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Likelihood to Recommend

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

CostWorks

Well Suited:Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited:Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
CostWorks
Employee demographic data
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
CostWorks
Employment history
CMiC Construction Platform
7.2
CostWorks
Job profiles and administration
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
CostWorks
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
CostWorks
Organizational charting
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
CostWorks
Organization and location management
CMiC Construction Platform
5.6
CostWorks
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9
CostWorks

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
CostWorks
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
CostWorks
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
CostWorks
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
CostWorks
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
CostWorks

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
CostWorks
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
CostWorks
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
CostWorks
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
CostWorks
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
CostWorks
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
CostWorks
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
CostWorks
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
CostWorks
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
CostWorks
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
CostWorks
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
CostWorks
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
CostWorks
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
CostWorks
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
CostWorks
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
CostWorks

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
CostWorks
7.8
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
CostWorks
6.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
CostWorks
9.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
CostWorks
9.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
CostWorks
8.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
CostWorks
7.0

Pros

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

CostWorks

  • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
  • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
  • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Missing functionality on the drawing management side. See previous question.
  • Submittal module changes in R12 took away key functionality from the user. Specifically the Fabrication and Delivery fields. CMiC promises to bring this back but the process is too slow. Users have waited months to bring back functionality that was taken away.
  • Submittal module interface via collaborator and I/O email is not updating status correctly.
  • The mobile app does not allow users to change auto-generated checklist names. We have a checklist that is supposed to be used per room but the program auto-generates list names as ###-001, ###-002, etc. In the mobile app, there is no way to see a unique identifier in the list view so users have to open and close each record to find unique identifiers. There is a workaround with the web client but our field employees say its too cumbersome. They are abandoning using the web client checklists and going back to paper copies.
  • Specification extraction does not work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CostWorks

  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

CostWorks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

CostWorks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.2
Based on 79 answers
It's a cumbersome platform that doesn't support plans and specs in a way utilized by most construction companies. There is no way to download a specific set (or specifically selected number) of individual drawings sheets, it doesn't package drawings in sets, the Specs function (at least as far as we've been set up for) isn't a function as much as it is a documents folder, uploading is a tedious process that gains no benefit.
Marie Roscoe | TrustRadius Reviewer

CostWorks

CostWorks 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

CostWorks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC was the software currently in use when I joined Pence. I've used Prolog, Constructware, and Procore. All seem to have their advantages and disadvantages. If CMiC was able to mirror the user interface of Procore then this software could be amazing. A program should be very intuitive. CMiC has improved greatly over the years from the last time I used it but it's still very esoteric.
Tony Ricca | TrustRadius Reviewer

CostWorks

CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues.MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database.Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items.Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

CostWorks

  • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
  • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
  • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

CostWorks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
CostWorks
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
CostWorks

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
CostWorks

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
CostWorks
5.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
CostWorks

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