The Estimating Edge

The EDGE

4.5 / 5 171 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Specialty Commercial contractors in the Roofing, Fireproofing, Drywall and Acoustical Tile industries, across the US and Canada. The EDGE customers have an annual revenue range of $2 million and up.


Average Ratings

171 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • The Estimating Edge
  • www.edgeestimating.com/
  • Founded 1986
  • United States

About The EDGE

Built for Commercial Contractors. The Estimating Edge is the leading provider of construction Takeoff & Cost Estimating software, called The EDGE. Built by trade experts estimators can automate the process for greater accuracy and consistent estimates with anytime, anywhere access. Use it to perform a takeoff and create an estimate all from one software application. The Estimating EDGE serves roofing, drywall, acoustical, fireproofing and EIFS trades.


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The EDGE Features

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

The EDGE Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy it is to plug data into the edge. Once you have your data base set it's just plug and play!

Cons: The only set back is the cost of having more than 1 user. I think the initial fee is hefty enough to cover some of the cost of using a second key.

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

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use.

Fantastic user support. I can call the help desk and get immediate response.

Software is the pillar of the fire proofing industry

Cons: On screen takeoff needs to be updated to take into account for use on multiple computer screens so user can switch between different monitors.

Overall: Cost savings

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

May 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease in which you can run numerous scenarios in a very short amount of time and flexibility in the different methods of estimating .

Cons: Since the buyout, you no longer are having a humans answering the phone. In my opinion, this takes away the Human Factor and now you are just a number in the queue.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 01, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Edge review

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: At first I was apprehensive, because I have been doing manual takeoffs for over 30 years,but once I got comfortable with Edge, it now takes a quarter of the time to do takeoffs and you end up with drawings that can be used for submittals. That is a huge time saver.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 04, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

SHARP EDGE

Apr 18, 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: I like the ease of modifying the conditions to suit the project.

Overall: The edge software has always been dependable and a crucial tool for growing my business. I have tried other take off programs, but I prefer the EDGE.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 04, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Overhead Saver

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Saves time , Limits overhead of employees because it makes them more efficient and productive. Sets up check points of liabilities.

Cons: It takes some time to populate with information and adjust the settings. But this is a small inconvenience and is fairly standard practice with most programs.

Overall: We were struggling with a bottle neck at our estimating department. We could not meet the deadlines of all the public tenders coming through our system and we were contemplating hiring another estimator. We happened to meet one of the Sales reps from the EDGE at a trades conference and we were excited to learn about their software that could save us time and increase our production. After a trial run with the program it was quickly evident to us that with the efficiencies we could gain from using the EDGE we didn't need to hire another estimator. This has saved us time and money. It has also given us the ability to set check points that limit our liabilities. We are very happy with our purchase of the EDGE.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 04, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Been at it a long time

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to estimate how we think
Make changes on the fly
Customize for each job

Cons: Not able to print marked up background images.
Reports are not interactive

Overall: Have used the edge over 15 years and have been thoroughly please with the accuracy and ability to make changes.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

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

Good stuff

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Very customizable program. Fully featured. Support staff is amazing. They are very knowledgeable in the roofing industry, which assisted us in getting the program custom tailored to our specific needs. No need to look anywhere else for your estimating needs.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 04, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Edge Review

Apr 18, 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: Ease of use.

Cons: Cost

Overall: We love the Edge it makes estimating for our jobs quick and management of the projects easy providing a great historical record of our projects.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

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

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

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

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

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

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments and we welcome any additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

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

Apr 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Initially I was not thrilled with the Edge. I changed companies and was use to the great front end, modern, user friendly interface of PlanSwift. The Edge seemed a bit dated and lacking many of the features I was use to, but once I got familiar with the program I realized it had a lot going on in the back end. It has some great features to modify your estimate and breakout pricing as needed for changing bid requirements. Like I said the program interface and features are dated and lacking, but that is supposedly all about to changes with an all new version of the program for Drywall Estimation. I have seen previews of the new version and I am very excited to start using it. The new release should make the program much more usable and a great estimating tool!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

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

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

Apr 18, 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: The software help us to estimate about 12 million dollars a month in roofing construction related projects.
We operate the entire company based on the cost budgets generated by the Edge software

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

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

Recommendations to other buyers: Excellent estimating tool. Good cost analytic tool Control Budget from A to Z

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

A bit clunky

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accuracy. Provides lots of information. Can customize.

Cons: Too many steps to adjust and change things.

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

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

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

Mike Hahn's review

Apr 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

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

The Edge - Interior & Exterior

Apr 12, 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: The time it saves me and keeping up with the jobs

Cons: I really like everything about my Edge, I am still using version 7 and need to find time for schooling and getting updated.

Overall: I have been using the Edge for approx. 17 years, and have been tremendously impressed. It has eliminated a person in the office and help me keep up and track the jobs bidding. It helps our company in ordering materials, buying out material and giving the field information on the man hours. And have save our company a lot of money and time.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Accurate estimate

Apr 11, 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: ease of use, support staff

Cons: needing the external key to operate.

Overall: We have used the Edge for a number of years now. We are very happy with the ease of use, and getting an accurate estimate in a little time. What used to take us hours/days to complete, is now done in a couple of hours at most.
The Edge technical support is the best support we have ever used. When there was a hurricane in Florida, the office closed however, technical support worked remotely so as not to inconvenience their customers.

