The Estimating Edge

The EDGE


4.5 / 5
180 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

180 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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

  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Historical Database
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Change Orders
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff

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The EDGE Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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.

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.

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
Value for Money
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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 ΒΌ 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.

EDGE Review - Dane Lantry

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall very exceptional program. There are a few items i wish could be implemented in an upcoming update:

- Drawing Maneuverability - I have used AutoCAD extensively and the zooming/panning operation with the mouse is much better/easier than what the EDGE currently offers. The zoom function is achieved by rolling the wheel of the mouse and the panning is achieved by holding down the wheel while moving the mouse. Currently the EDGE zooming is much slower and hard to control either with the keyboard (ctrl++/-) or the zoom window in the top right corner. Panning is not very user friendly whether the window in the corner or the keyboard arrows are used.

- Customizing Reports - the reports function of the EDGE is a very useful tool. However, sometimes i need it to spit other information out and this is not a very easy task to modify.

- Excel - exporting to excel is a nice function but i have been told that importing from excel is impossible. when entering prices in the Prices screen it isn't possible to pull down a value that is the same for multiple items. This repetitive process takes time and leaves room for potentially dangerous 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.

Zooming and panning has been greater improved in Version 12. This version 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

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.

Estimating made easy

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: The overall functionality of the software is seamless. It's very easy to set things up and estimate a project using the Edge in a matter of moments. Once the preliminary stages of learning the ins and outs of the program is complete, it makes taking off a project very easy.

Cons: It can be clunky at times when revisions to estimates are necessary.

Overall: The Edge is a completely comprehensive method of estimating construction projects. The best part about the program is the user has the power to manipulate the input in order to meet his needs. The Edge has been a terrific tool which has allowed for a full breakdown of our operations from estimating all the way to evaluation of job cost versus expected O + P. The friendly staff at the Edge in Boynton Beach, Florida have been great to work with from the time I was in Florida for the introductory stages to the customer service aspect now. It's a terrific program and I would highly recommend it.

Recommendations to other buyers: If one purchases the product and wants to begin using it, I highly recommend spending a week in Florida with the Edge team. They can show you exactly how the programs function and where things are located. It would be like learning a foreign language at times without their support and help from the week on location with them to the customer service aspect of it.

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 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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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.

The Only Estimating Software

Feb 28, 2018
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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Comments: Best construction estimating software on the market.

Pros: I've been using the Edge Estimating Software, on and off, since 2012. I own another take-off software that is a great tool for measuring, but doesn't have the integrated condition builder and pricing features. Scanning through some of the other reviews here, let me assure you, that the negative reviews are from those who don't have the correct operating system to run Edge functions or the user just doesn't understand how to use the system. Construction take-off's are only as easy as your understanding of the part and pieces (conditions) required for an accurate take-off. The Edge Estimating System is the only software I would suggest for on-screen take-offs with the ability to hand-enter if you're so inclined. I prefer on-screen as there is 0 chance of losing a condition in transfer.

Cons: You can't load large pdf's at one time. Can't view more than one screen at a time (would be nice to be able to open a detail page and measure parts while building the condition). A little pricey.

Great estimating tool!

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software makes for an easy take off.

Reviewing bids is simple.

Revising old bids or creating multiple bid scenarios is as simple as a click.

Cons: Not many cons... you cannot manipulate colors or fonts. So visually speaking you can't make color separators for grouping. Not a game changer.

Overall: The Edge is a clean system that allows our estimators to quantify and create bids that are easy to review and simple to follow. Having a uniform bid software makes training easy! The Edge reports truly give our project managers an advantage in ordering materials and understanding the bid. A great tool!

Recommendations to other buyers: The EDGE has the capacity to transform the process from award to construction if it is set up right. Like many tools, you can take 5 minutes to enter in good information or cheat and put in basic info. Garbage in = garbage out. The support group at the EDGE is 5 star! They are quick to respond, they take all feedback seriously and we see our suggestions in updates.

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.

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.

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.

Software works well, but hard to learn.

Apr 03, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the tapered insulation take-off it preforms for flat roofing

Cons: The ease of use and the inability to navigate easily between details and pages.

Overall: I have been using the EDGE software for 3 years now and have found the software to be Useful in estimating our roofing projects. There are a lot of capabilities that software offers, but I haven't scratched the surface of using it to its full potential . The software is not very intuitive for new users and takes a while to learn to use the software correctly. We did have a technician come to our shop for some training a month ago. It has greatly helped but there are still many things that I need to learn. It would be nice to have a back button and the onscreen takeoff software to be able to snap to points on the original drawing the way BlueBeam Pdf. software works. Overall the product is good, but could improve on the ease of use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Develop a back or undo button

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 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.

Edge Review

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If set up and checked, it will provide an accurate estimate. It's on-screen capabilities streamline the bidding process

Cons: Sometimes unstable. The wizard changes formulas.

