STACK Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Construction takeoff & estimating software

4.45/5 (752 reviews)

STACK overview

STACK is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software that offers SMBs a single and centralized platform from which to manage construction bidding processes. Incorporating takeoff measurement and markup tools, smart estimation technology, reports, real-time collaboration, streamlined bidding and customization capabilities, STACK aims to provide users with an accurate and flexible takeoff and estimating solution. Designed to accommodate any trade, STACK operates easily for landscaping, roofing or concrete and masonry projects as well as for general construction projects.

With STACK, users can measure digital plans, collaborate with team members, finalize project estimates and customize materials and pricing quickly and accurately. Concrete and masonry contractors can estimate footings, walls, site casts and tilt-up or lift-slab projects, while interior finish contractors can measure plans and determine quantities for ceiling, drywall, flooring and painting. STACK’s powerful measurement, markup and cutout tools are also beneficial for landscapers planning minor sitework, irrigation or paving and general contractors seeking to verify quantity takeoff. With these careful measurements, users can then apply material, labor and equipment costs accordingly.

Every STACK user has access to a library of industry specific material databases, customizable takeoff and estimating reports and organizational tools such as the bid calendar dashboard, optical character recognition (OCR), auto naming and bookmarking. STACK provides users with a cloud-based, floating license which allows users to access and utilize STACK features at any time, from any location. To further enhance STACK’s flexibility, users receive automatic software updates and on-demand training.


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STACK reviews

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Stephen Marcellino

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

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Matt Curley

Simple and Easy to Use!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

For very quick masonry estimates, nothing beats this software. For more advanced/detailed prints, as long as you take your time this will work just fine. I haven't seen a friendlier piece of software at an affordable price that gives you want you need without being headache to setup.We looked for a very long time for a very simple takeoff program and this is definitely it. We have used this program for the past year and a half to get measurements on masonry and it has not failed us. Our trade does not need super advanced features so this suites us perfectly. If you have a properly scaled PDF then you can hit the ground running for your measurements. Otherwise, determining your own scale is very simple to do and I've even taken pictures of blueprints with my phone to roughly estimate one of our simpler prints in under 10 prints from the camera snapping. Amazing.

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Sunshine Menefee

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

This product is incredibly simple to use, but a very powerful tool. The calendar makes organizing projects by due date easy. You can quickly see what's coming up and space them out when a larger project takes more time. The search function to find past projects is imperative. Doing takeoffs is much easier now. I can export final dwgs and reports so that my sales rep can go back and see exactly what I quoted and where. All the work is saved so I can back and reference it or change it if plans change. The lines and symbols are easy to read and quick to set up. You can dimension the plans when needed and add call outs. The cloud tool is useful for items I have a question about. I can even copy and paste a line several times instead of having to draw it out each time. Being able to add labels to the takeoff is crucial. It makes my quotes much more powerful when I say exactly where I found each product. It also helps if there is a change to the plan later. I can easily remove one section by using the Geometric Report instead of having to dig through all the plans. The ability to use two screens is awesome! When I find a particular detail and have to match it to the plan, it is much easier to have one screen with the detail and one with the plan.

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Nick Chapman

Darn near perfect.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-20
Review Source: Capterra

Having used Stack for the better part of two years, I can say it has greatly improved our takeoff speed and provided the ability to accomplish several time consuming tasks quickly. Stack features allow me to achieve a great degree of accuracy, and they seem to constantly improve the product with new tools like the snap feature. In the future we look forward to deploying Stack to an even greater extent to win more work, and generate more revenue!First and foremost, I enjoy the takeoff speed and accuracy Stack affords our estimating department. Simply by clicking a link on a plan exchange site, or quickly uploading plans, we can begin a highly detailed accurate takeoff in minutes if not seconds. Likewise, we can complete our takeoff much faster than traditional methods saving valuable time to analyze our bids post takeoff.

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Reuben Druckenmiller

One of the best available software for estimating

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

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

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STACK pricing

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STACK Plus -> Takeoff - $999/year
STACK Pro -> Takeoff + Estimating - $1799/year
STACK Enterprise: Contact STACK at 1.844.225.1122

STACK features

Activity Dashboard
Bid Management
Cost Estimating
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Project Estimating
Real Time Updates

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Additional information for STACK

Key features of STACK

  • Price data / price Books
  • Cost database
  • Calculators
  • Takeoff
  • Bid management
  • Built-in database
  • Building product database
  • Scheduling
  • estimating
  • Cost estimaing
  • Project estimating
  • Project security
  • Calendar management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Measurement & markup tools
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Customizable reporting
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Real time reporting
  • Data import/export
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time updates
  • Automatic backup
  • Content library
  • Project development
  • Project planning
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • File transfer
  • Labor costs
  • Planning tools
  • Strategic planning
  • Cost management
  • Activity management
  • Graphical data presentation
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STACK functions as a cloud-based, floating license, affording users the flexibility to access STACK and utilize its features on the go, at any time.

Users can create customizable takeoff and estimating reports, stimulating valuable insight into bidding processes.

STACK includes advanced measurement and markup tools, enabling users to calculate cost estimates accurately.

STACK offers on-demand training and automatic software updates, providing users with ongoing support and up-to-date software improvements.

STACK facilitates comprehensive project organization, giving users a calendar dashboard and OCR, auto naming and bookmarking capabilities.