I would recommend The Edge to anyone considering a program to do estimates.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Your comment regarding the external key have been passed onto the relevant departments and we welcome any additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Really enjoy The EDGE, just wanted to point out a few things

Apr 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: While the majority of the time I love the functionality and practicality of The EDGE, I've run into a few "glitches" as well as a few things I believe could be added/changed with the next version. Please see my thoughts below.

1. Look up Database (Misc., stud, board, anything) shows No items to display happens a few times a month. Have to restart Edge.
2. Option to lock in Board heights so that it does not change when changing stud heights.
3. 6 Mil poly Labour shows up under prices.
4. More Track options in soffits. Can have 8 stud types but only 2 tracks.
5. Option to automatically allow for curved/flex tracks at walls plus arch bead and ¼ board at soffitss and arch molding at ceilings when using ¿convert to arch
6. Allow same bead ( 3 counts) options for furred walls as there is for regular partitions.
7. There is a user code for special labour but not for special material.
8. Molding swap outs for acoustic ceilings to allow for C channel @ radiant heat panels and flex molding at curved walls
9. Would like an undo button for deleting conditions, pages etc.
10. Add a Notes page that can be added to the pages tab to put reminders, scope items, exclusions, etc.
11. Option to save Stocking and other Reports as pdf for e-mailing to suppliers.
12. Add condition for ceiling board swap outs
13. Multi condition selection tool does not always capture interior soffit, ocl. (May be more, only noticed with this one)

Again I would like to reiterate that day to day I love the EDGE, these are just a few things i've noticed over the past couple of years.

Thanks

Shane

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments and we welcome any additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Software very good, customizable

Apr 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I like the software a lot very detailed and able to customize it to your preferences. Not very good at being able to move around on the takeoff screen. Customer support is so so. What ever you do do not finance through Marlin Finance there recommended finance company there are very dishonest and should not be trusted research bbb before you have any dealings with them.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments and we welcome any additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s. Customer satisfaction is our goal and we would like to have more details regarding your other comments. We will have a representative contact you.

The Edge is the best roofing estimating software on the market, period.

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use

Cons: not currently backward compatible with old version

Overall: I have been an Edge Estimating software user for the past 20 years and with new iteration the software just keeps getting better. This new version is absolutely the most comprehensive effort to date.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

excellent Program with great support!

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, and great training program with even better service.

Cons: Nothing to disclose at this time.

Overall: Couldn't be happier, It's a great program with great support behind it! From initial training, we have been completely impressed, it doesn't matter what the issue is, they always have someone available to answer questions and get us past the issue we are having.

Recommendations to other buyers: Web base service would be great.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

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

Grants Review

Apr 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user friendly experience

Cons: It sometimes wants to close on it's own!

Overall: It has been a great program for company, looking forward to Version 12! John Lombardo has always been available to help us when we encounter a problem.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We have noted your feedback and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

My Experience with the Edge

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Since the very first time I've used The Edge I knew I was using the most advanced estimating software in the market. The easy ways to navigate, set up templates and customize the program is what it makes it an outstanding program for estimators.
I like the idea of having a powerful tool to perform a detail roofing estimate. The up loading of digital plans became handy over the years and eliminates the use of a cumbersome digitizer tablet.
The customization of the database made my job much easier than ever. Now is just create a job bring my customized template and voila, a detailed estimate for a re-roof or new construction in a matter of minutes.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Oakwood Roofing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Apr 10, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When we first started with the program it was the best out there. We feel its sliding back to the competition. We've been promised updates for 3 years, and at the convention they showed us the updates and said they would contact us with updates. And still we wait.... might be worth trying another program while we wait.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. We will have a representative contact you.

If you are looking for a powerful estimating program with great customer support but The EDGE!

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The EDGE customer support has been above and beyond any support for any other program that we use. Any time you have a question, no matter how small or extensive it is, they help you through the whole process. The EDGE is so flexible and was customized to meet all of our estimating needs,

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Tough to learn but once its set up its a smooth system

Apr 10, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The time saving aspects of the quantity take off's

Cons: The initial set up time

Overall: I am in my late twenty's and nowhere near a computer genius but also not computer illiterate and my experience with this system was it is super confusing to set up and learn but once the program is set up to how you usually take off projects it works nicely.

This is not an out of the box system at all. If you are making a complete change from paper take off's and excel sheets like my company was it will take weeks and months to get this to work how you want. We have taken two trips, 1 week each, to their headquarters to have our database's set up along with countless hours and minutes of phone calls to their tech department. The owner who bought the program said that we should be able to figure out most of the database setup in house. I can tell you after going to in house training twice there is absolutely no way I would have known how to set this up. After 1 1/2 years of using the system I still find it confusing at times when you aren't doing simple jobs.

We mainly use EDGE for Acoustical Ceiling take off's. That also seemed like the easiest to get set up. 99% of the time this works perfectly but there are some jobs that just doesn't seem to calculate right, in particular long hall ways and curves.

