Who Uses This Software?

STACK was developed by contractors for contractors - general and subcontractors included. With a variety of pre-built items & assemblies for almost all trades, getting started couldn't be simpler!


Average Ratings

632 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Stack Construction Technologies
  • www.stackct.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About STACK

Bid & Win More Profitable Work in Less Time with STACK! STACK empowers your team to quickly and accurately measure digital plans, quantify materials and collaborate with key project stakeholders. Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software will help you to ensure takeoff accuracy, eliminate costly bid errors and win more profitable work. Create Your Free Account Today!


STACK Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff

STACK Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Still LeAfrning Take off portion not all PDF will scale true.

May 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Just Inputting and using program to enter ships and drawings of ships in for each class of ship we are working on. once more jobs are entered would like to end up witha square foot to S data base so in futur we can ask how many sqare foot pf bilge in the AMR on a WMSL Class ship and wbhat did we charge as an average for painting by square foot. Now have Started to measure 2s square footage but have not seen or understand hoe to correlate that to job.
Much less how to enter it and pull it out to make a bid I supose that will come in time. First we are verifying what we have and then there will be more data base building from old and new bids as we go , including machinery and equipment needs to use and the material required. The we should be able ask " the customer want us to paint the forward bulkead in the bosn locke dark ble using xxx paint prepared to SSPC SP10 what will the cost be for bid... hpw much profit can we make and also what is the average marie rate for that.

Cons: AS I explained above new at it and have not yet gotten to the point of being a well trained user of it. Howevr it has bothered me when i set in a PDF print use the stated scale and do noy get a known answer ...>>>>>Just Inputting and using program to enter ships and drawings of ships in for each class of ship we are working on. once more jobs are entered would like to end up witha square foot to S data base so in futur we can ask howmany sqare foot pf bilge in the AMR on a WMSL Class ship and wbhat did we charge as an average for painting by square foot. Now have Started to measure 2s square footage but have not seen or understand hoe to correlate that to job.
Much less how to enter it and pull it out to make a bid I supose thst will come in time. First we are verifying what we have and then there will be more data base building from old and new bids as we go , including machinery and equipment needs to use and the material required. The we shold be able ask " the customer want us to paint the fwd bulkead in the bosn locke dark ble using xxx paint prepared to SSPC SP10 what will the cost be for bid... hpw much profit can we make and also what is the average marie rate for that.Workin the marine industry in a land familiar setting.

Overall: Honestly a learning experience is the best I grt now,

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 30, 2017

Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of All Star Cleaning & Preservation, Inc. and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Simple and Easy to Use!

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We looked for a very long time for a very simple takeoff program and this is definitely it. We have used this program for the past year and a half to get measurements on masonry and it has not failed us. Our trade does not need super advanced features so this suites us perfectly. If you have a properly scaled PDF then you can hit the ground running for your measurements. Otherwise, determining your own scale is very simple to do and I've even taken pictures of blueprints with my phone to roughly estimate one of our simpler prints in under 10 prints from the camera snapping. Amazing.

Cons: Due to this program being available online only sometimes it can be finicky if you have a poor internet connection or if there is some sort of (extremely rare) maintenance.

As stated earlier, we use this for masonry so it does not need advanced features. But as with all estimating, you will still need a basic knowledge of your trade's quirks. If you can't see a wall on an elevation because it is returning into the building then you will need to approximately draw it in under your elevation based off of a foundation plan or floor plan. Not super hard but it just will not do all of the work for you.

Overall: For very quick masonry estimates, nothing beats this software. For more advanced/detailed prints, as long as you take your time this will work just fine. I haven't seen a friendlier piece of software at an affordable price that gives you want you need without being headache to setup.

Recommendations to other buyers: or very quick masonry estimates, nothing beats this software. For more advanced/detailed prints, as long as you take your time this will work just fine. I haven't seen a friendlier piece of software at an affordable price that gives you want you need without being headache to setup.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Matt, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Curley Brothers Brick & Masonry and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Capterra-loader

Great product. Customer support right in app and always quick to respond.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This product is incredibly simple to use, but a very powerful tool. The calendar makes organizing projects by due date easy. You can quickly see what's coming up and space them out when a larger project takes more time. The search function to find past projects is imperative.

Doing takeoffs is much easier now. I can export final dwgs and reports so that my sales rep can go back and see exactly what I quoted and where. All the work is saved so I can back and reference it or change it if plans change.

The lines and symbols are easy to read and quick to set up. You can dimension the plans when needed and add call outs. The cloud tool is useful for items I have a question about. I can even copy and paste a line several times instead of having to draw it out each time.

Being able to add labels to the takeoff is crucial. It makes my quotes much more powerful when I say exactly where I found each product. It also helps if there is a change to the plan later. I can easily remove one section by using the Geometric Report instead of having to dig through all the plans.

The ability to use two screens is awesome! When I find a particular detail and have to match it to the plan, it is much easier to have one screen with the detail and one with the plan.

Cons: Some things are not customizable. I can't change the default dimension color or size. But once you set it, it remembers the changes for that page only.

I can't rearrange the sheets with the tabs on top. I have to open them in the order I need. So if I find a detail on another sheet, I may have to close some tabs and them reopen them in the order I need.

It does integrate with Excel reports, but Excel charges a monthly subscription for that. I am also waiting for the symbol search tool.

Does the job but needs improvement

Jun 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

A company that will not stand behind their product.

Nov 23, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The product is not suited for the Masonry business and the so called experts can not make it work properly. I was on the phone several times with these experts and they had to get off and go and consult with other members to try and resolve issues. They leave you for days while trying to figure out your problems before they return calls. I was told on one occasion that it would be three days before they could get back with me, all the while I had a bid due the next day. I simply ask to have my money refunded since I had the software less than 30 days, and it took them 3 weeks to send me an email denying my refund. As many of you understand that own businesses, the honorable thing to do would be to make the customer happy, not steal their money and just claim the software works fine.

Cons: The catalog they push so highly is not suited for the real world. The software that they claim they have experts to support you with do not know how to resolve the problems. The support center plays the game of deny and delay, hoping you will figure it out on your own, or just stop calling. I was offered a 30 day trail which they now are not honoring and refusing to refund my money.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not purchase very shady company that will not honor their promises of a trial and support. They just want your money.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on December 12, 2016

At STACK, we place great priority on user experience and we¿re incredibly proud of the positive response we receive from our customers as a result. We¿re sorry to learn that in this particular case, we have a user that was less than satisfied. We can assure that the comments and feedback shared here have not been taken lightly. However, after a comprehensive review of this experience, we can confidently say the review is both unfair and unwarranted. While our team is certainly no stranger to the sense of urgency that often exists with project bidding, we cannot commit that our training resources and schedule will always match with the exact need or timing of our users. Mr. Williams requested training late in the day on a Friday and was scheduled for the following Monday, but grew frustrated due to the 3-day wait. Unfortunately for STACK and for JT Williams Masonry, we were not given the opportunity to help their team learn to use our software. We make every effort to accommodate the customer and this case was no different. Mr. Williams subscription fees were refunded in full and we wish his company nothing but future growth and success.

Darn near perfect.

Jan 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: First and foremost, I enjoy the takeoff speed and accuracy Stack affords our estimating department. Simply by clicking a link on a plan exchange site, or quickly uploading plans, we can begin a highly detailed accurate takeoff in minutes if not seconds. Likewise, we can complete our takeoff much faster than traditional methods saving valuable time to analyze our bids post takeoff.

Cons: Like any good cost hawk, I would highlight price as my least favorite aspect of Stack Software; though I will say the product represents good value for the price! I would like to see Stack offer the complete product in one package, without the present tiered pricing.

Overall: Having used Stack for the better part of two years, I can say it has greatly improved our takeoff speed and provided the ability to accomplish several time consuming tasks quickly. Stack features allow me to achieve a great degree of accuracy, and they seem to constantly improve the product with new tools like the snap feature. In the future we look forward to deploying Stack to an even greater extent to win more work, and generate more revenue!

