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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bentley Navigator

I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project.If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Bentley Navigator
8.2
e4clicks Project Estimator
Plan distribution & viewing
Bentley Navigator
7.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Plan markups & sharing
Bentley Navigator
7.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Issue tracking & punchlists
Bentley Navigator
9.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Photo documentation
Bentley Navigator
8.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Jobsite reports
Bentley Navigator
10.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Document sharing
Bentley Navigator
9.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
RFI tools
Bentley Navigator
8.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Collaboration & approvals
Bentley Navigator
7.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
As-built drawings
Bentley Navigator
9.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
Mobile app
Bentley Navigator
8.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

Estimating

Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
Takeoff tools
Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.0
Job costing
Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
2.0
Cost databases
Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
7.0
Cost calculator
Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
6.0
Bid creation
Bentley Navigator
e4clicks Project Estimator
6.0

Pros

Bentley Navigator

  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks 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

Cons

Bentley Navigator

  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks 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

Alternatives Considered

Bentley Navigator

The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks 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

Return on Investment

Bentley Navigator

  • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
  • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks 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

Pricing Details

Bentley Navigator

General

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

e4clicks Project Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bentley Navigator
7.0
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.0

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