e4clicks Project Estimator vs. ZenTao

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
ZenTao
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Product management: product, story, backlog, plan, release and roadmap Project management: project, Sprint, task, build and burndown chart Test management: bug, test case, test request and test result CI: Jenkins integration, automation testing, ZTF Document management: product document library, project document library and customized document library Work management: todo management and my task/ bug/ story/ project Company management:…N/A
Pricing
e4clicks Project EstimatorZenTao
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
e4clicks Project EstimatorZenTao
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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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
ZenTao
-
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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
e4clicks Project Estimator
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Ratings
ZenTao
8.0
4 Ratings
6% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
e4clicks Project EstimatorZenTao
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
e4clicks Project EstimatorZenTao
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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Nature Easy Soft
I am very glad about the working speed of this tool. The comfort and support it has provided us in project management are worth appreciating because Project management is a big deal and using ZenTao has made it easy and fun for us as we can as a team better collaborate. But some of its features need to be fixed.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • Story could be linked with product, sprint, test case, bug, which makes traceability so great.
  • Test module, with test case, case library, test request, test report, very detailed.
  • On-Premise available, the package is very small based on LAMPP
  • SaaS version even cheaper without your own IT maintenance support.
  • Price really affordable.
  • API call is easy, so that we could do customizations.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • The function of ZenTao mobile version is a little weak.
  • ZenTao users need to receive training before they start using the software, because for testers, the first use of the software may be a little complicated, and they cannot execute the same test case multiple times in the same test execution process.
  • Although there are many reports built in. But if you want to get the data yourself,You have to know how to write SQL to customize your reports, which can a little bit challenging.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
ZenTao defines bugs, tasks, and stories separately, not just an ISSUE. I can oversee the development from creating a Product Backlog to releasing the increment. I can also collect and record product feedback from the client and share with my team.
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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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Nature Easy Soft
  • We are delivering projects on time and can keep an eye on the progress of our projects.
  • My team and I can better communicate on a project.
  • As it is [in my experience], buggy it sometimes results in disturbing the whole working of our company.
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ScreenShots

ZenTao Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard. Overview of your product, projects, bugs, tasks, test, and todos.Screenshot of Task and timelineScreenshot of Git/SVN Repository and Jenkins integrationScreenshot of Drag and drop to manage todos.Screenshot of Report a bug and convert it to a story/task by one-click.Screenshot of Sprint overview.