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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Score 7.3 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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InEight

Well Suited:
  • Fast uploading, registering and transmitting project documentation
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
InEight
10.0
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
InEight
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
InEight
10.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
InEight
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
InEight
10.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
InEight
10.0

Construction Productivity

Project Estimator
InEight
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
InEight
9.2
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
InEight
7.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
InEight
8.0
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
InEight
7.3
Document sharing
Project Estimator
InEight
8.6
RFI tools
Project Estimator
InEight
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
InEight
7.3
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
InEight
7.3
Mobile app
Project Estimator
InEight
8.8

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
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InEight

  • XL Upload tool is fantastic
  • Bulk upload and editing metadata
  • Fully customisable
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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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InEight

  • Focused training on particular issues rather than a generalized overview.
  • List of customizations available to the platform with estimated costs for implementation.
  • Revision setup with the review process could be automated further.
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Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

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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.
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Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Support

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
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InEight

InEight 7.2
Based on 5 answers
Functionality is very good, integration appears to be very good, and the implementation staff have been excellent to work with.
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Implementation

Project Estimator

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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.
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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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InEight


  1. Allows you to save all file types to a document, easily identify which formats you do and don’t have and manage which formats you issue.

  2. Great bulk functionality. Manage multiple projects and large volume of documentation easily with less staff.

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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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InEight

No answers on this topic

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

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