Stack Construction Technologies

STACK

4.5 / 5 540 reviews

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

540 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 Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

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

About STACK

Searching for a solution to help you bid more work, in less time? STACK Construction Technologies will empower 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. Start a FREE 7-day trial!


STACK Features

  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management

STACK Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Instant success

May 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: I have used most of the software available and Stack is by far the most economical! Far less in cost than anything I have ever seen in the marketplace.

Pros: Its ease and accessibility. You can access all plans you download anywhere as long as you have internet access. This is a big advantage especially for site visits.

Cons: The lack of layers to determine individual quantities. In some circumstances it may be best to copy a plan page and download it to gain specific information such as phases or individual areas.

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

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

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

May 09, 2018
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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Pros: This software saved considerable time from multiple departments. It made it easier to share information and gave visibility to all the correct individuals without having to manually communicate or share files. Definitely worth the cost.

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

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

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 14, 2018

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

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I love having worked with them

May 06, 2018
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 having worked with them, I am leaving with a very good impression and very happy to have chosen them, I have no doubt that the quality of their work is indisputable and that they really care about pleasing their clients, one of the best in your area.

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

Very Good Value

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the report option of this software, and we are being able to customize the report layout is very important.

Cons: Somehow the software is not the most responsive one we have used, but this might be due to our own computer problem, not sure.

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

Apr 04, 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: This cloud based application makes it very easy to store and access data. excellent support and I love the facts that updates are done on a regular basis. Pretty straight forward application. punch in the parameters and click calculate. Tons of training "how to" videos on YouTube

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

Great for begginers

Feb 16, 2018
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: User friendly, easy to upload drawings, great technical support, and gives you a nice material list.

Cons: There is a lot of input that you have to create, I wish that you can add the material, and labor price from the report sheets.

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

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

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

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Stack allows you to customize the things needed to do a accurate takeoff, allows you to keep a detailed report. i have found very few flaws

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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
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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.

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Frustrating but helpful

Feb 12, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

Stack is helpful when it comes to customer support

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

Works well

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

Program is easy to understand and navigate.

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

Very helpful in quickly creating estimates for exterior building products.

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

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

Feb 12, 2018
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: Ease of use and the ability to have access to your documents at will. With a simple internet connection

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

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

Easy learning curve. Intuitive functionality.

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can run production from your phone in most situations. The amount of data available 24-7.
Customer website pages.

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

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

Easy to Use and Learn

Feb 09, 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: Ease of use and easy to learn. Also great customer service staff who are always willing to help you when you need it.

Cons: Sometimes there is a lag while using. This happens especially while waiting on plans to load, but can happen at other times as well.

Overall: Quick take-offs!

I need to famaliarize myself with some of the features, such as copying measuresments.

Feb 09, 2018
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: I can print out pages with the takeoff to file away for future reviews. The calendar shows me what projects are bidding on what day. I can use the samne page to use for multiply takeoffs, such as, control joints and windows to break out the footage.

Cons: Some features that I don't use often, I can not recall how to do and need to call for assistance. When I call usually I have to wait for someone to return my call, which puts my project on hold until a receive a call back.

Overall: It's a huge toime saver!

The program is ok but it needs some user functions

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how it creates the spreadsheet The ability to download the pages that has the marks on it is very to save for future reference.

Cons: Having worked with AutoCad for several years, where you are able to preset your text and dimension heights, create tabs, drop-down boxes, this program doesn't. Stack ct makes you select the same function over and over from the right side of the screen, very time consuming.
It doesn't let you preset your text size or dimension height. Every time you put the legend on the page you have to change the size again. It needs more function tabs and drop-down boxes to select an operation and make using it much easier.

Overall: It works

Overall it has been good.

Feb 09, 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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Pros: The program has been really easy to use. We utilize it for take-offs but would like to move into using the estimating part of the software.

Cons: We've had various glitches with the upload of the drawings not having the page numbers or the title of the page come thru the first time.

Easy to use, great for organizing and tracking

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Favorite feature is the calendar which allows you to view all projects and track dates when completed.

Cons: Stack need a faster way to view and flip through pages. Sometimes it lags and gets stuck. Also need an overlay tool for incoming revisions and addendum's

Overall: I recommend this product for all estimators. You can track all past bids, and it is very user friendly if you have used any past estimating software.

