CMiC Construction Platform vs. Sage X3

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
Sage X3
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Sage X3 is an ERP solution with a robust range of capabilities supported by collaboration, analytics, and workspace tools.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformSage X3
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformSage X3
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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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformSage X3
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
Sage X3
-
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
Sage X3
7.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation6.723 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.216 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.120 Ratings7.01 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
Sage X3
-
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
Sage X3
5.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Dashboards7.642 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings7.02 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
Sage X3
-
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
6.2
55 Ratings
27% below category average
Sage X3
-
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
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
3.0
2 Ratings
83% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.1
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.3
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
5.8
2 Ratings
24% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.2
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
6.1
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.6
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.5
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformSage X3
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(114 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.9
(96 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(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 X3
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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Sage
I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
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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
  • Easy to understand software for new users.
  • Journal entry and review process is easy.
  • Sage is efficient in tracking multi subsidiary transactions.
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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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Sage
  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Sage
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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
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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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Sage
Sage has quite less setup cost and was easy to setup. Sage is capable of managing multi subsidiary transactions. It was easy for our team members to learn and start using. Team leads has some issues while approving invoices initially but it was fine later. Sage is a good option for mid scale manufacturing firms
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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
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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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Sage
  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
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CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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