CMiC Construction Platform vs. Planview PPM Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.8 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 PPM Pro
Score 8.1 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Planview PPM Pro™ centralizes the management of projects and resources, facilitating governance, and providing visibility for improved decision making. Whether users are just getting started or advancing PMO to the next level, Planview PPM Pro is designed to provide the ability to collect, prioritize, and execute projects, enabling PMOs to focus resources on the work that delivers the most value.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview PPM Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview PPM Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPPM Pro offers flexible pricing based on user types.
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview PPM Pro
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
29 Ratings
24% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data5.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
23 Ratings
18% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.919 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.6
18 Ratings
49% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
55 Ratings
11% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Dashboards7.642 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.152 Ratings00 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
105 Ratings
15% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing6.066 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.680 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.776 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.789 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.746 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools4.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases8.042 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator7.129 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.728 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview PPM Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(114 ratings)
7.3
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(7 ratings)
8.5
(12 ratings)
Usability
6.2
(6 ratings)
6.4
(5 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
4.9
(96 ratings)
3.6
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(5 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformPlanview PPM Pro
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
PPMPro is well suited for tracking new product introduction projects, as well as process changes. It serves to reliably track ongoing action items, issues, resource allocations for projects. Areas where PPMPro is less appropriate for use: Project to project dependencies, automating action item notifications on multiple platforms, integrations of PPMPro into other platforms PMO typically uses (like MS Projects, Teams, ppt, etc)
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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
  • New request workflow/kanban board helps visualize where new requests are in the process of the quote to cash/request to completion
  • The time tracking tool is tied directly to project tasks for seamless integration of time tracking, estimates, and actuals
  • The reporting capabilities and ease of use has allowed us visibility to data that we never had before
  • The tool is easily configurable by Administrators. We can add fields, change reports, add new dashboards within hours vs. days of trying to track things manually
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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
  • The base API is not a REST based interface and is difficult to use for integration with other systems in the enterprise.
  • The UI for the maintenance of the task schedule for projects can be a bit cumbersome , although the spreadsheet style editor helps somewhat. The Gantt view is not interactive.
  • The workflow engine is designed only for initial project intake, and does not allow for an integration of the work flow with the project from start to end, so it can't be used for routing artifacts like change requests, ancillary project approvals, etc.
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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
Because I never evaluated other tools, I would be open to considering others. Given our establishment with Innotas and the value it has provided us, separating from it would cause some organizational discomfort. However, if a tool existed with a more intuitive interface for manipulating the data and factors of projects and resources, I would be very interested.
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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
Still cumbersome in some areas. It really depends on the individual. I've seen very smart developers who get lost just managing tasks and logging time. Whereas others use the system with ease
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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
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Planview
interface and response is sluggish
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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
Their ability to assist and answer questions when needed is incredible. They create innovative ways to share information and help customers trouble shoot. I didn't give it a ten because I believe they could do a better job of personally reaching out to customers and providing improvement guidance based on where the customer is at and their needs at the time
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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
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
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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
It's been since 2009. A lot has changed. We have not grown as much as we could have because of executive backing.
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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
Microsoft Project does not integrate the data or provide meaningful dashboards. We needed a tool that could manage a portfolio of projects versus just a single project view. In addition we needed a tool to track financials and internal effort all integrated into one product. Planview PPM Pro addressed all of our needs
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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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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
  • Planview PPM directs all the resources in the right channel, hence, credible performance.
  • Planview PPM initiates proper time, and resource tracking and hence is friendly for company functions.
  • Planview PPM is competent in managing diverse projects, and this offers highly sustainable business continuity.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of CMiC FIELDScreenshot of CMiC AnalyticsScreenshot of CMiC Drawing ManagementScreenshot of CMiC FIELD

Planview PPM Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of What-If scenario planning for analyzing resource capacity and demand.Screenshot of Portfolio Prioritization using Predictive AnalyticsScreenshot of True top-down portfolio structure to categorize and align work to corporate goals and objectives.Screenshot of Resource focused dashboards and reports enable complete visibility of where your resources are being deployed and the demand for them in the future.Screenshot of Configurable reports and dashboards that can be shared among team members or stakeholders.Screenshot of Portfolio Prioritization using Predictive Analytics.