Accelo vs. CMiC Construction Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accelo
Score 8.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Accelo is used by professional service businesses to manage their client work. The cloud-based platform manages client work delivery, from prospect to payment, including sales, projects, tickets, retainers, timesheets, and resourcing. With an emphasis on time and money, the client work management platform gives a holistic view of up-to-date business data and financial performance. It presents client communications, activities and work centralized in a single platform, so users know…
$24
per month per user
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMiC Project Management is a construction project collaboration and management solution. It centralizes project-related communications and documents onto one platform, and connects the job site with the back-end office.N/A
Pricing
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
Plus
$24
per month per user / per product
Premium
$39
per month per user / per product
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAccelo Plans start at $120.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Plus, and $195.00 Per Month (on an Annual Contract) for Premium. Plans include 5 Licenses which are used for various Accelo Products: Sales & Quotes, Projects, Tickets, Retainers, Billing, and Reports.
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Community Pulse
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.6
6 Ratings
1% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Task Management9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling6.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
7.8
6 Ratings
5% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
29 Ratings
24% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings4.919 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.618 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings4.618 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
23 Ratings
18% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.814 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.416 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.220 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.714 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.518 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
55 Ratings
10% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.642 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.654 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.152 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings5.966 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings5.162 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings5.580 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings5.676 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings5.988 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.789 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.294 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings5.353 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings7.384 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings5.646 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings5.938 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Accelo
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings7.942 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings3.628 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(8 ratings)
7.8
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.1
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
4.8
(96 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcceloCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Accelo
Accelo is a system that can do it all. It's extremely sophisticated. Depending on the sophistication of your organization, or specifically the abilities of the people you put in charge of the implementation, it can almost be too sophisticated. It all just depends on your situation. The more you use it, the more data you give it, the more you'll be able to see and do. It's incredibly powerful. But it's definitely not a tool that would be appropriate for smaller boutique type organizations that have only basic needs.
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CMiC
CMiC is a robust platform best suited for large companies with resources for implementation and management of the program. One analogy is CMiC is like a droid phone where the user must decide how to use all the features of the program (as opposed to an iPhone where most configuration decisions are made for the user). Smaller companies with limited resources can struggle with CMiC both with the expense and configuration.
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Pros
Accelo
  • Timing Client Work: You are able to better manage your time on your clients.
  • Housing Client Info in one Area: You can view all you need for any given client in one area.
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CMiC
  • The user interface is similar to that of other project management software applications so folks in our company that had previously used other applications have been able to switch over fairly easily.
  • I really like the software and it was much less expensive than other applications.
  • I like the mobile application so that our superintendents can view the documentation on their phones.
  • I really like the punch list capability mobile field, however, we have a hard time getting our superintendents to use it for some reason.
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Cons
Accelo
  • Accelo is excellent on the adaptation to its deep functionalities.
  • Managing multiple project is very challenging.
  • Not easy to collect multiple reports across platforms.
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CMiC
  • Needs to be more user friendly on the mobile side of the platform. Ease of use is key here.
  • There is not much instruction or support in standing up some programs like deploying ECM for outlook, making Collaboration Gateway work, or setting up the system for getting Plans available on the mobile devices.
  • Security configuration is extremely detailed and spread throughout the system. It is extremely hard to make adjustments to a person's security unless you know exactly where to look, which requires years of experience but shouldn't.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accelo
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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CMiC
This is a platform that would continue to be in the best interest for our company. I just hope that CMiC support removes the gaps between the enhancements that they create to better the system to what they currently have
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Usability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
I believe it isn't easy to use and is unintuitive. Undecipherable error messages appear throughout the application without indicating what is wrong or how to correct it, in my experience. The terminology on the screens is specific to Canada, which adds to the confusion.
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Reliability and Availability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
Sometimes since this is a cloud based product the system can become slow but we haven’t had any issues of availability without CMiC first letting us know it would be down
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Performance
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Support Rating
Accelo
From the beginning the Accelo team has been very invested in ensuring our success and overall happiness with the platform. The initial implementation specialists and trainers did a fairly good job of learning our company and needs, and tried to tailor the trainings accordingly. However, once we made the formal switch to the platform, meaning we no longer were using our legacy systems, we found that we had a lot of questions....and a lot of ideas and recommendations. The support team is extremely responsive and seemingly happy to receive our continual feedback. And if we encounter an issue that seems to be a system issue, they work diligently to fix it (we've actually had an engineer join a call with us to learn of the issue - and subsequently fix it)
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CMiC
The support team [has] been in touch with our deployment team and has given them effective guidance up to completion. It has helped us in [the] best methods of resource allocation and secure record-keeping process. We have tracked all our billing information and made the right payments with documentation and avoided [unnecessary losses]. [The] support team has [to] lead our teams to the right channels and empowering our team with the right skills for maximum production.
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In-Person Training
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
The training was on system functions and not really how best to use it for our business. It would have been nice to be provided recommendations for use rather than just a blank slate of functionality.
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Online Training
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Implementation Rating
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
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
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Alternatives Considered
Accelo
Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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CMiC
CMiC Construction Platform is the best price point in the market. Others are revenue-based billings, and the annual fees reflect as such. CMiC Construction Platform support staff is generally amazing and offers real-time support on critical issues. The imaging and workflow functions are real-time savers. CMiC Construction Platform is generally a smaller and in touch organization that treats your team like their own and stays with you after the purchase.
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Scalability
Accelo
No answers on this topic
CMiC
CMiC has several key features that can either work together or independently depending on your companies needs.
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Return on Investment
Accelo
  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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CMiC
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Accelo Screenshots

Screenshot of PSA / Platform - Transform the way you manage client workScreenshot of CRM - Communicate, track and engage with leads and clientsScreenshot of Sales - Create, cultivate & convert leads into relationshipsScreenshot of Quotes - Compose, modify & send professional work proposalsScreenshot of Projects - Plan, manage & collaborate on client deliverablesScreenshot of Tickets - Submit, monitor & complete ad-hoc work requests

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of CMiC FIELDScreenshot of CMiC AnalyticsScreenshot of CMiC Drawing ManagementScreenshot of CMiC FIELD