Buildertrend vs. CMiC Construction Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildertrend
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
BuilderTrend is a construction management system. It includes functionality for pre-sale, project management, financial management, and customer management processes. It also provides mobile accessibility.
$299
per month
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
BuildertrendCMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
Core
$299
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Premium
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildertrendCMiC Construction Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPremium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.
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Top Pros
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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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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 Ratings7.713 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings4.518 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
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
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
52% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.418 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.742 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.754 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
-
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 Ratings5.576 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings6.088 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.689 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.394 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings5.353 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.863 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings7.484 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings5.446 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings5.838 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings4.220 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings7.842 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings6.929 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings3.428 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildertrendCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
3.1
(8 ratings)
7.8
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 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
BuildertrendCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
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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
Buildertrend
  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
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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
Buildertrend
  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Implementation Rating
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
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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
Buildertrend
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
Buildertrend
  • The prior year cost me roughly $4300, which was barely reasonable for my volume. Some clients liked the format, some hated it and didn't participate. In my experience, few subcontractors or suppliers embraced the program, severely limiting the effectiveness.
  • For the coming year the fees would have exceeded $17,000, far too much for a program with limited client, employee, and subcontractor appeal with as small a volume as I have.
  • Honestly, for the last year, I feel they've been a burning tire hung around my neck and I regret not cancelling them in early 2019, I'd have $10,000 more in my pocket and no significant negative impact.
  • I did appreciate the daily log as a way to report on progress, but less than half my clients made use of this option.
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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

Buildertrend Screenshots

Screenshot of Homeowner PortalScreenshot of Summary PageScreenshot of Schedule // Gantt ChartScreenshot of Photos

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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