Vista™ by Viewpoint

Vista™ by Viewpoint is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of software solutions that helps contractors manage all areas of operations. Featuring solutions for Accounting/HR, Project Management, Project Collaboration, Mobile, Estimating, Content Management and Service Management, Vista scales easily and integrates with all key third-party software.

This suite of applications is built on the award-winning Microsoft® .NET Framework using the SQL Server® database for timely reporting of critical data. Vista by Viewpoint is scalable software built for today’s complex construction businesses.

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Accounting and HR

Automatically capture the data from operations and feed into a single database where real-time reporting shows exactly how your business is performing. Experience one-step, industry-standard progress billings with flexible T&M billing rules, powerful cost projections and a W.I.P. reporting system. Plus, track employee data – training, skills, awards, safety history, reviews, etc. and utilize comprehensive regulatory reporting – EEO, DOT, Certified, OSHA, etc.

Features include:

  • Accounts Payable - Streamline payables for effective cost control and reporting. All accounts payable functions such as invoice entry and check printing are also standard.
  • Accounts Receivable - Manage receivables with flexible analysis capabilities. Automatically generate and record invoices so the status of both customer accounts and contracts are available at all times.
  • General Ledger - Efficient and flexible profit center reporting for flexible, presentation-quality financial statements and drill-down inquiries – with full consolidation capability.
  • Payroll - Flexible payroll that adapts to any construction organization. Multiple users enter information directly onto one screen to produce payroll checks, tax and insurance reports, plus union and certified reports.
  • Cash Management - Accurate, up-to-date information on your cash position. Update in an instant and automatically post to the General Ledger.

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Project Management and Operations

Role-based management of all aspects of the project lifecycle. Improve operational efficiencies, streamline processes and eliminate double entry leading to more profitable projects. Improve information flow between departments and project team members through comprehensive integration with accounting using real-world workflows.

Work Centers, a centralized hub, allows Project Managers to view, analyze and make decisions with critical data such as forecast cost to complete, budget overruns, unapproved change requests, unanswered RFIs, overdue submittals and revised specifications. Complete document tracking and streamlined workflow capabilities round out this comprehensive solution.

Project Management features solutions for:

  • Job Cost
  • Pre-Construction
  • Subcontract Management
  • Purchasing
  • Equipment Management
  • Inventory and Parts Management
  • Material Sales

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Project Collaboration

Every major project relies on a complex network of architects, consultants, project managers, contractors and sub-contractors. In order for success and profitability, organized collaboration between all the parties must occur in an integrated manner. Drawings, documents, email, and contracts need to be shared quickly among all stakeholders, and the most effective way to accomplish that is with integrated project collaboration software.

Viewpoint For Project Collaboration is a collaborative suite of software solutions for every stage of the project lifecycle, allowing drawings, documents, email and contracts to be shared quickly among all stakeholders and ensuring the project meets all cost, time and quality expectations.

Features include:

  • Document Control
  • Drawing Management
  • Pre-Construction
  • Workflow
  • BIM Collaboration
  • Mobile Collaboration

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Field Management

Welcome to real-time field connectivity and better control of your world.

While project opportunities continue to abound, field data collection and management in many construction firms remains cumbersome and inefficient. Many contractors are faced with the time-intensive task of re-keying data from the field. Automating construction operations through mobile applications not only increases productivity and decreases expenses, but can enhance the overall operation as well. With Mobile Field Manager, field employees can easily enter crew or their own time; record their hours on equipment, and quickly and accurately enter and track production hours and units on smart phones and tablets.


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Key Features

Mobile Time
It is estimated that 90% of all cost overruns on construction projects are caused by labor issues. With multiple teams handling different aspects of the job - tracking hours worked and accurately putting the data into your construction accounting system can be plagued with errors.

With Viewpoint's Mobile Time application, field employees may quickly enter crew time and/or their own time with today's most popular mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. The office team can easily capture labor hours from the field, review and easily update payroll within your construction accounting system. This provides real-time visibility to what has been done in the field with controls in place to review and approve information prior to updating your payroll system.

Key benefits of Mobile Time include:

  • Fast time entry with an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smart phone.
  • Fully usable when outside of network coverage.
  • Eliminate double-entry and potential costing errors.
  • Maintain control of labor hours in highly secure environment.
  • Easy to administer to all users.
  • Easily request or view Mobile Field Manager reports on the mobile device.
  • Job detection can be used to automatically set the current job using GPS when a user arrives on a job site.
  • Easily take and organize job site progress photos and automatically tag them with date, location or job information.

Mobile Equipment
Getting equipment time from the field is a real challenge for contractors looking to maintain accurate operating records. Mobile Equipment is an application for your field team to enter their time spent on equipment and enter it on an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smart phone. Your office team can quickly and accurately track your equipment hours in the field – reducing errors and saving time.

