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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

LoadSpring

LoadSpring is great for managing licenses so that a user who hasn't been utilizing the software can be placed inactive so the license isn't being occupied. Managing services and applications is great. You can easily change access through the management portion of the service. Uptime is also very good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.4
Task Management
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Resource Management
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
9.0
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Document Management
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
6.0
Email integration
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
6.0
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.5
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
LoadSpring
7.0

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

LoadSpring

  • Management of sessions.
  • Account/license management.
  • Reliability.
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

LoadSpring

  • Self-service account reactivation.
  • Integration of instructions on a per application level.
  • Built in linked help for companies using the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LoadSpring

LoadSpring 8.0
Based on 1 answer
LoadSpring support is very quick to respond. They have self-service for support which is great for quick fixes on the end-user side of things. They will respond with a good solution and if they need further assistance from an administrator, and they email them so they can assist the end-user with their issue.
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

LoadSpring

LoadSpring has a great up-time compared to our old hosting service. We haven't had many outages and very few issues while running our concurrent sessions. Automated license management has been great so our active licenses stay very low. I wasn't involved with the purchase and migration but I feel this was the better option.
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

LoadSpring

  • Great license manager.
  • Has great up-time for hosting our application.
  • Self service account management is non-existent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

LoadSpring

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
LoadSpring
8.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
LoadSpring
8.0

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