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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
5.0
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

No score
No answers yet
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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

No score
No answers yet
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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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No answers yet
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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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
Jeff Looby, CPA | 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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

  • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
  • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
  • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
Jeff Looby, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

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