We most recently had our databases set up for Fireproofing, EIFS, and DEFS. I have to say once the fireproofing is set up it is a complete life saver. The way the old estimator here would do fireproofing take off's was very mistake filled because the hundreds of factors to take into account i.e UL Codes, thicknesses, member sizes, etc.

DEFS also works quite nicely but that is a fairly simple take off, square footage with your materials and labor associated with that square footage.

We are still working a few bugs out of our EIFS take off's. They aren't quite where we want them on the labor side so I am constantly checking them with our existing excel formulas we have used for years.

The people that work for the EDGE, in particular the training and tech support, are always more than willing to help out and are always friendly. My biggest gripe with the system is the difficulty of getting set up initially and also when you come across something unique getting it to work in the program. Once the leg work is done to get the system set up like you like the program really does run smooth. In the long run it is a giant time saver. For example a 50k sqft ACT job that used to take a whole day to take off on paper literally takes minutes.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We are currently working on a faster way to setup and onboard our customers but in the meantime we have a YouTube channel that has a collection of how-to videos located at http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube.

I love the program and the support

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once I develop a group it becomes very easy to use and change to any particular project.

Cons: Creating a new group using materials not listed in the original database is somewhat slow and complicated. I think it lacks a little flexibility in the sense that one single space changes one material in the price screen.

Overall: I have used it for 10 years and I enjoy working with it. I have to recognize that for most people that have used it in our office throughout all these years it has difficult and for some very difficult. I have developed a database very user friendly but once they have to make changes in the miscellaneous tab it becomes almost impossible for some of them.
Despite all of this, I love the program and the support.
Abi

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like to have one unified database of all the materials instead of compartmentalized to use based on if a particular material is being used per SQ, SF, LF, etc. I don't know if it is possible but that might help simplifying the overall process of changing systems.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

edge review

Apr 10, 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: the ease of use and the ability once a database is set up how quickly a job can be bid.

Cons: i don't like that you can't organize the materials page or the labor page how you like it

Overall: USRC is still adding databases but it is becoming much easier the more jobs i bid with it and the more databases we add are making each job easier to bid. The customer service is great and every time ive called with a question it has been answered within minutes.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Edge for 18 years plus!

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Accuracy, data bases, on screen, printing of reports, and charts for shop drawings and field crews.

Cons: It is a little more in depth than most estimating software and takes more time to learn, however the benefits of the learning process are realized in the accuracy and customization to a company's needs.

Overall: I have used the EDGE for fireproofing estimates for more than 18yrs. The Edge software is very versetile and allows you to build a system that is taylered to your business needs. I have also use the edge for developing estimates for Fire Stop, Insulating Roof Systems, Roofing Systems, Sprayed insulation such as K-13 and Monoglass, as well as generic SF, and unit counts for other materials. I would recommend the edge to anyone who does estimating for a career.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend the time to use the Help Function, it is very detailed with step by step directions. Also spend the time to learn how to use the system to its full potential. As a consultant I find that most people don't realize how powerful the Edge system is. Especially with input on customer information, and the use of the Edge as a project management tool. The Edge is a very powerful tool for project management not just estimating. Job tracking, ordering materials, field operations , change orders, project closeout., etc...

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Cuts estimating time in half.

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Database and the tools are great.

Cons: The software can be a little complicated at first but the technical team is always a phone call away and they are great with helping.

Overall: I have been using the Edge estimating for about 3 years now and I can't imagine life without it. The Edge Estimating is so important to me that when I recently switched companies and the new company didn¿t have the Edge the first thing I did was call Ryan Bogart in sales and purchased a license out of my own pocket. The Edge allows me to bid each job more comfortable because of the great database and tools. I strongly believe that my success in estimating is in a large part due to the great software programs like the Edge.
The Edge Estimating is always there to help answer any questions I have and that includes both the sales and technical guys. Everyone I have been in contact with at the Edge has been absolutely great and I absolutely recommend their software to anyone.

Recommendations to other buyers: The software is great and they are always updating the software to make it better.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Edge Fireproofing User

Apr 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very intuitive and seemingly very accurate

Cons: The lost data mentioned on previous page. Also, there seem to be a lot of feature that we don't use.

Overall: The Edge works great for takeoffs and estimating fireproofing quantities. The only issue we have is with lost data. We have pages that disappear from jobs and can't be recovered. Tech support has been unable to diagnose or correct.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and understand your frustration. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

GREAT SOFTWARE

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: ALL THE ESTIMATORS USE IT. WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT IT IS THAT ONE ESTIMATOR CAN PUT IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTAIN SYSTEM, THEN ALL CAN DRAW FROM IT.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Not too happy with maintenance and fees.

Apr 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When originally purchased for multiple users, we were promised a database that each user could change, but after purchase they wanted an add on fee for that privilege. Recently increased maintenance fee to pay per user which resulted in drastic increases, but less service provided and will not maintain current system. None of our requests are ever filled for database errors found and will only work on their new system that was promised over a year ago. They suggest a work around for errors instead of fixes, but will not alleviate the maintenance fee for which they provide nothing for.

Version 12 Review

Apr 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accurately producing a bid. Keeps the project organized when it come to alternates, VE options and other project changes.

Cons: Manipulation of the drawings within the take-off screen, example - measuring, without being within a condition, draw lines parallel or perpendicular to each other. Detail screen not working or is very limited in what you can do.

