e4clicks Project Estimator vs. Oracle Aconex

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
Oracle Aconex
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Aconex is a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry which allows the user to quickly find what is needed with a single source of truth for communications, documents, processes, and models. Aconex was acquired and is now supported by Oracle since 2017.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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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
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Top Pros
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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
Oracle Aconex
8.6
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
Oracle Aconex
8.9
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
Oracle Aconex
8.5
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorOracle Aconex
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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Oracle
For outstanding project managing and operational assistance, Oracle Aconex is an incredible program. The budget that suits every project are met and followed. More so, Oracle Aconex takes the permits required, for instance, the insurance permit and the license tracking. The contractor management feature is also encoded on Oracle Aconex, making the investor and the contractor have the same objective.
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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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Oracle
  • Time tracking functionality is amazing.
  • All the features are easy and active.
  • The Cloud services offered by Oracle Aconex is efficient.
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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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Oracle
  • Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive.
  • Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards.
  • Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
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Oracle
We're delighted with Oracle Aconex's functionality, UX, capabilities, and feature offerings. The only thing that keeps us from giving it a perfect 10/10 is the price. There are other options out there that won't burn as deep of a hole in your pocket, but then again, you get what you pay for.
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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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Oracle
Oracle Aconex seems to be tailored for our specific needs since it supports construction project information and all related type of data. It is secure and compliant which makes it crucial for real-time collaboration and control of job site processes. Other platforms that we have evaluated are still well designed, but much more generic which is not favourable for our engineering projects.
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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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Oracle
  • Being able to communicate with a client for document submission.
  • Client communication for mail that is traceable.
  • Double handling of documents, as we have another internal document control program.
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ScreenShots

Oracle Aconex Screenshots

Screenshot of Avoid the limitations of manual correspondence with a standardized digital process that provides project-wide access and visibilityScreenshot of Automate and standardize any inspection process with Aconex Field—one mobile app for safety walks, quality checks, defecting, and more.Screenshot of Gain visibility into budgets, forecasts, and projective outcomes to enable early corrective action.