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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Hive

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
Hive
7.3
Task Management
Project Estimator
Hive
8.7
Resource Management
Project Estimator
Hive
7.6
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Hive
7.9
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Hive
8.2
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
Hive
7.9
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
Hive
7.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
Hive
7.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
Hive
7.3
Document Management
Project Estimator
Hive
8.2
Email integration
Project Estimator
Hive
6.2
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Hive
5.8
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
Hive
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
Hive
6.3
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
Hive
6.2

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
Hive
5.6
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
Hive
6.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
Hive
5.4
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
Hive
5.7
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
Hive
5.3

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

Hive

  • Very intuitive user interface that makes project management, tracking and collaboration easy. Multiple project visualisation options (Gantt, Kanban, calendars, tables)
  • Great integration with a large number of tools
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

Hive

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hive

Hive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hive

Hive 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
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

Hive

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
John Bianchi | 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

Hive

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Hive

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
Hive
8.3

Usability

Project Estimator
Hive
9.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Hive
9.2

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