Overall: The new version is easy to learn and move around within the program. It as the same basic function/layout as for the different tabs, scenario, section, condition, drawing. It has some great new features within the drawing (take-off) screen, but some improvements would be helpful in certain areas of the drawing (take-off) screen. I'm sure that there are other great changes that I have not seen yet, but overall, the new version 12 is a fantastic improvement from previous version of the Edge Estimating Software. I cannot wait to get all of the other estimators working on the new version.

Recommendations to other buyers: Need to utilize the use of measuring on the take-off or on any documents imported to the project. Need to have the same ability to manipulate the drawing on the detail screen, example - measuring, drawing lines etc... Need to be able to insert a hyper link to a detail page.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Good overall

Apr 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are happy with the product and customer support.
The yearly fee is a little much for the amount we use the edge.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

The Edge Software = More time and more money

Apr 07, 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: How nothing is missed on a typical take-off. All the labor and materials are completely figured for you while performing each command.

Cons: N.A.....everything is great!

Overall: I've been using the Edge Estimating Software program since 2005 and have been happier as a commercial roofing and waterproofing estimator ever since. The ease of use ing the Edge estimating software program is very easy to use - a 10 as a perfect score; however, you do need to go to Florida for a week of training, which I highly recommend so you can learn all the features and how to use them correctly. The features and functionality of their estimating software program allow you to bid much quicker and efficiently - a score of 10. What used to take me 10 hours to perform a complete take-off, with labor and material totals, now only takes 30 to 45 minutes. This allows me more time to bid more projects and help make the company more money in the process. The value of the estimating system pays off for itself with the first job you sell! Plus, knowing the Edge system has all the templates for almost any type of commercial roofing system and manufacturer helps to make sure there are no mistakes and nothing is left out on your bid. The days of having to look at 36" x 42" blue lines is over. You simply download a pdf on your screen, set the scale correctly, and you are ready to perform your entire take-off. I use the Edge reports to give our foreman and superintendent the labor and material take-off's which shows them if they are going over the budget and helps them to get back on track if necessary. I sometimes make colored prints of the roof plan showing the complete take-off with the associated legend to help the client better understand what is involved in their re-roof project or new roof project. I can continue to go and on about the benefits of using the Edge system, but just know that the value of the Edge will give you peace of mind and help save the company thousands of dollars in preventing material shortages, due to estimator errors(the old fashion way) as well as how much labor dollars you will spend in manhours and crewdays you will need for each job....I cannot put a dollar amount for this value because it is priceless and worth every penny spent on the Edge Estimating software program. The customer support has been very beneficial over the years and continues to be so. If I ever have a problem or need to ask a question, I simply call the Edge and talk to a technical representative and in less than 5 minutes, I'm a happy customer all over again. The overall quality rating of the Edge system is a 10!

Recommendations to other buyers: Just continue to update us with new changes perhaps in e-mail form to each member.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

The Solution

Apr 07, 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: Customization and precision.

Cons: Learning curve for becoming an "intense" user.

Overall: I have been using The Edge estimating system for 8 years and have found the software to adaptive and precise. Other systems fall short of the flexibility and customization that The Edge allows. Technical support is second to none, available by phone, email in in person if need be.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Edge Reviews

Apr 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Been using it a while needs some new feature and updates, need to be able to do more with reports and reviewing.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s. Version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

Very easy software to work with.

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

Comments: This is a real estimating tool, it will save you time!! breakdowns couldn't be easier with this software.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Accurate Firestop

Apr 06, 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: That it has all the UL Systems included and is very accurate with materials

Cons: The only thing I don't like about this program it,s not been able to copy and paste takeoffs

Overall: Buying the Edge was one of the best investment we did. We wanted to grow our fireproofing division and this program is helping us get there.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Ryan Bogert will reach out to you to show you how to copy and paste takeoffs. For additional feature requests you can go to http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Why use anything else

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I grew up using the edge along with all of our staff in the office. Their office is always available and very helpful. Haven't had any problems (happy customer)

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

More time selling, less time estimating

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User Friendly and great support

Cons: drawing and detail options.

Overall: I've been using the edge nearly every weekday since 2003. The Edge allows me to spend less time putting a quality bid together and more time selling.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Game Changer

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use

Cons: No complaints.

Overall: Using the Edge has allowed us to bid jobs quicker, more accurately and more efficiently then our old software.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Functional, but not Impressive

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integrated on-screen take-off.
Programmable.
Dynamic.

Cons: Bid organization makes it slow to navigate and work through a bid.
Some stray quirks that slow estimating process.
Some functionalities are incomplete.

Overall: The Edge is perhaps great for roofing companies that don't have a solid estimating software. But coming from a company that has already put a lot of time and thought into their estimating processes, I have been a little frustrated with the incomplete feel of the Edge. The software does most basic processes well, but in digging into the deeper aspects of the Edge, I have wrestled with quirks and missing functionalities trying to do things that it seemed clear the Edge was built to do. Now that I have found enough workarounds to make our system functional and have acclimated to estimating in the Edge, I believe it is an okay estimating software with some very useful features. It will probably slow down our estimating process overall, but we have traded that for the flexibility of the software.