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 25, 2017

Hi Nick, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Samuel Dean Sheet Metal and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

One of the best available software for estimating

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Constant Upgrades, high level of customer service, user friendly and very detailed reports and takeoffs.

Cons: You cannot copy an entire project. Also, you can't download all the plans at once. You are able to export marked up files but if you want to download the entire plans that you have uploaded (in case you deleted the original files) you will have to select each plan to download; very time consuming.

Overall: Before I used stack ct, our company used an estimating system known to many; planswift. When we made the switch to stack ct about a year ago, I was suprised we hadn't switched before. The ease of use and ergonomical set up makes this cloud based system great for not only one, but many user to edit all at once. Even better, we upgraded about 2 months ago to the full Stack Pro and are now using the items and assemblies options. I can run a full job and have my estimate in under 30 minutes thanks to this awesome feature.
One of the main reasons I will be staying with stack is their level of customer service, no matter what the problem is, or the time you are having the problem, the service is top level and extremely helpful. So far, I have not had one problem they haven't been able to fix.
I would highly recommend this great product for any estimators looking to make their job more simple.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Reuben, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of The Edgewood Co. and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Uploads Plans quickly, great features and great customer service.

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: For me it has to be the speed at which it allows me to get through a large scale take-off. The way I can customize my labels makes it easy for me to separate areas and alternates for each individual project, and then sort them and pull information from with in those labels easily and quickly.

Cons: Not many Cons, but it would be nice to be able to use my delete key on my key board once I have takeoff highlighted versus highlighting the take off then going over to the menu bar and then taking the cursor down to the delete function. It would also be nice to hold down command/cntrl key and select multiple take offs to copy and or delete. Finally being able to highlight a takeoff area and change what that take-off is with out deleting it and re- drawing it, this would be a huge time saver for me when dealing with addendum and design team changes.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Phillips' Floor Inc. and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Fantastic! Anyone who can use a computer, can use this software to easily generate measurements.

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy STACK is to use. I literally can hop on my computer and generate a takeoff and reports of a pretty complex drawing within minutes. I don't have to calculate anything, as this software does the math for me. Additionally, I haven't had to ever use technical support for STACK because it's always live and working when I am, but there is always a button to talk to a representative present on the screen in case I do run into trouble. Another thing I love, is that it's online browser-based, and I never have to worry about saving anything. It automatically saves wherever I have left off on a project. Speaking of projects, STACK also allows one to organize different projects on it's calendar very easily, and things can also be edited/changed/deleted efficiently. Without STACK my job would be a lot harder, and take a lot longer. I'm not even sure that I've taken advantage of everything that STACK has to offer, but as you can see, I am thrilled for what I use it for. I am fairly new to this application, and career, but as you can see, I love it. I'm sure it has paid for itself many times over.

Cons: Sometimes STACK can lag a bit, but I'm willing to say that it has to do with some of the drawings/prints that I have had to upload there, and not necessarily the fault of the STACK application.

Overall: Generating accurate takeoffs and reports as an estimator, to get accurate pricing on materials for our projects is a main role of my position

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Anthony, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Great Takeoff Tool!

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall Stack is great and is saving our company time & money! It took a little bit for additional users in our office to get up to speed, but they are cruising right along now. Troy and the guys in support always get back to me promptly. I've been using Stack for about 8 years now and couldn't be happier!

Pros: Cloud Storage, Takeoff Storage, Calendar, Accumulating Units of Measurement, Customer Support, Copy/Paste, Upload Times, Legend, Highlight, Labels, Auto-load from Smartbidnet ITB's, able to view takeoffs from mobile version & able to view other user's takeoffs on our account.

Cons: Going through the plan pages seems cumbersome at times. I wish Stack could go back to the Cloud Takeoff Silverlight version, much better UI. Not being able to reorganize the plan sheet tabs by a left click and drag, have to close each one of them down and then go through the correct page sequence to display in the order you want. Chrome issue of having to multi select every item you want to quickly delete. Not being able to share a takeoff instantly, instead we have to download the plan into a PDF and send the PDF.

Not too bad but limited

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: User-friendly right off the bat.

Cons: Very limited for more advanced/custom projects.

Overall: I like this program a lot, but it is proving to be more and more limited for more difficult projects. We are a commercial flooring contractor and we do a lot of custom work, we have asked for many improvements for over a year now that still have not been incorporated.
* The first is to be able to delete multiple files when a bid pack comes in with a full set of plans which clogs up our process but takes way too long to delete the files one-by-one.
* Another is to be able to do a circular takeoff and circular cutout.
* Another is to be able to edit or change multiple sections of one area of a takeoff. We have a lot of changes on custom built projects and it is very annoying to have to delete an entire room or area because of one wall or area changing.

As I stated, this is a very god program for beginners or someone that doesn't require more advanced custom work. The issue is that Stack works for about 65-70% of our work but these are the smaller jobs, not the larger more complicated ones.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Allen, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Rimrock Design and happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. The details you've provided will certainly be shared with our team. Customer input is essential in our development process and we appreciate your candid thoughts! Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Easy to use. Great Product!

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Stack is a great product for doing takeoffs efficiently and at a great price. The features that come with it are great, and they are constantly adding new ones.
I love the fact that you get immediate attention from the developers whenever you have a question or comment. The only thing better than their product it the customer service!

Cons: It can be a little buggy when using different browsers. If I remember correctly , I was using Firefox and had problems, they told me to switch to Chrome, and when I started getting comfortable with Chrome I started having issues and they told me to switch to Firefox! I currently use Chrome, and there can occasionally be a little bug here or there (ex. trying to select one of my items to edit - hint: use the multiselect!).

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 27, 2017

Hi Andy, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Excellent value!

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy of use. Staff and support. Cloud based. Was able to seamlessly work while out of town.

Cons: Very slow uploads. Can lag heavily at times (we are using gigabit internet). Can be slow and frustrating while doing take offs from time to time. When updates are running you can't access your take-off system. No, "offline" option.

Overall: We have been using StackCT for over two years now and you cannot beat the bang for your buck. Having the owners directly involved with the process gives it a "local, family" business feel and that is something we value and choose to support. It's ease of use and self-explanatory nature make it a no brainer for our small family business. Our only issue is that it can lag pretty heavily at times making take-offs a bit frustrating. Overall we highly recommend StackCT to anyone looking for a great Estimating Software for a killer price.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Doug, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Stucco Renovations of AZ and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

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

Jun 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Stack has been a valuable asset to our growth in the past year.

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use this is first and foremost because we have staff with different levels of comfort with computers.
Next it is still powerful and allows us to get all the information we need for an accurate and confident estimate.
With the information you generate in STACK you can do a very accurate estimate versus actual job cost at the end as well to see how you are doing and what areas of your business may need work or training.

Cons: I do still wish we could have Profit and Overhead calculated and even take an estimate to its completion with an estimate writer, however I know these things are being looked at and I hope to see them soon.

Overall: We have had an amazing experience with stack, after what was really a short learning period do to its ease of use it allowed us to accomplish more estimates, faster, and with more accuracy. They say the one thing you may never be able to get more of is time, well perhaps software like STACK can change that.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a great asset to an estimating team and it allows fast accurate estimating. With it being cloud based it allows better team work and oversight.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Jeremy, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Legacy Roofing and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Powerful, especially in the right hands!

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We are younger folks in the business who are very familiar with excel and spreadsheet formulas. This program is made for those types of minds. What we have achieved with this program using custom assemblies is remarkable and powerful. This program has elevated our business and shaved thousands off the cost of estimating our projects without sacrificing the accuracy.

