CMiC Construction Platform vs. NetSuite ERP

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
NetSuite ERP
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
NetSuite is a suite of ERP and accounting modules which is sold in various editions aimed at different size customers. The multi-country, multi-currency version is an additional module called OneWorld. Netsuite is a SaaS system and is not offered in an on-premise edition.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers subscribe to NetSuite for an annual license fee. The license is made up of three main components: core platform, optional modules and the number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup. New modules and users and can be added as a business grows.
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Community Pulse
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
Considered Both Products
CMiC Construction Platform
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
Out of the top 3 we decided upon CMiC because it wasn't the most expensive, it wasn't the cheapest, it had been around for 30+ years, they had large construction clients, they had construction clients that were our size and they were already getting ready to release the newer …
NetSuite ERP

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
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
NetSuite ERP
-
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
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
Pay calculation6.823 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.516 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.220 Ratings1.39 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
NetSuite ERP
-
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
NetSuite ERP
9.4
72 Ratings
30% above category average
Dashboards7.742 Ratings9.471 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings9.470 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings9.470 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
NetSuite ERP
-
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
NetSuite ERP
-
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
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
9.2
74 Ratings
23% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings9.264 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings9.647 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
9.3
81 Ratings
13% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.362 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.380 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
7.7
258 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.3252 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.3233 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.628 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.241 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.637 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
8.9
48 Ratings
13% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.847 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.728 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.335 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
8.9
207 Ratings
14% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings9.453 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.1203 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.637 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.048 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.621 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
7.6
199 Ratings
3% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.3188 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.627 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings8.727 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
6.5
32 Ratings
16% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings5.926 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings5.923 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings5.922 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings4.014 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings6.822 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
4.0
17 Ratings
52% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings3.311 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings3.010 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.1
12 Ratings
84% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
71% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings1.910 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings3.613 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.713 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.1
11 Ratings
71% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.48 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings1.911 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.0
17 Ratings
78% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings2.89 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.614 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings2.511 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
9.1
16 Ratings
19% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.610 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings9.612 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
8.0
132 Ratings
10% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings8.117 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings7.4129 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.8
13 Ratings
63% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings2.510 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings3.29 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
8.5
(356 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
9.2
(49 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(6 ratings)
8.6
(231 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
4.7
(96 ratings)
7.1
(215 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(5 ratings)
6.4
(17 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
4.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformNetSuite ERP
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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NetSuite
Really in this hybrid environment, being up in the cloud and being able to securely access the data and work from anywhere, I think it's a real game changer for my team. So I really like the fact that NetSuite keeps up with security features and allows users to access it from anywhere.
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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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NetSuite
  • NetSuite does analytics very well.
  • They do reporting very well. I love the ability to have control over how the information flows through my NetSuite, my user roles, and my responsibilities. I can assign certain tasks to certain people, and they do that and then also have the control to approve that and make sure it's done correctly.
  • Just being able to drill down into a particular GL account or into a particular line item and see what really makes that up and what's driving our certain costs.
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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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NetSuite
  • Honestly, right now, my biggest pain point is kind of our own doing, but I would appreciate a little bit more support and help in the area of performance management and kind of understanding how our application is built, what are the best choices for customizing or solving a problem in terms of performance, because our company is rather large, we have a lot of data coming in and out, and that has been an issue for us recently.
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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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NetSuite
NetSuite is able to cover all of our needs, spanning multiple departments and managerial levels. We use it daily for a multitude of functions, including creating promotions, estimating inventory, pulling historical reports, forecasting sales, and more. Overall, we're very satisfied with NetSuite as an ERP solution and recommend it to medium to large businesses.
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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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NetSuite
I have given this rating due to below use cases: - Order Management - Advanced Revenue Management - Invoicing - Automated Billing - Inbound and Outbound Integrations with applications such as Salesforce, Zip, Stripe, Mavenlink, Avalara, Floquast - Project management and billing - Training -Customer Support - Knowledge Article Support
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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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NetSuite
It has been very reliable. I can only think of 1-2 times in 4.5 years that we have had issues getting in, and in each case were able to get back in within 1 hour. There has not been a major downtime
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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NetSuite
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
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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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NetSuite
The account rep changes quite often, which requires restarting. Suite Answers is a very good tool but can be hard to use for somebody who is not fully confident with Netsuite. Asking questions that are not already answered in Suite Answers can be rough. Training is readily available, but most of the time stays on the surface and doesn't answer medium to more advanced questions.
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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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NetSuite
I had in person training for a day when first got the software. The training was good. The challenge was that there was a large gap between training and when we went live so we forgot quite a lot
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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NetSuite
Online training is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
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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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NetSuite
I felt NetSuite Professional Services did an excellent job of guiding us in the implementation. I also felt our internal teams were a little resistant to the change and engagement of new software. Had we performed better engaging and buying into the new software, I would be able to rate the implementation better. Therefore, the lower number should not be viewed as a deficiency with the software or the professional services teams, but as an reminder of how important complete buy-in from the local users is.
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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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NetSuite
Well, the reason why I'm with NetSuite is because obviously it beats out those other options quite considerably. It gave us the whole ecosystem that gave us everything we needed. I didn't need a dedicated administrator whose full-time job is to deal with it like our current system would need to really be useful. I can find people or train people how to use it right away. So for us, that really beats it out compared to the Sage and QuickBooks where we were looking at it from a perspective of, yeah, we can find people who are experts in those fields. They don't scale up to the size that we need as we're going to really quickly go from R&D company into doing tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue and activities. So that's where it beats us out over say Sage or QuickBooks is it's got that complete scalability. We can go to multiple subsidiaries, foreign currency, not a problem. It's got that full functionality.
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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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NetSuite
We have been able to scale our business 25X without any major overhaul with Netsuite. Its dashboard setup makes onboarding new employees very easy and allows data to be shared across multiple offices. Its cloud setup does not put any pressure on IT to scale servers or other infrastructure. We have been able to become much more efficient in all aspects of the business.
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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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NetSuite
  • Positive impact, again, it's our source of truth, so we are able to not have questions about how much money we have in the bank or do we have enough material to build this job. Being able to know those things immediately is super valuable.
  • I mean it's the grease that skids the wheels that gets us to accomplish the things that we do in our business.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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NetSuite ERP Screenshots

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