CMIS Review

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Last updated: Sep 25, 2019

CMIS Review

ITQlick rating
(2.8/5)

Starting from $3,500 per user/month

CMIS is cloud-based and on-premise fully integrated enterprise-level construction management software designed by ECL Software for GCs, estimators, subcontractors, home builders, and speciality contractors and ...

  • Categories (4/23):

    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Construction
    • Capital Program Management
    • Concrete Cost Estimating

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 25, 2019

What is CMIS?

CMIS is cloud-based and on-premise fully integrated enterprise-level construction management software designed by ECL Software for GCs, estimators, subcontractors, home builders, and speciality contractors and more. Some of its core features include real-time document production, contract management, fund control, budgeting tracking/job costing and incident reporting and more.

The payroll management feature helps the user handle salaries, hourly pay among other pay rates for the employees. It also enables the user in tracking the changes that have been made to subcontracts and contracts. The contact management feature helps the user save leads, clients and suppliers details in a single place.

The user can view logs associated with project communication as well as documents in real-time. The solution also provides in-built templates to build proposals and cost estimate. The project managers use the solution to change the project scope, and they can also monitor different versions of estimates by scope.

Average Rating -

The rating of CMIS is 2.8 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

ECL Software CMIS is suitable for construction industries that are looking for a single solution to manage their projects, logs and contacts. Project managers, subcontractors, specialty contractors, estimators and GC’s can use this software for their construction management needs.

Features

ECL Software CMIS comes withclient relation management, subcontractor insurance maintaining, real-time communications, project management, estimating, MAA, payroll processing and permit management features. There are about 2000 settings included in this software that can be turned on and off by the user to make sure CMIS works just the way you want it to.

CMIS 3 Pros

  • ECL Software CMIS’s modular structured user interface can be easily expanded as required
  • ECL Software comes with payroll processing features unlike other similar construction management tools
  • The construction management system offers 24/7 access to customer portal and email support

CMIS 2 Cons

  • ECL Software CMIS’s FileMakerServer doesn’t support OS X Lion anymore which can be a problem for some users
  • ECL Software CMIS doesn’t offer any 24/7 phone or live chat support for users

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of CMIS include QuickBase and Buildertrend. QuickBase is a cloud-based construction management solution just like CMIS. CMIS is a product of ECL Software which was founded in 2002 and based in the United States and on the other hand QuickBase is a product of QuickBase which was founded in 2002 and based in the United States.

Both CMIS and QuickBase offers support online, and during the business hours CMIS offers training via live-online, and in comparison, QuickBase offers training via documentation, webinars, live online and in-person.

Both Buildertrend and CMIS are cloud-based construction management solution. CMIS is a product of ECL Software which was founded in 2002 and based in the United States whereas Buildertrend is a product of Buildtrend which was founded in 2006 and based in the United States.

Both Buildertrend and CMIS offer support online and during business hours. CMIS offers training via live-online and in contrary Buildertrend offers training via documentation, webinars, live-online and in-person.

CMIS Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $3,500 per user/month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed CMIS pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 8 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Is it the right software for you?

CMIS is ideal for projects managers, General Contractors, subcontractors, remodelers, home builders, speciality contractors and estimators among others. It caters to the construction industry in small, medium and large businesses size.

CMIS Categories

Billing & Invoicing
Construction
Capital Program Management
Concrete Cost Estimating
Construction Apps
Construction Estimating
Construction Program & Portfolio Management
Construction Accounting & job costing
Earthwork Estimating
Electrical Estimating
Electrician Apps
General Contractor

Specifications

Company:
Address: 1210 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90502, United States
Website:https://www.eclsoftware.com/
Customers: Small business, Medium business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

CMIS Features

Accounting Management
Bidding
Contract Management
Cost Management
Document Management
Estimating
Project Management
Punch List
RFIs/Submittals

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