CMiC Construction Platform vs. Planview Portfolios

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMiC Project Management is a construction project collaboration and management solution. It centralizes project-related communications and documents onto one platform, and connects the job site with the back-end office.N/A
Planview Portfolios
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Planview Portfolios is an end-to-end project portfolio management and enterprise architecture management tool. It includes two components: Portfolio and Resource Management and Capability and Technology Management. The platform is available as a cloud-based or on-premise service.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview Portfolios
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview Portfolios
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview Portfolios
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
29 Ratings
22% below category average
Planview Portfolios
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data4.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.419 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
16% below category average
Planview Portfolios
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
Planview Portfolios
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
8% below category average
Planview Portfolios
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Ratings
Dashboards7.742 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.754 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Planview Portfolios
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Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.580 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.676 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.689 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.546 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Planview Portfolios
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Ratings
Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.528 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
8.7
(98 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(6 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
4.6
(96 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(5 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
CMiC
CMiC is a robust platform best suited for large companies with resources for implementation and management of the program. One analogy is CMiC is like a droid phone where the user must decide how to use all the features of the program (as opposed to an iPhone where most configuration decisions are made for the user). Smaller companies with limited resources can struggle with CMiC both with the expense and configuration.
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Planview
Portfolios are very well suited to managing large projects or portfolios and have the reporting to support those efforts. They have a lot of functionality, but sometimes, having too much functionality makes it confusing for new users. I am looking forward to Planview to see if that will help reduce the confusion our users are experiencing.
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Pros
CMiC
  • The user interface is similar to that of other project management software applications so folks in our company that had previously used other applications have been able to switch over fairly easily.
  • I really like the software and it was much less expensive than other applications.
  • I like the mobile application so that our superintendents can view the documentation on their phones.
  • I really like the punch list capability mobile field, however, we have a hard time getting our superintendents to use it for some reason.
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Planview
  • Capture potential opportunities using the Requests Module and analyze and rank these opportunities via lifecycles and promote (dispatch) approved opportunities into Projects. Information captured during the request process automatically get transferred to projects.
  • Robust schedule management; time reporting; resource management and financial planning and management
  • Risk and Issue management controlled via robust lifecycles.
  • Extensive reporting capabilities via SSRS and Power BI Dashboards and delivered to users via tiles in Project and Portfolio views.
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Cons
CMiC
  • Needs to be more user friendly on the mobile side of the platform. Ease of use is key here.
  • There is not much instruction or support in standing up some programs like deploying ECM for outlook, making Collaboration Gateway work, or setting up the system for getting Plans available on the mobile devices.
  • Security configuration is extremely detailed and spread throughout the system. It is extremely hard to make adjustments to a person's security unless you know exactly where to look, which requires years of experience but shouldn't.
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Planview
  • this is the area I can see Planview Portfolios is very much lagging behind. If you see Atlassian, they are having a robust API information and using that we can securely access the necessary information based on the role. I think a similar kind of approach need to done in Planview Portfolios as well.
  • User Information and Resource information is separate. Expecting that, during the User creation, when a resource is linked, automatically all the basic fields should be populated with the values, also if a person is having an User account there is no way for that person to know that what User role that he/she is having. Also none of the reports covering that details.
  • Automation - It's mentioned using the UiPath some of the Automation has been done in the User creation but don't find any necessary document for better understanding.
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Likelihood to Renew
CMiC
This is a platform that would continue to be in the best interest for our company. I just hope that CMiC support removes the gaps between the enhancements that they create to better the system to what they currently have
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Planview
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
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Usability
CMiC
I believe it isn't easy to use and is unintuitive. Undecipherable error messages appear throughout the application without indicating what is wrong or how to correct it, in my experience. The terminology on the screens is specific to Canada, which adds to the confusion.
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Planview
There is a learning curve that needs to be overcome for new and occasional users. Need to clearly training users on how to filter the data with "Portfolio's"
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Reliability and Availability
CMiC
Sometimes since this is a cloud based product the system can become slow but we haven’t had any issues of availability without CMiC first letting us know it would be down
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Planview
We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Planview
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Support Rating
CMiC
The support team [has] been in touch with our deployment team and has given them effective guidance up to completion. It has helped us in [the] best methods of resource allocation and secure record-keeping process. We have tracked all our billing information and made the right payments with documentation and avoided [unnecessary losses]. [The] support team has [to] lead our teams to the right channels and empowering our team with the right skills for maximum production.
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Planview
Going through proper channels of support is fine for minor to moderate issues. However, lately the critical issues that arise have been frequent and the standard support cases do not always seem to relay just how critical these issues are and we have to utilize our customer rep to help escalate. Fortunate to have that escalation method.
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In-Person Training
CMiC
The training was on system functions and not really how best to use it for our business. It would have been nice to be provided recommendations for use rather than just a blank slate of functionality.
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Planview
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Planview
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Implementation Rating
CMiC
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
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Planview
Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
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Alternatives Considered
CMiC
CMiC Construction Platform is the best price point in the market. Others are revenue-based billings, and the annual fees reflect as such. CMiC Construction Platform support staff is generally amazing and offers real-time support on critical issues. The imaging and workflow functions are real-time savers. CMiC Construction Platform is generally a smaller and in touch organization that treats your team like their own and stays with you after the purchase.
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Planview
Odoo, like this platform, has allowed us to efficiently organize our projects so that they can be prioritized by importance, to know which is the most urgent, in addition, it has also allowed us to assign work in an organized way among our collaborators, and their reports have allowed us to improve.
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Scalability
CMiC
CMiC has several key features that can either work together or independently depending on your companies needs.
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Planview
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Professional Services
CMiC
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Planview
some resources were great, but too much on their plates to be available
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Return on Investment
CMiC
  • 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.
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Planview
  • It has improved Resource Management. We now consistently represent resource available-to-promise against operational commitments, other projects, q-end commitments, vacations, etc.
  • It has improved our quality of forecasting. We now model project changes and future requests against available time and resources ("what-if" scenarios).
  • It has improved our strategic focus. We now manage our projects from a program/portfolio point of view to ensure we are resourcing company strategic initiatives.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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Planview Portfolios Screenshots

Screenshot of Plan and balance capacity to focus the right resources on the right work for successful delivery on the most important programs, applications, products and projects.Screenshot of Demonstrate how much it costs to deliver capabilities to the business - by application and by user - to support strategic initiatives.Screenshot of New integrated views improve balancing project schedule and resource availability.Screenshot of Make data-driven decisions with comprehensive analytics and reporting. Get insights into portfolio performance, enable continuous planning.Screenshot of Improve decision making with analytics and reporting.Screenshot of Roadmap a strategy for products, services and applications. Strategic roadmaps define timeframes, milestones, and releases across portfolios for outcomes that span organizations.