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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

SmartBid

As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
SmartBid
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
SmartBid

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
SmartBid
9.8
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
SmartBid
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
SmartBid
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
SmartBid
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
SmartBid
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
SmartBid
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
SmartBid
9.5
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
SmartBid
9.9
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
SmartBid
10.0
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
SmartBid
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
SmartBid
10.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
SmartBid
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
SmartBid
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
SmartBid
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
SmartBid

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
SmartBid
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
SmartBid
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
SmartBid
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
SmartBid
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
SmartBid
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
SmartBid

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

SmartBid

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Constant Reminders
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

SmartBid

  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
Matthew Smith | 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

SmartBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SmartBid

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

SmartBid

SmartBid 9.5
Based on 2 answers
SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
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

SmartBid

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

SmartBid

  • Better ability for subcontractors to respond via program.
  • Simpler interface.
  • Easier note tracking.
Anonymous | 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

SmartBid

  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

SmartBid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
SmartBid
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
SmartBid

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
SmartBid

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
SmartBid
9.5

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
SmartBid

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