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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

FastPIPE

It's absolutely well suited to anyone needing accurate piping takeoff and laboring estimates, with great reporting and up to date pricing. I love that I didn't need to spend time trying to update the price logs. It's easy to learn, and works well in a large or small environment, and lends itself to more than just estimating, but becomes a good project management tool as well. Fantastic software.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
FastPIPE
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
FastPIPE
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
FastPIPE
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
FastPIPE
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
FastPIPE
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
FastPIPE
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
FastPIPE
8.0
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
FastPIPE
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
FastPIPE
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
FastPIPE
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
FastPIPE
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
FastPIPE
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
FastPIPE
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
FastPIPE
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
FastPIPE

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
FastPIPE
10.0
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
FastPIPE
10.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
FastPIPE
10.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
FastPIPE
10.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
FastPIPE
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
FastPIPE

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

FastPIPE

  • FastPIPE was very fast to learn, very straight forward and user-friendly. It's easy to use and teach new interns and project engineers how to quickly takeoff sections to backup change orders or assist in heavy bid load.
  • It's fantastic at keeping up to date on price changes. I'd get updates often, and they were usually within 2-3% of our discount prices with local vendors. In the few instances it wasn't, FastPIPE was very easy to adjust or factor for project costs.
  • Is great at being able to pull up reports and graphs and track different materials and labor costs for factoring. We bid on a lot of high rise residential buildings, so we do takeoff by floor. It would give detailed reports per page as opposed to just a lump sum. Very detailed so it was easy to adjust per our project approach.
Mike Petrich | 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

FastPIPE

  • It was a trick or two learning how to upload prints correctly, I think that interface could be a bit easier, but it's already better than most of the competition.
  • Might be nice to have easier labor factoring, in case we want to pre-load our own instead of MCA time factors for piping labor
  • It would auto update upon opening occasionally. It's fairly fast, but I prefer to OK that in case I just need to come up with something quickly and don't want to wait.
Mike Petrich | 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

FastPIPE

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

FastPIPE

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

FastPIPE

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FastPIPE

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

FastPIPE

I've used the quote soft piping takeoff as well, and it's just not as easy to use or update. Basic methodology and interaface is similar, but it's more 'clunky' to use, is harder to keep updated and to upload PDF's for takeoff, and it's just not as streamlined or user friendly. Akin to comparing driving a truck to a sports car. The Fast Pipe is really smooth and easy to function in.
Mike Petrich | 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

FastPIPE

  • Best impact is time saved. It's so much faster to do bid takeoff and hit the ground running
  • Being able to 'draw in' on design-build and being able to print my takeoff has been helpful when turning the job over so the field install understands the approach taken to get the job.
  • Ease of use and learning has made it much more cost effective to bring new people up to speed.
Mike Petrich | 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

FastPIPE

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
FastPIPE
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
FastPIPE

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
FastPIPE

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
FastPIPE

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
FastPIPE

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