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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

NoteVault

It's is absolutely well suited for all daily reporting/documentation needs, also since it essentially 'self archives' you can revisit past projects by logging into the admin panel faster than going to my own archived job files. It saved our skin by documenting where a bad GC Superintendent had been giving false information to the office, and we were able to prove our conditions/progress and alleviate the issue. It's very well suited for large projects, and ongoing projects. A bit less suited for small fast service type projects. We keep one 'service' job open to document the fast turn over stuff to alleviate that issue.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
NoteVault
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
NoteVault

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
NoteVault
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
NoteVault
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
NoteVault
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
NoteVault
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
NoteVault

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
NoteVault
9.1
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
NoteVault
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
NoteVault
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
NoteVault
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
NoteVault
9.1
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
NoteVault
9.1
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
NoteVault
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
NoteVault
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
NoteVault
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
NoteVault
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
NoteVault
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
NoteVault
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
NoteVault
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
NoteVault
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
NoteVault

Estimating

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

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

NoteVault

  • As a delay has occurred in the field, the foremen are able to report it immediately. The project manager now gets this information as it happened, not just trying to remember the next time they talk or see each other.
  • As an RFI arises, the foremen can ask their questions immediately so that the PM can address it right away.
  • We input our manpower on a daily basis, which helps us project where we are as it pertains to hours on a job.
Glen Nelson | 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

NoteVault

  • Difficult to bring back reports from the archives. I don't archive any more; I just sequentially date my projects and keep them all live.
  • Notevault is set up for normal work shifts. But I mostly work night shifts from about 10 pm to 6 am. You then have to sort and filter the notes from two separate "days" in the system to get a coherent report from a single night shift. I live with it, but I don't like it.
Michael Quaid | 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

NoteVault

NoteVault 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NoteVault

NoteVault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
Jason Burdette | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NoteVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

NoteVault

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

NoteVault

I have used both Raken and NoteVault. It is my preference to use NoteVault due to the simplicity of it. Raken tended to be a bit cumbersome. I did not like the photo features used with Raken as opposed to the very simple straight forward approach with NoteVault
Derek Boatwright | 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

NoteVault

  • Daily reports get published the following day after downloaded to NoteVault.
  • From an executive standpoint, I am able to track the progress of each project on a daily basis and to be able to focus my efforts to the project that needs help.
Steve Rosenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

NoteVault

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
NoteVault
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
NoteVault
9.1

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
NoteVault
8.6

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
NoteVault

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
NoteVault

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