e4clicks Project Estimator vs. GanttPRO

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
GanttPRO
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
GanttPRO is a project planning tool based on a Gantt chart approach. It visualizes all tasks along a timeline, and it supports resource management, collaboration within teams, and importing and exporting projects onto 3rd party programs.
$8.90
per user per month
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Team 5
$8.90
per user per month
Team 10
$8.90
per user per month
Team 15
$8.90
per user per month
Individual for personal needs
$15.00
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
GanttPRO
-
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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
GanttPRO
5.9
51 Ratings
27% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.150 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.445 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.950 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.448 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings4.643 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings5.844 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings5.240 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings6.736 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.135 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
6.5
(51 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(31 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorGanttPRO
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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XB Software Ltd.
Projects are a lot easier to set up with GanttPRO than most tools that support a WBS, so although I've used GanttPRO for very simple projects, it's great for projects with complex WBS' and/or dynamic backlogs (using Agile methodologies). I've used it for long-running projects with multiple phases, where I needed to set up high-level plans for downstream phases (for budgeting) that got updated and modified based on outcomes from upstream phases.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • Ability to add sub-tasks and change the colour coding to help organise work that needs to be done
  • The option to link different tasks together (task dependencies) which helps visualise what else needs to be done along side the current task
  • Viewing the duration it may take and the progress chart to help quantify and visualise your progress
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • GanttPRO doesn't allow to add a subtask to the subtask taking away customization and flexibility for different use cases
  • GanttPRO extends the tasks to the date of the subtask, so if the task as a whole takes longer than the subtask then you need to state it as such
  • GanttPRO doesn't let you assign the materials to the tasks
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Usability
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
XB Software Ltd.
Intuitive interface, clean, and nice design. As an online app, the data can be viewed on Windows PCs, Macs, and tablets. It saves the data very quickly (depending on the Internet speed) as if it is a locally installed application. Training is minimal, plus there is an extensive range of learning videos and topics in the GanttPRO learning center.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
XB Software Ltd.
The support for GanttPro is very good. I have no troubles reaching out for their customer support whenever I have questions, they respond almost instantly. I just hope that they will have live chat support for a real-time support experience on the user-end and can answer the questions in real-time.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
GanttPRO is easy to use and just works. If you need to do something quickly or do a small project then GanttPro is a great tool to use. If you are managing a large project then I would consider using Microsoft Project even though it is a more substantial investment overtime.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • For class purposes, I would say that my project is running smoothly and I am able to keep my team on task.
  • I like that you can blow up the Gantt chart and show everyone exactly where you are at with each task.
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ScreenShots

GanttPRO Screenshots

Screenshot of Project in GanttPROScreenshot of Collaboration in GanttPROScreenshot of Board view in GanttPROScreenshot of Tasks management in GanttPRO