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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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating was initially created for the construction industry and many of its current users use it to estimate buildings, but it has adapted quite well for the oil and gas industry. If the user is willing to invest the time and energy to develop and maintain their database, I can see it working for any industry.It is very easy to adjust and adapt the database as estimating methods and project designs change. As an example, our accounting department sometimes changes the way projects are reporting in our accounting software. Because I can go through our 9000 line item database in a couple of days, I am always ahead of the curve and can report my estimates in the format they require.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Sage Estimating
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Sage Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Sage Estimating
5.0
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Sage Estimating
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Sage Estimating
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Sage Estimating
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Sage Estimating
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Sage Estimating
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Sage Estimating
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Sage Estimating
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Sage Estimating
5.0
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Sage Estimating
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Sage Estimating
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Sage Estimating
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Sage Estimating
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Sage Estimating
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Sage Estimating

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Sage Estimating
7.6
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Sage Estimating
3.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Sage Estimating
8.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Sage Estimating
9.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Sage Estimating
9.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Sage Estimating
9.0

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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating is very good at providing the users (and eventually clients) with a clean, well broken down estimate of how we have come up with a specific bid amount. It allows consistency among our different precon managers in how they present the final numbers of a bid.
  • The way Sage Estimating presents itself to a precon manager/user allows ease of use from the very start such that someone can build a bid with very little training.
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

Sage Estimating

  • Interface to other BIM applications
  • Reports are lacking
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good product and meets all of our needs
Ross Kleypas | 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

Sage Estimating

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

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sage's support of Estimating is adequate though frankly we rarely need it. Outside of more complex operations such as upgrades and installation problems the program itself is so straightforward that we do not usually have any "issues" and questions that are more about usability can easily be answered in online forums. We trust Sage's capability to answer these questions if needed but rarely use it.
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

Sage Estimating

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

Sage Estimating

For our needs and after completing a valued score card SAGE has always exceeded our min. requirements
Robin Peterson | 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

Sage Estimating

  • Sage Estimating software is superior in almost every way to using spreadsheets. I have used both methods to estimate projects and much prefer estimating software. Using this software I can estimate an entire compressor station in under an hour. It literally takes seconds to generate the estimate; and then I spend the rest of the time adjusting and reviewing it. This saves hours of time and allows me to produce hundreds of estimates a year.
  • We maintain a high level of accuracy by using Sage Estimating. While there are always outliers, most of our estimates fall well within the accuracy range of the class of estimate we produce. (Our accuracy ranges are based on AACEI guidelines.) Overall, our projects generally fall within +/- 5% of the budget.
  • The accuracy and quality of the estimate is only as good as the time and energy invested in maintaining the database. The database requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it accurate. I spend perhaps 10% of my time working with the data.
Ross Kleypas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Sage Estimating

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Sage Estimating

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Sage Estimating
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Sage Estimating
9.0

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Sage Estimating

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Sage Estimating
8.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Sage Estimating

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