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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

e4clicks Project Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1/1 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%

e4clicks Project Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/3 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.7

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

77%

e4clicks Project Estimator

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.1
71%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.1
81%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

85%
5.2

e4clicks Project Estimator

52%
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Bid creation

8.1
81%
11 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

81%
14 Ratings
5.0

e4clicks Project Estimator

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating

e4clicks Project Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating

e4clicks Project Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings

e4clicks Project Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings

e4clicks Project Estimator

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.

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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Pros

Autodesk

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
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The Gordian Group, Inc.

  • 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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Cons

Autodesk

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
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The Gordian Group, Inc.

  • 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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Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    e4clicks Project Estimator

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    e4clicks Project Estimator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Autodesk

      Very easy to use.
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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Autodesk

      They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Autodesk

      Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Autodesk

      Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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      Return on Investment

      Autodesk

      • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
      • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
      • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      • 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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