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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Maintenance Connection

Everyone has assets, everyone has people, and everyone has to do some work on those assets with those people. Maintenance Connection strives to provide an efficient solution to help get the work done while making it simple to record that you did. Aggregate that data and make decisions for the future based on real information.
Aaron Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

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

Maintenance Connection

  • Customer Service is Outstanding.
  • Changes are made by MC through the entire network that makes suggestions.
  • The software is simple to use so even the most seasoned mechanic can navigate it.
Timothy Yaeger | 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

Maintenance Connection

  • No improvements at this time.
Kyler Keel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If I find a product with better support and some additional operational asset functions I would be willing to make a move.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its very user friendly and works well in a manufacturing setting.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 6.5
Based on 2 answers
They are timely, responsive, and resolve issues within a day. I only give them one less point because in their recent acquisition by Accruent they lost the MC Support portal they used to have, and in its place they are using Accruents version. Which is well, just not as good.
Aaron Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If you do not have a scheduler for the PM and work order program hire one first. They can help with the migration and know how everything works in your facility.
Timothy Yaeger | 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

Maintenance Connection

It much more user-friendly and does not have a lot of wasted information that you would never use. I did a lot of research on other CMMS programs and questioned other users and was allowed to use the test module for 3 months. That pretty much sealed the deal for everyone except for those afraid of change. Eventually, they all fall in line and accept the new CMMS system.
Timothy Yaeger | 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

Maintenance Connection

  • Our parts cost overall has had a great positive impact on our ROI. We are able to track parts in a more efficient manner that helps us to optimize inventory and reduce stock outs, in addition to helping us identify items that have no turn over.
  • Equipment downtime with regards to Corrective vs Preventive type work orders has made a big impact to our ROI. With the use of the Preventive Maintenance Module in Maintenance Connection, we have made a good shift towards more planned machine maintenance and less corrective type failures.
Kyler Keel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Maintenance Connection

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
Maintenance Connection
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
Maintenance Connection
7.0

Usability

Project Estimator
Maintenance Connection
9.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Maintenance Connection
6.5

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator
Maintenance Connection
7.0

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