Having someone call and ask us if we needed help with the site have been awesome

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One main thing we use it for is quick sqft quotes and it's great for that, also keeping track of all the jobs we have coming up, using the calendar

Cons: I wish we could pull certain details and copy them on a different page, that way we could start to do job site review plans all in one software.

Great cloud based, access plans anywhere & anytime

Feb 08, 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: Cloud based, great that its not just on one dedicated computer like some sofewares I've used in the past and you have the freedom to log in on any device with internet connection.

Cons: Internet sometimes at my home or office isnt always up to par and that sometimes affects the speed of the takeoff I'm doing.

Overall: My job is a lot easier and i acomplish many more takeoffs than trying to do them off paper plans.

Have been using Stack's online takeoff platform for over a year now for company takeoffs.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Stack's online platform is easy to use and allows me to keep all my projects in one, easily accessible place.

Cons: As for all online-web based platforms, from time to time the program will run slowly. This could be due to internet speed or browser issues.

Software works as described. Great tool for takeoffs.

Feb 07, 2018
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: Straight forward to work in. I have to train new employees pretty often to get them up to speed and this is pretty easy process and very intuitive.

Cons: Sometimes the site seems to bog down. We have fastest internet available and it still skips some times. This is while doing takeoff, not when uploading which I understand could be slower.

Overall: I have been able to quickly do takeoffs for customers and know they will be very accurate.

Easy to use

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: Lots of features and ease of use. The scaling and qty takeoffs are so simple to perform. Edits to qty takeoffs are fast and thorough

Cons: I believe there are some features that could use improvement. I cant Determine how to locate takeoff with out going sheet be sheet, a reference linked to the takeoff would be nice

The Stack software is a great tool for a company of our size.

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

Pros: The software is easy to use. It provides the right amount of functionality for a smaller company like ours. It is a huge time saver versus a manuial takeoff.

Cons: The finished project does not integrate easily into a proposal/estimate template. Requires a significant amount of time to transfer that data into a proposal document. The assemblies can be challenging to build.

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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.

Easy to use and good value.

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

Pros: The time saved for takeoff helps me estimate more jobs or tackle other tasks. Software is user friendly and adaptable to multiple file formats.

Cons: Takes a while to upload larger plan sets. Some of the features could use some further instruction so I could further use the software.

Great estimating program for drywall takeoffs.

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: I like how easy it is to use. I also like that you could be in the middle of a takeoff, get up and leave and it saves everything you've done to that point, you never have to worry about saving and closing out the program. I also like the report options and how they break down how the takeoff was done.

Overall: Not sure how to answer this question.

Looking forward to a year with STACK!

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: STACK allows our company to provide accurate bids in a timely manner. The interface is easy to learn and use. The customer support has been fantastic.

Cons: I am looking forward to learning more about the assemblies capabilities in the program. I am sure that once I get some training from one of the STACK trainers - I will get all of my questions answered.

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Excellent User Interface

Feb 06, 2018
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 that this program is cloud-based. It really helps our IT department maintain the program, and makes it exceptionally easy to work from home. Also, the ability for multiple users to work in the same estimate at the same time is amazing

Cons: I wish there were more keyboard shortcuts for this program. I work so fast with the various takeoffs, that it would really be advantageous to be able to quickly switch between them without constantly having to re-engage the mouse

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 allows me to easily create accurate estimates, quickly.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about Stack is how user friendly it is. I can quickly generate accurate estimates in a short amount of time.

Cons: Using Stack on a mobile device. Using stack on a laptop or home computer is great, but on a mobile device nagivating through plans can be frustrating.

Overall: I can get more estimates out daily.

It is very is to use for my estimating projects

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

Pros: The software is very easy to use, it works with Apple computers a lot of the software does not work with all computer systems, I can get the estimating done a lot soon now because of it

Cons: The software does freeze up a lot when I am doing my estimating of a project and I have to wait for the it to restart so I can finish my estimating for the project that I am working on at that time

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.

I really enjoy using the software, very easy to use.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love how it calculates the estimate at the end of the take off. Also it is very accurate on the measurements

Cons: I think customer services needs to be fast and better. I also believe they need to make some sort of proposal format, so when finished with takeoff you have something put together. Also making it eligible for mobile devices would be nice.

