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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

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

Esticom

I would think that any service or construction outfit could utilize this software effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Esticom
9.3
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Esticom
10.0
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Esticom
9.7
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Esticom
8.0
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Esticom
9.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Esticom
9.7

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
Esticom
9.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Esticom
9.5
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Esticom
9.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
Esticom
7.0
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
Esticom
10.0
Document sharing
Project Estimator
Esticom
9.8
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Esticom
10.0
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
Esticom
10.0
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
Esticom
9.5

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

Esticom

  • Helps create design drawings for clients.
  • Helps quickly and effectively estimate equipment needed for projects.
Anonymous | 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

Esticom

  • I use just part of the software, and they frequently enhance the software so I really have no additional needs at this time.
Noel Pennington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Esticom

Esticom 9.3
Based on 4 answers
I would give it a ten, but I had a bad experience with a support person the last time I called, so I'm lowering it to 67%. I am 100% satisfied 2/3rds of the time when I contact support
Erin Lawwill | 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

Esticom

I believe Bluebeam Revu has several more bells and whistles compared to Esticom. However I believe the simplicity of Esticom was its biggest selling point to me. It is extremely easy to use and even easier to train others on how to use it. I also believe it has a better price point.
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

Esticom

  • It has allowed us to adjust any aspect of a quote and thus become more profitable.
  • This platform is far more organized than we previously were.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Esticom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
Esticom
9.8

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Esticom
9.3

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