Pros: The program is easy to use out of the box/ The real magic is in the custom assemblies. You can create anything you're looking for. At first, these custom assemblies are cumbersome to set up. But once they are set up, taking off a project is almost automated. Add in some nifty features like different scales on the same drawing page, multipliers for different layers, multitool select for deleting and copying... We are very happy with this product for on-screen take-offs. The new excel template recently released is also great.

Cons: Honestly, there's always going to be something an end user wants but most of the things we want are things that are too difficult to apply universally. For example, we would love to see the ability to alter pricing and structure of existing assemblies but the only way to do that is to make it custom. We understand why, because all users draw from these assemblies. What would be nice is to copy groups within a stack assembly.

Some things I would like to see if possible

Jan 20, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once it is all set up the need to physically price is no longer required. Multi select is great. probably reduced my take off time by 40%, and I am still learning new things to improve.

Cons: Please see comments

Overall: I like the product and have been using it for 2 years In the mechanical industry there are a lot of fittings that have be taken off and the system defaults to a check mark when taking off, this tends to get quite congested when fittings are very close together, it would be nice if the default could be changed to a circle, this would also save 1 extra step in the take off by not having to change to the small circle every time, there could be thousands of fittings to take off on a drawing and every time I need to change this takes just a little time but multiplied by thousands it adds up. This would be fantastic!! Another one is that it would be nice if it was possible to save a take off in a library, I know we can make an assembly, but if you need to do a new take off on a particular system it would be nice to be able to save it instead of having to make the assembly, saving another step in the process. Thank you

Was not expecting things to be difficult

Jan 16, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: I can get an answer quickly, when asked.

Cons: Read the review. It locks up, and I have to keep re-naming drawings that have downloaded.

Overall: It runs very slow at times, to the point that I have to shut down my browser (Google Chrome) and restart it. I know it's not my internet, as I have zero problems with other websites.

Furthermore, I can not stand it when I download drawings, upload them, and then have them show "þÿ" as a plan name. Not only do I have to waste time by going through each drawing individually to rename it to the original name, but there are many times that it does not save, and is named something else. An example is I was just trying to change the "þÿ" to "overall roof plans." After making the change, and going back to the page that I thought was "overall roof plans," it was labeled elevations. Not only does this take a lot of extra time, that it shouldn't, but it is extremely frustrating.

Between having to rename files, and restarting my browser when it locks up, I feel as though this is not worth the money. I also use Planswift, and I do not have these same issues. Unless things like this are resolved, I will not continue with this software once my yearly subscription expires.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 17, 2017

Hello Chad, We're so sorry to hear about the challenges you've described. Our support team has been looped in and will be reaching out shortly to help troubleshoot the issues you're having with system speed and plan auto naming. Thank you for your candid feedback. We'll do everything we can to improve your experience!

The new Stack is great, just missing a couple things from the old version.

Jan 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simplicity and ease-of-use and the various new features all work great.

Cons: The ability to copy/paste and change takeoffs is missing. That's really the only negative thing I can say.

Overall: I love the new Stack, it works perfectly. The only things it's missing are a couple features from the old version. First, the ability to copy a takeoff. Second, the ability to change a takeoff to something else.
Those used to really come in handy, for example, when working on plans for an apartment building or hotel. Say I need the square footage of every floor. Before, I could measure the first floor, copy the measurement, paste it over the second floor, and then change it to Second Floor whatever.
My favorite new feature, on the other hand, is the ability to do cutouts. If you're taking off a large area, and there's something you don't want just hanging out in the middle, you no longer have to work around it. You can just cover it, and then cut it out after.

Recommendations to other buyers: Nope, nothing I didn't cover in my review and the pros/cons.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 04, 2017

Hello Jeff, Thanks so much for your recent feedback - we love hearing how much our users enjoy STACK takeoff and estimating software! A member of our team would be happy to help you with the takeoff copy/paste feature. Just give us a call at 1.866.702.6078 at your convenience. Happy New Year!

Efficiency, Accuracy, Ease, and Value for a General Contractor.

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple enough to work through takeoffs quickly, strong enough to handle breakdown and summaries, and customized categories and labeling.

Cons: We use Stack largely for takeoffs in conjunction with other software for preparing our final estimates. For those who may want functionality beyond takeoff and basic cost estimates that we utilize in the program, you will need to consult with the staff and evaluate that functionality for your own goals. For how we use it, it works well.

Overall: Stack Estimating has been a great tool for our estimating efforts as a General Contractor who works extensively with subcontractors and also manages some material acquisitions internally. With Stack, our takeoffs are done quickly to gauge the responsiveness of the sub bids we receive, as well as accurately where we need the added detail and assurance that our own material quantities are correctly captured. Easy to use, our staff has caught on quickly to the intuitive interface. Stack has been responsive to update functionalities and streamline processes when requested. Overall we find the Stack team to be supportive and the software a great value.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great tool as described in the review for those who use it similar to the way we do.

Incredible time saver

Jun 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is so easy to use and makes visualizing our take offs 10000% easier. We can designate different colors for different materials and export to confirm install areas with our clients. Customer service is always very quick and attentive to any questions or issues and the updates have continued to vastly improve over the time we have used the software. This has changed how our business operates at every level!

Cons: In future updates, it would be nice to be able to paint over certain take off areas with patterns to demonstrate what will be installed (wood, tile, etc). This is in no way necessary, but would add tremendous value to how we communicate with our clients.

Overall: Time saved, enhanced communication with clients, and visual PDF output to ensure accuracy.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 06, 2017

Hi Christine, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of The Wood Floor Company and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Very easy website to use, use it everyday.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the simplicity of the software. How Easy it is to upload jobs. How you can filter through pages. My favorite thing is how alike the tools are to other computer programs (photo shop, etc) it makes it easy to learn and teach others.

Cons: I wish it had a wider variety of tools, some actions seem unnecessary. My biggest problem is not being able to open a line again when it is closed. If by accident I double click to close a segment (which is very often) I have to restart the entire measurement instead of an easy action being there, like a back button. Also I wish I could change the scale of a certain area/page instead of having to delete and redo the entire thing, considering some of the measurements on blueprints can be wrong at times.

Overall: The quickness of knowing the area of a floor plan. Very easy and time saving if I need to turn in a job ASAP.

Great product, excellent value!

Mar 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, constant updates/features added, value

Cons: There have been a few times (very few) that there is a feature that seems should be simple, but isn't there. They do take suggestions though, so I look forward to seeing these features added in future updates.

Overall: Stack takeoff has been an excellent find for our office, allowing us to do takeoffs quicker while saving money over the other options out there. The customer service is 2nd to none, I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

My favorite part of using Stack is that they are constantly updating/improving features and options by listening to feedback from their customers and incorporating what they need/desire.

I've never waited more than a few minutes to get a response when I have a question or idea. It is very nice to have that personal experience.

I would highly recommend Stack to anybody who wants to speed up their takeoff procedures, or those who are paying more for software that does the same thing Stack is capable of!

We use it everyday!

May 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use and it keeps all your work available to pull back up at a later date. Everything can be color coded and made as simple or as complex as needed.

Cons: I am not a fan of only being able to log one computer in at a time. There should be a business version that allows for multiple users on the same login or all have access to the same plans downloaded.

Overall: This software saves us so much time in our bidding. We used to order paper plans and to take-offs the old fashioned way where there is much more human error. That usually took 30-45 min. This software allows us to do the same thing in just a few minutes.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Megan, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Awesome product, a full 5 stars!!!

Jan 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Love the takeoff aspect, very quick and precise.

Cons: The menus can be a bit confusing. Report totals could be streamlined.

Overall: As a manager of multiple Estimators, this program allows me to track progress, workflow and most important accuracy on every project. By being a cloud-based software, I can see when a job is completed from my home or office. Most importantly I can easily add or subtract necessary money to each and every project on time, every time. Without a doubt, this is the software your business needs!

