CMiC Construction Platform vs. TurboBid

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
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformTurboBid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformTurboBid
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 PlatformTurboBid
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformTurboBid
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
TurboBid
-
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
TurboBid
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.723 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.120 Ratings00 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
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
TurboBid
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.518 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
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards7.642 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings10.01 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
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing6.066 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.262 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.680 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation5.776 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools7.789 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app7.563 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists5.746 Ratings10.01 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
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Takeoff tools4.320 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases8.042 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator7.129 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation3.728 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(114 ratings)
9.0
(3 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)
1.0
(1 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 PlatformTurboBid
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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
  • Determine the profitability of a project.
  • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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