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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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Bitrix24

Bitrix24 has an astonishing number of advanced services available in its free tier - basically everything except Advanced CRM and Tasks or a lot of online storage. That has to be some kind of record for a service of this type and power. The Activity Stream is among the best of its kind. The paid plans are also very reasonable considering what you get. Even though I appreciate everything there one page ready for me to use, the amount of choices can be a bit confusing. The lefthand navigation can be configured so you can hide stuff you don't need. The design looks out of style so the UI could use an upgrade for sure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Bitrix24
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Bitrix24
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Bitrix24
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Bitrix24
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Bitrix24
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Bitrix24

Project Management

Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.5
Task Management
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.7
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
8.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.6
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.3
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.8
Search
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.8
Visual planning tools
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.1

Communication

Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.6
Chat
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.4
Notifications
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.2
Discussions
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
8.0
Surveys
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.8
Internal knowledgebase
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
8.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
9.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
8.3

File Sharing & Management

Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.3
Versioning
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.2
Video files
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
5.3
Audio files
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
4.1
Document collaboration
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.9
Access control
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.0
Advanced security features
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.8
Device sync
Project Estimator
Bitrix24
6.9

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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Bitrix24

  • IP-telephony - this feature is beautiful and helps collaborate and communicate better.
  • This software can be accessed anywhere on a cell phone just by having the mobile application.
  • It has project management. It has call management. It allows for creating custom fields. It has an option to self-host.
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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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Bitrix24

  • The free version attaches a Bitrix24 reference at the bottom of every email.
  • A couple of functions are not polished or clear enough. Doesn't have an accounting feature.
  • Not real quick or robust development but what it does it does very well.
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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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Bitrix24

I've attempted various task administration/joint effort apparatuses including Asana, Basecamp, Wrike, Wunderlist, Zoho, Salesforce, and so on. I can't address the client support of Bitrix, as I haven't reached them. Up until now, the framework has been genuinely dependable. The work area Windows customer is to some degree constrained, when contrasted with the web version, yet for most workplaces, I can't envision this is a major issue. I truly haven't utilized the CRM or communication alternatives, so I can't remark on them.
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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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Bitrix24

  • Replace some other tools with one single tool
  • Target communications to people who need them
  • Single place to go for everything company related
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Bitrix24

General

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

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