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Score 8.5 out of 100

CMiC Construction Platform

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Score 7.2 out of 100

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

It is well suited to tracking larger jobs, spanning 4 weeks or longer. We find interior construction and CMiC work quite well together, as long as you have a fresh mind to take a few months of learning the integrated platforms and nuances. There could be a quicker, reduced format for service projects. Right now, we have to use the same system as our capital deliveries, and aside from that, our operations are totally separate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.4

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.1
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.2
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
3.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Document sharing
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
RFI tools
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.7
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.1
Mobile app
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3

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 does contracts really well. You upload your templates once and then you fill in the information that is job specific.
  • The change order process is easy with CMIC PM. We keep track in the PCI (potential change item) module. You can assign it any letter/number combo.
  • You can add attachments to the PCI, so you can keep all your documentation in CMIC PM.
  • We also use it for managing our drawing list. It has a great feature to update drawings where you just click a box next to the ones you want to mark as revised.
Cheryll Blount | 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

  • Interface/Display: Not very user friendly. Should reference programs like BIM360 to get a feel for a really easy to navigate, and good-looking display.
  • Lagging/Downloads: Not very efficient to use, doesn't make me want to upload documents to the system based on lagging and downloads times.
  • Platform integration: Why don't contacts sync up with my phone? Should have a feature to integrate better with currently used technologies. Would be cool to have storage folders on your desktop that are cloud-based to import and store files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 5.6
Based on 14 answers
I have been able to send requests to my office and receive responses in a very timely manner. I believe a MARANT employee worked at CMIC before and possibly that might be a little easier to troubleshoot items and has resulted in a positive experience. I have yet to reach out to CMIC staff myself to diagnose an issue.
Conor Rumball | 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

Out of the top 3 we decided upon CMiC because it wasn't the most expensive, it wasn't the cheapest, it had been around for 30+ years, they had large construction clients, they had construction clients that were our size and they were already getting ready to release the newer looking software interface.
Anonymous | 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

  • The program does lead to some efficiency, but has not been used properly by many people or to it's full potential because it is hard to use. So the full efficiency isn't happening.
  • All projects are searchable within program helps with efficiency.
  • Requires lots of hours of training, which is constant for many employees which leads to loss of productivity and costs money.
Lisa Schoenbrunn | 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
8.3

Support Rating

Project Estimator
CMiC Construction Platform
5.6

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