CMiC Construction Platform vs. Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
London based Receipt Bank offers Practice Platform, an application supporting SMBs and accounting firms with tracking receipts and expenses and logging them with minimal or no paperwork and data entry in an environment that integrates with popular accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks).N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Free Trial
NoYes
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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
29 Ratings
22% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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Employee demographic data4.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
17% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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Pay calculation6.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.414 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
48% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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Tracking of all physical assets4.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
7% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
7.7
5 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards7.842 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Standard reports6.754 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.352 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
18% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.576 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing6.088 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.689 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.394 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.253 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.484 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.446 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.550 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.851 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.842 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.829 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
2.8
4 Ratings
95% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings4.34 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
3.7
5 Ratings
65% below category average
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings1.83 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.83 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings1.73 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings1.22 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
1.6
3 Ratings
124% below category average
Plug-ins00 Ratings1.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(114 ratings)
7.9
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(7 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.8
(6 ratings)
6.3
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.5
(96 ratings)
3.6
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(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 PlatformDext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
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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Receipt Bank
It is great for accounting firms. Easy to add and administer client accounts. Easy to integrate with QuickBooks Online. Easy for clients to capture and submit receipts on the go. It is hard to use for manual data entry, and if your clients frequently have very long receipts the Dext Mobile app does not work well as it compresses the image to the point where it is completely illegible. It does not seem to be designed for business owners to use directly rather than using it through their accounting firm.
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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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Receipt Bank
  • Receipt Bank does a stellar job of extracting information from photos of receipts and bills. I'd say 95% of the time the information pulled is correct, so very rarely do I have to correct an amount or date.
  • One feature I really enjoy is not only the syncing with Quickbooks Online, but the fact that it also pushes the image to Quickbooks Online as an attachment! This means that for every expense/bill processed through Receipt Bank, an image of it is available inside of the transaction inside of Quickbooks Online. This makes researching a breeze.
  • Receipt Bank makes it very simple for users to add documents to the platform. Each company receives a dedicated Receipt Bank email address, which they can email to and upload documents, or users can use the phone apps (which are really easy to use), or they can upload documents from their computer. Training our clients to use it really can't be any easier!
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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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Receipt Bank
  • Receipt Bank Practice Platform has many great features. As they develop the platform I would like to see a rigorous review of all features so as not to add too many and overwhelm my team.
  • Having the flexibility to pick and choose from a suite of features and implement the ones that best suit my practice. A tailor made Receipt Bank Practice Platform. this would allow my practice to grow into the features rather than be overwhelmed by too many.
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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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Receipt Bank
Dext is the best way for us to manage our business expenses. Physical and PDF receipts/invoices will be around for a while, but the move to eInvoicing is very good and we look forward to Dext adding this feature
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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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Receipt Bank
Dext Prepare's usability is great, it has lots of functions and you can scan any type of document, including hard copy handwritten documents. It is not very accurate but it is handwritten!! Apart from it, you can use multiple functions like one page at a time, multiple, in bulk. You can send emails with multiple attachments and one of the greatest function is the mobile application capabilities.
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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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Receipt Bank
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Receipt Bank
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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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Receipt Bank
Never used the support function. I guess that means it’s easy to use and works well because I never had an issue in 3 years. Not sure if the support team is helpful.
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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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Receipt Bank
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Receipt Bank
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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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Receipt Bank
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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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Receipt Bank
Receipt Bank is superior to Wave in terms of its accuracy of reporting and allocating expenses. Even though there is a fee for Receipt Bank and Wave is free, the monthly fee for Receipt Bank is well worth the money, given the benefits
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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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Receipt Bank
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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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Receipt Bank
  • Helps to keep data consistent and accurate
  • Saves time in processing invoices and receipts
  • Saves time in reconciliation in our accounting package
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank) Screenshots

Screenshot of Dext Prepare Inbox & Mobile app