Recommendations to other buyers: Would love to see some drag and drop features on the calendar. This would make jobs easy to move around at will.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 12, 2017

Hello Kevin, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We love hearing what users think of STACK Takeoff and Estimating software. We will be sure to relay your comments on your experience to the rest of the STACK team and look forward to supporting the unique growth and success goals of Preferred Insulation - now and in the future. Happy New Year!

Easy to use, Easy to Set-up, Flexible so easy to manipulate and change settings

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The updates have made the software even more intuitive and quick. Each update has made the software easier to use and has not brought in any unnecessary forms or functions. The uploading of drawings is super fast.

Cons: The software does not work well at all on my ipad pro. The calendar does not work well, and I it takes me more time to search the list view. I cannot really measure at all because the software does not recognize the input from the pencil. I would like to see an app or better support for the Ipad.

Overall: I can use it anywhere and it is always updated. I can start a project at work, pick up where I left off at home, and then access it when I am on the road or at the airport

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 22, 2017

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of R3 Painting and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Problematic. Inconsistent. Frustrating.

May 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its easy to use and helps process the bids a lot quicker when it seems to actually want to run properly.

Cons: Inconsistent. I'll create a wall and flip to another page and come back and the wall no longer exists on the takeoff after I just traced it. I'll create an area of polyseal and move it to locate something underneath it and the polyseal will disappear from the page. Seems as if there is a lot of small issues that need to be fixed. I will create a takeoff and type instructions into the box below and it will immediately delete what I just wrote. I try and pick a specific color and it refuses to make the color what I chose it to be most of the time and I have to go back in and edit it until it finally accepts what I'm trying to do. I would also like to see changes where I can cut out part of the lines that are traced instead of having to delete the entire traced wall. Similar to being able to cut out a boxed area. If I had the option I would give zero stars for the value for our money. We should not being paying as much with so many issues.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Shaun, Thanks so much for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience was less than optimal. We hear your concerns and have shared your input with the entire STACK team. We are working diligently every day to improve our products and and services to ensure that all customers get the best possible experience with STACK. If there is anything else we can do for you or your business, please contact tnewman@stackct.com Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Time saver

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

STACK TAKEOFF SOFTWARE

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, remote usage, support staff.

Cons: Not being able to takeoff two conditions at once. Like perimeter metal on an area at the same time.

Overall: I've previously used two different takeoff softwares and find Stack Construction software to be the most user friendly. Being able to be remote and have all of my takeoffs at my finger tips no matter where I am is outstanding. I've recommended two options for change to my account manager at Stacked and within three weeks those changes were made in the software and I'm now able to takeoff off my projects even quicker. Their support team have always gotten back to us right away with any questions I've had on the capabilities of the program. I haven't yet used their cost estimating software but look forward to seeing a demonstration soon so that I can fully streamline our takeoff and pricing system.

Recommendations to other buyers: I look forward to trying the estimating software soon.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 12, 2017

Hello Todd, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We love hearing what users think of STACK Takeoff and Estimating software. Our team is always available to help with any questions you have as you get started with Estimating functionality. We look forward to supporting the unique growth and success goals of Allied Roofing & Waterproofing - now and in the future. Happy New Year!

Simply the best, Tina Turners words, not mine

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: The trainings as well as the constant help from the STACK team is amazing. There is always an answer to my questions, and if I have ever struggled in an area, we were able to personalize a training session to figure out the best way to make the program work for us.

Pros: I like the ease of use, paired with customizable options for every project. I can build complete packages if it is a similar job I am doing over and over. I can sit down with a 5,000 SF home, and depending on which trades I am bidding on, can be complete with takeoff and materials needing in under an hour.

Cons: I don't like that there is no IPAD PRO useability other than as a viewer. It would make running takeoff in the field amazing and eliminate some of the other programs I need in my field.

Great software and easy to use.

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very easy to upload plans and spec documents. We like how we can name any measurement quickly for fast take offs. The newer options for pitched area and pitched linear measurements are right in our wheelhouse. We use it daily. It keeps us up to date on bid dates instead of having to use another calendar system.

Cons: We would like to set saved measurement criteria sometimes instead of having to create them everyday for each new take off. For example... if we are doing a take off for a TPO roof we always measure flat area, perimeters, parapet cap, drip edge, various wall heights, etc.
Customer support is a little slow sometimes. It seams like it's hard to get our 2nd license running right.

Been a lifesaver

Feb 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and learn. Support help is fast, friendly, and they are eager to help.

Cons: Being web based, sometimes it glitches, or runs a little slow. Log out and back in and usually problem fixed. This has happened maybe 2-3 times over the past year.

Overall: Stack has provided our company with a fast and easy way to do our takeoffs. As part of a commercial contracting company, I run a commercial cladding division and we use Stack daily. The ability to color code, quickly take off, run and export takeoff reports, has been an invaluable tool. When I perform contract/estimate reviews, I open Stack, review that our team captured the project correctly, run the reports, and can easily compare the areas with that in our estimate forms to ensure we have the right quantities, etc. The only item I wish they would include is the ability to draw an arrow. We often write on our drawings and send PDFs to our subs, etc, and to be able to draw an arrow from text to area would be a nice touch, but not having it doesn't take away from the usefulness of this tool. We will continue to expand and utilize Stack for our takeoff purposes. Thanks team for creating a great product.

Recommendations to other buyers: If it fits in your budget, why not give it a try.

Very easy to use and gets the desired results when qualifying bids. We use for every project we bid.

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and teach to coworkers. I enjoy the fact it's cloud based, so when I need to take work home I can access it wherever I have internet.

Cons: Cost - you would have received 5 stars before this year and the cost increase. There are other features that aren't available in Stack that are available in takeoff programs such as E-takeoff through Sage.

Overall: Qualify bids from subcontractors - ensure correct quantities.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 26, 2017

Hi Casey, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Horizon Construction Group and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

The product is very user friendly. It is a highly functioning software at a great value.

May 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the value for the product. I like that it is cloud based so I can work from anywhere. I like that they have flexible payment options for new or small businesses. I like that they are constantly looking for way to improve the product to keep up with changing technology. I LOVE STACK!

Cons: I have had very few problems to occur, and most often the online help has accessed the issue and contacted me to verify the problem and it was corrected in minutes.

Overall: I have become more efficient with take off. I am able to work on multiple project at the same time. I have been able to open my own business and thrive.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 30, 2017

Hi Jessica, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Exceptional customer service

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that we can log on and see our plans, take-offs, notes quickly and easily. The search tool is great. Calendar keeps us up to date.

Cons: As with anything its only as good as what you put into it.

Overall: While many software companies charge for tutoring, help, special requests; Stack offers its customers all of that and more - no extra charges! They are easy to work with, easy to get a hold of and very responsive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Subscribing to this software is an excellent choice.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Bridgeway Contracting and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Very easy to pick up. I learned Oasis Takeoff in college. STACK was easy to adjust to.

May 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to stay organized and sort takeoffs to fit my needs. It's very easy to learn and to use. I really like the calendar on the beginning screen that sorts projects. I also like the geometry takeoff summary report that makes it very easy to see the measurement of each takeoff and to locate where each takeoff is at.

Cons: It glitches from time to time. And it usually takes multiple tries to upload plans 20 MB or more. Large projects are nearly impossible to upload unless each sheet is it's own file.

Overall: Makes me much more efficient at my job.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 19, 2017

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Steel Sales Inc. and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Overall, very good software.

May 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've been using Stack software for about three years, and they have continued to get better. The software has become easier to use, and features are overall better.

Cons: I have requested, and continue to request a way to take off metal panel roofing that would determine panel amounts and lengths as one of their predecessor programs did, however they either seem reluctant, or unable to.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Chuck, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Ketcher & Co and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Good overall function, need to work on glitches and bugs.

May 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and training. One of the easiest estimating software I've used. Makes estimating projects smooth and simple. The copy/Paste function is very helpful, as well as the tag function.

