e4clicks Project Estimator vs. PlanHub

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
PlanHub
Score 9.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
PlanHub is a centralized project planning and quoting system designed specifically for General Contractors and Subcontractors. Offering benefits such as unlimited project posting, bid invites, team members, and more, PlanHub works to ensure that General Contractors have a customizable online plan room to organize subcontractor team members and post jobs available for bidding. PlanHub also offers demo requests for your convenience so you can experience how…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorPlanHub
Free Trial
NoNo
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
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Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorPlanHub
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
PlanHub
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings9.01 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
PlanHub
8.4
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorPlanHub
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorPlanHub
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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PlanHub
PlanHub is really straightforward. You set up an account with your location and trade of work, and they customize a dashboard where you can see all relevant projects that fit your company's needs.
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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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PlanHub
  • Access to detailed project listings
  • GC bidding vs Awarded Project Listings
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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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PlanHub
  • Constant emails regarding projects that do not apply to our trade
  • Constant emails regarding projects are not in our area of work
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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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PlanHub
PlanHub offers great free access as well as a multitude of benefits for paid subscriptions. Other software requires an invitation to bid, but PlanHub has a library of projects that can fit any company's needs.
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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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PlanHub
  • PlanHub has introduced us to projects we would have never been able to access
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of General Contractor - Activity TrackingScreenshot of General Contractor - Manage SubcontractorsScreenshot of General Contractor Messaging PageScreenshot of Subcontractor - My BidsScreenshot of Subcontractor - Project Details BiddingScreenshot of Subcontractor - Project Details Files