Key benefits of Mobile Equipment include:

  • Fast entry of equipment time with an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smart phone.
  • Fully usable when outside of network coverage.
  • Seamless integration with your equipment module provides time savings.
  • Reduce errors with ability to review and accept information prior to updates.
  • Maintain control of information reviewed before updating your equipment module.
  • Easily request or view Mobile Field Manager reports on the mobile device.
  • Job detection can be used to automatically set the current job using GPS when a user arrives on a job site.
  • Easily take and organize job site progress photos and automatically tag them with date, location or job information.

Mobile Production
Ensuring your project is progressing at a profitable pace can be challenging. Mobile Production is an innovative application for an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smart phone that allows you to quickly and accurately enter and track production units in the field. Mobile Production users can view daily and job-to-date totals and track performance against budget, ensuring optimal productivity with your projects.

Key benefits of Mobile Production include:

  • Fast production data entry with an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smart phone.
  • Fully usable when outside of network coverage.
  • Eliminate double-entry and potential costing errors.
  • Seamless integration with updates to the job cost module.
  • Easily request or view Mobile Field Manager reports on the mobile device.
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Resource Management

Gain real-time visibility into resources needed, what’s available, where they are located and the ability to reschedule those resources accordingly. Ensure the best utilization of resources across jobs to deliver projects on schedule and under budget. Move away from spreadsheets and into a centralized scheduling system.

Features include:

  • Web Planning Tool – Access a project schedule via the web to streamline the scheduling of labor, equipment and project crews.
  • Resource Locator – Locate labor and equipment resources to identify gaps or overuse in resource assignments.
  • Resource Dispatcher – View all open resource requests for identifying where resources are most needed.
  • Resource View – View all resource availability over time with filters, date ranges, etc.
  • Reporting – Track resource availability, coverage and capacity planning with notifications for field personnel.

 

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Service Management

Maintain a profit while growing your service business. With Viewpoint Service Agreements you can stay on top of maintenance work, streamline tracking on equipment maintenance, facilitate renewals and simplify your billing process.


Service Management by Viewpoint with Work Order Management includes:

  • Work Order tracking.
  • Maintenance agreement management
  • Billing, pricing, productivity and profitability analysis


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Enterprise Content Management

Vista includes a scalable enterprise content management solution that reduces costs and overhead by automating workflows as well as document capture, indexing, and archiving – minimizing the challenges associated with paper-based and electronic-based content and their processes.



Features include:


  • Capture – Batch scanning functions that utilize OCR and ICR to simplify and speed the input of data, content, and documents.
  • Electronic Forms – Capture, validate, approve, and route documents with ease.
  • Document Management – Store all documentation, photos, and forms electronically in a centralized system with simple means of retrieval.
  • Workflow Automation – Remove human error, bottlenecks, and other inefficiencies from document-based, manual, and time-intensive processes.
  • Mobile Web Access – Upload or download documents, photos, and any other content using the mobile device of choice.
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Productivity and Analysis

Flexible reports, professional financial statements and graphical dashboards work seamlessly to translate data into knowledge to improve job and company profitability.



Features include:


  • Financial Planner - Easy-to-use tools for detailed budgeting, planning and forecasting in key areas such as Operations and salary.
  • Financial Reporter - Create and modify reports without the need for IT assistance, manipulate data in Excel with an advanced export that preserves formulas and formatting and save time with automated report scheduling and distribution.
  • Workflow - Enable multiple people to work through processes simultaneously with notification for each task owner.
  • Business Intelligence - Know where you stand at all times. Align companies around key objectives to help reduce profit fade and drive performance companywide and graphical reporting allows you to quickly analyze complex data and make better informed decisions.

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Estimating

Viewpoint For Estimating is designed for specialty contractors in the Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Mechanical fields. Estimating provides increased speed and accuracy throughout your bidding process so you save time on paperwork, and achieve greater overall efficiency and cost savings.



Features include:


  • Fast, accurate takeoffs
  • Materials and labor needs for any job
  • Accurate and professional estimates
  • Streamlined purchasing with comprehensive tools for materials management
  • Ability to analyze pricing on your projects to focus on the critical aspects of jobs
  • Obtain committed job costs from suppliers

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Cloud Services

Viewpoint Construction Software provides cloud solutions to ensure that Vista™ by Viewpoint and any other 3rd-party tools you use daily are maintained for smooth operation and are optimized, secure and available. Eliminate risk by having your hardware and software managed and protected in the cloud, plus enable delivery of software to remote locations – such as field job sites, at home, or at the hotel – without any downloads or plug-ins. Most importantly, Viewpoint’s Cloud services help eliminate the burden and worries of managing your technology infrastructure, allowing you to focus exclusively on your core business – construction.



Features include:


  • Data Security, Back-up and Disaster Recovery
  • On Premise Software Management
  • Cloud Hardware Management

 


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