Cons: I come across bugs almost daily. Whether it's the copy/paste function not working properly, or the tag function glitching. There's rarely a day that goes by where I do not notice a bug.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Austin, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Garland Insulating and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Best takeoff and estimating software on the market!

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The low cost compared to others and the ease of use.

Cons: Not available if there is no internet connection

Overall: We have been using STACK Estimating since it began. They have continued to improve on the functionality and control use and never charge for any system upgrades. Our takeoffs are accurate and our reports can include any amount of detail we desire. The sky is the limit to the number of catalog items and assemblies we have at our disposal. The pre-built assemblies provided by STACK are very detailed yet give us the ability to modify them and make them custom to our standard operating procedures. There customer service and training is bar nun the best we have ever encountered!

Recommendations to other buyers: Use the Free Trial, I mean really Use It, and take advantage of the free assistance and training. It will be totally worth it!

One of the first users

May 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The team really is great and will help tailor it to your company. Lots of features we don't use. But it works pretty dang good for what we need. May need to open our minds and use what they have

Cons: Price increase every year. starting projects can be a little confusing. I may not know it as well as some of my employees

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Jeremy, Thanks so much for your recent feedback and for being a loyal STACK customer over the years. We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Boxer Property and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Cloud based + onscreen takeoff = great product

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: 1- cloud based - I can pick it up from any computer and work on projects
2- ease of interface/smooth manipulation of large drawing files
3- measurement tools are very accurate and easy to manipulate

Cons: 1- auto page naming inconsistencies
2- custom sorting of pages is difficult

Overall: I've use stack for about 18months, it continues to improve. The overall interface is streamline and easy to understand (i.e. learn quickly). It is smooth even when manipulating large files. Auto page naming is hit or miss, when it works it is great when it doesn't no biggie, manually naming is easy enough. Export of marked up sheets is especially nice to include with proposal scopes, simple to show a customer "if it is marked I have it" which is especially nice on remodels. Really, I can't say enough good things.
If I could change anything it would be an option to update sheets with revisions but not loose the initial take offs (though this may be something that can be done and I haven't learned how to do it yet).

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 03, 2017

Hi Nicholas, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Poelking Carpentry Group and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Finally a takeoff software for Mac users!

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Because this program is based online, I can use it anywhere and on my Mac.

Cons: I wish it was a little easier to batch-delete annotations like measurements

Overall: I'm a convert from downloadable software that would run only on PC's. I had to keep a PC in my office for years despite the fact that my base computer is a Mac. Thanks to Stack, I can work on my Mac from anywhere and the functionality is there, the features are there, and most important the accuracy is there too.

Recommendations to other buyers: None

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Kyle, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Momentum Builders and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Stack needs to improve

Jan 26, 2017
1/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The only thing I like about stack that its pretty easy to use.

Cons: The least thing I like is that there are always updates but not to anything that truly matters for function.

Overall: I have been using stack for over a year now and it seems like the software is always updating however no great changes are made. The software is very very slow and doesn't always comply with what I really need to do. I wish that the next update actually makes it work better instead of minor changes that don't help with the function.

Recommendations to other buyers: Please make the software work properly it stalls way too much.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 26, 2017

Hello Naz, Thank you for your recent feedback. We're sorry to hear that you feel that not enough feature updates are being made and will be sure to share your input with our team. We'll also have our support team reach out to help troubleshoot the slowness you've described as this should not be occurring. Thanks again for your candor & have a great day!

Easy and Accurate Estimating Program that I will continue to recommend to others.

Jan 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to understand

Cons: The reports available with my package are minimal

Overall: I have used Stack Estimating for the last 2 years for bidding on the painting of numerous commercial projects. The program is easy to use and very accurate. The people at Stack Estimating are very helpful and are available to help throughout the day. It was a very easy transition when they updated their program to an even better program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Inexpensive compared to other estimating software

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 04, 2017

Hello Karna, Thanks so much for your recent feedback - we love hearing how much our users enjoy STACK takeoff and estimating software! We'd be happy to help get your subscription upgraded to include unlimited reports. Just give our team a call at 1.866.702.6078 at your convenience. Happy New Year!

Best/Easiest Estimating Software to Use!

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to Use. CLOUD STORAGE! Convenient, searchable previous estimates. So quick to organize and no more saving files in the wrong place.

Cons: No cons.

Overall: I've tried a few estimating packages and Stack is the most intuitive and easiest to use. The cloud storage is fantastic when I am not in the office and I need to review or edit a project. I am not always tied to my desk so this is a huge benefit!

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 10, 2017

Hi Jorda, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of All the Marbles and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Time saver and accurate estimating software

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: The folders for plans. Weekly training sessions or tricks. An app for Android.

Pros: I like the ability to create my own take offs and to accurately measure everything. I used to print and measure with a ruler...never again. Saves money and time. Reports are great. Project schedule in the monthly view shows how many estimates I created and there current status in a quick view.

Cons: Kind of expensive. sometimes it is glitchy and freezes up or I will type something and it just erases, seems like I am faster then the program at times when setting up the takeoffs. I wish the organization of the plans was better. I do a lot of revisions and there just isn't a folder system that is set up yet. Would be nice instead of all plans, old and revised all in the same view.

Best Money I have spent in years

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Stacks Pro has changed my business in a way that I can still have my small staff work smarter and not harder and keep up with the demands of our contractors. Bids are in days ahead of time and gives me time to see if I am in the running to win project or adjust to have the better chance of winning. Thanks STACKS

Pros: The program is easy to use and I have not had to spend more money on staff or paper prints. Things are organized for future reference and so if changes are needed it is as simple a click of the mouse. I can run though multiple plans a day and click back and forth with projects with no problem. Projects that I have submitted months ago, I can go back and update my pricing.

Cons: I Don't Know. Everything I needed STACKS to do, it has done and then some. Keep Up the good work in improving.

Great- could use some enhancements

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to use and learn. Great reporting features. I like the unlimited storage. Love the support I have received. Use for flooring and exterior siding- and is very helpful.

Cons: Would like the help/training videos easier to find- I know the video button in the bottom but the training videos were hard to find. It would be nice to be able to select an area and get a legend on the selected area. Would also like to be able the change the "measurement type" after it is entered as long as there is no measurement taken- many times I enter in a take off before I know if I am going to need an area measurement or surface area measurement for wall tile, etc. Would also be nice to see more of the description with initial click on take off. I have to click "edit" to see full description and then there is not a "cancel" button so then I have to "start take off" and sometimes prompted for more- just too many steps.

Great Software and Easy to use!

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

First Year with Stack CT

Aug 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stack Estimating allows a very flexible approach to take offs and preparing estimates. I've been using this software for just over a year and had previously used another software with other companies. Stack is fairly streamlined, allows multiple options, and organizes your quantities in a way that is very user friendly and easy to manage.

Cons: I find myself frustrated with creating my take off library before starting a project. There are many options, but it would be nice to be able to set some defaults when creating items. For example, when creating a count item, it automatically generates a 'Medium' check mark with 'Medium' line weight. With every count item, I am changing this to 'Small' and 'Small' because the current default obstructs too much of the plan. They have a library that you can set, but every plan has different items so I can only use the library for so much.

Recommendations to other buyers: Remember what the program is. It is a internet based software that is handling a large amount of information. It will get hung up from time to time, but that is the nature of internet based software. The options that it has and it's ability to be constantly updated still makes this a very easy program to use.

Very Good Take Off System

Jan 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Convenience and internet based

Cons: Ever changing product. Internet based.

Overall: My experience has been mostly positive and I am grateful for this software. We've gone from one account to three accounts now and are liking it. The only complaint I have is the changes in the past have occurred to rapidly and prematurely before they were perfected.