Estimating made easy

Apr 06, 2017
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: ease of use

Cons: could have a couple more features for drawings

Overall: Great user friendly estimating program, plenty of features at your finger tips to save time pricing jobs. Awesome support if you can't figure something out.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

EDGE ESTIMATING

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Use in Shop Drawings for Submittals

Cons: Would like to see fireproofing thickness report on the same page as the fireproofing take-off drawing.

Overall: I use this product every day at work and am very satisfied with the system and the time it saves me, especially on the back end of take-off estimation services.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We have noted your request and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Good Value

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well supported.

Cons: High annual support cost.

Overall: In my role of IT support for Custom Roofing I find the Edge estimating to be expensive but a good value and well supported under the annual support plan.

Recommendations to other buyers: The construction industry by it's nature has had some serious economic issues in recent years. Contractors sometimes have to choose between paying annual support fees and paying employees and keeping the doors opened. They should not be penalized when they request reinstatement, if so they will resent the software publisher and consider looking elsewhere.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Secure additional work

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm told that once you work with for a few projects it becomes quite a bit easier

Cons: I think it takes awhile to figure out the different ways to work thru the system

Overall: We had one of the original systems but didn't utilize it properly. I hired a cad man and decided we should look at the new versions and decided to purchase it and with the excellent training we had it up and running in a short time allowing us to bid quite a few additional projects. I feel that people that are more computer savvy benefit the most from the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Best to buy in off season when it's slower so you can practice more

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We are currently working on a faster way to setup and onboard our customers but appreciate your feedback.

Next Level

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The EDGE has helped take our bidding process to the next level, allowing us kick out more bids in less time. What I love most about The Edge is that it really doesn't change your whole bidding process. Rather, The Edge can be molded to fit the way you currently bid and help simplify your whole bidding process from start to finish. Another great part of The Edge, in my opinion, are the people who work there. No matter what problem you are experiencing or question you may have, their customer service is just a phone call away. If they can't explain it in a way you can understand, they can easily log into your interface and show you. The Edge also has a ton of cool features. I love being able to either pull a drawing in onto my computer from a set of plans, or being able to easily replicate a sketch drawing from one of my service techs onto my computer screen. All-in-all, The Edge has been a solid investment for our company. The more we use it, the easier it gets. It has become a key component to our day-to-day operations.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Exceptional Program

Apr 06, 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: The ease and flexibility of putting together the estimates.

Cons: Maintenance fees seem kinda high

Overall: The Edge is easily the best tool to estimate roofing out there. I have been doing this for almost 20-years and I haven't seen, nor heard, of anything that can top it. The technical people are hands down the best in the biz! I can honestly say that I don't ever recall having a problem with The Edge that wasn't resolved on a timely matter.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are thinking about purchasing The Edge my suggestion to you is stop overthinking it. Just purchase the Edge and you will not be disappointed.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

This estimating software for construction will go over the years !!!!!

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the software is easy to use, when you know a bit about estimating

Cons: his price

Overall: We work with this sofware, till 1992 , that means 25 years , and in all those years , we check a few other software, and anyone are as easy to use, as the Edge. Some estimators work with us, a few time, and they rapidly work and be productive with the Edge system. We work with the system every day and it's alway's great .... We have a very good support from the software technician even if we have some problems with our language.
And at last , i just want to let you know that the software has been upgrade over the year , to offer the newest applications for our latest computer .....

Thanks the Edge Team !!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Nop

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 05, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Take off needs to lot of improvments

Apr 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Take off is very limited: If I delete something it is gone forever, no undo button -Scale, if i do take of in one scale and make mistake I cannot just simply change a scale and that my quantities are adjusted automatically, Every time i want to use condition from another page I have to close one page and go to another. I cannot see how many times I made copy of count or take off it paste right over original (unless I move it)- Impossible to copy item with quantities and resign it to different quantities, - You cannot draw scale and move it back and forth on drawings - Very limited variety of drawing attributes, you cannot flip pages easily, impossibly simply write a note on drawings needs to be written in box first - that note is visible only if certain condition is opened - There is no drawings layers - I cannot make group of quantities i have to separate them by page, It is hard to move pages up and down in Images For Notes we need to open Note box in quantities, should be design with window on condition, - Reading of drawings (ability to open couple of pages at the same time and scale them and make a note of them is impossible) - Impossible to color objects on drawings - Impossible to copy paste and rotate take off

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We welcome the opportunity to help train your estimators to ensure complete end-user satisfaction. Please feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com. We also have a YouTube channel that has a collection of how-to videos located http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube. For feature requests your opinion is important and welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

few minor things that aren't very great for functionality

Apr 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: templates

Cons: functionality, mirroring, ease of viewing certain items

Overall: Oftentimes tech support is figuring out, or not figuring out, the issues real time that I have instead of having solutions.

I wish you could have two jobs running simultaneously to compare trends, this makes it tough to compare without screenshotting one job then comparing. (total hassle and time consuming)

in a recap screen it seems like you would want as much information as possible... the markup, or $/mday is in a sub field, but not on the main screen and it doesn't show up if you print a recap.

in addition, if you print a recap, you can view SQS/mday... this doesn't show up on the recap screen until you print it... these are two very key items that I use to trend my pricing, and both of them are not readily available for viewing without additional keystrokes.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s. We also have a YouTube channel that has a collection of how-to videos located http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube.

