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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.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quire

I recommend Quire for small business owners, small teams, and the everyday professional, but I don't think it's suitable for big organizations. For a free piece of software, it's not surprising that they lack the capacity for it. It suits the needs of someone who wants to keep things small and minimalistic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
Quire
10.0
Task Management
Project Estimator
Quire
10.0
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Quire
10.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Quire
10.0
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
Quire
10.0

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

Quire

  • Kanban boards that makes it easier to look at my tasks.
  • Categories that help me organize my tasks into To-Do, In Progress and Completed.
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

Quire

  • Quire syncs with your calendar, but it would be nice to see an actual calendar within the app as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quire

Quire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Friendly and prompt support. No issues.
Anonymous | 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

Quire

Quire outdoes Todoist in terms of free features but Todoist has a native mac app, and that's why I use it. If Quire had a native mac app, that would be very useful to me.
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

Quire

  • There has been a lot of time saved
  • Overall clarity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Quire

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
Quire
10.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Quire
10.0

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