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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

WinEst

WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
WinEst
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
WinEst

Reporting & Analytics

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

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
WinEst
8.6
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
WinEst
3.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
WinEst
10.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
WinEst
10.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
WinEst
10.0
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
WinEst
10.0

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

WinEst

  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
Andy Ruda | 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

WinEst

  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

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

WinEst

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

WinEst

WinEst 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
Andy Ruda | 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

WinEst

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

WinEst

WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
Aaron Graves | 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

WinEst

  • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
Andy Ruda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

WinEst

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
WinEst
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
WinEst

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
WinEst

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
WinEst
10.0

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
WinEst

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