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Score 6.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise

If you need something more than just a file server, my advice: try it, if you like it use it, if you find it is slowing you down try ANY of the many other products out there.

It is capable, it is highly developed, it is better than a file server, but it is not streamlined and is in need of a major overhaul for an acceptable 21st century user experience. I personally have threatened to quit my job if we changed from our current document management system to ProjectWise, this is not because ProjectWise is not a good product, it is because I just want to be able to do my job without wasting time fighting the system.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

Whether it's in the field, or in the office, the CMiC Construction Platform is well suited for daily project management of construction projects. From a project inception, to project closeout, the tools and modules available will help keep your project running smoothly. All aspects of the construction process can be tracked and accessed for real time information. CMiC is a very robust program and we haven't explored all of the modules that are available to us at this point
Caloub Huttash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ProjectWise
7.4
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Mobile app
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.4
Checklists
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Meeting Minutes
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Specifications
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Change orders
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3

Human Resource Management

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Employee demographic data
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Employment history
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Job profiles and administration
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Organizational charting
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Organization and location management
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9

Payroll Management

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Pay calculation
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Benefit plan administration
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Direct deposit files
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Reimbursement management
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7

Asset Management

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Tracking of all physical assets
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3

Reporting & Analytics

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Dashboards
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Standard reports
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
5.4
Custom reports
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Data exportability
ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0

Pros

ProjectWise

  • Enables file sharing
  • Version control of design documents
  • Collaboration between teams around thew globe
Arun Antony | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • It integrates many aspects of project management into one location.
  • It produces easy to understand reports that incorporate financial aspects of the project so that costs and profit can be calculated in real-time rather than as a lagging indicator.
  • Document management is housed within the project, reducing the number of locations and the need for additional cloud storage to maintain project documentation.
  • CMiC customer assistance is prompt and helpful.
Amanda Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ProjectWise

  • It's worse than a virus, it WILL get into every part of your system, with the only way to get rid of it is to do a full system format.
  • Integration is dependent on if Bentley wishes to support your software.
  • DMS system, it just makes it incompatible with native programs unless you have integration, which is at Bentley's discretion for support, exporting to your system is a work around, though this takes significant time to export and to re-teach PW linked file locations when you reimport it.
  • Clunky user interface, if you want to work on more than 1 file at a time expect to be at least 50-80% slower.
  • a Labyrinth of forms that are prone to user error.
  • Interface straight out of Windows 2000, and that's generous.
  • Inability to delete or even "Recycle bin" files, this is more an admin issue but most PW instance lock out deleting files, which makes it impractical for general use.
  • Encourages unnecessary and convoluted workflows, This comes down to the Pro of "The backend is customisable," it may be customisable but this encourages system admins to write convoluted and time consuming workflows just because they can.
  • Seems to require an IT team to manage it - this probably relates to the highly customisable component.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Entering a code of the vendor instead of the company name while recording an invoice takes time and seems counter intuitive
  • Editing an invoice created through Image Management on the AP side is limited to description and address field. When changing the rest (invoice# or a date or an amount) - the whole trace of who entered/submitted/approved disappears. The way it works now is: deleting an invoice from the batch, locating it through Registry/invoice search, unsubmitting it, making changes, submitting, adding back to batch - time consuming
  • In Multiple distribution pop up window, when entering a new invoice, I'd make the field "Company" to be autofilled once "Job" is entered. It takes time to memorize what job number belongs to what company.
  • There is only web version available and it is limited compare to a desktop client. For instance I can only make one change at a time and save it. Multiple changes don't get saved in one click
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the functionality of CMiC; however, there are always going to be "opportunities" that we encounter to get corrected
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Great for the system with a little difficulty with security
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.2
Based on 82 answers
They are quick to respond to tickets. Once problems are identified, it takes too long for solutions to be implemented unless the mission is critical. It seems that issues on the enterprise side get all the attention because they have to deal with money but solutions for the Field and Document management side are slow to come.This past Thursday we noticed a flurry of tickets being closed with incomplete answers or non-answer answers like the techs were being pressured to reduce the number of open tickets
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ProjectWise

Bentley ProjectWise from a user perspective just does not stack up to even something as simple as Dropbox. ProjectWise is powerful, it is capable, it has a ton of features. The best implementation I have seen from Projectwise is where the admins unlocked everything and let the users do as they please defeating everything it stood for and using it as a big Dropbox account, though even then the user interface couldn't be improved still causing significant workflow delays. I would reluctantly leave a good company if they implement ProjectWise, I respect that it's powerful for system admins but it sucks for users. This means 2-10% of what it is used for is well designed while the other 98-90% of its functions are just bogged down by a lack of development in its user interface and I say this as someone who has periodically used it over the last 10 years and seen no effective improvement in usability. Bentley ProjectWise was one of the first I believe to do this type of system, but as is common with being the first is you don't keep up with the times and bring a lot of baggage with you.
Johnathon Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

It has been many years since we evaluated something else. Feature wise, CMiC [Construction Platform] is robust. Smaller user base, but is a solid platform. As mentioned, their testing on new releases could be greatly improved upon. It doesn't feel as polished as some more widely used system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ProjectWise

  • Positive ROI because of this best in market document sharing tool
  • All design teams in my organisation use this
  • Recommended by most of our project coordinators
Arun Antony | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ProjectWise

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise
1.4
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Usability

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Support Rating

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2

Implementation Rating

ProjectWise
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0

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