Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro vs. CMiC Construction Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro (formerly BIM360) is a construction software for project managers, site managers, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers. It is designed to connect the office and site components of construction, providing cloud-based access to plans and models.
$480
per user/per year
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
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
Autodesk Bim 360
$480.00
per user/per year
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC 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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Community Pulse
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC Construction Platform
Considered Both Products
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro

No answer on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
Better looking platform. Easy to use as well. CMiC Construction Platform is what was selected by the general contractor for us to use for RFIs and submittals.
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
We use CMiC as this was the program we started with. We like that it's Canadian and at the end of the day, it does what we need it to do, which is to keep track of our projects. As I have mentioned in my other responses, I really do think if I had the choice I would have …
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
It can handle accounting, field operations, safety, and document control all in one place. I have not come across another software that is able to have so many applications all using one tool. The best part is that the technology advancement is never ending!
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC Construction Platform
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards8.03 Ratings7.742 Ratings
Standard reports9.03 Ratings6.754 Ratings
Custom reports8.03 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability8.03 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.9
12 Ratings
18% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing9.012 Ratings5.966 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.012 Ratings5.162 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists10.011 Ratings5.580 Ratings
Photo documentation9.011 Ratings5.576 Ratings
Jobsite reports9.010 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing10.011 Ratings6.088 Ratings
RFI tools8.010 Ratings7.689 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.011 Ratings7.294 Ratings
As-built drawings9.09 Ratings5.353 Ratings
Mobile app7.010 Ratings7.763 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.09 Ratings7.384 Ratings
Checklists9.03 Ratings5.546 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.02 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Specifications9.03 Ratings5.838 Ratings
Change orders8.02 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
8.4
2 Ratings
2% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Takeoff tools9.02 Ratings4.220 Ratings
Job costing9.02 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Cost databases8.02 Ratings7.842 Ratings
Cost calculator8.02 Ratings6.929 Ratings
Bid creation8.01 Ratings3.528 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
29 Ratings
22% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings4.719 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.623 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.818 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.613 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings4.518 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
17% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.823 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.514 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.616 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.320 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.119 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.514 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
52% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.418 Ratings
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User Ratings
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(12 ratings)
7.8
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(2 ratings)
4.6
(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
Autodesk BIM Collaborate ProCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
Autodesk Bim 360 is well suited to the majority of construction projects in my opinion. On the construction side I could see how the straightforward nature of the platform would be well liked. The new update with the widgets is a great touch and allows for ease of site visits by showcasing good to know info like project location on a map and the local weather. You can also customize the "widgets" as you see fit to add more information if necessary to the home screen. From my experience as a LEED consultant, Bim 360 does not differ much from other platforms used for submittal review like Procore. It is easy enough to search for what you want but searches do take a while and you need to move the cursor over every time you search and do not find what you're looking for, which seems very unnecessary. Overall it is fine for reviewing documentation but isn't anything extraordinary.
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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
Autodesk
  • It helps to collaborate on different components of projects that work according to different specifications in one place.
  • With this the client can have all date at once where they can review all things.
  • The place where an architect and other Engineers coordinate to get a full-fledged model.
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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
Autodesk
  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
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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
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
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
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
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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
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
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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
Autodesk
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
Autodesk
  • We are able to complete a design quicker.
  • The fact that your files are not on your servers. Anytime that the Autodesk servers go down you are down; it does not happen very often but when it does there is nothing you can do about it except wait.
  • Because of how BIM360 licensing is setup it does force you to manage the personnel on a project closer. This can at times be viewed as a negative but in the long run is positive because with better management comes better profit.
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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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