e4clicks Project Estimator vs. Fieldwire

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Fieldwire
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Fieldwire is a mobile-first (iPad / iPhone, Android) collaboration platform designed for construction foremen, superintendents and engineers. The application allows field workers to access up-to-date information like blueprints, files and tasks directly on their mobile device. Fieldwire focuses on the effective collaboration of field workers around three core use cases: Plan viewing & versioning; Issue tracking; Task management & scheduling. The collaboration platform is structured around plans…
$29
per user
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorFieldwire
Editions & Modules
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Pro
$29
per user
Business
$39
per user
Enterprise
Variable
per project, company wide
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorFieldwire
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorFieldwire
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
44% below category average
Fieldwire
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorFieldwire
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorFieldwire
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Fieldwire
We used Fieldwire to increase our overall productivity for our engineers and for our installers and techs in the field, so our techs could have everything in front of them when needed. Sometimes the software can be dependent on cell service and when in a remote construction area it becomes hard to pull the information.
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Pros
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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Fieldwire
  • View the most up to date plans
  • Mark up plans
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Cons
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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Fieldwire
  • I wish more trades used it.
  • If it was cheaper, I would have more users.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Fieldwire
Fieldwire customer service is exceptional. They are always looking to grow, learn and take feedback from users to make their software the best it can be. They have taken feedback from us, worked with us on how to best implement and incorporate our ideas and work quickly with their software engineers to implement the feedback into the software. They are willing to make changes quickly and are not shy in asking your opinion. If there are ever issues with your subscription, software or data, they are very quick to make sure everything is taken care of to the best of their ability.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Fieldwire
Fieldwire is a much better value.
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Return on Investment
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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Fieldwire
  • Helps productivity
  • Decreased return trips
  • Saves time and hours
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