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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!


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974 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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Vendor Details

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

About STACK

STACK takeoff and estimating software is easy-to-use, packed with features to speed up your bid process and cloud-based, so you can collaborate with your team in real-time from anywhere. Best of all, access to STACK is now FREE! Access project plans anytime, anywhere, from any device Bid more work, in less time. Eliminate costly estimating errors. Leverage a library of pre-built & custom material databases. Win more profitable work!


STACK Features

  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Insurance Tracking
  • License Tracking
  • Permit Tracking
  • Skills & Competencies
  • Task Management
  • Work Hour Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Electronic Signature
  • Mobile Access
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • Accounting Management
  • Bid Management
  • Contract Management
  • CRM
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Permit Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warranty / Service Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Service History Tracking
  • Technician Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import / Export
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Financing Management
  • Labor Rates
  • Quotes/Proposals
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Groundskeeping
  • Inventory Control
  • Irrigation Tracking
  • Job Management
  • Landscape Design
  • Mobile Access
  • Payroll Management
  • Plant Database
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Routing
  • Scheduling & Appointments
  • Work Order Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Service History Tracking
  • Technician Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import / Export
  • Fitting Management
  • For General Contractor
  • Overhead Costs Estimating
  • Prebuilt Assembly
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Takeoff
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Change Orders
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • Aerial Measurement
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Checklists & Inspections
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Dispatch Management
  • Lead Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Work Order Management

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.

I've tried the rest, Stack is clearly the best.

Jan 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Over the last 15 years, I've been with 2 companies prior to my current and, at both, I encouraged the Owner to purchase Stack (Cloud Take-off previously). Most were hesitant due to ongoing subscriptions with other platforms but eventually I was able to get, at minimum, the take off program. I haven't tried the estimating version and would try it if I could ever get the time to sit down and populate all the different assemblies, vendor pricing etc. The other issue is purchasing something untried and untested to our company specifically tailored to how we function. I think an extended trial period for that training and tailoring to our needs might be enough to justify the upgrade.

Pros: The greatest feature is the ease of use. They kept it simple for the take-off, genius on the auto-save. Of course, the cloud-based feature. No more bringing home the laptop, cables, plans, specs. Quick uploads and tons of memory for those large jobs.

Cons: Had issues with Silverlight running on MAC in earlier versions. ( wasn't a huge deal and I believe when Stack took over they fixed the bugs). I'd like to see options when drawing a linear measurement to have various dashes or hashes for lines would be helpful. For example, on other platforms I could indicate through-wall cf with a red dotted line while below do a solid line indicating another linear measurement such as expansion joint. You would then be able to visually identify to different terminations on the same linear measurement. Just a suggestion.

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
Value for Money
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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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

STACKED REVIEW

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Overall my experience with this program has been fantastic. Im one for articulate writing, but there is very little bad i can say about this program on the overall. I use it sometimes 10 hours a day straight.

Pros: This software is the most user friendly software i have used. It does not matter what form the drawings are in. I can scale and take off a scanned set of drawings just as easily as i can with a downloaded set of drawings. I have a few pdf programs downloaded which i can scale to which do not require me to upload anything. However if i can afford the opportunity i always prefer to load the drawings into stacked for scaling and takeoff.

Cons: One of my least favorite features is the "Auto Name" function. This feature tends to need a bit more work. Granted there is the option to manually name each page; which is fine for small projects with just a few sheets. However the larger jobs this is just tedious and time consuming.

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
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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
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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
Value for Money
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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!

Great Time Saver!

Apr 23, 2019
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: W have more people doing accurate takeoffs, and less time lost in producing estimates. It is especially nice to have the whole job layout ready to go once we win the bid!

Pros: We like the ease of use for our team for doing Take-Offs for our Flooring bids. It is really nice to be able to produce great prints of the layouts for installers job sheets; and to have coordinated material sheets with clear color coding of each specific material, including square footage, and linear footage of each install area. We really like the ease of uploading jobs, and the calendar which helps us keep track of what job deadlines are coming up.

Cons: I would like a better interface for printng. It would be great if we could highlight a portion of a page and send it directly to our printer.

What a time saver!!!!

