CMiC Construction Platform vs. Kantata PS Cloud

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
Kantata PS Cloud
Score 7.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Kantata Cloud (formerly Mavenlink + Kimble) provides project management and collaboration software for small to mid-sized professional services companies. Features include resource management, project dependencies, time and expense tracking, file sharing, versatile user permissions, private messaging, planning and reporting.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformKantata PS Cloud
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Premier
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Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformKantata PS Cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformKantata PS Cloud
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
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data4.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.419 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.513 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
16% below category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
8% below category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Dashboards7.742 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings00 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
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.580 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.676 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.789 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.546 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
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.528 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformKantata PS Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
9.7
(49 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
4.7
(96 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(5 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformKantata PS Cloud
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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
It is appropriate and even exceeds expectations 90% of the time. It makes project tracking very easy and visually accessible for most cases. The only occasion where Mavenlink came slightly short was for a special project that required more interaction options among project members. I am certain there are ways to work around that issue, but we did not find them.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • With Mavenlink when starting to assign tasks to people, set deadlines and milestones, and add files to our projects we can look at it all from a variety of perspectives, including a task tracker view and a Gantt chart view
  • Through Mavenlink each project also includes an activity stream where we can view all project details as they come up, as well as an activity feed for all the projects it is linked to.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • The Gantt chart does not allow for baselines to be stored
  • There is no means to upload an excel task tracker and build a plan using an upload
  • The schedule does not allow for planning of holidays
  • The status report functionality needs to be improved
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
I think Mavenlink is the most robust and best project management tool out there for an organization like ours. However, some of our staff feel like it isn't as user-friendly as it could be. From a Director point of view or a Project Manager point of view, Mavenlink is exceptional. From the point of view of a task-doer, it could be more visually appealing. Also, the mobile version isn't great.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
We have since switched over to JIRA and let me tell you, it was probably the best decision we have made as a company. We chose Mavenlink based on promises from the sales team about future roadmap work that really never happened. We thought Mavenlink would easily integrate with our billing software but we couldn't have been more wrong. We ended up never utilizing Mavenlink invoices as they don't even allow you to fully customize your invoices that go out to clients!
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
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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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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • Manvenlink is perfect for showing expenses and income over time and across people.
  • Manvenlink is adaptable for the integration and automation of the processes of each of our projects in order to optimize resources and improve operational performance.
  • Mavenlink allows us to determine if our projects are profitable or not, as well as save significant time by automating components such as recurring tasks and having templates, among other things.
  • Manvenlink is advantageous for our operations due to its simple portfolio management of our projects: manage several projects at once and receive a complete perspective of the development of each one at a glance.
  • Manvenlink kindly provides us with robust discussion threads, access restrictions, and built-in document management, allowing us to contextualize communications.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of CMiC FIELDScreenshot of CMiC AnalyticsScreenshot of CMiC Drawing ManagementScreenshot of CMiC FIELD

Kantata PS Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of real-time project status tracking.Screenshot of visualizations that help track resources with confidence.Screenshot of at a glance capacity and staffing monitoring.Screenshot of financials and project margin monitoring.Screenshot of revenue tracking, to scale a business with confidence.