STACK Takeoff & Estimating Software


 

STACK Estimating from STACK Construction Technologies is a cloud-based on-screen takeoff and estimating tool for professional contractors of all business sizes in most trades.

With STACK Estimating, users are able to produce bids with user-defined pricing, allowing them to calculate costs more accurately. Users are able to execute their own takeoffs within the program, or they can request the STACK team to do the work for them with a single click via the STACK To-Go tool.

The reporting module organizes data by location, division, or trade while a coverage rate calculator helps determine the quantity and type of materials required for a project.

STACK Estimating also provides pre-built catalogs for some trades that include in-depth lists of equipment, labor, and materials users need based on customizable historical experience.

STACK Estimating is accessible on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices so users can bid for work from anywhere.

 

STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Plans tab
 
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Plans tab
    Plans tab
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Takeoff tab
    Takeoff tab
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Markup
    Markup
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Assemblies
    Assemblies
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Takeoff summary report
    Takeoff summary report
  • STACK Takeoff & Estimating - Item cost report
    Item cost report
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Laura from Aetos Construction, LLC
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Limited for Utility Contractors

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Pros

The STACK Take-Off software is easy to use and navigate. The plans are clear even when zooming in. There is a wide range of colors available for use when drawing lines for various products.

Cons

STACK Take-Off software is not the optimal software to use for grading of land/soil. When I called the help desk, I was told that they do don't offer any tools to compute take-offs for land grading.

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Ron from Caliber Development
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Time saver

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I looked at many of the programs available to do take off's and found that for the money, Stack to be the best choice for me. I have used some of the competitors in the past, and some can be cumbersome to use. I would recommend this program, based on cost and ease of use.

Pros

I like that you can easily set up a job and do you take offs quickly and be more effective at estimating. The different reports are helpful, and the new project cost calculator is a welcome addition to the program. With Stack, you can make your estimates as simple or as detailed as you want, by using full assemblies, or simply using items.

Cons

There are a couple minor glitches when using chrome as your browser, the edit feature does not work correctly, you have to use the multi edit instead. If you use Firefox the feature works correctly I have found. The only other con, is that you cannot use the program to do grading take off's as they do not have a cut and fill formula figured out yet. The last thing I would say is that, it can be time consuming adding all the unit costs into the database of assemblies and items.

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Patrick from Blackfox CMGC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Quick to learn the initial program but has the depth to really get technical if you want to go there.

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I think more clarify around what specific assembly fields mean when filling them out would go along way to make it easier to use that portion of the tool.

Pros

Ease of use, online accessibility, good reporting functionality. I like how professional everything looks and the fact that the tools are fairly easy to pick up.

Cons

No undo button and unable to draw a circle. Also it is a little difficult understanding assemblies and how to apply or build your own. I think more explanation and easier to find training around this section would be great.

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Angela from Fastsigns
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Sign Shop Using Software

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This product has allowed me to create a general quote in less than 2hrs compared to almost an entire day. Prior to getting Stack I would get the plans via email, dig out what my print team had to print out for me, mark the plans, lose my count after marking or being interrupted, and spend almost an entire day going through each floor to label for my counts. Now I just upload, create general take offs, and mark mark mark!

Pros

Ease of uploading marking the drawings quickly and getting my totals quickly for the counts of my signs

Cons

Would love to save my library of takeoffs to choose from for each job instead of creating a new one for each job
Would like more icons to use

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Vincent from Architectural Innovative Metals
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

A superb estimating software

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A great bang for the buck.

Pros

Very easy to learn and use. The report feature is good and very valuable, export to Excel for bid preparation.

Cons

Not too many Cons. I can't say that I have had any negative experiences. Any issues that I have run into were usually operator error and were quickly resolved.

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sean from bdintegration llc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Very easy to use

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It does make bidding tolerable.

Pros

easy to use. downloads file pages separately. good customer service. the auto save function is good.

Cons

the price and cant delete plan pages when "opened". takes awhile for plan pages to separate. too much green.

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Dan from JJ Fisher Construction Inc
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Best solution for concrete estimating

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Great product, this will probably be the last estimating software i will use in my 23 years and counting as mostly a concrete estimator

Pros

easy to use, web based so you can work from any PC with an internet connection, the Pro version comes with a built in database or you can make you own and it's simple to do. Stack also has online videos to help you with just about any question you have on how to operate the system. I have used a number of takeoff/estimating systems and Stack suites my needs the best.

Cons

I do not have any cons at the moment and i have been using Stack for about 2 years now.

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James from O Landscapes Pty Ltd
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Does the job but needs improvement

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Your take off software needs improvement. We've waited over a year for significant updates and they haven't occurred. We have subscribed again but we won't be unless updates are made shortly as our business is growing rapidly and we need software that will keep up and OST will keep up.

