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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.
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ProjectWise

This software is best used for design firms where they want to collaborate between different teams around the globe enabling file sharing and control of different versions and documentation of edit history. This application can also integrate with other applications like Autodesk. Access management enables the admin to control the right to each person like allow read only, allow edit etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
ProjectWise
7.6
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
ProjectWise
8.0
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
ProjectWise
7.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
ProjectWise
8.0
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
ProjectWise
7.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
ProjectWise
8.0

Construction Productivity

Project Estimator
ProjectWise
7.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
7.0
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
7.0
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
7.0
Document sharing
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
9.0
RFI tools
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
8.0
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
7.0
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
ProjectWise
8.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
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ProjectWise

  • Enables file sharing
  • Version control of design documents
  • Collaboration between teams around thew globe
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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!
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ProjectWise

  • Loading of large files might take some delay time
  • In some instances, integration with other application took lot of time
  • User interface can be improved
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Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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ProjectWise

No answers on this topic

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.
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ProjectWise

  • Positive ROI because of this best in market document sharing tool
  • All design teams in my organisation use this
  • Recommended by most of our project coordinators
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

ProjectWise

General

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

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