Celoxis vs. e4clicks Project Estimator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celoxis
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Celoxis is a customizable project management and work collaboration platform targeted for mid-to-large sized businesses. Some key features include portfolio management, robust scheduling, costing, revenue forecasting, advanced resource capacity/utilization management and custom apps. Celoxis can be used to get rid of multiple applications or spreadsheets to manage and track bugs, issues or risks, approvals and other workflows that are crucial to their project and organizational…
$25
per user, per month
e4clicks Project Estimator
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
e4clicks Project Estimator is software that is designed to support the mission of Department of Defense and Federal Government facility owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers. The vendor says multiple contracts, including JOC, SABER, 8(a), IDIQ, SATOC, MATOC, IFB, MACC, POCA, BOA, and others can be managed in a single comprehensive program quickly, easily, and with greater accuracy. Additionally, the vendor says approximately 85% of the Air Force Bases,…N/A
Pricing
Celoxise4clicks Project Estimator
Editions & Modules
SaaS
$25
per user, per month
On-Premise
$450
per user, one time
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Celoxise4clicks Project Estimator
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDuration and Volume discounts (For SaaS) Volume discounts (For On-Premise) Free Support for 1st year (For On-Premise) Low TCO with multi-OS, database support (For On-Premise) Free Client-logins and "email-only" users One hour complimentary Celoxis Administrator course
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Top Pros
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Features
Celoxise4clicks Project Estimator
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
Task Management9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
8.3
4 Ratings
11% above category average
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Celoxis
-
Ratings
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
44% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Celoxise4clicks Project Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Celoxise4clicks Project Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
Celoxis
Celoxis is a great option if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use, easy to integrate project manegement solution. It is very powerful for waterfall project management. I evaluated more than 15 platforms and could not find any with a close evaluation in terms of cost-benefit to Celoxis. Of course there are more powerfull tools, for 10 times the price. So far, for project management, there hasn't been a requirement I haven't been able to solve with some work. It really lacks features for Agile methodologies, even if it provides a Kanban view, so far it doesn't provide and additional agile artifacts. If an organization has already reached a very mature project management practice and needs to improve on program and portfolio management, Celoxis won't provide any useful feature. If the organization has the resources (skills and time mostly) to develop some workflows and customization, it might work but with a limit. Hopefully Celoxis addresses these features in the near future.
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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
Celoxis
  • Project planning
  • Time log
  • Efforts analysis vs plan
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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
Celoxis
  • Support is at times slow to respond.
  • Not new user-friendly.
  • Not able to pull in closer or zoom the interface.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Celoxis
I used an evalaution matrix built with input of several stakeholders in the company. In the end the matrix included 100 features (non of them was price related). The matrix was heavily focused on waterfall project management, agile related features were only 5 out of 100 features. Features were labeled as mandatory, required or optional. Products which lacked a mandatory feature (like providing technical support) were disqualified. Then a price vs features evaluation was made and only the products with the best combination were seleced to continue: Celoxis, ITM Platform and Mission Control. A final technical evaluation was made comparing the full evaluation but also the evaluation of only the 40 required features. Overall, Celoxis was the better evaluated (76% vs 65% of the second place), for the 40 required features, Celoxis got 91% against 78% of number 2. In the end we chose Celoxis even when it had higher licensing cost.
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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
Celoxis
  • Positive in most cases
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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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ScreenShots

Celoxis Screenshots

Screenshot of Intuitive and customized dashboardsScreenshot of Pre-built integration and easy-to-use web-based APIScreenshot of Fastest Interactive Gantt chart in the industry. Can seamlessly handle 10,000 tasksScreenshot of Resource load charts, capacity planning, utilization views with "real-time" capturesScreenshot of Share ideas and updates effectively. Build a collaborative work culture