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CMiC Construction Platform

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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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Pipeline Suite
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Pipeline Suite

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Pipeline Suite
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Pipeline Suite
9.0
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Pipeline Suite
9.0
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Pipeline Suite
7.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Pipeline Suite
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Pipeline Suite
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Pipeline Suite

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Pipeline Suite
8.2
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Pipeline Suite
8.0

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

Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

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

Pipeline Suite

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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

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

Pipeline Suite

I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pipeline Suite

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

Pipeline Suite

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
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Pipeline Suite

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Pipeline Suite

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Pipeline Suite
9.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Pipeline Suite

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