CMiC Construction Platform vs. Infor VISUAL

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
Infor VISUAL
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Infor VISUAL is an ERP software focused on manufacturing companies with business intelligence, planning and scheduling, and pricing, quoting, and estimating capabilities, among others.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformInfor VISUAL
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformInfor VISUAL
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
Infor VISUAL
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Ratings
Employee demographic data4.719 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.518 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
Infor VISUAL
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Pay calculation6.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
52% below category average
Infor VISUAL
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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
Infor VISUAL
4.0
3 Ratings
54% below category average
Dashboards7.742 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Standard reports6.754 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Data exportability8.252 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
16% below category average
Infor VISUAL
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Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.580 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.576 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing6.088 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.689 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.863 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.484 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.446 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.838 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
Infor VISUAL
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Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.842 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.01 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
Infor VISUAL
7.4
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
8.0
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
9.7
4 Ratings
23% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
8.6
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
7.2
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Project Costing00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
3.2
2 Ratings
79% below category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
2.0
1 Ratings
111% below category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
2.0
1 Ratings
112% below category average
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformInfor VISUAL
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
5.9
(6 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.6
(96 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(5 ratings)
2.0
(1 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 PlatformInfor VISUAL
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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Infor
I struggle to identify a scenario where VISUAL is an appropriate solution. We used VISUAL because it was a legacy system and the cost/complexity of changeover seemed daunting. The user interface is poor as is the interconnectedness of the various screens and menus. This might be an acceptable piece of software for a continuous manufacturing environment with little variation of basic design, but we have had to write multiple add-on macros in order to get VISUAL to work effectively for us.
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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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Infor
  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
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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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Infor
  • VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7.
  • If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.
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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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Infor
Good Technical and Customer Support during and after implementation tasks. Good Project Plan and Management support for implementation and post implementation. Financial functionality could be more comprehensive particularly with Budgeting and Cash Management. Inventory Management capability was adequate but could be more comprehensive as well. "Out of the Box" functionality was adequate but requested add-ons and enhancements seemed to be a bit pricey.
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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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Infor
Because of use cases and easy implementation and the vertical and horizontal scaling.
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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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Infor
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Infor
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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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Infor
As we have seen the live environment and the use cases where we implement.
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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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Infor
No answers on this topic
Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Infor
No answers on this topic
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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Infor
Could have used more hands-on approach. There are multiple webinars and information sessions but until you actually use the system, these are not very helpful.
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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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Infor
We unfortunately did not evaluate any other ERP software. VISUAL was a legacy system and we determined that changing systems would be too difficult, and not cost effective. We reached out to our local VISUAL rep who knew how the software functioned, but not how to apply it more appropriately to our business model, so we continued on with what we had rather than looking elsewhere.
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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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Infor
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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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Infor
  • I cannot comment on business impact.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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