Overall: Getting accurate measurements

Its accurate, fast, and easy to use.

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

Pros: It's very easy to use. I can log in from any computer. It cuts my takeoff time down to 3/4 the normal time. Downloading plans to the Stack is fast and easy.

Cons: The large "+" cursor on polygon and rectangle takeoff tool. The fact that the take offs that were on the To-Scale Takeoff version wont merge with the Stack version.

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.

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
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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

Great for beginners.

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

Pros: The software is very easy to use and is point and click. This makes training on the software incredibly easy.

Cons: Sometimes the plans take a little long to load. Also, the lines will freeze when trying to set up the scale at times.

Easy to use. Much better than doing by hand.

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: Stack saves me a lot of time. It is very easy to upload, edit, and delete drawings from a project without long load times.

Cons: Sometimes I face input lag or crashing when i have many plans in a project or many takeoff icons. Multiple tabs open make for slowdown.

Overall: Cuts down on paper usage, need for markers, measurements, etc. It saves time and resources on a massive scale.

I've used several material take-off programs and this one is by far the most user friendly

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: I like the portability of Stack. I can access it from anywhere and any computer. It has come in handy when I've needed to work from home or on the job.

Cons: I would have to say that the only real con I have is that there could be to give more hatch pattern options for areas.

When my company purchased StackCT for me, it was like they hired a part-time estimator to help me.

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

Pros: The software is updated automatically. I don't have to do anything. Customer support is quick and great to work with. They really listen and offer great help.

Cons: I don't care for the calendar set-up for the project list. That being said, I really don't know of another option that I WOULD like...

Since most of our computers are Mac's, this software was ideal since its web based.

Feb 06, 2018
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: It's relatively easy to use. Very user friendly with a good amount of support through online videos and chat support. The initial training was very helpful as well.

Cons: Their are some functions I would like to see added to the software. We work in the flooring industry and have to sometimes estimate pitch of the floor to certain drains. I would like to see a function that makes it easier to do so. I would also like to see the function of being able to open up plans through SBN, do the takeoff and then be able to export the plan to my computer. I was told that this is something you guys are working on and will hopefully be able to do in the future.

Overall: Being able to do take offs on a web based software is ideal for using different type of computers and being able to log in from my home office and still do work.

Easy take off program with minimal up keep

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

Pros: Matches industry names for most items, easy to understand especially if you have a background in autocad, input any custom item needed, can input price, customer service over the top in helpful,

Cons: It runs slow sometimes if trying to move to fast, it would be cool if a "price checker" existed in program

Overall: It helps me provide timely take offs with pinpoint accuracy

Seems like a great tool but not very easy to learn and adapt to what we need

Feb 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to do the takeoff and colorful, I like how we can attach items per room and it makes it easier to order material

Cons: Cant get an actual takeoff sheet out of it, I have to download to excel and then tweak to include profit and budgets and more info

Capterra-loader

Very efficient software

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of the product is fantastic. I love the ability to switch between projects and the accuracy is terrific.

Cons: No layout software. That is about the only con I can think of. It needs a layout software that helps bring a visual image to the plans.

Overall: I get the benefit of using a professional software package with professional customer service. This is a professional piece of estimating software.

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

No real complaints.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: User friendly, easy to use. Easy to login, add new projects, and upload plans. Beneficial to have the calendar and set dates and times for projects. Easy to scale all plans and get accurate counts. Makes bidding projects easier and more efficient.

Cons: Unable to sign in two people at once on one account. Have to purchase extra for an additional user.

Makes takeoffs very simple and easy. Average time on a takeoff was cut in half.

Feb 06, 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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Pros: The ease of use. How simple it is to set up your takeoff and change from linear to area and so forth.

Cons: The text box that follows the cursor. It really messes with me. At times I will get into a good rhythm and it will either obstruct my view, or seem to mess with the software when i click on it.