Pros

It's better than a lot of other take-off software. Is in colour and is easily printable. The support is always there.

Cons

There are many things OST does that Stack does not.
1. Being able to select the dimensions of the 'count' function. ie; 2000x500mm rectangle.
2. Being able to re-assign a measurement to another measurement. ie; I measured an area for 10 minutes as turf but it was actually garden. Select the area, right click, re-assign to garden. This means you don't have to delete the item and waste more time.
3. Being able to overlay plans. ie; Your client issues a new set of plans and you need to check the difference between the old and the new.
4. Being able to calculate multiple measurements in one. ie; I want a m2 area with my measurement so I can calculate mulch however, this is in a planterbox and I also need to calculate the soil depth as well as drainage cell to walls so I really need m2, m3 and perimeter functions all engaged.
5. We're not interested in Stack Estimating as it is all Microsoft excel based, like most other programs, making it only based on rates, rather than being able to adjust accordingly for site constraints using different machinery and access requirements.
6. Your legend key needs updating. It doesn't fit correctly on the page nicely.

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Corey from Halls PGw
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Stack is awesome

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Pros

Easy to use, saves time and money, customer service is great, they take the time to walk you through when you first sign up to help you learn how to use it

Cons

There is nothing to dislike this from our point of view. they have been nothing short of helpful with saving us time and money

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Randy from A-Core Concrete Pouring Div.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Stack is Great!

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Pros

Stack is very easy to use! It is intuitive and user friendly. I would gladly recommend Stack Estimating Software to everybody I know in my Industry.

Cons

I would like to figure out how to print a single page while on the page itself. printing seems to be the hardest thing for me.

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Victoria from Cochran Exteriors, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great Experience So Far

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I love that customer support is so quick to help me with issues.

Pros

I like how easy it is to get started. I did not have ANY estimating experience before using it and was quickly able to catch on.

Cons

I wish I had the time to set up the templates more. There are so many features I havent even used because I have not had the time to set them up.

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Holly from Brettco Roofing II LP
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

President/Owner

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Pros

Quick to scale out plans and get necessary measurements to do a bid. Like the way it organizes a bid.

Cons

It takes awhile to switch gears on the process. How I bid a job is much faster but not duplicatable.

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Daniel Frondorf from DG Frondorf and Associates LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Stack's ease of use and accuracy have been mains factors in our success at generating numerous takeoffs quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

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We like the fact that Stack is web based, enabling us to work in an out of the office, or anywhere we have access to the internet.

Pros

We appreciate the ability of the software to quickly set up new projects and to get started working on them as soon as we receive work orders from our clients; the ability to see the underlying plan sheet on which were working is a hidden benefit - we often find ourselves using Stack as a plan review tool as well as a takeoff tool. The mobility of the view on the screen is most helpful - zooming in and out is especially useful. Our clients appreciate our ability to provide them plan sheets marked up with the takeoffs quantities visibly highlighted and in legend format.

Cons

We are civil estimators, and we frequently have the need to perform earthwork takeoffs from cross sections. Sadly, Stack does not yet have the ability to set dual scales (horizontal and vertical) that allow area takeoffs on cross sectional views. This is a feature improvement we've suggested many times when our product reps call us to check in with us periodically (which we appreciate), so we hope this becomes a new feature in the near future.

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Eric from Gulf Coast Pavers
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Overall great

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Pros

The ability to edit and delete portions of the takeoff. The snap to horizontal and vertical lines during a takeoff makes things very easy.

Cons

Not being able to edit and delete a portion of a linear takeoff. Also, a circular takeoff would be very beneficial.

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Tim from Fred's Contracting Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

STACK is so easy to use!

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Pros

Stack is very easy to use. The takeoff tools are really well designed and the reports are easy to navigate and understand. I evaluated many different plan software platforms and nothing provided the tools and functionality at the cost of STACK. I found it to be the best value available in this category.

Cons

It' s really hard to find any legitimate cons for STACK. When I first started using it, I had a few questions, but they were answered so quick that I can hardly call it a con. In fact, the support should be a pro.

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Gene from Walmay
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Non-Complex & easy to understood take-off software

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As a take-off software I give 4star for this out of 5.

Pros

This helps me to work out several project in a day because of its non-complex approach and very straight forward.

Cons

Connection is unstable and makes my work slow a, I don't know if its because of my location.
Not advisable to convert lots of pages or else it will cause the connection down.
Need to redo the process again.

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Douglas from DB Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Using Stack

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They team of people has said there are new things on the horizon but have not heard of anything happening.

Pros

Great way to use a program that is over the web and not program based. Great for Mac users that do not operate off of a Microsoft program

Cons

Sure wish they would put the hide button on the take off page as apposed to having to click 3 times to hide what you don’t want to see on the take off should be right next to the green arrow to start take off. Should surely be an easy thing have talked to the. Is the guys helping with program and they seem to think it would be a good and easy thing to do.

