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CMiC Construction Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

Whether it's in the field, or in the office, the CMiC Construction Platform is well suited for daily project management of construction projects. From a project inception, to project closeout, the tools and modules available will help keep your project running smoothly. All aspects of the construction process can be tracked and accessed for real time information. CMiC is a very robust program and we haven't explored all of the modules that are available to us at this point
Caloub Huttash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3

Human Resource Management

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Employee demographic data
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Employment history
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Organizational charting
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Organization and location management
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9

Payroll Management

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Pay calculation
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Benefit plan administration
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Direct deposit files
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Reimbursement management
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7

Asset Management

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3

Reporting & Analytics

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Dashboards
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Standard reports
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Custom reports
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Data exportability
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Document sharing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
RFI tools
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Mobile app
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Meeting Minutes
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Specifications
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Change orders
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • It integrates many aspects of project management into one location.
  • It produces easy to understand reports that incorporate financial aspects of the project so that costs and profit can be calculated in real-time rather than as a lagging indicator.
  • Document management is housed within the project, reducing the number of locations and the need for additional cloud storage to maintain project documentation.
  • CMiC customer assistance is prompt and helpful.
Amanda Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Missing functionality on the drawing management side. See previous question.
  • Submittal module changes in R12 took away key functionality from the user. Specifically the Fabrication and Delivery fields. CMiC promises to bring this back but the process is too slow. Users have waited months to bring back functionality that was taken away.
  • Submittal module interface via collaborator and I/O email is not updating status correctly.
  • The mobile app does not allow users to change auto-generated checklist names. We have a checklist that is supposed to be used per room but the program auto-generates list names as ###-001, ###-002, etc. In the mobile app, there is no way to see a unique identifier in the list view so users have to open and close each record to find unique identifiers. There is a workaround with the web client but our field employees say its too cumbersome. They are abandoning using the web client checklists and going back to paper copies.
  • Specification extraction does not work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the functionality of CMiC; however, there are always going to be "opportunities" that we encounter to get corrected
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Great for the system with a little difficulty with security
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.2
Based on 79 answers
It's a cumbersome platform that doesn't support plans and specs in a way utilized by most construction companies. There is no way to download a specific set (or specifically selected number) of individual drawings sheets, it doesn't package drawings in sets, the Specs function (at least as far as we've been set up for) isn't a function as much as it is a documents folder, uploading is a tedious process that gains no benefit.
Marie Roscoe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Lots of confusion between sales and implementation regarding what was included and not included...the security encountered a "bug" and made it extremely difficult to set up roles and individual responsibilities
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC was the software currently in use when I joined Pence. I've used Prolog, Constructware, and Procore. All seem to have their advantages and disadvantages. If CMiC was able to mirror the user interface of Procore then this software could be amazing. A program should be very intuitive. CMiC has improved greatly over the years from the last time I used it but it's still very esoteric.
Tony Ricca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Better project visibility, surely. I can step into a former project and see how well/poorly it was run.
  • Forecasting underway - nearly complete with year 2.
  • Cost status tracking - this has been valuable, especially when figuring out how much of a liquid budget is left over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Project Estimator

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CMiC Construction Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Usability

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0

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