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Score 7 out of 101
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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

My team interfaces with IT Operations often. There are a lot of people that need to handle several projects and remediation/unplanned changes. LeanKit is helpful for that. You can link and reference cards across boards, so you aren't tracking the same thing across several different boards.
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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

Project Management

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.1
Task Management
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
8.0
Resource Management
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
6.6
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
6.7
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
6.9
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
6.5
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
9.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.6
Document Management
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
5.0
Email integration
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
8.0
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
6.7
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
Planview LeanKit
7.0

Pros

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

  • 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 profile photo
  • Leankit boards can get crowded, sometimes hard to scroll to the areas that are the most relevant for specific people.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Planview LeanKit8.0
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

No score
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Planview LeanKit10.0
Based on 1 answer
All users in our company were told our process but never had to be taught how to use the product.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
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Planview LeanKit8.0
Based on 1 answer
It solves all our needs at this time.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Planview LeanKit10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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Leankit was already in use when I joined the organization.
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Return on Investment

  • 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 profile photo
  • Greater accountability
  • Faster throughput
  • Less falling through the cracks; all projects and tasks are visible
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

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

Planview LeanKit

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