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CMiC Construction Platform

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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

TurboBid

TurboBid is well suited to serve as an on-premise estimating software solution for small and midsize contractors. The type of work associated with the project may include new residential, light commercial, remodeling, service work, flat-rate pricing, or just about any application! The software is less suited for large contractors that may wish to communicate information within a network domain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
TurboBid
7.7
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
TurboBid
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
TurboBid
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
TurboBid
9.0
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
TurboBid
10.0
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
TurboBid
1.0
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
TurboBid
8.0
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
TurboBid
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
TurboBid
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
TurboBid
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
TurboBid
9.0
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
TurboBid
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
TurboBid
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
TurboBid
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
TurboBid

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
TurboBid
4.7
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
TurboBid
3.7
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
TurboBid
3.2
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
TurboBid
10.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
TurboBid
3.2
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
TurboBid
3.2

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

TurboBid

  • Ability to sell their product
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

TurboBid

  • Slight learning curve for users.
  • Navigation through the program may not appeal to all.
  • The program can be pricey.
Anonymous | 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

TurboBid

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

TurboBid

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

TurboBid

TurboBid 1.0
Based on 1 answer
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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

TurboBid

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

TurboBid

Turbo bid is perfect for small and midsize contractor users in need of estimating projects. The software comes with excellent customer service and is easy to understand program navigation within a short period of time. The program goes into extreme detail with many capabilities for accounting and estimating. For example, the software has the ability to calculate the material installation time, which not all program competition can do.
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

TurboBid

  • It cost me money for the software that I will never get back.
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

TurboBid

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
TurboBid
3.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
TurboBid

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
TurboBid

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
TurboBid
1.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
TurboBid

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