Overall: I've been using The Edge estimating software for 12 years. I've secured and managed jobs ranging from small to over . The conditions are easy to manipulate to accommodate odd or difficult conditions. The program can be unstable. We are using an older version (10.7.3) due to costs and the process of moving to a newer version with an all new architecture (not backwards compatible). When using the Wizard (which you sometimes can't get around), it will change the formulas it uses to calculate board counts. The wizard makes you input a number (example: 48 for 4x12 board). When doing so, it overwrites the formula that uses the inputted board width and length. Easy to fix, but you have to know to do it.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on November 08, 2017

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.

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.

Good Estimating Software

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to learn user interface. Provides usable reports. Easier and more thorough than estimating by hand.

Cons: No undo button. Some of the more intricate features are difficult to learn how to perform.

Overall: EDGE provides great information that would otherwise take a lot of time to figure out manually. There are features (UNDO BUTTON!) that would be nice, but overall the user interface and available reports are great.

Recommendations to other buyers: Undo button! Better training (not even sure if there is any, I have for the most part taught myself the software).

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.

We welcome the opportunity to help with training 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.

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.

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.

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.

Roofing Estimator

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ability to relace tilda codes. Ability to change units from LF or SF to pails/tubes etc.

Cons: Unclear of how and when items get changed and messed up in the database. Especially when we hire a new employee something always seems to get messed up. Adding an "are you sutr you want to change this in thr database" prompt might help. Also a "select all" button eoukd be helpful in the wizard.

Overall: Roofing estimation. Shingles and flat rolled membrane Roofing as well as sheet metal fabrications.

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 you to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Please feel free to contact support at theestimatingedgesupportteam@edgeestimating.com or sales at sales@edgeestimating.com.

We have also noted your request and welcome additional comments http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Somebody Shoot Me

Apr 03, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: If doing a basic estimate for a normal roofing project, it can make things fairly simple and keep a good record of the bid that other people can access easily. The material list that it generates is fairly simple to read and order from.

Cons: 1) When doing anything out of the ordinary, which is most of what we do, it takes a long time to set up a bid.

2) The takeoff tool is very clunky and time consuming.

3) If something is not calculating correctly, figuring out how to correct the calculation is very difficult and time consuming.

Overall: This program has been a constant source of frustration and confusion for me. I'm sure that it works well, but we received the latest version that many of the people within The Edge company do not have full awareness of when I run into questions or issues. This has slowed my time in preparing bids dramatically and I do not see the value added yet. I'm sure there will be some value to the program later on once we get it all figured out, but since our company has purchased this program last October, it has really hurt our overall responsiveness within the estimating department at our company.

Recommendations to other buyers: Let companies know when purchasing that this program works better for companies that are bidding similar type work all the time.

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.

Love the EDGE, WANT THE UPDATE!

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The built in features such as Sheet Metal count and the various reporting options

Cons: It is still outdated

Overall: I really do love The EDGE and what it allows me to do. I am much more efficient and consistent in my bidding. We have been anxiously waiting for the newer version since we bought the product almost 5 years ago. Every year we get teased that it will be ready later this year, and almost 5 years have gone by.

Recommendations to other buyers: Finish the update please

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. 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

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.

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

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

May 09, 2018
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: Easy to learn, for beginners to the program. Easily manipulated to fit a specific companies needs, awesome!

Cons: After giving feedback about new updates to the software, most of our suggestions weren't taken into consideration leaving us frustrated. This also opened up more problems trying to use the new update the way we were used to working, slowing down our productivity.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on June 06, 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. While we strive to include all customer feedback in releases, at times we have to re-prioritize feature/functionality requests. Your requests are still on the backlog list and you can be assured that the product team continually re-evaluates these. This year, we have added more developers in order to meet all our customers needs. We value your business and thank you for being a loyal customer.

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.

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.

Central PA Roofer

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: The Edge will take off and price the estimate simultaneously with some minor tweaking on the front end.

Cons: The user interface and "DOS operating" feel creates a cumbersome feel.

Overall: Overall, The Edge is an excellent tool for creating proposals quickly and accurately. The newest versions will close all the feature gaps that customer's have wanted for years.

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. 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

My Review of "The EDGE"

Apr 03, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: being cloud based has really paid off for times that I need to work from home

Cons: The way the database is handled with the new version and the ability to bring another drawing/roof plan into the same page rather than create a whole new page. There is very little keyboard support pertaining to shortcuts (except on drawing screen, those are awesome) or even the enter and escape button features that you may think are just common window's controls.

Overall: I feel like I'm fairly lucky since I have been using the edge for over 15years and there are many similarities with the new program (v12) compared to the last version (v10) but there are also many changes that have been very frustrating also. I will always love the program and I know the new version is constantly being tweaked so patience is definitely a virtue right now.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be able to navigate the program with keyboard as easy as you could the mouse. For example, on the pricing screen the only way to move down the list of prices is by using the "Enter" key but if I wanted to change to number I just entered after I have already moved down one level then I either have to hit escape twice to jump off the prices or use the mouse click back on the price I want to change when it should be as easy as hitting the "Up arrow" to move between the different products

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/2h3ti3sedback.

