Recently, I've been learning a bit about Vico, mostly through their Friday webinars. The amazing thing about Vico is that is works. You model the project in Constructor, then export it to Estimator to produce a budget and to Control to produce a schedule. Vico has other products that integrate cost & schedule, facilitate change management and cost tracking. And it all just works together. Pretty much out of the box (from what I understand; although, I'm sure there is a bit of setup!).
So why aren't we using Vico?
Well, first of all, we work with architects that use Revit. So at this point, we couldn't use any of Vico's tools for those projects. Also, our accounting & budgeting system is set up using Timberline - switching to Vico would be problematic.
Whenever I meet people who work at companies that utilize Vico, they seem much calmer about BIM. Implementing is no big deal. For some reason, that always bugs me. I feel that BIM/VDC is supposed to work. It is hard. There are issues. It shouldn't be easy or seamless. And for some reason, if it is easier for someone else, something must be wrong, right?
Realistically, I'm sure that Vico users have their share of issues, and I am only seeing the marketing gloss. I know if I were using Vico, I would find issues with it. But their serenity about BIM/VDC still bugs me...