Topic Thread

Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

  • 1.  Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 8 days ago
    I'm not sure if this is a cry for help, a PSA, or a beg for sympathy.   We've recently discovered an error with the JC Detail report in Vista when trying to restrict the report to a range of phase codes.  We were able to use the "Shift" key to select a range of phase codes by job, but found that the report haphazardly excludes phase codes within the range.  Our Job Cost Accountant is very diligent and caught it by comparing to the total JC Detail report for the particular job.  We've ran it multiple times for multiple jobs, and there is always at least one phase code missing - sometimes in the beginning of the range, sometimes in the middle, sometimes in the end.  We've been in touch with Viewpoint and they are "working on it".  Maybe they'll nix that lame cover page on all of these reports too.  Wishful thinking!

    Has anyone experienced this and happen to have a fix?  Really regretting running the 6.18 upgrade.  If you haven't done it yet, I would recommend waiting.

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    Katie Burton CCIFP, CPA
    Controller
    Lydig Construction, Inc.
    Spokane WA
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  • 2.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 8 days ago
    Katie,

    I haven't installed 6.18 for my Vista clients yet, so I haven't experienced the issue. That's unfortunate that support didn't offer a hotfix or help you create a 6.17 copy of the report. I don't see any changes in the Release Notes that should impact the 6.17 version of the report. If you are interested, I'd be happy to help you get a copy of the 6.17 report setup at no charge. This wouldn't replace the 6.18 report, but instead, it would be listed separately as JC Detail 6.17 Version.

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    Kevin Halme CCIFP
    Constructive Tech Solutions
    Omaha, NE
    www.consttech.solutions
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  • 3.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 7 days ago
    Thanks for the heads up … I will be paying close attention when I run my reports for May.

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    Loretta Kuust
    Controller
    HP Civil Inc
    Stayton OR
    (541) 720-0527
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  • 4.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 7 days ago
    I have a Vista client who I asked to contact Viewpoint and request a copy of the old JC Detail report from them.  Viewpoint emailed them the Crystal rpt file and instructions on how to install into RP Report Titles.  I have several other clients who are not thrilled about the new JC detail report as well.

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    Ron Mitts
    Owner
    Integrity Business Solutions
    Salem OR
    505803567
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  • 5.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 6 days ago
    ​Hi, we've had similar issues. The new report also does not allow you to select "job phases". It only allow you to select phases from "Phase Master". We asked VP to put the old version back and they did add it back as a "custom report". None of my accountants like the new report. We prefer the old version. Don't forget to share your feedback on the "Suggestion Box". :)

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    Jamie Turner
    Project Accounting Manager
    TriVersity Construction
    Cincinnati OH
    (513) 672-4998
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  • 6.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 6 days ago
    Thanks everyone for your responses!  We worked with Kevin to get a custom report.  As what Jamie said, the issue is the job phase vs. phase master selection.  Once we changed the report to pull from the job specific phases, this seemed to work.  Bonus - no more cover page!  We will be very selective when we update in the future.  Really appreciate everyone's comments.  Such a great group we have!

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    Katie Burton CCIFP, CPA
    Controller
    Lydig Construction, Inc.
    Spokane WA
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  • 7.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 5 days ago
    Apologies for the inconvenience - when introducing the new multi-value selection ability on phases for this report with 6.18, the lookup was inadvertently changed.  A correction has been included with the most recent 6.18.05 SP, available for download today.  This SP will be installed on Vista cloud/hosted sites within a week or two.

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    Gary Gilmore
    Product Manager
    Viewpoint Construction Software
    Portland OR
    (971) 255-4800
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  • 8.  RE: Vista Job Cost Detail Issues

    Posted 12 hours ago
    It was just brought to my attention and confirmed that the phase lookup fix for the JC Detail report failed to make it into the 6.18.05 SP as reported.  Appropriate steps have been taken to make sure it is included and double checked in the next 6.18 SP.  My sincere apologies for the mix up.

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    Gary Gilmore
    Product Manager
    Viewpoint Construction Software
    Portland OR
    (971) 255-4800
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