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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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Based on my experience, I can provide specific scenarios where Stackby is well suited and others where it may be less appropriate: Project Management: Stackby is an excellent choice for project management scenarios. Its ability to create custom databases, track tasks, assign responsibilities, and collaborate in real-time makes it highly effective for managing and monitoring project progress. CRM and Sales: Stackby is well suited for managing customer relationships and sales processes. Its customizable database structure allows for organizing customer information, tracking leads, managing deals, and generating reports. The ability to integrate with other tools further enhances its usefulness in CRM and sales workflows. Content Planning: Stackby is a great fit for content planning scenarios. Users can create databases to manage editorial calendars, track content ideas, assign tasks to team members, and monitor content performance. Collaboration features facilitate seamless content collaboration and ensure timely publishing.
Read full review Pros The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good. The tech support provided is very attentive. Read full review Ability to collaborate with team members on the same spreadsheet Ability to integrate multiple tools for centralized utilization (i.e. Facebook, Google Analytics, project management, etc.) Ability to send SMS and messages using integration with Twillio and Whatsapp All spreadsheets/databases securely saved in the cloud instead of on local hard drive(s) Read full review Cons 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! Read full review Implement the same views available on desktop into the mobile app Internal automations (like Airtable) Ability to implement and display info as a dashboard (like Airtable) Polish up the formatting of formulas, inputting them causes user frustration due to the formula input cursor jumping around Better intelligence and ease of inputting data in bulk i.e have the fields automatically identify what data is being input and format appropriately (like Airtable does) Read full review Support Rating
Extremely responsive, helpful, and friendly support (unlike many other SAAS teams out there).
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uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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I have also tried Ora.Pm.
has better graphical interface, but nowhere near as many features and the UI isn't as effective (i.e, moving around with keys).
has a much more technical interface and it comes from being more of a database/interactive spreadsheet vs Stackby.
has much more functionality in terms of formulas, but is much harder to learn to use and less other functionalities. Ora.PM is more of a test at a task management app, and doesn't compare - Stackby is much better.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Positive impact on organising my marketing so I contact advertisers in an appropriate time frame and don't lose hours figuring out what's happening. Positive impact on organising challenges so that people feel more connected and supported, leading to future sales. Positive impact on understanding data so that I can use it more effectively. Read full review ScreenShots