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Score 7.8 out of 101
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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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Redbooth

Redbooth is fantastic for freelance artists, small businesses, or even larger companies. It's versatile and can handle and help you stay organized. IT has replaced most every other tool we use to stay up to date on projects, keep track of tasks, and use it for a proofing space. It may not be good if you aren't a freelancer or someone who has many tasks to complete. It seems best when there's at least 2 people in the company.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.5
Task Management
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.1
Resource Management
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.7
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Redbooth
6.5
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.8
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.0
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.4
Document Management
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.2
Email integration
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.8
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
Redbooth
7.4
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
Redbooth
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
Redbooth
7.6
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
Redbooth
8.0
Invoicing
Project Estimator
Redbooth
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
Redbooth
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
Redbooth
6.2

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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Redbooth

  • Creating a project group and then tasks within the project is easy and keeps things organized
  • Assigning tasks, due dates and tagging tasks makes relaying information a breeze
  • Uploading files, syncing files between dropbox, google drive and the computer is amazing
  • Having the Redbooth app on hand to alert me of finished projects, questions or comments is a time saver
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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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Redbooth

  • Time tracking and integrating time tracking with invoicing software would be amazing
  • The app sometimes does not alert or update properly or stops notifications even when I have them on
  • Integration of better chat features between members of the workspace or better slack integration
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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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Redbooth

The overall interface, hour tracking, Gantt charts and integrations with Google Drive make Redbooth the best choice for our company.
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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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Redbooth

  • We are able to track our time and hours a lot better now.
  • We get a clear view of what needs to be done every day and reoccurring tasks help a lot with our clients & retainers.
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Redbooth

General

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

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