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james from Superior Gutter Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

A good product.

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Pros

Pretty easy to use, Quickly get your estimate done.

Cons

Does not allow you to measure court yards. I asked for help to learn and was simply told it will not do that.

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Nick from Ketcher & Company, Inc.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Best Value Estimating Software

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Great beginners software or for subcontractors.

Pros

This product is super easy to use and learn. I've used higher end software, and STACK is a streamlined version. Great for trades or subcontractors. Cloud storage is great. Don't have to worry about saving. Customer service is outstanding.

Cons

Can be a little slow at times. Not as many tools as a higher end software but enough to get you a solid estimate. Wouldn't use for a general contractor

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Reggie from Kens Discount Building Supply
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

TAKE OFFS ARE A SNAP

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OVER ALL ITS GREAT IT'S EASY TO NAVIGATE, THE ASSEMBLIES ARE GOOD THE TAKE OFF MENU IS TO DO ------

Cons

MORE OPTIONS IN PRODUCTS WOULD BE NICE IF IT WAS TAILORED TO THE AREA. ROOF TRUSSES AND LAYOUT WOULD BE A ICE ADD ON

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Pedro Jose from Aliva Stump - (Ferrominera Orinoco)

June 2018

June 2018

More important work in less time with Stack ..

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The breadth of this software for configurations, take-offs and other options is really impressive because compared to other software STACK is characterized by some diversities of function and its ease of use since it also has online videos that allow the Beginner user stay informed about its functionality and operability.

Cons

Unfortunately Stack has a great limitation when using vertical and horizontal scales so it does not have a cross-sectional view, the user interface to be improved since it is sometimes difficult to go through the pages of the plan.

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June 2018

June 2018

Very precise and user-friendly estimating software

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The construction team of my company introduced me to this software and it's really powerful, a very user-friendly tool, with a very precise and fast way to work

Cons

I found that it's limited for advanced projects, it freezes sometimes and I have to rename to drawings that I've downloaded

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brett from Hunt and Walsh
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great Software and Easy to use!

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The best thing about this software is the ease of use and the customization of takeoffs you can do. Other takeoff programs don't allow you to just take off the simple items like this does. Others require input of things like labor rates and SF per hour parameters. Love the easiness of this program and the simple features it has.

Cons

The only thing that comes to mind with a software like this is computer glitches. If you run on a slow connection and or poor connection your takeoff can be interrupted and not computed correctly. Has happened to me on a handful of instances.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emeka from Boston University College of Engineering

June 2018

June 2018

Stack is a great estimation software for businesses!

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The user interface is amazing and overall, this software has a lot of functionality that you will easily learn to use.

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I don't have any complaints yet and I hope I don't run into any in the future.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Catworks Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Super easy to use and saves your files to the cloud.

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I have used many takeoff programs and this program is the best bang for the buck. I really like that is saves your files to the cloud. You can access the files from anywhere with internet. The program is really easy to use.

Cons

I would like to see hatch patterns added to the area takeoff colors. I feel there needs to be more options. I would also like to have an option to turn on the quantity giver window.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Clayton from Wellspring Iron

May 2018

May 2018

Great take off software that did the job right!

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One feature that was crucial to my business was the fact that Takeoff is cloud-based. This made keeping takeoffs organized and accessible.

Cons

In the end, I couldn't justify the price tag for as little as we actually used it. Maybe if we were estimating huge jobs every other day but it was to expensive for our small team.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Thermo-Dynamics

May 2018

May 2018

I just finished an estimate using Stack. It was simple and left me with color coded plans.

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I like how easy it is to download the drawings and get started. I also like that you can customize assemblies for your needs.

Cons

I have found that sometimes it is difficult to find certain commands that I might need. But with more use, I am sure that will improve

Review Source: Capterra
 

Abby from Stone Interiors
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Overall my company was very pleased with the product. It streamlined our workflow.

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We saved valuable man hours that our accounting team was able to devote elsewhere. We also reduced paper waste in the office since information was easily shared and edited through the platform.

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This software saved considerable time from multiple departments. It made it easier to share information and gave visibility to all the correct individuals without having to manually communicate or share files. Definitely worth the cost.

Cons

Customer support could have been improved. There were times when it took up to 24 hours to receive a response. We also would have liked a better interface on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Stack Construction Technologies, STACK Construction Technologies

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Abby, thanks so much for the great feedback! We love hearing from our customers and will be sure to share your input with the team here.

 

Jeniriana from Movistar Team
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

I love having worked with them

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I love having worked with them, I am leaving with a very good impression and very happy to have chosen them, I have no doubt that the quality of their work is indisputable and that they really care about pleasing their clients, one of the best in your area.