May 01, 2019
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 won't work without it, and it just keeps getting better and better!!!!!

Pros: A take off that would take me 2 days before I'm now doing in 3 hours max. I only print the drawings that I will actually use on a project and I can high lite what needs to be called out to my crews. The program saves about $300.00 in printing cost alone. As an added value I can send my takeoff sheets to my GC to make sure we covered everything, and it also gives me a back up if they would come back and say oh you should have included this. I can show them exactly what I bid and what they approved. It just saved me $28,000.00 on a job.

Cons: That it's not free, haha, but it cost money to go, first class. And its a very little cost compared to the value you receive.

Overall Great Software

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Stack is user friendly. From the beginning, the customer service is helpful, offering screen share to navigate and train on the functions and uses. The program is very user friendly and works with ease. You can upload any documents you need and perform several takeoffs across an array of several projects. The quantity takeoff function is very easy to use with several options in color, scales, dimension lines, legends, highlighting, call outs, and text boxes.

Cons: Sometimes the program can run a tad slow when trying to upload a large plan set or download the takeoffs to your desktop. Often, this problem resolves its self with a restart and if needed, customer service is happy and willing to help on their end as well.

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!

Excellent Takeoff Software

May 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Stack has made our takeoff process a lot faster, smoother and more accurate. We can now complete a take off on a framing scope, for example, in a few hours. The speed is also do to the ability to have assemblies setup so we are not doing the same work twice. Set up your assemblies, do your take off, print an entire report on the quantities of the items and the materials it takes to build those items.

Pros: 1) Easy to train new employees on basic use 2) Fast and accurate takeoff information 3) Excellent customer service when an issues or question arises 4) Stack is always listening to what the customers want and they try and make the upgrades and changes as soon as possible

Cons: 1) There are no hot keys to make the takeoff process even faster 2) Since the updated version, the other minor issues have went away

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.

STACK truly cares about you and your opinions.

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I had the opportunity to meet some of the staff out at the World of Concrete. After talking with a few of them, I have zero intentions of ever using another takeoff program. I look forward to many years to come! Thanks y'all!

Pros: I came into STACK as someone who barely knew how to print a piece of paper. They have a chat button at the bottom where you can be directly connected to one of their team members in less than 5 minutes. They have taken the time to make videos showing a step by step process on how to do ANYTHING in the program. The program is also extremely accurate. All of my quantities have been spot on.

Cons: There are absolutely zero cons. However, if i have to pick something it would be that if your plans are not in order when you download them then they will not be in order on the display. If you could rearrange the plans once they were downloaded it would be perfect.

Review of STACK Takeoff & Estimating

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I am an estimator at the Edgewood Company so it would be fair to say STACK is open and in use about 80% of my day if not more. It is without a doubt the best takeoff and estimating system out there. I previously used other software's, however they were slow, they ran on a server, and they did not have the same streamline assembly system. I would highly recommend the STACK software to a company/colleague.

Pros: The feature I like most about this software is the fact that I can run the easily run the assemblies right through the system and export to an excel file where I can turn it into a proposal.

Cons: The one thing I would like to see is that once you are in a project and have multiple pages open, it would be nice to be able to drag the tabs to sort the pages you have open.

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.

Beginner's Review of StackCT

May 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: We have a stucco siding company, the takeoffs on elevations is generally very straight forward, so we're thankful for that. It saves time, reduces errors, and being able to print those marked up takeoffs helps our guys on site when there's multiple materials being used on the walls. We will continue to use this product.

Pros: The ease of use initially, getting a handle on the basic controls, how simple it is to input scales, draw lines, cut things out of takeoffs, and rename items as I go. The colour coding of separate takeoffs is a real plus.

Cons: Periodic stalls, not sure if it's the program or internet related, but you measure an area and cannot complete the double click takeoff, it just sits, so you have to delete and redo. Again only sporadic, but annoying. Likely due to web based software. It would be nice to get emails sent periodically that contain tips, tricks, good ideas, links to tutorials, etc.

Stack works for me

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Comments: i have no reason at this point not to continue to use stack for all mof my plan based takeoff needs.