Recommendations to other buyers: We need to be able to auto name pages by titles and numbers. I miss being able to see multiple pages at once.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Josh, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Schulte Roofing and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Simple for anyone to get started with

May 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very simple to set up a new project and use for many different types of take-offs - we use it for pie, earthwork and demolition take-off

Cons: It sometimes needs to be refreshed and can have delays in the system. I am not sure if it is a network issue, but it happens across the board.

Overall: speed of take-off

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Erik, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Park Construction Company and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Use from out of town....

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: always available

Cons: communication and training

Overall: This last week I was traveling for a training session, yet still had a few take-offs that needed to be done. The ease of turning on the computer and logging in from another state, completing my take off, and sending out proposals, helps me tremendously, besides being able to complete take-offs from Home at night. Thank you !!!

Recommendations to other buyers: no

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 03, 2017

Hi Sam, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Waukegan Roofing and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Product Review

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's fast take off. The reports are good

Cons: feature rich, but we don't know how to use it or aren't comfortable with it

Overall: We don't use the full functionality of Stack like we should. It used to be intuitive and it's not any more. As it is, we simply use it as a take off tool and based on what we pay, it costs a lot more than other take off tools.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are sorry to hear that you're not 100% happy with making the transition from our version 1, CloudTakeoff software to the all new STACK platform. We'll be sure to have our support team reach out to discuss your comments around intuitiveness. Thanks again and have a great day!

This software really makes your estimating make sens... time wise. It cuts estimating time by 75% .

May 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you have all your partitions, assemblies and materials combinations set up, estimating time is easily reduced by 75-80%

Cons: The time that it takes to setup all the elements to works properly is really a bummer. Not that it would be easier with any other software, but I would've like to have the possibility to download the most commonly partition assemblies as an example.

Overall: My estimating time is reduced by 75% which allows me to focus on management more

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 23, 2017

Hi Jean-Philippe, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Langlois Master Design and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Clear Image

Jan 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the simplicity of working daily to do take offs and complete what I need to price jobs

Cons: I don't like that we cant move the tabs around on the top after we open the plans

Overall: Stack Works great for getting the job done for estimating. Your team could get back to us quicker on changes that could be made to your program or at least let us know what's going on with the ideas that would make working on your program easier

Recommendations to other buyers: sometime the program runs very slow whether its when you guys are fixing the program or its just the server itself

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Kenneth, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Clear Image and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Works great

May 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, great support, customizable to respected trade, good value for $$, easy of use also helps in new training

Cons: Once in a while it has a had time saving measurements, have to double check every line to make sure it is saving values.

Overall: more accurate take-offs

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Alex, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Garland Insulating and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

A platform that allowed me to create more accurate estimates & make comprehensive analysis.

May 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Makes it easy to adjust and modify estimates. Calculations of labor and material was simplified and in many cases combined. Integrates with other data software. Ability to create reports from software and import into pdf , excel of comma delineate format. Ability to modify data in items and assemblies.

Cons: Take-offs should allow for multiple selections once it's created without having to create a separate take-off for minor changes in data.

Overall: Ability to create comprehensive estimates, simplifying/reducing the number of calculations, the calendar and monitor projects from the application are all extremely beneficial features of the application.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 22, 2017

Hi Edna, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of NF Insulation, LLC and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Easy setup, quick learning curve with budget options to fit small to large companies

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use product that we had running in less than half an hour. Great tutorial videos for all construction trades. Compatible with most files types. Allows mark up and sharing of pages to coordinate RFI's instantly from application.

Cons: Sorting of pages can be cumbersome with large projects. Would like to see it compatible with more bidding sites for direct uploads. An aerial measuring subscription similar to eagle view images would be great to add to allow a single source for all takeoffs.

Overall: Rapid accurate estimates

Works great for our needs.

May 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use to take off any size project. I like that you are always upgrading with new features.

Cons: Speed when moving between projects would be nice if it was faster. occasionally we have trouble sending our drawing to pdf for print outs.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 22, 2017

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of K & L Contractors, Inc. and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Overall good, it accomplishes what we need a takeoff software to do

May 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its cloud based and can be pulled up anywhere from any device.
The auto naming is a good tool to use.

Cons: I'm not aware of a way to locate where a particular takeoff is within a set of plans without opening each plan sheet.

Overall: Estimating / Paint

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 23, 2017

Hi Michael, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Benjamin Fleig LLC and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Excellent product for the price!

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have loved using STACK! It is great that a lot of companies are offering Stack as one of their preferred measurement links and the plans pull up without any work!

Pros: -New pricing structure allows me to pay for basic features instead of the whole program -Easy to learn -Customer support is always available and great to help! -Consistently working with customers to improve product -Access anywhere

Cons: -Only 1 user at a time (it would be nice to be able to look at plans at the same time as someone else - instead it logs 1 person out) -Small basic functionality issues (but customer support always makes notes of changes needed) -Basic edit functions are not as available as I would hope

STACK Estimating is the best thing that has happened to me and it make my life so much easier !!!

May 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the accuracy and how fast I can perform my estimates with no errors, it is just unbelievable. I love this Software !!

Cons: I can't see the reports on my iPhone anymore that used to be available but not anymore. It was very convenient to check my reports when I was on the go.

Overall: Saved hours of my time on estimating and not to mention we are not worried there was mistakes done while calculating since the Stack does it all for you.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Marek, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Concrete Floor Systems review

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Easy to edit and go back to previous takeoffs.

Cons: Some editing features are difficult, such as deleting things in a one step process. Call outs seem to blur colors if they go outside of the main plan area, forcing you to change colors.

Overall: Overall, I think the product matches the price. I know there are some other programs out there that provide more features, but those others are far too expensive

Recommendations to other buyers: Stay open to feedback. Minimize steps involved in editing features.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 12, 2017

Hello Jordan, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We love hearing what users think of STACK Takeoff and Estimating software. We will be sure to relay your comments on editing difficulty to our development team. As you know, we make updates and improvements to the software regularly and input such as this is always helpful as we prioritize our roadmap. We look forward to supporting the unique growth and success goals of Concrete Floor Systems - now and in the future. Happy New Year!

Commercial Painting customer

Feb 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use for simple tasks

Cons: High price for one license. all your data in the cloud with is good and bad.
What happen when you cancel your subscription do you lose all that data??

Overall: I thought I found a great program at a fair cost. All year I had to learn something new when they updated the software, That's fine improvements for sure. Then at the end of my year they raised my price and gave me less access to features. I'm not happy about that. I will be looking into other options. All and all it a good software.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 03, 2017

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We're sorry to hear that you weren't happy with our software updates and we understand price increases are never ideal. We will be sure to share your input with our support team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Artisan Stoneworks Corp. Stack Review

Feb 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy Interface, Work can be shared, Mark-ups and PDF functions are great for RFI's and qualifications. The younger people in my office who dread takeoff work love the program.

Cons: The reports can be a little difficult at times - I know how to extrapolate what I am looking for but would like to tweak the sheets.

Overall: We were looking for a few years at various takeoff and estimating programs before finding Stack. During the trial I felt very comfortable with the interface and finally pulled the trigger. I am very happy I did - I now do about 85-95 % of my takeoff work on the program much faster than before, its also great for after measures from field dimensions and change order calculations which are always time sensitive. PDF functions are very helpful in forming RFI's and making qualifications when necessary. Could never imagine going back to the old way!

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like to have some basic drawing functions similar to CAD incorporated-

Great Product

Jan 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is all clearly laid out and easy to use.

Cons: Sometimes I double add takeoffs from the Library.

Overall: I use this program every day, it was easy to learn and easy to use. The customer support was phenomenal with any problems I had.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you could make it like the labels so we are unable to add more than one of the same takeoff.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 19, 2017

Hi Shelby, Thanks for your recent feedback! We love hearing from our customers and can't wait to share your comments with the team at STACK. We look forward to supporting the growth and success goals of Preferred Insulation Contractors - now and in the future. Happy New Year!

