ADVANTAGE vs. CMiC Construction Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADVANTAGE
Score 3.6 out of 10
N/A
ADVANTAGE is a construction and estimation software offering from HomeTech Information Systems.N/A
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
ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
29 Ratings
22% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings4.619 Ratings
Employment history8.01 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings7.619 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings6.818 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings4.418 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
8.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
17% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings6.923 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.01 Ratings4.414 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings7.219 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.01 Ratings4.314 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.816 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.320 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
4.0
2 Ratings
66% below category average
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards3.92 Ratings7.842 Ratings
Standard reports3.92 Ratings6.754 Ratings
Custom reports3.52 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability4.72 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
7.9
3 Ratings
4% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
18% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.02 Ratings5.966 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.02 Ratings5.162 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.02 Ratings5.480 Ratings
Photo documentation3.92 Ratings5.576 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.02 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing3.73 Ratings6.088 Ratings
RFI tools9.02 Ratings7.689 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings7.394 Ratings
As-built drawings10.01 Ratings5.253 Ratings
Mobile app10.01 Ratings7.863 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.02 Ratings7.484 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings5.446 Ratings
Specifications9.01 Ratings5.738 Ratings
Change orders4.72 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings6.550 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
9.6
2 Ratings
16% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Takeoff tools10.02 Ratings4.220 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings7.851 Ratings
Cost databases10.02 Ratings7.842 Ratings
Cost calculator9.02 Ratings6.829 Ratings
Bid creation9.02 Ratings3.428 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADVANTAGE
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Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
48% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.418 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
4.2
(3 ratings)
7.7
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.8
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(96 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(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
ADVANTAGECMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
HomeTech Information Systems
Any integrated agency (more than just a single-discipline agency) that's looking for a one-stop shop to manage all aspects of running the business would do well to consider Advantage as the single-source tool to do it all. Single-discipline agencies could probably find a less robust tool that's equally as effective for tracking and reporting.
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Media billing
  • PO Organization
  • Time Details on Billing
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
  • Advantage is hugely cumbersome. There are hundreds of functions I will never use, and that I'm not sure anyone else in the organization uses.
  • The user interface could be better. Every time there's an update, there's a small but definitive learning curve.
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Support Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Implementation Rating
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
We have also used BidClips. I find that Advantage gave us more flexibility with custom estimates & report tracking.
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
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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
HomeTech Information Systems
  • It keeps job time organized by job so we can bill properly for work
  • It keeps POs organized by job so that we can track easier
  • Provides reporting that gives insight into employee time and where it's spent
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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

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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