Overall: Great software for doing takeoffs as well as keeping up with jobs that we are bidding on, have bid on, or will bid on.

nothing but great

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

Pros: easy to use, there's so many features, and all files can be loaded and are readily available
love all features

Cons: sometimes it can be slow at processing info or it can take awhile to load all the plans, like when you load a plan it can take awhile for it to open up

Excellent estimating tool

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use has been a real plus for us as we were able to jump right in and perform takeoffs immediately after a quick tutorial.

Overall: Speeds up our production of takeoffs and estimates going out to general contractors. The ease of use and new, helpful updates have been very beneficial to our company

User friendly, Great for teaching someone who has never used electronic take off

Feb 06, 2018
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: I like that I can program my own assembly's and Price the same project several different ways with the same dimensions .

Cons: Be nice if you could have different measuring types under the same take off lable. like square foot measurements right along with Surface areas

Overall: Saves me tons of time, and paper cost VS Printing my own plans out.

Overall I like STACK. Great for takeoffs in a quick manner

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

Pros: Ease of take offs and reporting. Being able to click and drag for take offs is simple. Color coding everything is easy to read. Having a detailed report of each item is extremely helpful.

Cons: I don't like having to zoom in and out to see certain details on plans. Sometimes it seems it would be easier to have a paper set of plans to have also.

fast and easy to use

Feb 06, 2018
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 this product has all of the features i need in the same spot. such as calculating material cost

Cons: it would be great if the material you used the most would be at the top of the drop down menus that would save even more time

It's nice to be able to access anywhere, from any computer with internet access.

Feb 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accessible almost anywhere. Auto page naming is finicky but a great idea. I like how the reports can be exported per page name.

Cons: Would like to see a curved line function, a count with surface area/lineage/etc., folders for the takeoff conditions, areas to assign the takeoffs too (rather than using the export per page option), move pages within the plan name window.

Overall: Easy to use software that is internet based and accessible anywhere.

Very easy to use and has just the right amount of complexity for a small business.

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of creating takeoffs and loading drawings. The take offs are plainly shown on the side bar and are pretty accurate.

Cons:
Can be slow to switch between functions and when uploading drawings. This could be to a slow internet connect. One item is that sometimes when uploading a file that is multiple pages it doesn't put the drawings in the order that they were upload. For example it will have A1.0, A4.0, A3.0 and then A2.0 which makes it difficult at times to find the correct sheet.

Overall: I'm able to do takeoffs quickly and accurately.

This is an excellent user friendly software. Simple to use once you get the hang of it.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of measuring square footage. Overall, pretty user friendly. Clients love to see the blueprints attached to a job proposal with the takeoff highlighted.

Cons: When I want to pdf the take-off to send to a client it does not include the totals of square footage measured for the client / it does not show the take off details, just the highlighted blueprint // training for this program after we installed it took about 30 minutes and was not very thorough. Would love to see some training videos.

Out of the box ease of use.

Jan 25, 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: I have not had time to get any training yet but it looks like there is a lot available on youtube and I know it is available on the site and one on one.

Pros: Pretty straight forward for paint and drywall. Put in a few parameters and it's click calculate.

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).

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.)

Great Product. Great Customer support

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to get started on and hit the ground running. Easy to train others on. Great to be able to transfer your take offs to excel also.

Cons: Could be a bit easier to navigate some options. But thats really reaching for a negative. There aren'y many

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

I've been using for 3 years. Could not be happier with this program

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use interface and software is user friendly. Updates released every couple months just keep making it better.

Cons: Can't say there is a whole lot of things about this software that I don't like. I can't think of one thing I would improve on.

Overall: Makes estimates laser accurate. A+++++ product.

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

Stack, Simple and Effective

Jul 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stack has a very simple user interface which can be learned quickly. It is very fast and effective for its job.

Cons: I would like to have a desktop application in addition to the web based program, this would allow more streamlined excel integration.

Basic but Good

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service department is beyond exceptional!! They will go out of their way to help you navigate and understand the software!

Cons: I feel that the program is somewhat slow to load when opening on our computers. There are several unecessary features as well.

Wasn't really the answer I was looking for

Jul 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: I probably would have liked it better with better training so I was comfortable with it.

Pros: The interface seems (on paper) easy to use once you get to grasp the options. I love the cloudbased option because my company has issues with servers losing connections onsite.

Cons: The learning curve seems very steep. Drawings took a long time to load, switching between drawings also takes a long time. The reporting needs to be enhanced or modified to allow more updating by the user.