Detroit has the EDGE

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The EDGE is like any other program, if you learn to use it properly and are willing to experiment with its boundaries, you will do well.

I am an intermediate user of AUTOCAD, when i am stuck with something i go to the internet to find a way to get the results i want from the program and usualy stumble on to another user that has the same issue or desire.

Does this exist for the EDGE.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We are in the process of building a user forum and we will contact you when this is complete. In the meantime you can call technical support. We also have a YouTube channel that has a collection of how-to videos located http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube.

Best in class

Apr 06, 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

Cons: Software manual is confusing to work with since all aspects of the edge are in the one Manual.
I think each division should be separated into multiple manuals

Overall: Have been an Edge user for many years and have experienced the ease and integration of every upgrade, this program consistently evolves around the end user. Having more than 45 years estimating experience in the roofing industry, The Edge has mastered just about all area's of the roof estimating experience and has put it into an fully capable estimating system that is quite easy to use and far more efficient than most other roof estimating programs out there.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Your suggestion on the software manual is valued and we are currently in the process of updating all user guides. In the meantime visit http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube for a collection of how-to videos.

Makes taking off much easier on projects

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to learn

Cons: More simplified way to enter pricing changes

Overall: This System has been a great asset to our Company. It allows accurate speedy takeoffs.
Makes project bidding easier & faster allowing for more projects being able to bid

Can'y think back on how we used to do it. Now over 16 years with this GREAT tool.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We have noted your request and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Great Software

Apr 06, 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: ease of use

Overall: The Edge has revolutionized our estimating department. We can now bid many more jobs than before and the post bid reports are fantastic!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great program to work with

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Once the data base has been established it is very user friendly.

Cons: Date base is a bit tricky to set up but a quick call to The Edge and the techs are quick to resolve any issues.

Overall: I started using the programs 1-1/2 years ago to bid on jobs and have minimal issues using the program, easy to use after you have setup your desired database. Strongly recommend this software to anyone in this line of work.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We are in the process of simplifying the database setup and appreciate your feedback. . We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Edge Software Review

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accurate scales and takeoffs

Cons: Conditions take a while to get accustomed to if you need to change them from the data base

Overall: Relatively easy software to use once you get accustomed to the codes and how to connect them to the conditions.....it also offers a variety of options in pricing labor

Recommendations to other buyers: Take time to learn the software

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

RW@CP Rankin Review

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: accuracy

Overall: Some glitches, but overall use is really good. Some items I would like to see changed like when rounding up item already entered in the general condition remain in the spread sheet in lieu of defaulting back to zero

Recommendations to other buyers: no

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Best Estimating System of Commercial Roofing

Apr 06, 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: Once you have everything added into groups and assemblies it's super easy to pump out estimates accurately and quick.

Cons: Updates are very slow and I am very skeptical about the accuracy of the new system 12.

Overall: I have been using the Edge Estimating software for over ten years. I can't imagine doing it any other way. Where it use to take days to estimate a large complicated project, it now takes hours and it's a lot more accurate. It's worth every penny!

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be nice to have weekly webinars on how to use the new system.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Your suggestion for weekly webinars is great and are in the process of adding. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Edge review

Apr 06, 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: Pricing

Overall: Overall experience is very good. The system is very easy to navigate. I would like to see a module for tapered insulation added to the roofing program. Overall experience is very good.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We do have a Tapered Layout Module and our many customers tells us it is invaluable. I will pass on your information to Dave Chapman or please feel free to contact Dave at dchapman@edgeestimating.com or sales@edgeestimating.com.

Great Product

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The Edge software is a great product. Our estimators here in our office our able to use it with ease and makes everything more efficient.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

The Edge rocks

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

Overall: The edge is the only estimating software I would use. It is quick and accurate which allows me to bid at a faster rate. The databases are easy to change and setup. It has made my work life easier. This is the way to go!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Fireproofing Made Easy

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Some of the report functions

Overall: The Edge is a fantastic tool for estimating and project management. Takeoffs done fast and accurate material quantities are able to be put together in hours rather than weeks. We have been able to stream line our estimating production to an increase of more than double.

Recommendations to other buyers: NO

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your feedback on reports and your comment has been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Pretty accurate

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have 5 years working with the edge and I see that you can estimate every single screw very ease and quick

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Greatttttt

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using the Edge since 1988 or 1989. Check when HSI of south Florida took delivery of the system.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

5 Stars Across the Board

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

Comments: The quality of the product is excellent, you get a great deal for your money and the customer service is awesome. We can always count on them. Keep up the good work.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Good Program

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My day to day experience with the edge is very user friendly, I find myself being able to navigate with ease through the program and customer support has been good.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great Program!

Apr 06, 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: 1. Ease of use.
2. Great reports.
3. Tech support has been great.

Cons: 1. Bigger jobs slow the system down; would like to see it not slow down.
2. Expensive.

Overall: I have been using the Edge program for about 17 years and it is a great tool for our company. I don't know how we could get along without it now.

