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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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ProWorkflow

ProWorkflow is well suited for project management when you have multiple people collaborating on different aspects of the same project. Having an online application to contribute to and track hours is very convenient.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Makes it easy to find and organize projects.
  • Makes it easy to separate sub-tasks within projects.
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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!
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  • Wish it was faster to add time to a project that you are working on.
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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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I have not used another product like ProWorkflow.
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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.
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  • It has saved our project managers a lot of time.
  • Our clients have benefited from the extra organization and reliability of the platform.
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

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

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