CMiC Construction Platform vs. Contractor Foreman

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.8 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
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.
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Community Pulse
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
29 Ratings
24% below category average
Contractor Foreman
7.6
13 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data5.019 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Employment history6.723 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.219 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.618 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Organizational charting5.513 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Organization and location management7.013 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.618 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
23 Ratings
18% below category average
Contractor Foreman
6.7
4 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation6.723 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.814 Ratings6.64 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.514 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.216 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.120 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.919 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.814 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.6
18 Ratings
49% below category average
Contractor Foreman
7.7
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets4.618 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
55 Ratings
11% below category average
Contractor Foreman
8.2
18 Ratings
0% above category average
Dashboards7.642 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Data exportability8.152 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
105 Ratings
15% below category average
Contractor Foreman
8.1
18 Ratings
9% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing6.066 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.262 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.680 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Photo documentation5.776 Ratings9.718 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings8.812 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings8.515 Ratings
RFI tools7.789 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings8.213 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.563 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Checklists5.746 Ratings7.916 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.750 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Specifications5.938 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Contractor Foreman
8.4
17 Ratings
3% above category average
Takeoff tools4.320 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings9.116 Ratings
Cost databases8.042 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Cost calculator7.129 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Bid creation3.728 Ratings8.714 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(114 ratings)
9.1
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(7 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
6.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.9
(96 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformContractor Foreman
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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Pros
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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Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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Cons
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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Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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Usability
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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Contractor Foreman
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Reliability and Availability
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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Contractor Foreman
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Contractor Foreman
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Support Rating
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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Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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In-Person Training
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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Contractor Foreman
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Contractor Foreman
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Implementation Rating
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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Contractor Foreman
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Alternatives Considered
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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Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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Scalability
CMiC
CMiC has several key features that can either work together or independently depending on your companies needs.
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Contractor Foreman
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Return on Investment
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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Contractor Foreman
  • Contractor Foreman replaced 5 other apps we were using saving us money and centralizing everything
  • We are net positive day one with just the cost of the apps we didn't have to purchase
  • it has great documentation features so we don't make costly mistakes or miss details.
  • The overall savings has be significant
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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

Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.