The installation process for both wood and vinyl is more or less the same, if you compare the two. The wood and vinyl fence will require the same prep work. However, the advantage of using vinyl fence panels is that they do come with posts that are predrilled for proper hardware placement and not only that, but, these have pre-cut rails and pickets for convenience in installation.
The advantage of using vinyl fencing is that it saves you time, eliminates excess wasted material which is good for your pocket and for the environment and there is definitely no need to buy costly extra tools. These are the reasons why more and more homeowners opt to use vinyl fence than wood fence. It is by far the more cost effective and it is easy to install.