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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Score 7.2 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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Planview LeanKit

LeanKit is well suited for smaller teams looking for a flexible tool to track multiple projects. The different options you have for board creation are great.
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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.
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Planview LeanKit

  • Board customization and flexibility. We are able to set up different work flows and check off points in LeanKit that was not possible with our other tools.
  • Work in progress, being able to enforce work in progress in each lane is valuable.
  • Ease of use. Creating different boards and different sections in boards is very easy to do and understand.
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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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Planview LeanKit

  • Import/Export of data could be more robust.
  • Reporting options are not as comprehensive as other tools.
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Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

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Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason why in the future my department would not be using this product.
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Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
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Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.0
Based on 2 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.
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Support

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
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Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have no experience using the LeanKit customer support, but I've heard it's good.
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Implementation

Project Estimator

No score
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Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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Planview LeanKit

Being from QA I prefer SpiraTest and QC for the fact my team can do all our work in one program and it is linked. But the tech department as a whole prefers Leankit as it is the tool of choice based on ease of use and overall performance.
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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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Planview LeanKit

  • We used Pivotal Tracker in the past and we were losing stories as project grew larger. With LeanKit we are doing more frequent releases and have better understanding of project status.
  • Setting up QA columns made assignment for the offshore team transparent.
  • Assigning stories is done with ease.
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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

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