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I really do not have any complaints about them, I'm full of good comments and good reviews, highly recommended

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Government Administration
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Neat and very organized cloud-based estimating tool for professional contractors

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This cloud based application makes it very easy to store and access data. excellent support and I love the facts that updates are done on a regular basis. Pretty straight forward application. punch in the parameters and click calculate. Tons of training "how to" videos on YouTube

Cons

Not much to not like other than the fact that its a yearly subscription that is very budget draining especially after the fact you also have to pay per user on an annual basis as well

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Carlisle Development

February 2018

February 2018

I love the way Stack helps me do my take offs with ease. So much easier to zoom, scroll, edit files

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I love how easy it is to get accurate measurements, and make notes on plans. Customer support is excellent as well.

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Deleting measurements etc. is a cumbersome multistep process. Not a deal breaker but as most everything else in this program is very intuitive I find myself highlighting and hitting delete a couple times before remembering the proper process of deleting requires clicking edit, going back to the edit arrow on the menu and selecting delete. I would love to see that power given to the delete key on the computer keyboard.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Division 9 Painting & Wall Covering

February 2018

February 2018

Stack is great, we use it for the Commercial painting , i Highly recommend

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Stack allows you to customize the things needed to do a accurate takeoff, allows you to keep a detailed report. i have found very few flaws

Review Source: Capterra
 

Trevor from PaintMyCondo.com

February 2018

February 2018

STACK Pro had brought our company's estimating to a while new level!

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Accurate painting takeoffs for commercial & residential construction projects.

Pros

The Items & Assemblies feature of STACK Pro allow us to create estimates that are accurate and detail focused.

Cons

Although STACK has already started deploying hot keys in their estimating software, we would really like to see a "DELETE" hot key. We also think having the ability to move drawing tabs around in the plan screen (similar to how one can move Google Chrome tabs in their browser) would help keep drawings in-order if they have been opened out of sequence.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nick from K&P Roofing

February 2018

February 2018

Frustrating but helpful

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It does provide accurate take-offs. The support when there is an issue is pretty good although most of the time they just point you to a youtube video, which works most of the time.

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The functionality is very frustrating at times, things seem to be harder then they need to be, (like deleting a mistake) no "back" button.

Review Source: Capterra
 

brett from copeland olson construcion

February 2018

February 2018

Stack is helpful when it comes to customer support

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ease of use and customer support is responsive. Would like to have a user handbook showing features and procedures so I can learn from others. I feel I am teaching myself this program.

Cons

cant turn off a takeoff on each page in order clean up for a task. Similiar to autocad by turning on and off layers. Also software glitches in certain commands and program has to be turned off to refresh. Would be nice if you had a user handbook and guidelines showing the features and tools.

Review Source: Capterra
 

RAY from STOCKER INNOVATIONS

February 2018

February 2018

Works well

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It allows me option to set up my calendar, and a way to establish a scale on drawings where that information is not listed. The ability to highlight in different shades and cloud.

Cons

Files are to hard to handle. It take a long time to go through and eliminate files that are not needed and a lot of times there is no good option the way files are received. It is not always easy to use the file preview to determine what file you are looking for.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sharon from FreshCoat Painters

February 2018

February 2018

Program is easy to understand and navigate.

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Makes my estimating more efficient and program is very user friendly. A beginner can learn this program quickly and saves training time with helpful tutorials.

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When directly downloading from contractors site, the ability to move project to another date on calendar.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Salena from Herman's Supply Company

February 2018

February 2018

Very helpful in quickly creating estimates for exterior building products.

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Pros

The time saving element is key - because time is money! Whether you are a contractor, building supplier or even a DIY master - rolling out a paper take off to work from is time consuming. You have to use pencil and ruler, all while taking copious notes to ensure accuracy. Stack CT makes it easy to create an organized take off with accurate measurements and an easy to read report at the end to give you a material list.

Cons

Some functions have a learning curve - but once you take advantage of the training support, removing items, editing take offs etc. become easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jorge from McDonnell Landscape, Inc.

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent tool for estimating and/or being able to confirm dimensions.

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Able to quickly estimate several project in a week. As well as accurately.

Pros

Ease of use and the ability to have access to your documents at will. With a simple internet connection

Cons

Lacks some seemingly simple features, Volume of materials could use some compaction feature. being able to select something as tons.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Legacy Roofing LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy learning curve. Intuitive functionality.

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We can run nearly all aspects of our business with this software. We can grow into more functionality.

Pros

You can run production from your phone in most situations. The amount of data available 24-7.
Customer website pages.

Cons

Moving documents around within Buildertrend. Switching back and forth between Leads and Jobs screens. Some search functions are a little clunky.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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