The EDGE estimating software is an on-premise construction solution that is designed for subcontractors, dealing in roofing, interior, fireproofing and more.

The EDGE helps contractors to envision “what-if” scenarios to evaluate value of bid and measure variation in bids. The solution also assists in estimation of manpower requirement as per the project requirements using smart labor.

The desktop version differs from the cloud version as in the cloud version users can share database, store data on demand, provides data security and backup whereas in case of desktop version the data is secured on company’s firewall, data backup is available only for the changes made in last two days and data cannot be stored.

The solution provides technical support on request.



182 Reviews of The EDGE Estimator

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 182 reviews

November 2018

Chance from Allied Insulation

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Very Useful

Margin for error is greatly reduced using this compared to what we were doing before and how much human error was coming into effect.

Pros

I feel confident with what we get out of this software in presenting to my customers

Cons

Interfacing with other software that we use

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Not just for estimating!

Overall The Edge has helped us bid projects faster and more accurately, as well as collaborate on estimates from multiple locations.

Pros

The reports we're able to generate to assist our operations team with the handover process after a project is awarded have been outstanding. The accuracy of our estimating has improved dramatically since getting everyone on board with the Edge.

Cons

Can be cumbersome to operate at first. Not a really clear help section or glossary of terms.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied November 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://www.edgeestimating.com/product-feedback/?utm_source=Capterra

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Great Product

Love it been using it for 20+ years

Pros

It details the job down to the last nail once you have it set up.

Cons

The software is a little glitchy with PDF's

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied November 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://www.edgeestimating.com/product-feedback/?utm_source=Capterra

October 2018

Ruby from Belknap Plumbing Systems Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Accurate and professional estimate

Truth be told i struggled at first but once I got some training and was familiar with how it all worked together I was flying! so much knowledge and expertise went into this program well worth the learning curve

Pros

Love love love the fact that if make a change it auto updates across all referenced areas! This makes updating estimates so much easier and time saving

Cons

It's not as user friendly as it could be but once your trained up you will be producing very professional and not to mention accurate estimates in no time!

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied November 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://www.edgeestimating.com/product-feedback/?utm_source=Capterra

June 2018

John from Barrett

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

We began using The Edge approximately 2 years ago. They had just transitioned to web-based version.

Accurate estimates.

Pros

If used properly it is very accurate in providing estimates in a timely manner. There is some up front work to do in order to build systems for the estimates. There is work in any software transition. Once setup properly for you business and needs it is a great estimating tool.

Cons

It can be confusing to use at first and will require training. But it will be a good estimating tool once it is tuned for your use.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied July 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://goo.gl/g8SgW7

June 2018

Mike from J.B Roofing Columbus

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

I work at a large commercial roofing company. We use the Edge for our re-roof and new construction.

With the EDGE you get consistent bids every time less human error.

Pros

I like the fact that we can tailor the Edge to our own specific project or type of work. We have recently added it to our service department for small project / individual item take off.

Cons

This is a large data base and it takes a long time to set up. If you don't take the formal training and try to wing it you can get lost of make in accurate bids.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied July 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://goo.gl/g8SgW7.

May 2018

Ian from Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

Good program for quick estimates and takeoffs for material and labor on construction projects.Great!

Pros

Easy to learn, for beginners to the program. Easily manipulated to fit a specific companies needs, awesome!

Cons

After giving feedback about new updates to the software, most of our suggestions weren't taken into consideration leaving us frustrated. This also opened up more problems trying to use the new update the way we were used to working, slowing down our productivity.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied June 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. While we strive to include all customer feedback in releases, at times we have to re-prioritize feature/functionality requests. Your requests are still on the backlog list and you can be assured that the product team continually re-evaluates these. This year, we have added more developers in order to meet all our customers needs. We value your business and thank you for being a loyal customer.

April 2018

Yeshuwanth from Choose portal Pvt Ltd

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

April 2018

Great software for estimating fire proofing.

Pros

Saves time , Limits overhead of employees because it makes them more efficient and productive. Sets up check points of liabilities.

Cons

Not able to print marked up background images.
Reports are not interactive
Too many steps to adjust and change things.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied June 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

February 2018

Mike from DDI

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

The Only Estimating Software

Best construction estimating software on the market.

Pros

I've been using the Edge Estimating Software, on and off, since 2012. I own another take-off software that is a great tool for measuring, but doesn't have the integrated condition builder and pricing features. Scanning through some of the other reviews here, let me assure you, that the negative reviews are from those who don't have the correct operating system to run Edge functions or the user just doesn't understand how to use the system. Construction take-off's are only as easy as your understanding of the part and pieces (conditions) required for an accurate take-off. The Edge Estimating System is the only software I would suggest for on-screen take-offs with the ability to hand-enter if you're so inclined. I prefer on-screen as there is 0 chance of losing a condition in transfer.

