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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid is incredible for when you need to take your time and get a bid out for a job. It allows you to create templates and reuse a lot of information for future work. However, sometimes for a smaller job, it can be a lot of information to enter, which becomes time-consuming when on short time frames.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Trimble Accubid
9.4
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Trimble Accubid
8.7
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Trimble Accubid
9.3
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Trimble Accubid
9.3
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Trimble Accubid
10.0
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Trimble Accubid
9.7

Construction Project & Field Management

Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
6.9
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
4.0
Document sharing
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
9.0
RFI tools
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
7.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
9.0
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
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

Trimble Accubid

  • Provides accurate NECA labor units for materials.
  • Keeps accurate costs of materials through regular updates.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • While the tools provided are great, there could be more to allow more imaginative users to build their own.
  • The user interface is old and clunky.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trimble Accubid

Trimble Accubid 6.7
Based on 3 answers
The training packets are thorough and they are easy to understand. Live support is harder to come by, however, I haven't had any major problems that I have needed to overcome. The best support is not needing to have support in the first place. Ease of use makes this mostly not an issue.
Gavin Scott-Miller | 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

Trimble Accubid

McCormick is an accurate estimating solution, but is far too bulky too compete with Accubid. Pricing reports and breakout options in Accubid are far superior to McCormick. McCormick's on-screen take off may be a benefit to some, but not worth the trade off of Accubid's robust suite.ViewPoint is a small contractor solution that cannot compete on the scale of Accubid.
Jay Handleson | 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

Trimble Accubid

  • Helps produce more accurate estimates.
  • Allows us to break scopes out without having to re-perform an estimate.
Garrett Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

Trimble Accubid

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
Trimble Accubid
8.7

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Trimble Accubid
6.7

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