e4clicks Project Estimator vs. SpiraPlan

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
SpiraPlan
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SpiraPlan is an enterprise agile project management solution. Some key features include: Requirements Management, Release Planning and Iteration/Sprint Planning. SpiraPlan helps users manage tasks, issues, code, and workflows. Additionally, SpiraPlan includes an enterprise risk management system that is fully integrated with the requirements and project management features.
$5
Per User per Month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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1-User
$5
Per User per Month
3-User
$9
Per User per Month
5-User
$9
Per User per Month
10-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$89
Lifetime License per Seat
10-User
$99
Lifetime License per Seat
5-User
$119
Lifetime License per Seat
3-User
$133
Lifetime License per Seat
20-User
$6,999
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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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
44% below category average
SpiraPlan
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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
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorSpiraPlan
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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Inflectra Corporation
We selected SpiraPlan because the workflow allows us to start simple without adopting an entire methodology. It suits small teams and single users really well.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Flexible requirements organisation structure. I'm able to group and sub-group requirements as I see fit.
  • Competitive product pricing. Paying by active use instead of registered user was the winning point.
  • UI is straightforward and easy to use.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Access from South East Asia is rather sluggish. Could be due to server location.
  • Complimentary phone app to do simple tasks (e.g. create tasks, create requirements, add comments) offline would be beneficial because access to the internet can be an issue at the customer's environment.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
Main differentiating factors: 1. Lightweight process 2. Plans based on active users instead of registered users.
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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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Inflectra Corporation
  • Allows us to manage simple IT requirements without major upfront costs. Allows us to expand our process complexity at our own pace.
  • Slow UI response from a South East Asia country can make data entry a drag.
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