CMiC Construction Platform vs. Sage 100 Contractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 8.0 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
Sage 100 Contractor
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage 100 Contractor is a construction accounting and project management software. It is intended to provide primary accounting and other management capabilities across a construction project lifecycle, including estimating, service management, and reporting.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformSage 100 Contractor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformSage 100 Contractor
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
CMiC Construction PlatformSage 100 Contractor
Considered Both Products
CMiC Construction Platform
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
It is very similar and has the same features. I did not choose which program to use as it was something the company had for a while.
Sage 100 Contractor

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformSage 100 Contractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
29 Ratings
21% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.8
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Employee demographic data5.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.119 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.418 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Organizational charting5.513 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Organization and location management6.413 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
23 Ratings
15% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
6.5
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Pay calculation6.623 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors5.014 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.819 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
48% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets4.618 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.2
54 Ratings
12% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
9.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Dashboards7.541 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports6.553 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports6.844 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability8.051 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
104 Ratings
20% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
7.2
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing5.865 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.061 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.579 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Photo documentation5.675 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.786 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Document sharing5.787 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools7.888 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.193 Ratings5.01 Ratings
As-built drawings5.152 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.362 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.383 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Checklists5.645 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.649 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.837 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Change orders8.058 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
55 Ratings
25% below category average
Sage 100 Contractor
9.3
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Takeoff tools4.420 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost databases8.042 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator7.229 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Bid creation3.928 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformSage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(113 ratings)
5.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(96 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 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 PlatformSage 100 Contractor
Likelihood to Recommend
CMiC
  • The platform is well suited for tracking project financials. The direct tie between the project budgets and costs on the accounting side makes this platform extremely valuable as we have real time cost data to make decisions from.
  • The platform is great in that it integrates the majority of our major processes. We can track a pursuit in Opportunity Management and push that information directly to a project. We hire people through the system and they are available to input on a project. We track time and pay people through CMiC and even manage our equipment fleet. This one platform satisfies a lot of our business needs, which makes our technology stack a bit easier to manage.
  • The platform as it stands today is not well suited for mobile consumption. We have users not use the mobile platform due to issues with losing data when not in wifi and issues with not understanding how to use the system.
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Sage
Sage 100 does what it needs to do for construction project job costing, and we additionally use it to enter payroll. That process is a bit cumbersome, time consuming with the # of employees we have. If the employee timecard was a lot simpler it would speed up the weekly payroll data entry process. As far as on the financial side, no complaints. Our controller seems to be happy with the system. He originally recommended we use it to more of its capacity earlier this year
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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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Sage
  • Sage integrates very well with our field time tracking software called Exaktime. We import the start/end time card data that includes job costs directly to the PR module which greatly reduces the time it takes to process payroll.
  • Sage 100 C payroll calculations and WC/GL overhead calculations are easy to use and understand. The WC/GL overhead calculations are posted to project costs in real-time allowing for accurate total cost reporting of the project.
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Cons
CMiC
  • Entering a code of the vendor instead of the company name while recording an invoice takes time and seems counter intuitive
  • Editing an invoice created through Image Management on the AP side is limited to description and address field. When changing the rest (invoice# or a date or an amount) - the whole trace of who entered/submitted/approved disappears. The way it works now is: deleting an invoice from the batch, locating it through Registry/invoice search, unsubmitting it, making changes, submitting, adding back to batch - time consuming
  • In Multiple distribution pop up window, when entering a new invoice, I'd make the field "Company" to be autofilled once "Job" is entered. It takes time to memorize what job number belongs to what company.
  • There is only web version available and it is limited compare to a desktop client. For instance I can only make one change at a time and save it. Multiple changes don't get saved in one click
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Sage
  • Making time and material billings easier by complying with my proposal requirements.
  • Reducing the cost of support, since I hardly use it.
  • I don't like the reviews since we do a lot of small projects along with some big ones. Billings or invoices from vendors that have the same amount always trigger a question. Therefore I don't do the reviews anymore. It's so much nothing.
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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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Sage
The cost of Sage 100 Contractor software is relatively inexpensive compared to some higher-priced options like Foundation and Microsoft Dynamics GP. But more importantly, the cost of implementing new software is costly. Implementation costs include testing and training. There are also risks involved with switching software such as missing data after conversion. Plus, there are always some unknown downsides to switching that are not apparent until the switch is made such as perceived capabilities that really don't exist. For these reasons, we will likely stay with Sage 100 Contractor for a long time. If we grow (say double) in size, we would consider other options.
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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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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
If we ever have issues with Sage 100, the live chat is an awesome tool. However, most of our live chat inquiries are not because of the issues we have, but more for us to better understand how we are supposed to use the software. Sometimes we ask ourselves "what if we" and if we need guidance, the live chat will provide us with the answers or resources to figure out what we need. They always follow up to ensure the problems we encounter have been fixed. If our issue is an indicator of an upgrade that could be made, Sage 100 C offers a way to submit the idea for review and improvement of the software.
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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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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
We are currently looking at Vista as a replacement Sage 100. The estimating features appear to be exactly what our department is looking for and the accounting staff is very pleased as well. We brought in Procore about a year ago and are very happy with it. The field staff is really warming up to it and the RFI and other communication is top notch.
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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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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
  • It has cut down on accounting personnel and made the cost more effective in that department.
  • It allows for more company wide visibility on all jobs.
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