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What is ProContractor?

ProContractor is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting that helps you manage the project lifecycle from bid to project completion.

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Product Description

ProContractor is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting that helps you manage the project lifecycle from bid to project completion.


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Seller
Viewpoint
Company Website
Year Founded
1976
HQ Location
Portland, OR
Twitter
@viewpointcs
2,209 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
852 employees on LinkedIn®

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is cloud based, we have our field employees doing daily reports and time in the field. We estimate our jobs, then create the projects from the estimate and billed directly from the project. The third party tax software works very well for Quarter and end of your tax reports. Very good support through chatting. Has a lot of features if you spend time setting everything up. The reports are very good and user friendly to edit them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have a way to create a employee garnishments from payroll like all other programs we have used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use all parts not just pieces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certified payroll. I have setup the fringe and the payroll and each week all we have to do is run the certified report and it is done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Construction
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It makes doing takeoffs much easier than doing so by hand and allows importation of CAD files or images (.pdf). I haven't used the digitizer feature (despite having one in my desk drawer), so I can't comment on it's effectiveness, but that functionality also exists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are some aggravating quirks that make the software more difficult than necessary. One is the double/triple/et cetera clicking when tracing lines on a plan. This creates unnecessary and sometimes deleterious points. Another problem is the program defaults to autosave every minute or so and there is just enough delay to be distracting and annoying.

Edited 04/23/20: There have been more issues as of late, including, but not limited to, the software crashing (large monitor was blamed, but no hardware has changed in the 2 years that I have used the software) and issues with inserting current CAD files (we have had to save as older versions to work sometimes loosing functionality in the process). More importantly we have asked for a quote on the Earthwork package and haven't received a reply after nearly 10 weeks. This level of customer service is unacceptable. As a result of this we will be cancelling licensure after this year. I would recommend anyone that is looking for estimation software to look at AgTek instead, that is likely where we will be spending our money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't spend the money on the training to go along with the software package, it's incredibly costly and was not as helpful as what I have since learned from colleagues with previous experience with the software.

Edit: Look elsewhere for your estimation software needs. AgTek is where we are looking to migrate to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We the program for estimation for the purposes of bidding new projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Consultant/Training Technical Support, Customer Relations
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I reviewed this ;product along with some others for a client so that they could have choices and options. I found that this is a reasonable program that does many of the things that we look for like PR Management,, Reporting, Charting, Estimating. The thing I like best is it does all these things in a single product package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing I can say the mobile app that we tried, is very shaky. For some reason the data does not sync up/ The reports are not showing the complete layout as opposed to the PC version. After my review of this product, I did find out that they since had updates to the app and I hear it runs better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As I mentioned earlier in this review. If you are a small business and you want to get basic management and accounting started, etc. You can achieve it. If you are planning to use it in conjunction with the mobile app, make sure to get the updated version.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It did not solve any business problems, however for a small business looking to get a basic job done, this product could help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It makes doing takeoffs much easier than doing so by hand and allows importation of CAD files or images (.pdf).Consistent cost metrics with management of the catalog pricing. Ability to create assemblies that allowed quicker estimates Easy comparison between estimates. Automatic and error free estimate calculations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the reasons that we purchased the software is that we thought that it was compatible with View Point. We wanted to be able to download our starting estimate into View Point directly as the starting budget for the project. There is no compatibility. The solution to do this was a custom Excel sheet that View Point wanted to charge us for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me make estimates for my contractors when they have irrigation jobs. Everything we need is in one location from takeoff, estimating, project management and accounting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Accounting Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use! Nice reporting and nice electronic approval system. We also use the mobile component which has allowed our field personal to better communicate job site performance to the office staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Report/Software modifications are somewhat challenging. It's expense. Cost is per license. Unused licenses are not refunded. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's expensive, but well worth the money. Each component that you add on costs additional money. Whether it be estimating, mobile, inventory, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have automated several processes: payroll, a/p approval, a/r invoicing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Payroll
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Coming from american contractor, it doesn’t seem like there is anything that procontractor has to offer that is better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very time consuming and too detailed. Finding simple reports takes a lot of time to find. Too much detail is asked and the set up of the program is horrible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Check out other programs. Pro contractor takes a long time to set up and implement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No benefits so far. We recently migrated from American Contracors and it has been a headache Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Programmer
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a fabulous one in all package tool for housing all requirements of business processes.

Project management is great.

Very user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This app is not capable in proper scheduling of tasks.

Cloud services are slow.

Technical support is not good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All my management related problems are solved by this tool.

Overall a nice tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Construction Assistant Project Manager
Architecture & Planning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The software was good for financial subcontracts, and kept a great record of everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface was clunky, though I had to use a VPN to access the software as it doesn't work on Mac. Also, learning curve is incredibly steep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I created contracts on there. It was able to produce calculations without error easily enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We can write Purchase Orders, Subcontracts, Estimate the Project and bill all in one software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Slow to start but once its up it works good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having everything in one place to see where we stand financially on projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to learn interface, great for beginners. has a lot of the normally used brands of lights, sprinklers, drip, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

once you get a hang of it it is very simple, but a little bit hard in the beginning also has a few issues with "Lags" and "Bugs" Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Watch the tutorials they have on their website it will help you get a hang of things a lot quicker Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me make estimates for my contractors when they have irrigation jobs. it also allows me to make a "picture" for my clients so they know exactly what they're getting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

business and Responsiveness, professionalism, competence and honesty Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

lie and incompetence in cases in poin tand that that something like tha Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I Don't know Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To find and increase number of contractors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager/Architect
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It ties things together better than the previous construction software we used before Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are way to many screens and places to enter the exact same information. Way to many steps involved to do anything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Think long and hard before you switch. It's bulky and cumbersome to get anything done quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We replaced Sage with this. Some things are better yes but it takes way longer to do anything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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