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be great if there was an Apple edition.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Amazing software

Apr 06, 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: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Overall: The edge program is by far the best estimating software on the market. For ease of use and the ability to quickly generate optional pricing the Edge is simply far superior to anything else available.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

EDGE - Awesome Estimating Software!

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Features
Cost breakdowns

Cons: Could be easier to use & teach

Overall: I've been using the EDGE for the roofing company I work for, and I couldn't be happier with its functionality. It's made my job a lot easier!

Recommendations to other buyers: None

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. Your suggestion on being easier to use and teach has been noted and we are currently working on a faster way to setup and onboard our customers. Thank you!

Great product overall

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The accuracy of the system, the simplicity and universal use of the conditions.

Cons: Doesn't have enough features to assist with the project management side. Needs more control options for uploaded drawings. would really like to see a production control feature for managing projects.

Overall: I have been using the edge software for 12 years now and so far it has been the best and well rounded system so far. The cost seems to be getting a little high compared to other programs with similar functions. I would like to see the system receive a few upgrades to justify the cost. Hopefully this will include a production control module for the project management side.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s. Version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

JHS Survey

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use for pricing and reports

Overall: Overall experience with the program is very good . There could be some changes made within the insulation tapered areas, to calculate glue and tapered in a better manner. Right now we have to get quotes with totals and calculate insulation bonding manually.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Long Road Great Ride

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to work with

Cons: Working with PDF files

Overall: I been with the Edge for over 12 years. Love it! Back when it was a black screen, plotting on drawings with a digitizer now I'm estimating in coffee shops on the go!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We have noted your comment regarding PDFs and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Worth the investment

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use
speed

Overall: I have been using the software since the 80's and have never been disappointed in the product. the technical department is the best and easy to work with.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

The Edge 2017 review

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been using the edge off 2 years now and keep learning new things everyday . Great system for new estimators

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

estimating Premier Construction

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Worked with it for the past 8 years. use it to order materials and check labor cost and time. helps separate cost for different types of construction. And is accurate. Helps me keep competitive. and to make changes fast. and conditions and projects can be reused thus saving timw.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Edge Estimating Software

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Excellent system for estimating roofing. Whatever I dream up for changes they seem to find a way to accommodate me.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Changed the way we estimate

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The Edge has totally changed the way we estimate our projects, bringing increased clarity and accountability to our entire estimating and bidding process.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Estimating

Apr 04, 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: Ease of Use. Good Technical support.

Cons: Fireproofing Shop Drawings as printed out directly from the Edge are a bit messy. I need to use a PDF editor to edit and clean them up.

Should have the ability to write notes directly on the take off pages that can be included in the printed out shop drawings

Overall: I really enjoy using the edge for my fireproofing take-offs. The simple design of the user interface makes it quite easy to use, and their technical department is very responsive to questions and dealing with the back-of-house operations if changes with-in the program need to be done.

This program allows me to greatly increase my production as an estimator in both the quantity and quality of my estimates for my company. With the ability to upload drawings directly into program, I have gone paperless in my estimates, saving my company money in the long run by not having to order or print out drawings anymore. The Edge is a great tool for us and highly recommended.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Great sofware to use.

Apr 04, 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: Having all the pre-made report in one. and being able to change any of the report as needed.

Cons: The price of it.

Overall: The flexablility of moving thing around is great. Make the bidding process a lot faster than before.

Recommendations to other buyers: When you by the software it should be per company not per computer.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Long Time User

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fact it walks you through each assembly and gives you the areas you need to focus on. unlike with Qbid you have to know each part and peace before building the assembly.

Cons: Some of the Onscreen features of Qbid would make the edge that much better. like the ability to just select a portion of a wall assembly in stead of the entire wall. or having to break it up into small parts.

Overall: I think the product is great. would love to see the changes forthcoming with Version 12. I think there are a few of items that would only make the program only that much better.

Recommendations to other buyers: would love to see an integrated material pricing system. where i can email the bill of materials straight from the Edge to my suppliers and they can send it back and be able to compare side by side.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s. Additionally, version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

Upgrade 10.7.5 to 10.7.7 2 Users Network Job Database

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Recently we upgraded our software from 10.7.5 to 10.7.7. Tech support accessed our system remotely and stuck with us throughout the entire process. There were permissions issues to resolve and database conversion work around that took time. The tech support was solid.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Robert's Review

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to manipulate the conditions and formulas to fit our systems.

Cons: The absence of cloud service and expense of technical support, which has increased over 100%

Overall: The system is fairly simple to use, updates are far and few in between. Customer support is typically okay, can be a struggle at times though. Upgrades are a little confusing, still awaiting the cloud service for EIFS which has been in the works for over a year and half I believe and was informed would not be available for another 6 months at the earliest.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep users up to date on progress made for future upgrades, send notices on status and expected release dates.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Your suggestion on update notification is appreciated and we have implemented it into the release process. We also welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Gives accurate estimate

Apr 04, 2017
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

Cons: Need to remember to close first before exiting.

Overall: We have used this for years, it gives you an accurate estimate for your projects. Customer support is outstanding. Even during a hurricane in Florida, they were proactive and had support tech working remotely so not to interfere with helping their customers.

