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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

e-Builder

Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
e-Builder
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
e-Builder

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
e-Builder
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
e-Builder
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
e-Builder
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
e-Builder
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
e-Builder

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
e-Builder
7.1
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
e-Builder
6.6
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
e-Builder
7.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
e-Builder
7.4
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
e-Builder
6.5
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
e-Builder
7.5
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
e-Builder
8.3
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
e-Builder
7.8
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
e-Builder
8.2
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
e-Builder
6.4
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
e-Builder
5.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
e-Builder
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
e-Builder
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
e-Builder
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
e-Builder

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
e-Builder
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
e-Builder
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
e-Builder
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
e-Builder
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
e-Builder
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
e-Builder

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

e-Builder

  • Easy organization once it is set up in the system correctly.
  • On time notifications of updates or changes.
  • Fast submission of invoices for processing. Usually notifies the appropriate personnel shortly after I submit it. Payment is prompt.
Cshiana Brown | 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

e-Builder

  • We have MS Project 2016 and it doesn't interface with the new schedule module.
  • We have multiple layers of submittal approvals. Additional functionality to reflect how submittals are reviewed would be great.
  • The new schedule module Save button is in a location that is not intuitive to look for. If it could auto save or not be all the way on the upper right hand side, it would be easier to use.
Susan Evans | 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

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

e-Builder

e-Builder 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
Cshiana Brown | 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

e-Builder

e-Builder 10.0
Based on 2 answers
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

e-Builder

EB is user friendly and stacks up very high, compared to the others.
Giuseppe Sciulli | 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

e-Builder

  • Transparency has helped put team members all in the appropriate "know".
  • The idea that everything is basically kept in one place has helped our project with coordination and planning.
  • Ease of use has helped contribute to time savings.
Anonymous | 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

e-Builder

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
e-Builder
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
e-Builder
9.0

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
e-Builder
9.0

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
e-Builder
8.2

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
e-Builder
10.0

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