e4clicks Project Estimator vs. Newforma Project Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Newforma Project Center
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile accessibility.N/A
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorNewforma Project Center
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorNewforma Project Center
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorNewforma Project Center
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Newforma Project Center
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
21% below category average
Employment history00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
7.5
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
Newforma Project Center
7.8
5 Ratings
3% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorNewforma Project Center
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorNewforma Project Center
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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Newforma, Inc.
Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Newforma, Inc.
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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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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Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
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