CMiC Construction Platform vs. ZenTao

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
ZenTao
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Product management: product, story, backlog, plan, release and roadmap Project management: project, Sprint, task, build and burndown chart Test management: bug, test case, test request and test result CI: Jenkins integration, automation testing, ZTF Document management: product document library, project document library and customized document library Work management: todo management and my task/ bug/ story/ project Company management:…N/A
Pricing
CMiC Construction PlatformZenTao
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMiC Construction PlatformZenTao
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CMiC Construction PlatformZenTao
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
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data4.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.419 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting5.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)4.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
23 Ratings
16% below category average
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Pay calculation6.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets4.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
7.4
55 Ratings
8% below category average
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Dashboards7.742 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.654 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability8.252 Ratings00 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
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing5.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing5.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists5.580 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation5.676 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports5.887 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing5.988 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools7.789 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.294 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings5.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app7.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management7.384 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists5.546 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes6.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications5.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
55 Ratings
31% below category average
ZenTao
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools4.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.929 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation3.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
ZenTao
8.0
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMiC Construction PlatformZenTao
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(114 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.7
(96 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.4
(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)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMiC Construction PlatformZenTao
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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Nature Easy Soft
I am very glad about the working speed of this tool. The comfort and support it has provided us in project management are worth appreciating because Project management is a big deal and using ZenTao has made it easy and fun for us as we can as a team better collaborate. But some of its features need to be fixed.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • Story could be linked with product, sprint, test case, bug, which makes traceability so great.
  • Test module, with test case, case library, test request, test report, very detailed.
  • On-Premise available, the package is very small based on LAMPP
  • SaaS version even cheaper without your own IT maintenance support.
  • Price really affordable.
  • API call is easy, so that we could do customizations.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • The function of ZenTao mobile version is a little weak.
  • ZenTao users need to receive training before they start using the software, because for testers, the first use of the software may be a little complicated, and they cannot execute the same test case multiple times in the same test execution process.
  • Although there are many reports built in. But if you want to get the data yourself,You have to know how to write SQL to customize your reports, which can a little bit challenging.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
No answers on this topic
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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Nature Easy Soft
No answers on this topic
Performance
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
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Online Training
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Nature Easy Soft
No answers on this topic
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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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
ZenTao defines bugs, tasks, and stories separately, not just an ISSUE. I can oversee the development from creating a Product Backlog to releasing the increment. I can also collect and record product feedback from the client and share with my team.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • We are delivering projects on time and can keep an eye on the progress of our projects.
  • My team and I can better communicate on a project.
  • As it is [in my experience], buggy it sometimes results in disturbing the whole working of our company.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of CMiC FIELDScreenshot of CMiC AnalyticsScreenshot of CMiC Drawing ManagementScreenshot of CMiC FIELD

ZenTao Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard. Overview of your product, projects, bugs, tasks, test, and todos.Screenshot of Task and timelineScreenshot of Git/SVN Repository and Jenkins integrationScreenshot of Drag and drop to manage todos.Screenshot of Report a bug and convert it to a story/task by one-click.Screenshot of Sprint overview.