CMiC Construction Platform vs. Viewpoint ProContractor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.7 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
ProContractor
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
ProContractor is a Cloud-Based Solution for Estimating, Project Management, and Accounting. Designed to improve visibility and profitability across construction businesses, ProContractor™ by Viewpoint is a cloud-based software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting. The user can manage the entire project lifecycle from bid to cash in a single solution. Built to be flexible and scalable, ProContractor allows users to go all-in-one, or build a complete solution…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformProContractor
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
CMiC Construction PlatformViewpoint ProContractor
Considered Both Products
CMiC Construction Platform
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
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 …
Chose CMiC Construction Platform
Procore actually has a better and prettier project management platform, but at the end of the day it was nearly the same cost for our team as CMiC, and we still would have had to purchase another construction accounting software, then double-entry (or at best import/export) …
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMiC Construction PlatformViewpoint ProContractor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
29 Ratings
22% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.8
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Employee demographic data4.719 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.519 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.818 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Organization and location management7.613 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.518 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
17% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.1
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation6.823 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.514 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.814 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.616 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.320 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.119 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.514 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.4
18 Ratings
52% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
6.3
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets4.418 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
7% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.8
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Dashboards7.742 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Standard reports6.754 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Data exportability8.252 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
7.7
6 Ratings
4% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.580 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Photo documentation5.576 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Document sharing6.088 Ratings5.56 Ratings
RFI tools7.689 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings7.54 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Mobile app7.763 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Checklists5.546 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.650 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Specifications5.838 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
Viewpoint ProContractor
8.0
6 Ratings
2% below category average
Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Cost databases7.842 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Cost calculator6.929 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Bid creation3.528 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformViewpoint ProContractor
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
3.4
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.9
(6 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.6
(96 ratings)
5.9
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(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)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformViewpoint ProContractor
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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
It is appropriate for the size and scale of my company - 150 projects a year that has a lot going on a multiple lines with each project. However there are many features and things that go unused with the software, because of how tinkery it can be. For example - our company needs a positive pay file, however we had to employ an outside service provide to create the file within the system. Same with a Backlog - the system kind of has a report but then again it has to be manipulated in order for it be of use. It gets the job done and has the reports needed to submit for certified payroll to the state, which was why we purchased Viewpoint ProContractor, however its ease of use is one of its biggest downfalls.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Procontractor is great with direct imports from CAD files.
  • It is great with balancing sites or specific areas on site.
  • Procontractor has multiple views and reports that help you to view the dirt movement on the site (grid, profile, 3D).
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • The program is siloed, so connecting to other software or databases is not going to happen.
  • When hosted, the program can run slow.
  • The program is not going to perform complex accounting tasks with subledgers.
  • The program does not do much in terms of HR other than payroll.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
I give Viewpoint ProContractor a 10 out of 10. This system is user friendly to help keep me organized on a daily basis. I can find everything I need daily with this system. I am able to look up our subcontactors, vendors and clients I need to find quickly. I am able to see bills that I need to pay as well as invoices that I need to send out.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
When something isn't working, you can contact support who will gladly remote into your system and try and work out a solution. Though several of the issues we encountered, they were not able to fix and had to submit for further review. While some were eventually rectified in updates, it takes time for these to be addressed and implemented.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
Procore beats Viewpoint hands down but can integrate well with Viewpoint Vista accounting software. I think that if the Viewpoint software was more flexible if they were more interested in patches, updates, and hearing customer feedback in the way the Procore does, that they would actually have the opportunity to corner the market.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company
  • Overall it allowed us to go electronic for certified payroll allowing us to be more accurate in reporting which was a giant win for the company
  • It's viewable pay estimates with dates and records of payment are crucial to a company like ours that relies on a general contractor and the state for payment of EADA quantites
  • Negatively training is not the easiest for the company and therefore onboarding new employees with no experience with the software is time consuming and difficult.
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