Features of Vista

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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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.

Benefits of Service Management by Viewpoint with Work Order Management includes:

  • Easy Work Order tracking.
  • Streamlined management of maintenance agreements.
  • Powerful billing, pricing, productivity and profitability analysis to help you run a more effective service business.
  • Faster Work Order routing and approval for billing.

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Field Management

Designed for field employees to easily enter crew or their own time; record equipment hours, and quickly and accurately enter and track production hours and units on smart phones and tablets. The seamless integration with Vista Payroll eliminates paperwork and time intensive re-keying of data.

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.
  • Simple manual entry of crew start/stop times.

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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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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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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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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Cloud or On-Premises Deployment

Viewpoint provides on-premises or cloud deployment options for Vista by Viewpoint.

Vista can be deployed on-premises enabling you to maintain complete control over your environment with your IT staff and your own hardware.

Vista can also be deployed in the cloud through our partner CloudJumper. With a robust and scalable platform CloudJumper provides a workspace as a service (WaaS) platform –giving you the ability to virtualize your desktop by providing access to Vista from anywhere at any time.

Cloud deployment eliminates risk by having Vista managed and protected by CloudJumper, eliminating the burden and worries of managing your software performance, allowing you to focus exclusively on your core business — construction.

Features and benefits include:

  • Simplified and flexible IT experience
  • Over 2,000 supported business applications
  • Multiple platforms such as mobile, desktop and web
  • 24x7 support options
  • Peace of mind with data security, back-up and disaster recovery
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