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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

ZenTao

Our own dev team has been using ZenTao to manage so many of the products we have been developed, we use it to manage product backlog, sprint, task, bug, and case. We have been using this tool so much and we don't think we will immigrate to any other software. Thanks ZenTao, you earn an 8 from us.
PixelJobs Gacino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

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

Project Management

Project Estimator
ZenTao
7.5
Task Management
Project Estimator
ZenTao
8.4
Resource Management
Project Estimator
ZenTao
7.0
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
ZenTao
7.7
Scheduling
Project Estimator
ZenTao
7.6
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
ZenTao
7.3
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
ZenTao
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
ZenTao
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
ZenTao
8.0
Document Management
Project Estimator
ZenTao
6.2
Email integration
Project Estimator
ZenTao
6.6
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
ZenTao
5.1
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
ZenTao
8.9

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

ZenTao

  • In ZenTao, there are three key roles, Product Owners, Development teams, and QA teams. The three roles cooperate with each other through stories, representing the Tripartite in project management. Product Owners gather stories; Development teams perform tasks, and QA teams guarantee qualities.
  • Agility is a better way to embrace change. It is very suitable for software R &D industry. Different development plans are adopted according to customers' needs and market changes.
  • ZenTao is a full life cycle management software. Including product management, project management, task management, bug management.
philip Gao | 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

ZenTao

  • Wiki.
  • Budget management.
Renee Teng | 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

ZenTao

ZenTao is much cheaper than those, and for some functionalities, ZenTao has them that Jira and Asana don't.
PixelJobs Gacino | 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

ZenTao

  • It can improve the employee experience, and in turn engagement, by ensuring that staff members’ interaction with the ZenTao in their daily work is positive and productive.
  • Project management is smoother and improves your work efficiency.
  • Compared with other project management software on the market, ZenTao's price is very affordable.
philip Gao | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

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

ZenTao

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
ZenTao
7.8

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