Some efficiency, but cumbersome and hard to use.
February 11, 2016

Some efficiency, but cumbersome and hard to use.

Lisa Schoenbrunn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CMiC Project Management

It's being used to track financials for construction projects. It's used by everyone in the company from managers, to accountants, to admin staff, to risk management. It solves any disconnect issues since it keeps all the information in one place. It also tracks the issues happening on site with the financials.
  • It creates more efficiency by not having to go into several programs for the same information.
  • It ensures accuracy by making everyone work in the same program.
  • You can easily drill down into different locations to access the history of things throughout a project no matter what your role is.
  • The program is very cumbersome and not user friendly. The interface isn't like other interfaces and takes a lot of training to understand.
  • There are many many many categories in some of the financials which can create confusion for different roles on the project.
  • It's hard to use. You can't flip between different screens or you'll lose your place and have to start from the beginning again.
  • The program does lead to some efficiency, but has not been used properly by many people or to it's full potential because it is hard to use. So the full efficiency isn't happening.
  • All projects are searchable within program helps with efficiency.
  • Requires lots of hours of training, which is constant for many employees which leads to loss of productivity and costs money.
It doesn't. There are many other programs out there that offer similar services (Procore) that are much more user friendly and offer a collaborative environment for different entities (owner, architect, subcontractors). But the layout and interface is so layered and cumbersome it's easy to get lost in your project, or mess things up if you're not close to expert user level.
It is well suited for tracking multiple things in one place. In the case I use it, I do recommend it on a theory level for linking financial events to tangible building events. When anyone on the project team brings up an issue, it can be tracked from meeting minutes to RFI or submittal to potential change to change in both subcontractor and owner contract values.