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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

UDA Construction Suite

If you've never used software before and have low expectations, then you might be able to make it work out.
Abe Degnan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
UDA Construction Suite
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
UDA Construction Suite

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

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

UDA Construction Suite

  • The beautiful user interface. It looks good.
  • Their videos are professional.
  • They have webinars.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

  • Their spell checker creates a squiggly line to tell you that you have a misspelled word, but, doesn't allow you to correct it.
  • The spell checker lets you add custom words to a dictionary, but, it can only use one dictionary at a time to check spelling. So the default dictionary gets used, and your custom words still show up as being spelled wrong!
  • You can't select-copy addresses, in order to paste them somewhere else.
  • Using duplexing on my printer doesn't work right. It works for every other software I own, but not in UDA.
  • There is a bug in the WIP date range that doesn't pull accurate data.
  • "Options" in the estimate show only cost, not margin. So if you show your customer that report, you are revealing cost info, not selling price!!
  • You can't import a PDF into bid notes, even though the premise of UDA is to try to make it a single repository for all your information.
  • You can't use the arrow key to browse photos in UDA. You need to close, and click into the next one. No inuitive functionality.
  • The estimating module separates material and labor, in ways that create a very confusing Scope of Work. You need to select the labor item from your database, then separately select the material from your database. You end up with two line items in your Scope of Work for the same thing. Instead of writing, "Supply and Install a new window" you have "Supply a new window" and then "Install a new window." It's hard for my estimator, and confusing for my client.
  • UDA will WREAK HAVOC on your contacts in Outlook.
  • It does a terrible job of managing husband/wife or partner/partner situations. You can't mail merge them properly, or, you get forced into combining their contact into into a single contact-- and then how do you know whether the cell phone is his or hers???
  • There is no good way to credit design fees against the construction contract, if you happen to use that paradigm for your contracts.
  • There is no way to filter contracts by their date created. So, how do you find your newest contacts for entering them into something such as Constant Contact?
  • If you try to use integration of QuickBooks(QB) and UDA, your ITEMS list in QB will either get expanded to hundreds or even THOUSANDS of items... or, your POs in QB will get created in a summary form such that they are virtually meaningless.
  • The "lead funnel" graphic may look cool, but there is not a good way to actually report on the lead status, track the activities and calls that you make, note significant emails that you write, or keep track of when you send out thank-you cards or spiffs/gifts!
  • They might tell you that these things work, but, after spending MONTHS with UDA, I found out that these problems are deal breakers.
  • Within their customer service department, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. They do not use a structure such as Zendesk that so many other great companies use. Even though I was paying for priority support, there were often days going by where I could not get a call or email back to assist me with a support request or provide a tutorial on how to do something. Had I not paid extra for support, this would be acceptable. But when paying for "TotalCare" priority support, there are times when the software had me stuck, and I was stuck for a day at a time waiting for an answer. Sometimes no answer ever arrived.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

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

UDA Construction Suite

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

UDA Construction Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

UDA Construction Suite

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

UDA Construction Suite

QuickBooks has great quality assurance and while they don't provide support, their software is nearly flawless. Co-construct provides great support and solves problems. In comparison, UDA Construction Suite is full of flaws, and their customer service department is disorganized and overworked.
Abe Degnan | 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

UDA Construction Suite

  • All my money was wasted. I could not get a refund.
  • All my time was wasted. I spent much time on customer support, and even more time "stuck" where customer support could not be reached.
  • My staff time was wasted, because it was hard for them to implement and then we ultimately abandoned it.
Abe Degnan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

UDA Construction Suite

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

UDA Construction Suite

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
UDA Construction Suite
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
UDA Construction Suite

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
UDA Construction Suite

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
UDA Construction Suite

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
UDA Construction Suite

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