Would recommend The Edge highly.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Adjustable and Capable

Apr 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The edge is adjustable and easily customized to meet just about any estimate style and configuration. If you want to estimate by the square foot , lineal foot, cubic foot, piece, each or just any configuration or size you can set up a condition. Each condition items are easily added and the more you customize yourself the more understanding of how unlimited this system actually is.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great customer support!

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Thoroughness

Cons: Would like an undo button.

Overall: Customer service is exceptional. Program is exceptional and thorough. Makes bidding projects very competitive.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We have noted your request and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

The Edge.. a great software for Roofing

Apr 03, 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: all good

Cons: nothing

Overall: The Edge.. is a great software for Roofing, we recommend it. a great tool.
is the only Construction Estimating Software that provides end-to-end automated results from Takeoff to Final Estimate

Recommendations to other buyers: is great

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Sr. Estimator/Project Manager-DRI NFCA-(IFRM/SFRM)

Apr 03, 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: Once configured to meet your in house requirements with cost coding and other basic formatting. This is by far the best system i have ever used.

Cons: would give it a 10 if not for the occasional 5 second time to back up...

Overall: Over my career that has spanned over 23 years. I have taken projects off from the old school method by hand. To utilizing a number of other estimating programs that are out on the market. The EDGE system is by far the most comprehensive all in one system that is a must have for any Fireproofing company. From saving time in doing take off's to the daunting submital process. Most would agree that this is the Holy Grail of the Fireproofing world!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comment about the 5 second time to backup has been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Great system

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

Comments: Saved having to hire another estimator, Cut take off time down 80%, When we first got the program would do a take off, and then do it again old school to see how close we would be on #
Now I don't even question it.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Estimator/Manager Specialty Coatings

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's software, much better then by hand.

Cons: incorrect UL's , no undo, and ease of gathering individual member material counts.

Overall: I have been using edge know for over two years. We have asked for UL updates the whole time. Every UL update still has the wrong thicknesses. On intumescent fireproofing, I have to go through and check and or change the thickness. This is on every manufacture. On the ease of use, its complicated at first then as you use it I see little flaws. Such as, UL rating wrong, no undo button, difficult to break out individual sheet material counts or linear to sq.ft. Defiantly better than others but lacking follow through.

Recommendations to other buyers: no

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Updates are available and we would be happy to help you "apply" the updates and verify the various thicknesses. If you need instructions or help please contact the support team at theestimatingedgesupportteam@edgeestimating.com.

Edge Software Review

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Lack of updates

Overall: We have been using Edge Software for about 10 years. Edge support staff is very helpful.

We would recommend Edge Software to our customers.

Recommendations to other buyers: Improve on screen takeoff

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

President

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using the edge for over 20 plus years. It is a great way to estimate my roof projects

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great Software

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have used a few different estimating software over the years, but "THE EDGE" takes the cake. Easy to learn and easy to maintain software makes for accurate bids that win me projects!

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great system

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've been Using The EDGE system for 11 years and still feel like it's the best software on the market. When packaged with a good digitizer it's well worth the price tag.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great accuracy, rigid program

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very accurate and easy to use for takeoffs

Cons: Limited on information gathered within reports.

Overall: Once the setup of conditions is established, it is a very accurate and useful tool. A couple of features are not able to be added that I would like. I estimate drywall and I cannot get a total board count for a job, which is a very basic and useful tool. I also have many different housetypes within a job. I must use a multiplier on the units within large multi-family jobs. I have been told there is no way to add these multipliers to check unit count. I must do this manually, leaving much room for costly errors

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s

Edge Review

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One step Process

Cons: Start up cost

Overall: I have been using the Edge for 5 years now. The advantage of having templates instead of starting from scratch on every estimate is a time saver. Having a one step estimating process vs using other estimating software that requires using a separate spread sheet that you have to manually fill out is a big plus. Eliminating the second step cuts down on entry errors. Copy and paste helps make change orders a lot quicker. In all the software is top notch. Your customer support that can log into your computer is very helpful. You can go over issues and follow along on the screen.

Recommendations to other buyers: You get out of it what you put in as far a templates go.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

X-Cel Drywall Specialties, LLC

Apr 03, 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: Very Precise

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

Overall: I have been using this software for 6 years and the experience has been great. Customer Service is knowledgeable and quick to respond. I am happy.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have fun, contact support as often as you need to.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Heartland Fireproofing Inc. Review

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

Comments: Having The Estimating Edge system has allowed our company to Estimate projects faster and more efficiently. It was easy to learn and is easy to use. The overall customer support and training has been has been outstanding.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Twenty years with the Edge

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

Comments: I was introduced to the Edge while at an interview for an estimating position in the mid 1990's. I didn't get the job but was very impressed with the software my then prospective employer demonstrated to me. The Edge was still in the DOS version. but seemed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread so I took this technology back to the contractor I worked for at the time.
At my next job interview some time later, the interviewer asked the question "who maintains your database?". When I answered that I did, it appeared to seal the deal for my employment.
In the years up to my retirement, I worked for several local roofing companies and several companies with a national footprint that used the Edge with great success. I the several years since retiring, I have done consulting work for several companies implementing the Edge.
It is a great system for estimating and for bringing consistency, not only to the estimating process, but carrying over into the production processes as well.

The ROI on this product is fantastic.

The support from AES, hands down, provides a better experience than any technology company I ever worked with.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.