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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

PlanSwift

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
PlanSwift
8.8
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
PlanSwift
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
PlanSwift
8.9
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
PlanSwift
7.0
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanSwift
10.0
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
PlanSwift
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanSwift
9.0
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
PlanSwift
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanSwift
9.0
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanSwift
9.5
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
PlanSwift
10.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
PlanSwift
5.5
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
PlanSwift
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
PlanSwift
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
PlanSwift

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanSwift
7.3
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
PlanSwift
8.3
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
PlanSwift
6.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
PlanSwift
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
PlanSwift
8.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
PlanSwift
6.9

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

PlanSwift

  • PlanSwift drawing uploads are fast and easy. It recognizes the pages and titles with very little error.
  • Drawing can be viewed offline including older versions for comparison. You can select which drawings you want to download to save room on your device.
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

PlanSwift

  • If you go beyond the basic functions (linear foot & square foot takeoffs) it becomes very antiquated and not user-friendly. It's not intuitive whatsoever for users lacking backing computer knowledge.
  • The technical support is lacking in my opinion. The software feels dead, and the support team is hard to schedule. Also, if you do not pay for support per hour, it is impossible to get help.
  • Their training videos are limited and hard to follow. This software is unnecessarily hard to be proficient at. There should be more simplistic ways to utilize this software.
Spencer Jabbia | 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

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and not wanting to learn another software
Anonymous | 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

PlanSwift

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

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
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

PlanSwift

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

PlanSwift

CostX was far too expensive. Vue360 doesn't have the functionality. Bluebeam Revu wasn't very intuitive and was all too hard to get it do what I needed. It was good for document control, but not very good for estimating.
Andy Neilson | 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

PlanSwift

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | 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.

PlanSwift

General

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

PlanSwift Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
PlanSwift
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
PlanSwift
8.0

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
PlanSwift

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
PlanSwift
9.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
PlanSwift

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