The EDGE Estimator Software


 

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.

 

The EDGE Estimator - Draft structure of roofing image
 
  • The EDGE Estimator - Draft structure of roofing image
    Draft structure of roofing image
  • The EDGE Estimator - Roofing image detail
    Roofing image detail
  • The EDGE Estimator - cost estimation
    cost estimation
  • The EDGE Estimator - Dimensions for the structure
    Dimensions for the structure
  • The EDGE Estimator - Interior structure costing
    Interior structure costing
  • The EDGE Estimator - Pricing analysis of complete structure
    Pricing analysis of complete structure
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Mike from DDI
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

The Only Estimating Software

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Best construction estimating software on the market.

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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.

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Jorge from CitiRoof Corp.
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Working with the new Edge Estimating Software

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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.

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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.

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Ruby from Belknap Plumbing Systems Inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Accurate and professional estimate

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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!

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Barrett

June 2018

June 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: July 2018

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

 

Mike from J.B Roofing Columbus

June 2018

June 2018

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: July 2018

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.

 

Ian from Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: June 2018

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.

 

Yeshuwanth from Choose portal Pvt Ltd

April 2018

April 2018

Great software for estimating fire proofing.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: June 2018

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.

 

Devin from West star interiors

January 2018

January 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: March 2018

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.

 

rob from Ballman Roofing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: March 2018

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.

 

John from Building Specialties, inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: March 2018

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.

 

Tom from Premier Contracting, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

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

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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.


Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: November 2017

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.

 

John from Safway Services, Inc.

April 2017

April 2017

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Jerry R from Advanced Ceiling Concepts Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

SHARP EDGE

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Jared from Ener-Spray Commercial Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Overhead Saver

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Gary from Lanehart, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Been at it a long time

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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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: November 2017

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.

 

Matthew from Metalmaster Roofmaster

April 2017

April 2017

Good stuff

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Michael from TL Evans, Inc.
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

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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

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No

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Phil from TSI Commercial Floor Covering, Inc.

April 2017

April 2017

Needs an easier way to fix errors and upgrades to flooring program

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Overall this is very good software for roofing, it's only okay for flooring. You can tell that their main client is roofing, however with a little additional time spent on flooring this program would be much better than any other flooring software out there.

My other complaint is if there is an error message within the project you're working on you can not make changes or view the recap screen (job cost total screen). It wouldn't be a problem if it was detailed as to where the error was. Unfortunately, it shows which condition it's in, but not what's wrong with the condition that needs fixed. Also, on occasion it will not show any errors but when you try and view the recap it will not let you saying there are errors.

With all of that being said it is a minor problem for this software. We have been using this software for almost 20yrs and will continue to use it. It has been a large part of the success of our company.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: November 2017

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

 

Jeffrey from Capitol Drywall, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

An OK Drywall Estimating program, about to get much better!

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Initially I was not thrilled with the Edge. I changed companies and was use to the great front end, modern, user friendly interface of PlanSwift. The Edge seemed a bit dated and lacking many of the features I was use to, but once I got familiar with the program I realized it had a lot going on in the back end. It has some great features to modify your estimate and breakout pricing as needed for changing bid requirements. Like I said the program interface and features are dated and lacking, but that is supposedly all about to changes with an all new version of the program for Drywall Estimation. I have seen previews of the new version and I am very excited to start using it. The new release should make the program much more usable and a great estimating tool!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments. Version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

 

Leo from Best Roofing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

The best estimating tool in the construction industry, estimating some other way is on the past

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The Edge estimating software allowed the users to be able to pick a part every single condition in a job.
The way that is develop based on 3 primary conditions to use such as the area, length and count makes everything so simple to put together from the take off stage to the final material and labor budgets.
Very helpful tool and impressive capabilities and conditions to use. I'm very please with the amount of estimates and budgets we can put together in a very short period of time.

Pros

The software help us to estimate about 12 million dollars a month in roofing construction related projects.
We operate the entire company based on the cost budgets generated by the Edge software

Cons

No very many cons. The Edge software technical department always keep improving the software capabilities and fixing all new bugs.

Advice to Others

Excellent estimating tool.
Good cost analytic tool
Control Budget from A to Z

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.

 

Denice from Jim Taylor, Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

A bit clunky

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The program is great but a bit clunky to use. Too many clicks involved to adjust conditions, add items, etc (Version 10.7)

Pros

Accuracy. Provides lots of information. Can customize.

Cons

Too many steps to adjust and change things.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments. Version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

 

Michael from Midwest Construction Co., Inc.

April 2017

April 2017

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I've been a customer since 1992. I've used version 7 for a long time but recently asked for the upgrade to version 10.7. My 6 steps to an estimate may be out of date because it does not work with this version. Please supply me with the latest "6 steps to an Estimate".

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: The Estimating Edge, The Estimating Edge

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you for your review and comments.I have sent your comments to your sales representative who can help expedite your request.

 
 
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