Efficient Take off Thanks to Cloud Technology

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I couldn't imagine my work life without the Estimating software provided through STACK Construction Technologies. The company allows you to take the estimating tool anywhere be in in the office or in the field, making the take-off potential truly indispensable. Tom Zapf is a sincere pleasure to work with and is an exceptional face of the STACK Team whenever there is a question or concern I have he is able to offer the solution. Help is never far from reach when you entrust this company, the employees and software itself is truly phenomenal. You can export take-offs after marking them up, you can measure lengths, areas, count construction materials, you can take this software anywhere even on your ipad, you don't need to print plans on paper and will protect the environment, you don't have to go through the Estimating procedure of printing plans, highlighting construction materials, measuring by hand --anymore if you want to take your estimating to the next level or more over simplified your life then invest in estimating take-offs on the computer format, it will expedite the work required for each project and you will meet or exceed project deadlines and bring in much more for less. There hasn't been a "you can't" when working with STACK Estimating I am completely satisfied and it's not even a "guess-timate" I know you'll love this software as much as I do now.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 03, 2017

Hi Sean, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of EMG Industrial and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Love the software!

Jun 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer Service is wonderful. Small details make a huge difference, Stack is always open to suggestions.

Cons: I wish it was a program on my computer not on the internet. Only because the internet connection can be slow.

Overall: Fast job turnaround

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Christine, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Skyview Roofing Co., LLC , McAllen,TX Stack Estimating Review

Jan 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly

Cons: Lag on generating images or uploading plans. minimal

Overall: I was introduced to the software in my early days starting estimating as the software was "Cloud Takeoff". It too, was in its early stages of development. right off the back the software was very user friendly and allowed me to really sharpen my skill level, while adding new features as i progressed. now the software has hit a level of expertise where a senior estimator can really break work down, itemized within one system. I am still going as an estimator and am proud to share the growth experience with "Stack Estimating" !

So far I have had a great experience using Stack. It is quick, easy and as precise.

May 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about this software is the different options for reports that it gives you. I also like how easy and user friendly it is.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that only one user is able to use it instead of having simultaneous users.

Overall: I am able to compete take offs in a timely fashion. It is also easy to edit takeoffs that may be changed in an addendum etc.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 25, 2017

Hi Sara, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Commercial Interiors and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

I make takeoff for building elevation.

Feb 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User-friendly is the better quality.
How the files are organized with a calendar is also useful, with a good amount of space.
The software is completely online, that is good for who works from remote.
The upload system is good.
Some tools are really useful (like the copy and paste function and the mirror function) and the use of the layers works.

Cons: Missing the undo button!!!!it is frustrating and makes me lose a lot of time.
Sometimes for revision, I would like to copy the entire project, and it is not possible.
You can freeze the layer, just switch it off, and sometimes is frustrating.

Stack Takeoff software works

Jan 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ease o use. And accurate takeoffs

Cons: I can't think of a con.

Overall: We have been using the Stack Takeoff software for three years and love it's ease of use. It is simple to learn and they keep updating the software with new updates.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Mitch, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Lawson Concrete and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Excellent takeoff software

Dec 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Love this product. Per user license pricing is too high for companies with multiple users. Especially when some of the users are not in Estimating roles (support, review, etc.)

Pros: Ease of use, Training support, Tech Support, accessible anywhere.

Cons: Pricing. Per user license pricing is too high for companies with multiple users. Especially when some of the users are not in Estimating roles (support, review, etc.)

The tool is great to work with. A little UX upgrades could improve especially in the drawings

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The clean look and intuitive nature of the take off.
Collaboration potential is huge. Connecting teams of preconstruction/estimating in larger organizations. I think you have only begun to tap this.

Cons: I'd like if it could tie directly into estimating software.
I understand why everything has a time component, but I don't like that you have to search the calendar for the project I am working on. Most of our projects do not have a firm due date.
An actual enterprise solution with multi users would be good without trying to sell a "seat" cost would make it more of a viable option. You want to have individual users for tracking purposes, but if we have to pay for each individual, that would make us keep our current selection of Blue beam
Comment - I don't know if it can but revision control would be great for both document and take off.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Molly, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Miller Valentine and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Fast, easy, more profit

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its ease of use and the affordability. We easily tripled our number of bids we send out per month. Cheapest way to increase profit.

Cons: Personally for our industry they made it more complicated to use in my opinion. I get that they made upgrades to better service a larger part of the construction industry that I am sure made it easier for them. Just for us we are very simple. It is still very easy to use.

Overall: Increased work load and bidding collaboration

STACK - User Friendly and Great Customer Service

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very user friendly and intuitive. One quick tutorial was all we needed to get started. There is a lot of depth to it so as our business grows in the future this software will be able to continue to support it.

Cons: There seems to be service interruptions more often than I would expect. They do, however, send out notices regarding these interruptions.

Overall: I've been using STACK for about one year now and it has very much streamlined our bidding process which has helped to further grow our business. There is a lot of functionality with the software that we have just grazed the surface on so there is room to grow and expedite our process even further.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would and have recommended this software to others starting up business in the construction field.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on February 03, 2017

Hi Jason, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of C & J Contractors, LLC and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Great Takeoff Experience & Useability

Jan 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the interface and the platform it is on. Very quick and easy to takeoff architectural plans.

Cons: Nothing. I have yet to encounter something that is a problem for me.

Overall: This program exceeded our companies expectations and is now our primary source to perform takeoffs. It is very user-friendly and is very easy to learn for beginners. Also, the customer service that we have experienced has been top notch and could not be more helpful when it comes to troubleshooting problems or questions.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 04, 2017

Hello Brett, Thanks so much for your recent feedback - we love hearing that STACK takeoff and estimating software exceeded your expectations! We look forward to supporting you and your business well into the future. Happy New Year!

Best solution for concrete estimating

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Stack Estimating save time and money

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been using stack estimating for over 4 years and it has saved me time and money. The takeoffs are way more accurate then doing the takeoff by hand, and the amount of money you can save by not having to print plans anymore makes up for the annual fee. I would recommend this software to any company.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Ken, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Sargon and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Our company has used this program for over a year now and it has simplified the takeoff process!

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is easy to understand, quick and efficient. But most importantly the constant tracking of values that you are taking off is probably my favorite feature and benefits me the most.

Cons: I do not like the fact that on some browsers this software does not work as fast and/or efficient as other browsers do. I'm not sure why that is.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 27, 2017

Hi Brett, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

A lot of thought & Theory into the interface

Jan 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This program is great! It is very user friendly & extremely intuitive, it almost feels like you have already used it before. Well designed & thought out layout of the interface. Customer service is great & at the ready at all times. I've had an issue with the scaling on 2 of about 100 jobs i've uploaded and one of them was actually my fault, and the other I re-uploaded and came out fine. Don't know what happened with that, but over all great program definitely recommend it to anyone. So much potential for setting up and customizing it for your needs at your fingertips & Cloud based, ready to access from the office, home or even a tablet on the go, definitely worth more than what it costs.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 19, 2017

Hi Gabriel, Thanks for your recent feedback! We love hearing from our customers and can't wait to share your comments with the team at STACK. We look forward to supporting the growth and success goals of FA McComas - now and in the future. Happy New Year!

Stack Takeoff Software

Jan 20, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I started using Stack about 18 months ago. I was relatively easy to set up and learn. As with all programs, the more you use it the more you learn about it. It does help in speeding up doing takeoffs BUT, there is always a but so lets take them 1 at a time.

Support: When I have a problem I either send a text message from the Stack screen or call on the phone. It always takes at least 30-60 minutes to get a response. If I have a problem, I need it resolved ASAP. not at Stack's convenience.

