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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

Planview LeanKit

LeanKit works well if you want a powerful, customizable kanban board system for organizing tasks with a team. It allows for nesting lanes for advanced organization, and even cards within cards. Each card can capture a lot of information and allows for comments. For many people, LeanKit is probably a bit more powerful than they need for a simple task system.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

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

Planview LeanKit

  • Okta Integration: We love using SSO for all our SaaS apps, and as new team members join, they can be automatically joined to the appropriate LeanKit boards.
  • Filtering and viewing: Can filter and refine by several fields as well as custom fields. Assigned Users, Tagged, Card Type, Date, etc
  • Their analytics and reporting can be helpful for PMs, especially if they have several teams they oversee.
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON | 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

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I see no reason why in the future my department would not be using this product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 3 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Larger boards take longer to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Good use cases for small/large teams
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

Planview LeanKit

  • LeanKit has made it easier for new employees to understand other employees' roles in the company by seeing their workload.
  • It makes it clear who is responsible for what project so that there is more accountability at our company.
  • It helps our project manager schedule new projects in a way that we all can see.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Planview LeanKit

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
Planview LeanKit
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0

Usability

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
9.0

Performance

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
10.0

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0

Scalability

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
8.0

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