Cons

You can't load large pdf's at one time. Can't view more than one screen at a time (would be nice to be able to open a detail page and measure parts while building the condition). A little pricey.

January 2018

Devin from West star interiors

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Costly but well worth the money. And it pays for itself!

Pros

The edge is a great product for commercial drywall estimating. It allows you to create and save databases that can be quickly accessed for multiple jobs at one time. This program also allows you to share information with other people that use the same software.

Cons

It sometimes crashes, but no worries as it is set to auto save your work every 5, 10, or 15 minutes so that all of your hard work isn't erased.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied March 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

December 2017

Jorge from CitiRoof Corp.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

December 2017

Working with the new Edge Estimating Software

The Edge used to be an excellent estimating program with easy to use features. The new version is the opposite of what an estimator is looking for in an estimating program.

Pros

The edge used to be a great estimating tool for any estimator. The new version departed from that idea, that is bad!

Cons

Cumbersome. Extremely slow I can estimate a whole job by the time the conditions load and specially the drawings. it took a whole minute and half to lad six pages. Too may clicks to set up a job. Drawing feature is still in the development arena.

September 2017

rob from Ballman Roofing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

I have been using the Edge for roughly 3 years and I will never use anything else.

Pros

I like how easy it is to plug data into the edge. Once you have your data base set it's just plug and play!

Cons

The only set back is the cost of having more than 1 user. I think the initial fee is hefty enough to cover some of the cost of using a second key.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied March 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

May 2017

John from Building Specialties, inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

Great software for estimating fire proofing. Software is very robust and save tremendous amount.

Cost savings

Pros

Very easy to use.

Fantastic user support. I can call the help desk and get immediate response.

Software is the pillar of the fire proofing industry

Cons

On screen takeoff needs to be updated to take into account for use on multiple computer screens so user can switch between different monitors.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied March 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

May 2017

Tom from Premier Contracting, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

We have been using the EDGE for 22 years and have always had great success

Pros

The ease in which you can run numerous scenarios in a very short amount of time and flexibility in the different methods of estimating .

Cons

Since the buyout, you no longer are having a humans answering the phone. In my opinion, this takes away the Human Factor and now you are just a number in the queue.


Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied November 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

April 2017

John from Safway Services, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Edge review

At first I was apprehensive, because I have been doing manual takeoffs for over 30 years,but once I got comfortable with Edge, it now takes a quarter of the time to do takeoffs and you end up with drawings that can be used for submittals. That is a huge time saver.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied May 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

April 2017

Jerry R from Advanced Ceiling Concepts Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2017

SHARP EDGE

The edge software has always been dependable and a crucial tool for growing my business. I have tried other take off programs, but I prefer the EDGE.

Pros

I like the ease of modifying the conditions to suit the project.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied May 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

April 2017

Jared from Ener-Spray Commercial Contracting

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Overhead Saver

We were struggling with a bottle neck at our estimating department. We could not meet the deadlines of all the public tenders coming through our system and we were contemplating hiring another estimator. We happened to meet one of the Sales reps from the EDGE at a trades conference and we were excited to learn about their software that could save us time and increase our production. After a trial run with the program it was quickly evident to us that with the efficiencies we could gain from using the EDGE we didn't need to hire another estimator. This has saved us time and money. It has also given us the ability to set check points that limit our liabilities. We are very happy with our purchase of the EDGE.

Pros

Saves time , Limits overhead of employees because it makes them more efficient and productive. Sets up check points of liabilities.

Cons

It takes some time to populate with information and adjust the settings. But this is a small inconvenience and is fairly standard practice with most programs.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied May 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

April 2017

Gary from Lanehart, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Been at it a long time

Have used the edge over 15 years and have been thoroughly please with the accuracy and ability to make changes.

Pros

Ability to estimate how we think
Make changes on the fly
Customize for each job

Cons

Not able to print marked up background images.
Reports are not interactive

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied November 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments and we welcome any additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

April 2017

Matthew from Metalmaster Roofmaster

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Good stuff

Very customizable program. Fully featured. Support staff is amazing. They are very knowledgeable in the roofing industry, which assisted us in getting the program custom tailored to our specific needs. No need to look anywhere else for your estimating needs.

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied May 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

April 2017

Michael from TL Evans, Inc.

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Edge Review

We love the Edge it makes estimating for our jobs quick and management of the projects easy providing a great historical record of our projects.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Cost

Response from The Estimating Edge of The Estimating Edge

Replied May 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.