Great product with issues
Updated March 03, 2023
Great product with issues
Score 7 out of 10
- Accounting & Financial Controls
- Enterprise Content Management
- FIELD: Mobile Applications
- FIELD: Project Management & Collaboration
- Project Controls
Overall Satisfaction with CMiC Construction Platform
We use CMiC to manage the construction documents for all of our projects. This includes financial modules for billing clients and paying sub-trades. We manage the additional cost impact through the enterprise module, which affects the financial module keeping all costs in line. We use the platform across the whole organization, connecting our Projects Department and our Financial Department. This helps us ensure costs are updated in real-time and prevents confusion between the two departments. We also use the system with our field operations—documents are added as they are received and our Field Team is able to stay up to date with real-time information.
- Cost management.
- Meeting minutes.
- Contract management.
- Change records management.
- Document management.
We do not use the back-office feature from CMiC to its full extent. We do not have payroll set up on it but we do use it for timesheets. As payroll is sensitive data, we need to ensure it is kept separate from our CMiC super users. The integration of field and enterprise has been a great asset.
CMiC can be used on multiple projects - we have seen substantial growth in our business and CMiC has been able to keep up. The only issue we run into is on data entry which can be duplicated if/when being entered by multiple people. CMiC has helped our accounting department stay on top of the latest info and be able to process a lot more with efficiency and accuracy.
Naturally, we have not used other platforms to their fullest. As such, we have limited comparison. Procore has a ratheR robust collaborative experience and document management. However, it lacks financial integration like CMiC. We choose CMiC as it seems like a complete package and addresses our needs. Other platforms have good document tracking, communications, etc. but they lack in the integration of finances.
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CMiC is well suited for companies that have can integrate multiple departments with it. For example, we do not have to share cost status with our financial department—they have real-time access to it. This ensures that departments are retrieving real-time information and prevents a lag or misinformation between departments. CMiC would not be suitable for an organization that does not heavily depend on project management, with cost and document management being crucial parts of the business. For a financial-only company, CMiC has a very simple system and is not the best when creating reports for finances.
CMiC Construction Platform Feature Ratings
Using CMiC Construction Platform
150 - We use CMiC for project management, time management, and accounts management. Our projects team uses the system to track paperwork, pricing, purchase orders, drawings and etc on a daily basis. Our site personnel use the system to log hours and retrieve documents. Our accounting uses the system for invoicing clients and trcking sub trade invoices as well as preparing payments for the vendors.
150 - Skills required are training only. Person needs to know where to go for what and needs to know the process the company has set. The system itself is not complicated and buttons/sections are easy to find.
- Preventing costs to be missed
- Keeping document management and issuance on time
- Record keeping
- Document management
- Mark ups tracking
- Automated issuance of invoices and receipt of invoices
Evaluating CMiC Construction Platform and Competitors
CMiC Construction Platform Implementation
CMiC Construction Platform Support
CMiC has major issues with their coding test runs before they go live. As such, the Support Team only knows about the issue when reported, but does not know how to fix it. It is a repeated issue, especially on small updates. Something working well will suddenly stop working and the support will have no idea. They can provide some solutions but more often than not, they need the coding team to comment.