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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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid performs really well in all aspects of construction from the general to the sub/trade. The platform distributes and communicates project documentation in an extremely user-friendly manner. As with most software, it is cheaper the larger the scale of the project. In situations where the project is relatively small, and the trade contracts are also of relatively low dollar value, the product can be cost-prohibitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
PlanGrid
8.2
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanGrid
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
PlanGrid
8.9
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
PlanGrid
8.2
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanGrid
7.5
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
PlanGrid
6.9
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanGrid
7.9
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
PlanGrid
8.2
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanGrid
7.7
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanGrid
8.6
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
PlanGrid
9.3
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
PlanGrid
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanGrid
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
PlanGrid
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
PlanGrid

Estimating

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

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

PlanGrid

  • Plangrid is the best SaaS I have seen for ease of uploading construction plans and automated organization of those plans.
  • For companies that are not using other products for mobile access, the Plangrid mobile apps are perfect to allow people on and off site to share and collaborate in many phases of construction project documentation.
  • Plangrid has a very responsive technical support team (although it is pretty much email only).
  • Plangrid's website layout is easy to use and understand and allows new users to jump right in and do basic to moderate tasks without little training.
Jeffrey Rudacille | 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

PlanGrid

  • The photo attachment process is a bit complicated. In ProCore (another similar software I've used), you can upload photos directly into RFIs for your reference, or into e-mails. For PlanGrid, you have to first upload the photo into the documents tab, then link them into the RFI. It's not intuitive and can add confusion to the documents tab.
  • Photos can't be directly uploaded. Between different devices and colleagues, it's possible you'll get an important photo outside of the PlanGrid photo capture feature within its app. Again, it's complicated for users to use.
  • In their new drawings viewer, the icons for actions do not have icons available. I had to use them all in order to understand what they meant, and I'm fairly tech savvy. I'm not sure if a new person to PlanGrid will pick up on each icon's abilities very easily.
  • There's no all-in-one solution in CM, but PlanGrid is fairly barebones, and I don't believe it has any ability to connect to other software. There's no ability to take meeting munites; you can hack the field reports feature to accomplish this, but it's clear that was not the intent of the designers.
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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are at the point where we have shown our teams what is possible with this software. We cannot take it away and go back to the way we used to do things. I think that they would push back on us to give them access to something electronic. It is a good program that we will continue to use
Kyle Montague | 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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very well thought app, easy to use and provides fast access to the project's plans (your own and your team's), improvements in the annotation posibilities and on-site report generator will be appreciatted. The punch-list report generator and the current/previous plan version compare tools works flawlessly. Haven't used the RFI's nor field report options yet
Alvaro Flores | 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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.3
Based on 53 answers
Online chat during business hours is extremely helpful. The Plangrid staff has gone above and beyond many times to help us. One time they even offered to completely rebuild our 900+ sheet project so I could slip sheet a few old drawing revisions! This undoubtedly would have taken hours on Plangrid's end. They are always responsive and are continually improving, listening to user feedback.
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

PlanGrid

No score
No answers yet
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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

PlanGrid

Plangrid, while not serving the external document distribution function, is unrivaled for internal document distribution and sharing in the construction industry. The speed at which documents are navigatable, the ability to download your projects for viewing without an internet connection, and the document mark-up and photo tools place it head and shoulders above the competition.
James Nolan | 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

PlanGrid

  • It helped us "wow" a joint commission survey in 2016 and have a successful survey because he loved how we could access plans on an iPad, check suite sizes, and didn't have to carry around huge, heavy sets of life safety plans.
Melissa McCain | 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

CMiC Construction Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available upon request.

PlanGrid

General

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

PlanGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
Nailgun$391
Dozer$591
Crane$1391
  1. user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanGrid
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
PlanGrid
10.0

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
PlanGrid
8.2

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
PlanGrid
9.3

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
PlanGrid

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