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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

Vista by Viewpoint

Probably not cost-effective for very small companies. It seems to fit mid-market very well. We have 3 companies with very different needs, and it was flexible enough to work well for us in each scenario. This included a company with 20 different unions and a non-union company. Payroll supported both. Consolidation of multiple companies was easily done as the data all resided in the same database.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Vista by Viewpoint
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Vista by Viewpoint

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Vista by Viewpoint
5.7
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.2
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Vista by Viewpoint
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Vista by Viewpoint
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Vista by Viewpoint
7.9
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Vista by Viewpoint
7.6
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Vista by Viewpoint
8.2

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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Time management for the foreman. They enter who is on job and what time. All on their iPad and we upload. It saves everyone time and its correct every time.
  • Receipts can be sent via phone or iPad and we can upload them to the system and attach them to their PO with no issues and makes it so easy to track and keep the budget under control not to mention hold everyone accountable for their spending.
  • Surveys and updated info requests can be emailed out, completed and returned via the cloud. Makes updates so much easier.
Amy Love | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • In the payroll arena, occasionally some combination of actions will cause a Payroll Timecard Entry batch to become stuck in a Status 4 - Posting in Progress. Vista by Viewpoint requires that Customer Support be contacted whenever a batch is stuck in Status 4, as it is unclear what parts of the batch have posted to the other modules, especially General Ledger. Support is a whiz at untangling these situations.
  • However, a Payroll Timecard Entry batch does not post anywhere except its' own table - Payroll only posts to GL and other modules when the PR Ledger Update process is run. Support could conceivably allow customers to change the Status of only these batches, as no other modules would be affected. Then the customer could fix their problem and move on without further delaying the payroll process.
  • The User Interface in the Payroll and Accounts Payable modules have traditionally been clunky for non-accounting personnel to use. The increase in non-accounting people using some aspects of the system - for instance, remote payroll entry or project staff reviewing AP invoices - used to cause some angst. This has been greatly alleviated by the advent of the KeyStyle modifications in these two areas.
  • The functionality of the Service Management module continues to be added with each new update. It would be even better if Service could function more like Job Cost in the way of tracking costs. There seems to be a lack of commonality between the two modules - though it is getting better.
Darrell Robinson | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 9.1
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

Vista by Viewpoint

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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.9
Based on 12 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
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

Vista by Viewpoint

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

Vista by Viewpoint

ComputerEase was pretty old technology. Input screens were clunky. Application customization required consulting to get involved as well as report modifications. Utilizing some kind of proprietary database put all the maintenance back on the software manufacturer. Promises of porting the application to SQL Server database went on and on for multiple years with no progress evident.
James Ward | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint has allowed the entire company to get on the same system and improve our internal tracking of costs which has been positive.
  • We have struggled with using the system on CM jobs so it has taken more time to do tasks or things have to be done outside the system to accommodate those types of jobs.
  • The ability to track things by customized fields have improved our ROI and have given us better insight.
Jessica Rondash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Vista by Viewpoint

Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

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
Vista by Viewpoint
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Vista by Viewpoint
6.9

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Vista by Viewpoint

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