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Score 9.5 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

Quick Bid

Quick Bid is the perfect choice for anyone that wants to put together detailed estimates in a very efficient manner. We price out jobs, including everything needed, down to the screws. It allows you to be very detailed if necessary, or very general by just adding man-hours or allowances.
Ted Jarosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Quick Bid
9.8
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Quick Bid
10.0
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Quick Bid
9.5
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Quick Bid
9.5

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
Quick Bid
4.3
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
3.1
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
5.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
2.2
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
1.2
Jobsite reports
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
7.5
Document sharing
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
9.0
RFI tools
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
2.2
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
2.2
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
Quick Bid
2.2
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.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Bid

  • We can put together assemblies that give a true representation of our costs.
  • It allows us to dial in markups in certain areas and in the project overall.
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

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.
Emilio Armenta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quick Bid

Quick Bid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The customer support has been great. They have helped us work through any issues that have come up.
Ted Jarosh | 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

Quick Bid

We stopped using ProEst because it was going to cloud-based storage, was getting real buggy. It was also bogging down our servers.
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

Quick Bid

  • Savings in time.
  • Savings in human error mistakes.
  • Ability to organize information fairly easy for internal tracking purposes.
Emilio Armenta | TrustRadius Reviewer

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?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
Quick Bid
9.5

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Quick Bid
10.0

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