e4clicks Project Estimator vs. OmniFocus

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
OmniFocus
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
OmniFocus is a project management platform for iOS: Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It has features such as task management, Siri capture, and workflow automation.
$4.99
per month
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Web Add-On Subscription
$4.99
per month
Cross-Platform Subscription
$9.99
per month
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (Mac only)
$49.99
per month
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (iPhone only)
$49.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
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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Community Pulse
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
OmniFocus
-
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
OmniFocus
7.9
12 Ratings
3% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings9.910 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
OmniFocus
2.7
2 Ratings
96% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorOmniFocus
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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The Omni Group
1) Great for managing your work and personal activities. 2) One of the best implementations of the Getting Things Done method. 3) Not really suited for collaborative work management; OmniFocus is managed on a per-user basis so you can't share/assign tasks.
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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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The Omni Group
  • Ease of viewing your projects at a high-level.
  • Ease of viewing what tasks need to be done at the present moment and the sorting of those tasks by availability, due date, start date, needed resources, and project.
  • The visual interface is really nice to work with, the UX/UI is intelligent and intuitive.
  • It's the most extensible software I've used. There is a community of people that publish compatible scripts for Omnifocus at no charge.
  • The code is robust and I've almost never had a bug or a glitch that resulted in issues.
  • The software syncs in the cloud between MacOS and iOS seamlessly and faster than other To-Do software. The sync aspect is available free of charge.
  • The development team at Omnifocus is on top of bugs and they have been adding releases regularly to increase functionality and performance.
  • While OmniFocus adheres to the GTD (Getting things done) principles, it can be used in almost any manner and you aren't stuck with just that methodology.
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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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The Omni Group
  • I would really like to see graphic presentations of how I allocate my time, what categories of tasks don't get accomplished, etc.
  • I would like to see OmniFocus include Gantt chart functionality, such as allowing me to see how long it took me to accomplish a task from start to finish. Allowing me to actually input time spent, and seeing it on a Gantt chart, would be icing on the cake.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
The Omni Group
Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
The Omni Group
OmniFocus has excellent user forums. They're active as well as mature, since the product has been around for years. I've never needed to actually contact customer support because OmniFocus is popular enough that I've always been able to find an answer in the forums, or in an article, or in a YouTube video.
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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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The Omni Group
OmniFocus is built for the user with a lot going on - consequently, it does a great job at organizing lots of things in a manageable workload. It's perfect for taking a project and breaking it down into small tasks for yourself or teams. Once you get past the learning curve, it's quick at adding new tasks. Overall, it's an excellent product.
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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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The Omni Group
  • OmniFocus keeps our tasks moving forward. Using a free script you can search all your current projects for projects that have no next step assigned to it to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • When we serve our clients, the attention to detail we are able to give them comes from accurate tracking of what we need to deliver.
  • We complete projects 25% faster than before and we can see where the bottlenecks are immediate. We have also been forced to document tasks in a more concrete manner which allows for better execution.
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