Benchmark based Decision making

Level 4 Ventures is a leader in business analytics, with support for cost model development, cost estimating, budget support, project oversight, complex acquisition support, and special financial studies.



Level 4 Ventures, Inc. applies computer models, industry benchmark data, and extensive experience to helping Senior Management, Project Management Offices, and Project Managers optimize their decision making and ensure success.



Level 4's ExcelerPlan is the most flexible and powerful estimation tool available today, supporting estimation related requirement capture, estimation of all project costs, and earned value management based project status tracking.



Learn standardized, process, and benchmark driven approaches to ensuring successful IT projects.
 Level 4 's IT Project Success Training is an instructor led, virtual training program offering up-to 36 PDUs in total. 

Worth total projects estimated

Independent Estimates

Since 1993



ExcelerPlan offers full business analytics support for planning, budgeting, and controlling individual projects.

Business Requirements
: Capture business requirements at a level of detail sufficient for estimation purposes

Requirement Traceability: Trace requirements to specific estimation components, and track project progress in terms of completed business functionality

Cost/Effort/Schedule Estimation: Full support for estimation of cost, effort, schedule, engineering artifacts such as test cases, quality metrics including defects, breakdowns by role, and generation of populated work breakdown structures.

Project Status/Dashboard:Track project health across all dimensions, including schedule, effort, cost, quality, and risk.

Earned Value Management: Simple, easy to apply earned value management calculates a schedule performance index, effort performance index, cost performance index, quality performance index; forecasts of schedule, effort, and cost to complete based on performance to date; and forecasts on completion for schedule, effort, and cost based on performance to date.

Resource Planning: Model supported allocation of effort across specific organizations, organizational units, or down to individuals.



Founded on December 31st, 1993—Level 4 Ventures, Inc. (Level 4) is a leader in business analytics, with support for cost model development, cost estimating, budget support, project oversight, complex acquisition support, and special financial studies. We have developed benchmark databases, models, and tools to support infrastructure cost modeling; acquisition cost and schedule modeling; and benefit forecasts. We have extensive experience in the area of financial management and budget support for space-related research, development, production, and lifecycle acquisition activities.

Prime Contract Vehicles: GSA MOBIS (GS-10F-0008X), GSA Schedule 70 (GS-35F-040AA), SeaportE, multiple service agreements with California, Texas, Washington, and Florida.

Primary NAICS code: 541611 | Cage Code: 0WVF4 | DUNS: 620069398 |
GSA SINS: 874-1 Consulting Support, 874-6 Acquisition Support, 874-7 Project and Program Management,
132-51 Information Technology Professional Services.

Level 4 is a small, service disabled Veteran owned business.

Clients and reviews

Partial Client List

  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • American Republic Insurance
  • Bank of America
  • BB&T
  • Bechtel
  • Booz-Allen & Hamilton
  • CAP Gemini America
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • CGI
  • Chase Manhatten
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • Citicorp
  • Computer Associates
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Fidelity
  • Halliburton
  • IBM
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • State of Ohio
  • JP Morgan & Company


"Level 4 is committed to challenging the software paradigm of widespread over budget development by providing the market with tools and services that utilize the industry's best practices."
Bank of America, Executive Vice President Doug Sawyer

“Able to quickly adapt when the scope and priorities shifted. Very cost conscious.”
Ronald S., U.S. Department of Energy

"Cost Xpert is a comprehensive solution to software cost estimating. It supports the best estimation methodologies in practice today. Overall, we are very happy with this product."
Hans Mumm, SPAWAR

“Focused, analytic and articulate… our net savings in the Internet space was well in excess of $1 million a year…”
John O, Wells Fargo Bank

“On-time, high quality, clear, complete. Truly outstanding work.”
Joan H., Accenture

“Level 4 met or exceeded all milestones and delivered a completely satisfactory report ahead of schedule and under budget.”
Kyle D., California Public Utility Commission

“The Standish Group spoke to several government contracted software development and maintenance organizations that used [Level 4’s] Cost Xpert to calculate development project costs and to track their project effort. These organizations expressed high regard for Level 4 as a company and lauded the positive results they obtained in using the Cost Xpert product.”
The Standish Group

Partial Client List

  • Deloitte &Touche
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Human Services
  • Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • Mastercard
  • Mutual Service Insurance
  • National Security Agency
  • Navy Center for Cost Analysis
  • Space and Missile Command
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Cambridge Consulting
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Spawar
  • State of California
  • Sprint
  • State of Washington
  • State of Texas
  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army

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Address Level 4 Ventures, Inc. 13518 Jamul Drive Jamul, CA 91935