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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

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
Paula (Queenbee) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Viewpoint Spectrum

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.9
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.3
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.3
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.1
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Viewpoint Spectrum
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
4.5
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.2
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
Marjie Maguire | 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

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
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

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Spectrum 6.4
Based on 26 answers
Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
Margaret Reams | 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

Viewpoint Spectrum

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

I have previously used Sage Masterbuilder, another construction industry software. This has been a number of years ago. The company I am working for already had Spectrum and have been using it for as long as it has been around when it was known as Forefront. Based on conversations I've had with the personnel that were here at the time of purchase, Spectrum clicked off all the boxes they were looking for.
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

Viewpoint Spectrum

  • We do not use Viewpoint Spectrum for estimating or project tracking. There has not been any incentive to do so. The results achieved using the methods already in place are at a level that it was deemed unnecessary to invest the time and money required to change.
  • We do not use the Human Resources module. It is not necessary for only around 45 permanent employees. The functionality of just the payroll module covers the data we want to capture electronically. The other 400 - 500 employees we have each year are non-permanent union workers that come and go and are also sufficiently recorded and tracked with the payroll module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Viewpoint Spectrum

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

Viewpoint Spectrum

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Viewpoint Spectrum
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum
10.0

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Viewpoint Spectrum
6.4

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Viewpoint Spectrum

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