BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product vs. CMiC Construction Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
BuildingConnected is an online preconstruction platform supporting communication and collaboration with contractors, subcontractors, and real estate owners. The platform supports bid management with cost tracking and analytics, relationship tracking, alerting, and unlimited bid invitations. BuildingConnected was acquired by Autodesk in 2018.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
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC 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
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC Construction Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC Construction Platform
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
29 Ratings
24% below category average
Job profiles and administration8.01 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings4.919 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.723 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
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
2.8
3 Ratings
97% below category average
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
55 Ratings
10% below category average
Dashboards2.62 Ratings7.642 Ratings
Standard reports3.03 Ratings6.654 Ratings
Custom reports3.03 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability2.83 Ratings8.152 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
4.9
16 Ratings
41% below category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing4.515 Ratings5.966 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing4.111 Ratings5.162 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.06 Ratings5.580 Ratings
Photo documentation7.08 Ratings5.676 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.23 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing4.116 Ratings5.988 Ratings
RFI tools3.38 Ratings7.789 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals3.76 Ratings7.294 Ratings
As-built drawings3.06 Ratings5.353 Ratings
Mobile app1.03 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Submittal design and management3.75 Ratings7.384 Ratings
Checklists3.03 Ratings5.646 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.02 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Specifications8.82 Ratings5.938 Ratings
Change orders6.82 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
6.6
13 Ratings
21% below category average
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Takeoff tools3.05 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Job costing7.06 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Cost databases6.04 Ratings7.942 Ratings
Cost calculator8.05 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Bid creation8.812 Ratings3.628 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
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Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
23 Ratings
18% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.714 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.714 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
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.518 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
4.1
(16 ratings)
7.8
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.1
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(7 ratings)
4.7
(96 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 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
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk productCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
When receiving RFQ's from companies within a manageable distant from our location, it has been very helpfull. Receiving RFQ's for projects outside of our work area, it is just a waste of time. The projects available are well organized and give date due of proposal.
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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
  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
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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
  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
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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
Very easy to use.
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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
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
Though I haven't had to utilize any live support at BuildingConnected, I know others at my company have and have had good success with them. They seem to be very responsive and since the software is so simple, there are not that many pitfalls or hurdles that you need to work through to accomplish your task.
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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
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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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
Autodesk
Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
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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
  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
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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

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