What users are saying about
1 Ratings
9 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7 out of 101
1 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7 out of 101

Add comparison

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 profile photo

Nuclino

Nuclino is a great choice for a small team where you need something cheap/free and you do not require a lot of fancy plug-ins or formatting. In fact, it's superior to Confluence in some regards due to its simplicity. I was able to get my team excited about documenting because it was "easy" and didn't require my training them on how to embed various plugins. Due to this simplicity, the larger your documentation becomes it became trickier to edit, as scrolling can be difficult and also the ability to export resulted in bugs (you get a 500 servlet error if I recall). So keep your pages smaller and you shouldn't run into this issue.
No photo available

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
Nuclino
6.0
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Nuclino
4.0
Search
Project Estimator
Nuclino
8.0

Communication

Project Estimator
Nuclino
7.0
Notifications
Project Estimator
Nuclino
8.0
Discussions
Project Estimator
Nuclino
4.0
Internal knowledgebase
Project Estimator
Nuclino
9.0

File Sharing & Management

Project Estimator
Nuclino
7.3
Versioning
Project Estimator
Nuclino
5.0
Document collaboration
Project Estimator
Nuclino
10.0
Access control
Project Estimator
Nuclino
7.0
Advanced security features
Project Estimator
Nuclino
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
  • Clean simple interface where users can onboard quickly and get to documenting - no "plugins" that the user has to learn to use.
  • Great structuring method which shows on the left-hand side allowing the user to drag-n-drop items in the hierarchy where they are needed quickly.
  • Ability to view history to see changes and export content into word and PDF formats.
  • Great search interface that quickly shows the results using auto-complete in keeping with the clean interface.
No photo available

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
  • The product could use more formatting ability to control what content looks like; currently you cannot set text to different text color.
  • You cannot control the width of the content, which makes it difficult to embed large content such as tables.
  • Tables are not responsive; instead they scroll as if within an iframe and this makes export problematic.
No photo available

Alternatives Considered

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett profile photo
Nuclino is the clear winner when it comes to ease of use for both the administrator and user. Less setup time and less "training" time. The streamlined interface is quick and intuitive to learn and is not cluttered as compared to Confluence. Every tool you need to use to create a page or administer the workspace is available immediately on screen or by right-clicking. In contrast, Confluence buries many tools in administrative interfaces and only allows use of some features once you make several clicks to include a "macro" or "plug-in". We use both tools and I get complaints constantly from my team about how complicated Confluence can get just to author a quick page.
No photo available

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
  • Having a central documentation allowed users to find data more quickly, which resulted in 50% less "question" type bugs that would appear in our queue.
  • Collaborating documentation before development resulted in less bugs; this is part process but the ease of sharing and making related documentation easy to access encouraged users into adapting the process.
  • Increased use in documentation allows support response time to be higher for triage since supporting documentation is ready to go.
No photo available

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

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

Nuclino

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