e4clicks Project Estimator vs. SharpeSoft Estimator

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
SharpeSoft Estimator
Score 5.1 out of 10
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SharpeSoftEstimator is a construction and estimation software offering from SharpeSoft.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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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
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
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e4clicks Project Estimator
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SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Standard reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.01 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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SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Photo documentation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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SharpeSoft
SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
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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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SharpeSoft
  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
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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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SharpeSoft
  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
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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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SharpeSoft
I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
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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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SharpeSoft
  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
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