e4clicks Project Estimator vs. MindManager

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
MindManager
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
MindManager is a mind mapping and project management tool that aims to boost users’ productivity. It is designed to facilitate a wide range of project types, and includes cross-platform functionality and 3rd party integrations.
$105
per year
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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MindManager for Microsoft Teams
$105
per year
Annual Subscription
$179
per year
Organizations
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorMindManager
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorMindManager
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
45% below category average
MindManager
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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
Mind Mapping
Comparison of Mind Mapping features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
MindManager
7.6
5 Ratings
9% above category average
Cross-Platform Compatibility00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Customizable Templates00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Import and Export Options00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Real-time Collaboration Tools00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Drag-and-Drop Capabilities00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Notes and Attachments00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Color and Style Customization00 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Presentation Mode00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Integration with Task Management00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Mind Map Revision History00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorMindManager
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(199 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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8.7
(22 ratings)
Usability
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7.6
(16 ratings)
Availability
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8.2
(5 ratings)
Performance
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8.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
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4.3
(14 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
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8.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorMindManager
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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Alludo
Convert meeting notes rapidly and move them around to create a good sequence of ideas. Then add documentation: tables, notes, hyperlinks to website. Playing around with concepts helps with better defining the problems. Once the parameters are found, solution is easier to figure.
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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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Alludo
  • Easy to use and understand
  • Allows me to open my laptop any time and immediately facilitate ad-hoc brainstorming , collect user and stakeholder requests, and attach documentation to the event.
  • Provides all the templates a project or program manager needs to manage end to end detail with the flexibility to add or change them on the fly
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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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Alludo
  • It can be difficult to print your mind map in a font that is large enough to easily read.
  • Certain features for first-time users are a bit daunting and there is a slight learning curve.
  • The help options can be enhanced.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
The
idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
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Usability
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
MindManager is very intuitive. The user interface is not cluttered and the ribbon icons are easy to understand. Several excellent "how-to" videos are available on the MindManager site as well as on YouTube. MindManager starts quickly and the user interface is very responsive. Launching other programs from MindManager such as Excel is very fast and issue free. The browsing feature is lightning fast. The drag-and-drop capability is also very fast and reliable.
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Reliability and Availability
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
Almost perfect.
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Performance
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
The application is quick and responsive. We are able to produce mindmaps and reports with ease. The program is not complicated at all and integrates well with software and programs like Microsoft Outlook and Teams, which we truly appreciate.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
I have called technical support a few times. During the COVID Crisis, I called a few times repeatedly due to a rush request. The technical support guy called me back in minutes. He somehow knew that I had called repeatedly and wanted to make sure my issue was resolved immediately
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Online Training
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
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Implementation Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
Wasn't involved but works great for me.
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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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Alludo
As an individual author, I don't have a need for many of the team and other functions of MM. For my use, as much as I love it, the cost has become prohibitive. I plan to research cheaper alternatives if MM no longer supports my version (MM 2020).
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Scalability
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Alludo
A team can collaborate on the same project but cannot create a shared project file. It would be helpful for that feature to be added.
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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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Alludo
  • When scope planning before I was introduced to this tool, I needed to make one master Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the entire project and move on. With MindMapper, I typically generate about 20 WBS-like charts throughout the project, which encouraged conversation with staff members. The major key in such ease of use has been some well thought out and very intuitive keystroke planning that allows me to keep up with the free flow of ideas.
  • This software's cross-functional capability allowed 10 engineers to create their projects directly within their own environment without use of a virtual machine.
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