The Edge Estimating

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease and accuracy

Cons: Having to use multiple fobs on different computers

Overall: The Edge is the easiest and most accurate estimating software I have used. It is extremely intuitive. I like how quickly we can turn out accurate and competitive bids on projects we are pursuing.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you test it out, you will find it is the best on the market for specialty trades.

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. 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 web-based, is much easier to use and doesn't require FOBs. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

AWESOME ROOFING ESTIMATING SOFTWARE

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: Ease of use. It does everything I need.

Cons: None.

Overall: I have been using The EDGE roofing estimating system for 19 years (1998 - 2017) and don't know how I could get along without it. I have no experience with any other roofing estimation systems, but I sure that there are others out there. However, the EDGE does everything I need and that's all that matters to me. I use it for low sloped membrane and liquid applied systems, steep sloped shingle, tile and standing seam metal. It's all there at my fingertips. Once you have gone through their EXCELLENT training, the system is very easy to use. I must admit, I have had to call their Support Dept. a few times over the years, but they have always been professional and expedient in helping me get through whatever problem I may have had.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

Great Product

Apr 03, 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

Cons: Needs a few updates. Drag and drop on loading digital plans, an updated drawing screen.

Overall: I have been using The Edge since the old blue screen version. It is easy to use and you can customize it to work how you want it.

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. 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

Also, for additional feedback product comments we welcome requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

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

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If used properly it is very accurate in providing estimates in a timely manner. There is some up front work to do in order to build systems for the estimates. There is work in any software transition. Once setup properly for you business and needs it is a great estimating tool.

Cons: It can be confusing to use at first and will require training. But it will be a good estimating tool once it is tuned for your use.

Overall: Accurate estimates.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on July 20, 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://goo.gl/g8SgW7

Edge Review by Ian Paul

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: Easy to learn, and use. Very accurate, and easy to program for future use. Great customer service!

Cons: no undo/redo button.

Overall: As a college student who was unfamiliar with this program before starting my job, it was very easy to become comfortable navigating and using The EDGE. As I became more familiar in my field, as well as The EDGE I was really exposed as to what features were available. It was very simple to tailor The EDGE to do the lion's share of the work for me. Once I knew where to begin, with only a few clicks I could have an entire estimate almost finished. With a few more adjustments to fit what I am working on The EDGE has helped me complete a full estimate in a fraction of the time. Not only that but it also allows me to feel completely confident in my bid knowing it is extremely accurate. The EDGE is the most efficient and accurate way to take of an estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: could look softer

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.

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

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The edge is a great product for commercial drywall estimating. It allows you to create and save databases that can be quickly accessed for multiple jobs at one time. This program also allows you to share information with other people that use the same software.

Cons: It sometimes crashes, but no worries as it is set to auto save your work every 5, 10, or 15 minutes so that all of your hard work isn't erased.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on March 19, 2018

Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

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.

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.

The Edge Survey

Apr 03, 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: Always allows more than enough for materials.

Cons: Sometimes we have to review the materials allowed and reduce it to stay competitive.

Overall: We have been using this software for almost 10 years with this company and before that have used this software for another 6 years with a previous company. It is very quick and easy to navigate through it to do estimates, It is very thorough and we find that we always seem to have enough allowed for materials as the program allows for different scenarios ie: windows, corners etc. where extra materials are required.

Although we don't want to share all of our secrets with our competitors we would strongly advise anyone within our industry to try this out.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments.

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 Version 10.7 Review

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The more you use it the easier it is to use. While learning how to use it, it is best to double check yourself to make sure you have everything included that you want to be covered in your scope of work.

Cons: The part that can be an issue is how your company is used to figuring a charge for a specific wall type and specific wall conditions but once you have worked with it for a while it becomes 2nd nature.

Overall: Edge is easy to use once you have gone through the proper training and it just gets easier the more you use it. I am looking forward to the next version which is supposed to be even more user friendly. This is great for estimating jobs.

Vendor Response

by The Estimating Edge on May 08, 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

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.

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.

MBK's Review

Apr 03, 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: Can do a lot with it ( even basic shop drawings)

Cons: Cannot rotate take off already done and shorten/cut lines ( similar to areas).

Overall: I have been using the EDGE for the past 10 years, and I am not tired of it. It was difficult at the beginning but once I started using it on a daily basis, it was a breeze. Probably there are few things that can be improved, but as far as I am concerned, this software suits perfectly my needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: More calls from sales people inquiring about the performance of the software

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.

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.

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.

commercial construction project estimator

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: quick and efficiently

Cons: more functional and better look design

Overall: strong technical support and very fast feedback

and very perfect attitude and professional experience

Recommendations to other buyers: very good

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. 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 web-based and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact sales@edgeestimating.com.

Reliable Estimating

Apr 03, 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: Reliable and accurate

Cons: Intumescent take offs are still an issue.

Overall: I have been using the Edge for over 12 years, and have always had great customer service, as well as reliable, consistent take offs. There are some areas of improvement, but over all a very precise estimating tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Auto reading prints to scan for member sizes would be a huge advancement

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.