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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.6 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

Fieldwire

Fieldwire is excellent for anyone who needs to view and consult drawings as part of their job. Anyone on a construction site can benefit from using Fieldwire.
Jessica Rondash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Fieldwire
7.0
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Fieldwire
5.0
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Fieldwire
7.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Fieldwire
9.0
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Fieldwire
7.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Fieldwire
7.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
9.8
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.3
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.5
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.5
Document sharing
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.5
RFI tools
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.3
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.8
Mobile app
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
8.8
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
Fieldwire
7.8

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

Fieldwire

  • Communicating RFI and RFC requests from crew to management.
  • Easy to use mobile format for crew.
Mark Higgason | 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

Fieldwire

  • The software is geared toward general contractors. We are actively providing feedback to gear it toward engineers, architects, and design professionals.
  • I would like to see more options for mark-ups.
Kylie Schalz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fieldwire

Fieldwire 9.0
Based on 4 answers
As we have reached out to support regarding several issues with Fieldwire over the years, it can be a hit or miss depending on the issue. Most issues are solved right away and with an easy fix - it's usually something we overlooked or didn't know about. I wouldn't hesitate to contact the FW support if or when I have issues.
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

Fieldwire

Fieldwire is much more cost-effective for the same features as PlanGrid.
Jessica Rondash | 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

Fieldwire

  • We have grown in size.
  • We spend fewer man hours traveling from site to site to monitor progress.
Mark Higgason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Project Estimator Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Fieldwire

General

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

Fieldwire Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$291
Business$391
EnterpriseVariable2
  1. per user
  2. per project, company wide
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
Fieldwire
9.5

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Fieldwire
9.0

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