Page Order: About 40% of the time when I upload drawings to the program, the pages are not loaded in any order making doing takeoffs very difficult because I have to search for the page I want. i was told that this is a flaw in the program and "they are working on it"

The Biggie for me: After I got used to using the program, I noticed the the default shape for area takeoffs is a polygon. I don't use polygons in my trade. When I start an area takeoff, I have go and delete the polygon shape and change to a square. The program ALWAYS defaults to polygon. I have been asking them to update the program to allow me to choose my default shape. Stack came out with an update a few months ago and I noticed there was a page called Settings. I thought they finally honored my request. I clicked on the settings tab only to find that you can go from inches and feet to metric measurement.
Where was my shape toggle.
When I called i was told "they are working on it"

If there is other takeoff software I could use I'd drop Stack in a second but I an on a Mac network at work so I am stuck using Stack. It's better than nothing. but not that much.

Stack Review

Jan 20, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: -expanded ease of use
-regular software updates that add user demands

Cons: -buggy software
-lack of usable mobile solution

Overall: This software has come a long way since we were using it as cloud takeoff. The ease of use has expanded greatly, but the largest negative remains the buggy nature of the software. Consistently there are hang ups and items not logged. Also, the mobile use on iPad is subpar. This would greatly enhance the usability of the software on site. right now, it is not reliable enough for mobile use.

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

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

I like the functionality but there are still some improvements that could be made to the smoothness

May 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Calendar is a great function It would be even more useful if their were a way to sync it with our outlook calendar.

Cons: Sometimes projects that have a lot of pages of plans take way too long to load. Even when we are on our T5 line at the office

Overall: I am able to quickly perform takeoffs without having to get a set of plans printed.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 22, 2017

Hi Chase, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of AMX Companies and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Amazing, easy to use Take Off Software

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall for my small roofing business with only one estimator I found this software really affordable, easy to use, and a new huge asset to our company. Will recommend to my fellow contractors for their estimating and take off needs.

Pros: This software is easy to learn and use, especially for a beginner (like myself) with take off software. Great for our small roofing company that needs simple tools. Biggest bonus is this software can calculate cost in materials, labor and print off easy to read reports. Great software for the price since many other companies will charge much more and tend to be less user friendly. Great for specialty companies that have specific products they use because they will add any of your items to your special items list for you if it is not already in the program. This software is accessible where ever you go (compatible with google earth), so if you work from an office or work from the field you will always be able to get accurate numbers to your customers in a timely fashion.

Cons: It is a yearly subscription and also you have to pay per user per year

This is better than some I have used . a bit more user friendly than what I moved from.

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would like to see if there is more training that is easy to get to.

Pros: logging on and this is easy to set up a job. I like the reports the scaling works very well. I think there is much more that I could get from this but need more training.

Cons: Building the assemblies for Concrete could be better, the training on line is very general and i have not found all the ways to help make a complete takeoff into an estimate.

Fantastic Tool for all of our needs to properly estimate our jobs.

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of use of this product. From start to finish it is seamless to properly prepare an accurate report for measurements and quantities. The program is really efficient in going from plan to plan. It is also very easy to learn. Within a week I was flying through all of the tools like I had been using the software for years.

Cons: The only con about this product is that sometimes the server that it is on (Amazon servers I believe) can be slow or overused, sometimes not working at all. This happens at peak times (middle of day to end of day).

very user friendly

May 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: you can make it as intricate as you want or as simple as you need. It is cloud based so i can pull it up and work while on vacation with my family if i need to.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 24, 2017

Hi Josh, We are so glad to hear that you are thrilled with the impact our software is having on your business! We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Be sure to contact us if there is anything you need in the future. We are here for you! Wishing you much continued success!

Must Have Takeoff Software

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our company used a competitors software that was not anywhere near as functional. In addition, the main computer crashed and all the functionality was lost. We had to pay an additional fee to set them back up if we chose too. That is when we found Stack.

Pros: Extremely User Friendly Cloud Based Excellent Customer Support Priced appropriately Specific to.our scope

Cons: Would like project management software incorporated with the takeoff and estimating functionality.

I love this takeoff software, has saved me hours of time

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of being able to use the software with little time to take getting used to it. Time is of upmost importance, and it took me no time to learn this program

Cons: Printing seems to be a bit more arduous than it could be. I would like to be able to print directly from the screen I am working on rather than having to populate a file to be exported for printing.

Overall: Time, time, time management.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on August 08, 2017

Hi Adam! Thanks so much for your recent review of STACK software! We are so grateful to have earned your business and look forward to sharing your feedback with our customer success and development teams. If I can ever be of assistance in your quest to bid and win more profitable work, please don't hesitate to reach out. Sincerely, Lindsay Pedersen VP of Marketing STACK Construction Technologies

Ease of use and flexibility

Jan 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility of using wherever I have an internet connection

Cons: Sometimes updates slowly

Overall: I am the senior estimator for a large commercial landscape company in Colorado. I love how easy the software is to use and the flexibility to use it wherever I have an internet connection. The software is easy to use and makes comparing revised sets of plans a lot easier than doing so on paper. It has allowed us to increase the quantity of bids submitted and shortened the time it takes to prepare a bid.

Finally organizing a jumble of bids from our 3 locations

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall a great product, it is the only estimating software I¿ve ever used but it definitely sends a high standard for the competition!

Pros: The fact that we can finally organize the bids for our 3 locations and keep track of bids won and lost, and save a lot of money on printing architectural sized plans. It¿s also nice to be able to stop, start and seperate current bids and pick-up where you left without having to jumble through hundreds of papers and a scale.

Cons: It does take some getting used too, but overall the interface is pretty user friendly. Web based can feel slow at times than an actual running application. I would like to see an option to get installable software and a cloud based storage system coupled with it.

What a time saver!

Jan 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: When selecting a drawn entity for modification (like a simple line) the software often wants to rotate the object instead of letting you lengthen or shorten it. Usually I have to delete it all together and redraw it. Very frustrating.

Overall: Since I started using STACTCT, I have been able to speed up my project take-off times and reduce all the paperwork I used to accumulate to support my material needs. The reporting tools let me easily distribute a bill of material to suppliers for quoting, and let me look back on a project to see what was planned and what really happened. Also, having customer and tech support at my finger tips has been invaluable for helping me utilize the power STACTCT has available.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be nice to have an undo feature.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on January 24, 2017

Hi Steven, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of KF Construction & Excavating and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process. We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

Cloud was great/Stack is not

Oct 25, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy loading, price point,

Cons: Difficult takeoffs set-up, Takeoff tools not what they use to be.

Overall: We had Cloud which was a nice low cost program that filled my needs. With casework we have to be able to change the items. A large range of different items. Before I could do a quick takeoff now 4-5 steps for each items. Looking for new program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not made for takeoffs with lots of rooms and different items. We do baseboard, cabinets, wall panel, doors, hardware,trim, custom cabinet.

High Quality Software with a few quirks to figure out here and there

May 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Incredible software that can get just about anything done that you need it to for a takeoff. Ultimately will be a good one stop shop from takeoff to proposal.

Cons: Sometimes plans come in faint. Items and Assemblies are an incredible feature, once up and running. But not personalized towards our industry and takes too much time to set up, therefore we haven't used it yet.

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

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Accurate painting takeoffs for commercial & residential construction projects.

Easy to use, but wish suggestions were implemented sooner.

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good features and organization of take-off information.

Pros: The program is easy to use. Functions as expected. Nice selection of colors to choose from. Would be nice if sizing stayed consistent when pdf is created.

Cons: Suggested changes to enhance features are slow to be implemented. 1. Suggested changes include the ability to select a circle that we could control the size similar to the polygon and rectangle selections in place. 2. Easier use of the library so that multiple items could be selected at once to move to projects.

Stack takeoff tools are easy to use.

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love being able to do a takeoff wherever I have an internet connection. Speed and accuracy are improved, and save a lot of money by not printing plans for estimating.

Cons: Some of the functionality is cumbersome, for example, if you take an area off as one item and it gets switched to another via addendum, you can't simply change it to a different item.