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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Project Estimator
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
Project Estimator
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Data exportability
Project Estimator
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Photo documentation
Project Estimator
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

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