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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

InEight

The In Eight software is best suited for large business models that require a lot of information at your fingertips. The program enables larger firms to adequately bid complex projects that require multiple estimators working in the estimate at the same time. The software would be less suited for smaller firms that can put an estimate together in a relatively short period of time by just using an excel spreadsheet. My advice would be that if your company is going to grow above $20 million per year in gross revenue, you should be looking at using some type of estimating program.
Chad Opper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
InEight
7.7
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
InEight
8.2
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
InEight
7.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
InEight
7.7
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
InEight
7.1
Document sharing
Project Estimator
InEight
8.5
RFI tools
Project Estimator
InEight
7.5
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
InEight
7.5
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
InEight
7.5
Mobile app
Project Estimator
InEight
8.1

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

InEight

  • InEight documents allows our organisation to track the progress of workflows, providing timely notification of any delays or bottlenecks.
  • InEight allows us to management scope and cost change with the change management functionality.
  • InEight Document provides excellent integration with Outlook which significantly improves user satisfaction.
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

InEight

  • We would like to be able to workflow documents without them being restrained or maybe have a view that shows restrained and unrestrained as latest/current. We treat our Project Contractor's "As Received" documents as the latest/current whether we've completed our review or not.
  • We'd like users not to be able to reply to the transmittal system generated email address as emails go into unregistered mail
  • Documents - Comments Register - Request to have Default values available for specific fields
  • When we issue reviewed Contractor documents to Teambinder - External Contacts they are required to download the document, download comments (if applicable) and if we've made redline mark ups click on Red Magnifying glass and print document to PDF (and this won't include any comments made with mark up note). They could end up with 3 separate files per document. Also, on the sent transmittal after you select "Download all Transmittal files" button, the "Download All" button only downloads the documents and the "Download Comments" button doesn't include comments made by redline markup. I don't believe this supports the "single source of truth" and could easily lead to confusion. How can I be confident our minor service providers, third parties, government departments etc. will download and use the correct "as returned" version of the document, for example, if it's a drawing we've assigned review code 2 or 3 too they need the drawing and comments to use. TeamBinder document review options consist of:
  • Download: (mark up a hardcopy scan and upload it as an attachment), Redlines: mark up (red-line) the document and make text comments and Text comments: Click the Add/Edit link in the Comments column to add electronic comments to the documents. Teambinder transmittal "Download Comments" should include ALL comments no matter which combination of review options was used. We don't use redlines as we cannot ask our external recipients to produce their own PDF's.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
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InEight

InEight 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 8.2
Based on 1 answer
InEight's TeamBinder is a cloud based service and is therefore accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. All staff members are able to perform any duties required from the office or at home, in the review workflow to get documents to clients and ensuring that the document meets our internal standards for document presentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 8.0
Based on 9 answers
InEight have the ServiceNow ticketing system, which should improve the transparency of outstanding issues. However there is an inconsistency in advice within the help desk support staff (Kevin is excellent) and depending on who is handling the issue often our staff need to follow up with the help desk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
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

InEight

InEight is cheaper than both. It is more functional than Aconex, but not iTWO. InEight's GUI needs the most work to improve.
Andrew Mehegan | 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

InEight

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

InEight

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
InEight
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
InEight
6.4

Usability

Project Estimator
InEight
8.2

Support Rating

Project Estimator
InEight
8.0

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator
InEight
5.5

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