Pros: I believe that stack has increased my productivity and effectiveness during the takeoff process. the easy to use functions are helpful in listing and coloring items i need. its also very easy to download the colored takeoff drawings to hand to the field or the owner so there is no discussion on whats part of the scope of work.

Cons: i can only think of two. it doesn't work well on Firefox , you must use chrome to avoid glitches. i also wish there were scales for a dual scale takeoff such as profiles of shoulders or walls where the scales are often different between vertical and horizontal.

STACK is STACKED with uses for my company

Apr 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Overall, STACK is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It has saved us valuable time and resources in our estimating and I don't know where we would be without it.

Pros: I love how easy it is to upload a pdf document and begin estimating a project. I use this software daily and make great sue out of the takeoffs I have saved in my library as well as the items and assemblies. We input most of the items we use out in the field with their coverage rates and costs and add them to each takeoff. It has saved us HOURS of estimating!

Cons: It would be easier if we could compile new items into a spreadsheet and upload it into STACK. I know it has taken. lot of time to input each item individually and I'm wondering if there's a faster way to do it. Also, I wish there was a way to upload multiple files at the same time instead of individual files.

Good product

May 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There's no additional input section, but I'd really like to see a pdf search feature on here. Some of your competitors have that, and that's incredibly valuable in the construction world to be able to search key words and avoid missing fine details in the bidding process. Please add this feature so I don't have to go back and forth from Adobe!

Pros: SUPER user friendly! I'm relatively tech-savvy, but I had never used a take-off software that I could be proficient with in less than an hour of playing around with it by myself with no tutorial. A great selling point for you and your team.

Cons: The new patch to increase upload speed messed with the rendering process. I haven't been able to use the pdf's as soon as they're uploaded because I can't read anything when I zoom in. It does clear up in time, but that is an inconvenience I have to deal with momentarily. This wasn't initially the case when I first got this software, so I'd rather have a slower upload and ready to use right away, than have to wait some unknown time period for the rendering to finish.

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!

Easy Takeoffs

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: It would be nice for the column labels to separate the different variables on the takeoff. Sometimes its a little guess work to figure out each variable. It would be nice for the plans to be able to overlay and see if changes have been made and keep the takeoff separate.

Pros: Allows for specific takeoffs per item and the ability to export to CSV (excel) is a big plus. It's easy to arrange files in the order you need. The color cooridation makes it easy for the user to customize.

Cons: Sometimes it takes pretty long to load heavy plans. It's a little time consuming to delete pages that are not needed. You cant overlay plans to see if changes have been made to different plan versions.

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!

Very Good Basic Tool

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ease of use is hard to replicate. I can teach new estimators how to use this tool in a matter of minutes with very little advanced training needed that they can't figure out on their own.

Cons: No Circular tools. I know it's a difficult issue to tackle but the need for a circular takeoff is in about 35% of our takeoffs and it can get rather annoying. Another thing that would be nice is a Cutout/Replace tool where I wouldn't have to cut out and the redo that exact material again. This is a VERY Common event for us. Also, the ability to delete multiple files has been made a lot better, but it can still be rather annoying.

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
Value for Money
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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!

Best bang for the buck

Oct 23, 2018
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: We've been using Stack for years, and don't look to change any time in the future. They are constantly upgrading their software and introducing new features. Their customer service is top notch. Any time I have ever had a question, they respond IMMEDIATELY! I also like the fact that you can suggest new features and they actually listen.

Cons: Not really anything to mention here. The only "con" I can think of is there is occasionally a bug, but it isn't anything that isn't easily worked around. I don't really consider this a con though, as it means they are constantly upgrading their stuff!

Good Value

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: STACK allows me to quickly do a flooring takeoff and easily pull a report of the takeoff.

Pros: Stack software is easy to use and very user friendly. Their support team is very responsive- even if it is just a question on how to do something. I love the new addition of having the name of the project I am working on at the top of the page.

Cons: Wish there was a way to build the assemblies and add items quicker as for some projects I feel I spend a lot of time just prepping for a take off. Wish there was a better way to compare pages when a addendum comes out. Wish that when you add a item from the library that it wouldn't immediately go back to the take off- sometimes I have several items I want to load from the library and I have to keep flipping back and forth.

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
Value for Money
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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!