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CMiC Construction Platform

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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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Newforma Project Center
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Newforma Project Center

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Newforma Project Center
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Newforma Project Center
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Newforma Project Center
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Newforma Project Center
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Newforma Project Center

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Newforma Project Center
4.0
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Newforma Project Center
7.0
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Newforma Project Center
8.0
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Newforma Project Center
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Newforma Project Center
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Newforma Project Center

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Newforma Project Center
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Newforma Project Center
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Newforma Project Center
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Newforma Project Center
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Newforma Project Center
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Newforma Project Center

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

Newforma Project Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Newforma Project Center
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Newforma Project Center

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Newforma Project Center

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Newforma Project Center
7.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Newforma Project Center

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