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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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Quick Bid

Quick Bid, like On Screen Take-Off, are very similar in ways that you, as a person or company organization, benefit from using the program. The upside, for me personally, of Quick Bid is that you can reassign areas very easily. When you first start a project you don't always know what type of customer you're dealing with so it's nice to have the flexibility to change your pricing based on different areas.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Construction Productivity

Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
Document sharing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.0
RFI tools
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.0
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
Mobile app
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
8.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
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Quick Bid

  • Eliminates the human error of transferring quantities from a take-off to an Excel estimate spreadsheet.
  • Allows changes to be made very easily.
  • Allows you to reassign areas for breakout purposes.
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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!
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Quick Bid

  • Would like it to be a little more user friendly at startup.
  • Would like to have more support from the software customer service to see how we can use it in different departments within our company.
  • Better short-cut keys for quicker tasks.
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Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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Quick Bid

Due to the fact that our company is typically "late to the show" when it comes to new technology and programs, we have been using an outdated technique for estimating, tracking, and organizing projects. Excel does not compare at all against Quick Bid. There are numerous amounts of benefits that Quick Bid has over Excel.
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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.
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Quick Bid

  • Savings in time.
  • Savings in human error mistakes.
  • Ability to organize information fairly easy for internal tracking purposes.
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Quick Bid

General

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

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