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!

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!

I work in a residential construction setting; this program has been a great tool and I use it daily!

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One of the many reasons I like to use this software would be to check measurements I've made on plans, especially in the case of trying to write up fully inclusive scopes of work for our vendors.

Cons: Cons for me would be more along the lines of learning everything the software does so I can more effectively use it.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 09, 2017

Hi Melinda, 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!

This is a very simple easy to use and navigate program!

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Being able to download a set of plans and start doing Takeoff in just minutes is nice and keeps me from spending extra time in the office.

Cons: The print process isn't the easiest after you have created your own layout or design. Other than that I have been satisfied and will continue using this program

Overall: I was able to be more competitive with my bids and not waste time having drawings printed off and having to manually do takeoff!

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 07, 2017

Hi Chase, 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!

MY EXPERIENCE WITH STACK IS OUTSTANDING, AND REACHED MY EXPECTATIONS

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: THE PRODUCT IS VERY EASY TO USE, AND TO SET UP, THE PROCESS HAS INCREASED MY PRODUCTIVITY, I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH IT. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EXCEPTIONAL

Cons: JUST PERSONAL PREFERENCES WOULD BE MY ISSUE, I LIKE DRAG AND DROP FUNCTIONS AS IN INTEGRATES WITH OTHER SOFTWARE, BUT I COULD NOT BE USING THE SOFTWARE RIGHT, THE COMPANY OFFER GREAT CLASSES, I HAVN'T UTILIZED

Overall: INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, HELPED INTEGRATE DIGITAL INFORMATION

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 07, 2017

Hi Toby, 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!

Good experience. The trainer on the phone was very helpful and kind.

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The quick measuring and the scales are listed so you can chose which one you need. If you have any questions, the small icon is in the corner and the customer service reps answer your questions in less than 3 minutes.

Cons: If you miss measure, you have to go back and delete almost everything that you've worked on and start all over.

Overall: Less measuring time than physical plans. The customer can submit a bid and estimate quicker.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 07, 2017

Hi Eliazar, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of E.M. Texture Construction Services, 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!

I use it for estimating , for just checking dimensions, or just a easier way to enlarge a view.

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. I load anything from construction prints to photographs. It has been very helpful with my many diverse projects.

Cons: Can't really think of anything. The biggest shortcomings it has, is me taking the time to learn all of its capabilities.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 06, 2017

Hi Kevin, 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!

Works great. Easy to use and easy to get started.

Jun 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accuracy and ease of use. It was very easy to get started. I haven't had the training yet and I use it every day still.

Cons: The reports. I wish some of the headings where able to be edited so when I print the reports and take off reports I could add the job address or other information. I now have to print and then hand write the information for my records.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 06, 2017

Hi Frank, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Blair Commercial Painting, 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!

They were 100% awesome

Jun 05, 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 don't have to waste time going to get blueprints and doing takeoffs anymore. Once you figure out how to use it, it makes things much less complicated and more accurate than doing by hand using a take off tool.

Cons: just getting to know the ropes is challenging. At first I was on the phone constantly asking questions because I would forget stuff or confuse myself or make a mistake I couldn't figure out how to fix

Overall: I will save money and time and I can provide better customer service now. I don't have to email to our reproprinter, wait for them to get printed, go pick them up, or get them delivered, then wait forever to my boss to get the takeoff to me, then send it to the customer, by the time I have the bid ready, we miss the bid date 85% of the time. We can provide much better turnaround time, especially when they are in a time crunch and need the takeoff done 911. I hate having to tell them, sorry I still don't have it, oh darn, I guess we missed our chance to bid your project, sorry!

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 06, 2017

Hi Andrea, 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!

Incredible time saver

Jun 05, 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 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!

The application and the support was very good and effective.

Jun 05, 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 fact I can get square footages off large diagrams quickly and efficiently so I can perform proposals for clients and prospects.

Cons: I can't think of anything if I have a question I call and get immediate support. Once they talk with me it's generally me forgetting something easy and they remind me.

Overall: I am able to get extremely accurate square footage's off large complex building diagrams for specific rooms etc... very quickly and then I can use this in my proposal calculations to respond to my clients and prospects quickly which is very important in our industry.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 06, 2017

Hi Russell, 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!

