e4clicks Project Estimator vs. Kanban Tool

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
Kanban Tool
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Kanban Tool Team
$5
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$9
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$600
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,080
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorKanban Tool
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Kanban Tool
-
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
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
14% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.86 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.77 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.67 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.6
5 Ratings
13% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorKanban Tool
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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Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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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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Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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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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Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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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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Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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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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Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.