e4clicks Project Estimator vs. TurboBid

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
TurboBid
Score 8.7 out of 10
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TurboBid is a construction and estimation software offering from Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorTurboBid
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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Top Cons
Features
e4clicks Project EstimatorTurboBid
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
1 Ratings
42% below category average
TurboBid
10.0
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Takeoff tools5.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing2.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost databases7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost calculator6.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bid creation6.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
TurboBid
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
-
Ratings
TurboBid
9.9
3 Ratings
26% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorTurboBid
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorTurboBid
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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
It is very adaptable to our business plan. Also, it is very cost-effective than any other software I used while working with previous companies. Also, as previously mentioned it helps a lot with our takeoffs, customers know what the job consists of, and what our costs are, and make it easy to pass on job management items to others.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Allows for the creation of customization reports and bid packages.
  • Users can generate formal proposals.
  • The program also has quantity take-off capabilities.
  • Estimating, needless to say.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • People skills
  • Honesty
  • Guarantee their product works
  • Unable to get an up to date suppliers price list
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Support Rating
The Gordian Group, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
We selected TurboBid because it was very cost-effective. The adaptability to use this program is also very easy and guidable. The database has a very large capacity. Along with the accuracy of the program as well. As you can see there are many reasons to go with TurboBid as it delivers to the contractors with ease.
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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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Advanced Electrical Technologies, Inc.
  • Evaluated the costs associated with a project.
  • Determine the profitability of a project.
  • Compare bid proposals to understand which subcontractor is best suited for the project.
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