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Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
ArchiOffice
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
ArchiOffice
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
ArchiOffice
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
ArchiOffice
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
ArchiOffice
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
ArchiOffice

Project Management

Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.6
Task Management
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Resource Management
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
4.0
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
4.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
4.0
Document Management
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
1.2
Email integration
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.0
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
5.0
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.2
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
3.3

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
6.6
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
5.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
7.1
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
4.2
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
10.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ArchiOffice

  • ArchiOffice helps me manage my time throughout the work day.
  • ArchiOffice helps me to understand how much time I have allocated to each client and to give me a realistic view on how long each task actually takes.
  • ArchiOffice gives me a breakdown of the time and expenses our company has allocated to each project.
Heather Wiebe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ArchiOffice

  • Connectivity with technology (smartphone devices, Outlook) could be improved. An app to enter time/expense information would be very beneficial.
  • Tracking Construction Administration items (RFI's, Submittals, etc.) seems to add time to the process where it becomes ineffective to use that function of the software.
  • Having to constantly log in due to "timeout" becomes a little annoying but manageable.
  • The dashboard could be improved to provide pop-up reminders when submittals are due soon, timesheets need to be turned in, project actual hours are nearing budget hours, etc.
Graham Baumann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ArchiOffice

ArchiOffice 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support staff that I have emailed and called have always been super helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ArchiOffice

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

ArchiOffice

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
Heather Wiebe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Project Estimator

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ArchiOffice

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
ArchiOffice
7.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
ArchiOffice
8.0

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