the batch code. I keyed in the job number and it kept asking me the same info every time a new tab opens until I finish my invoices.

TR
AvatarImg

Tracy R.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum Rocks!

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The software is very user-friendly, even for our non-computer friendly field techs. I love the dashboard apps. Especially the ones used with the Employee Kiosk and Field Tech modules. We can set these up for our employees where they are never really "in" the software but still able to do their work. The software being cloud-based is an A++ - no software to install! The report options are endless! The customer service is out of this world! You cannot go wrong with Spectrum.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

SP
AvatarImg

Susan P.

Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Spectrum is a versatile and dynamic ERP system

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The features that I find most impactful is the ability to not only use "canned" reports but to customize reports to our needs. Real-time information all day, all the time. Being cloud based means that everyone on Construction management has real-time data of the same information, whether in the field or in the office and everyone can communicate using this real-time data. This allows for trouble-shooting and prevention of overruns more efficiently. Field management with mobile users allows for the most current project information to be uploaded into Spectrum at any moment. This ability to have current information at any time allows for better analytics.

Cons

Being able to do comparative reports over years. There are no reports that allow for jobs or financials to be viewed and compared over multiple years. Also, being able to pull customer historical data over 3 - 5 year period for Projects and various Industries worked in for bids.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Susan. We really appreciate your feedback!

HS
AvatarImg

Harris S.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Viewpoint Spectrum logo

Viewpoint Spectrum

Look elsewhere if you want a successful implementation with a company that cares.

Reviewed 6 years ago

If you want a successful implementation with a company that responds promptly and effectively when problems arise, look elsewhere! On our "go live week", Spectrum was not configured, AP and AR were not fully imported and the parts that were imported did not match up. Due to overworked Project Managers, it often took 2-3 days out to schedule a call time with them and no one from Spectrum senior leadership...

Pros

-None so far as they failed to take us live. -Competitive pricing -Great user community with a forum.

Cons

Cons: -Custom projects not delivered on time for "Go Live". At least 1.5 months behind schedule -Sales team would send a contract and then when we went to sign said they made a mistake and increased contract price. -Never provided solutions to problems. -Implementation specialist what tell us features about features that we would be using then come back to us and say those features are actually not...