COBRA Business Operations vs. e4clicks Project Estimator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
COBRA Business Operations
Score 8.3 out of 10
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COBRA Business Operations offers the COBRA suite of business management software applications, supporting electrical contractors and plumbers by providing accounting (including AP), project tracking and estimating tools, planned maintenance and service management with service invoicing, and a mobile application for tracking and logging events on the go.N/A
e4clicks Project Estimator
Score 5.0 out of 10
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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
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
COBRA Business Operationse4clicks Project Estimator
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
COBRA Business Operations
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Ratings
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
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45% 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
COBRA Business Operationse4clicks Project Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
COBRA Business Operationse4clicks Project Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
COBRA Business Operations Software, Inc.
Perfect for small companies. Very user friendly in my opinion. I have never had many troubles using this program and when I do the customer support seems to always know how to fix it.
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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
COBRA Business Operations Software, Inc.
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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
COBRA Business Operations Software, Inc.
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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
COBRA Business Operations Software, Inc.
none in my time here
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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
COBRA Business Operations Software, Inc.
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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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