Used in the past before it became Stack, it serves my purpose

Jun 02, 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: It keeps everything in the cloud and does not take up memory, pulls up easily with wireless connection. I have told others about you product.

Cons: Could tell you where to find things easier with an index under the help tab. Do not like the steps it takes to edit takeoff

Overall: Easy to set up

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 05, 2017

Hi Vic, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Lamaatus Consulting 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!

Good estimating software.

May 31, 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: Recently, I have used Pro Est software for estimating. Stack is easy to use, runs fast,at a good price.

Overall: Digital takeoff of pdf plans.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Joseph, 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!

It works well for finding volume and area. Needs to be designed around the industry that is using it

May 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to zoom in and scaling, Finding area and volume, Uploading is very easy. Just a few clicks and the file is there!

Cons: It won't allow me ability to figure rebar at the price I pay so always back to the old fashion way of running takeoffs at least for the rebar part. Can't really justify spending more just for that.
Can't print the page you are working on.

Overall: Time savings, Plus saved money not having to purchase paper plans. Can zoom in real close on things.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 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 ACT Concrete, 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!

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!

Overall easy to use. Reduces my estimate times by far.

May 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Makes it easy and fast.

Cons: A little slow sometimes when creating take off description. I only use linear footage take offs so being able to make that a permanent selection in a settings area would make things fast for me.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Ed, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Full Metal Jacketing 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!

Thus product has truly saved me a ton of time on doing my takeoffs, well worth the investment

May 31, 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: Love the ease doing takeoffs on large projects, this has saved me a ton of time which means a ton of money.

Overall: Saves me a ton of time which means it saves me a ton of money

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Lorenzo, 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!

With limited experience with plans, I was able to complete commercial painting bids.

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The learning curve is short and it is easy to use. Although I did not have experience with takeoffs, within a matter of hours, I was able to generate an accurate estimate for my business. Exporting data to Excel is also a great feature.

Overall: Quickly able to generate accurate estimates.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Linda, 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!

Easy to use

May 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's web based and easy to use. The counting and liner feet take off is fantastic and you can print off and use the report with ease.

Cons: It's web based and glitchy at times when uploading plans. It's pricey if you are not bidding multiple jobs per month.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Jeff, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of JKinni Contracting, 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!

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!

As a Structural Steel Fabricator it makes estimating a breeze for steel take off into estimating.

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: what I like about Stack is that it is easy to use and you can custom label the take offs and to enter it into a detailing estimating software.

Cons: The only thing I have encountered is that sometime when you are speeding threw doing take offs it will lag behind just a bit.

Overall: It makes doing take offs so much easier.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Junior, 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!

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!

We have taken off very well with Stack Takeoff.

May 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: In addition to being able to learn the fundamentals of the program quickly, there are many tutorials on You Tube which help to enable to use Stack even more accurately and efficiently.

Cons: It would be helpful to have both a vertical and horizontal scale, as this would allow to quantify measurements on storm profiles, and cut and fill profiles.

Overall: Our estimates are timely and accurate.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi David, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of DGFA 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 has allowed us to perform complicated measurements and bid takeoffs in under an hour.

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We can now do in an hour what took four hours before, with greater detail and organization. We are now more productive.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on June 01, 2017

Hi Sean, 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!

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
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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!

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!

Good Cloud based Program

May 25, 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: I like the interface its simple and easy to use. I like the fact its cloud based and I can log into the program whenever I need to to access information that is important to me

Cons: The learning curve is very steep. Sometimes loading drawings takes a very long time, switching between drawings also takes a long time. The reporting needs to be enhanced and should updated by the user

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 26, 2017

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Insul-Twin Systems Ltd. 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!

Revolutionized our estimate process

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and very complete with the features I needed. This was just the right setup for what I needed to process estimates in a timely fashion.

Cons: It dosent work very well on my iPad, It's really not the right device to use it on but it would be nice to work remotely with iPad on occasion.

Overall: It streamlines the prose to complete an estimate plus it saves me from buying plans just to give an estimate.

Vendor Response

by Stack Construction Technologies on May 26, 2017

Hi Daniel, 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!

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!