STACK Features

STACK

Construction takeoff & estimating software

4.45/5 (752 reviews)

STACK Feature Summary

  • 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 Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about STACK's features:

JoAnna Wood

Must Have Takeoff Software

2017-02-22

Our company used a competitors software that was not anywhere near as functional. In addition, the main computer crashed and all the functionality was lost.

Pros

Extremely User Friendly Cloud Based Excellent Customer Support Priced appropriately Specific to.our scope

Cons

Would like project management software incorporated with the takeoff and estimating functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Tyler Kipp

Construction software

2018-11-07

Pros

Contractors can bid and estimate jobs with easy.

Cons

The download time of some of our plans took way to long.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Services company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to use, great for organizing and tracking

2018-02-09

You can track all past bids, and it is very user friendly if you have used any past estimating software.

Pros

Favorite feature is the calendar which allows you to view all projects and track dates when completed.

Cons

Also need an overlay tool for incoming revisions and addendum's

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam Zeen

STACK for Plumbing

2016-10-12

However, it does lack some features compared to other estimating platforms.

Pros

Cloud Based

Cons

Heavy mechanical and plumbing users who bid large scale projects will find it lacking to other more feature based platforms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Erik C

Great at whats it does

2017-02-27

Stack makes everything easier and faster on a day to day basis

Pros

Easy to jump in to Project management Takeoff reports

Cons

UI on plans is sometimes glitchy

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Victor Dent

This estimating program makes my job a lot easier.

2016-08-19

Pros

I can also export data to my spreadsheet to use with my existing estimating format.

Cons

The standard reports don't quite fit the structural steel industry and I have to reformat the data when I import into my spread sheet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Try it. Let these guys show you how it works and how easy it is to customize to fit your trade or industry.

Source: Software Advice
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Jean-Philippe Langlois

This software really makes your estimating make sens... time wise. It cuts estimating time by 75% .

2017-05-23

My estimating time is reduced by 75% which allows me to focus on management more

Pros

Once you have all your partitions, assemblies and materials combinations set up, estimating time is easily reduced by 75-80%

Cons

Not that it would be easier with any other software, but I would've like to have the possibility to download the most commonly partition assemblies as an example.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hi Jean-Philippe,
Thanks so much for your recent feedback!
We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Langlois Master Design and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process.

We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

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Hector Castro

Project Take-off

2016-10-14

This product improvement the time during the estimating process, this help to get more bid in short time.

Pros

Scale precision, concrete calculation, price reporting

Cons

Linking accessibility is limited PDF printing option selection is complex but not imposible

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Yes, if you have need improve your productivity at your office project staff, this is a excellent product for this target.

Source: Software Advice
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Edna Rashid

A platform that allowed me to create more accurate estimates & make comprehensive analysis.

2017-05-19

Ability to create comprehensive estimates, simplifying/reducing the number of calculations, the calendar and monitor projects from the application are all extremely beneficial features of the application.

Pros

Makes it easy to adjust and modify estimates. Calculations of labor and material was simplified and in many cases combined.

Cons

Take-offs should allow for multiple selections once it's created without having to create a separate take-off for minor changes in data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hi Edna,
Thanks so much for your recent feedback!
We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of NF Insulation, LLC and so happy to hear that our software is having a positive impact on your bid process.

We look forward to sharing your input with the entire STACK team. Have an awesome day & thank you again!

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Jeff MacBean

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

2018-02-07

Pros

It provides the right amount of functionality for a smaller company like ours.

Cons

The finished project does not integrate easily into a proposal/estimate template.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Mark Engh Jr

Project Manager / Estimator

2018-08-23

Pros

The calendar is a great organizational tool to keep track on due dates for upcoming bids.

Cons

I don't have any real cons about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Les Gatto

Accurate and efficient

2017-02-27

This product is great for saving time on take offs.

Pros

Accuracy, take off description

Cons

Making changes and finding specific take offs for management of projects

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Muscat

Finally organizing a jumble of bids from our 3 locations

2018-05-29

Overall a great product, it is the only estimating software I’ve ever used but it definitely sends a high standard for the competition!

Pros

The fact that we can finally organize the bids for our 3 locations and keep track of bids won and lost, and save a lot of money on printing architectural sized plans.

Cons

I would like to see an option to get installable software and a cloud based storage system coupled with it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Richard Sorren

From a Rooftop View

2017-02-27

It has made estimating a project management much more fun.

Pros

Unlimited space to upload, the excel report and the chat support.

Cons

Lately it seems a little pushy on the sales side.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

no

Source: Capterra
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Adam Nyback

Supportive and highly valuable!

2017-05-18

Great experience and I will continue to use it for all my projects.

Pros

It makes building reliable estimates and bids fast and accurate.

Cons

Building your own pricing and custom items takes some getting used to. Once they are built it's a breeze.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jacob Wepking

Fast and Easy.

2018-08-23

Pros

Cuts my estimating time in half and allows me to go and bid more work/ follow up with my outstanding estimates.

Cons

For what I use it for it could be priced a little lower. I am only using it to get me measurements and don't need all of the options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Troy Johnson

Efficiency, Accuracy, Ease, and Value for a General Contractor.

2017-01-20

With Stack, our takeoffs are done quickly to gauge the responsiveness of the sub bids we receive, as well as accurately where we need the added detail and assurance that our own material quantities are correctly captured.

Pros

Simple enough to work through takeoffs quickly, strong enough to handle breakdown and summaries, and customized categories and labeling.

Cons

We use Stack largely for takeoffs in conjunction with other software for preparing our final estimates. For those who may want functionality beyond takeoff and basic cost estimates that we utilize in the program, you will need to consult with the staff and evaluate that functionality for your own goals.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Great tool as described in the review for those who use it similar to the way we do.

Source: Capterra
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Jorge Lopez

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

2018-02-12

Able to quickly estimate several project in a week.

Pros

Ease of use and the ability to have access to your documents at will.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Coviello

STACK software

2017-01-26

I rated features and functionality at 3 stars because I am having difficulty getting a linear take-off done.

Pros

Integrated take-off and estimating functions

Cons

I would like a cost to price conversion feature and proposal writing feature in the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Buy it!

Source: Software Advice
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Erika Moore

It is very is to use for my estimating projects

2018-02-06

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Karna Fredrickson

Easy and Accurate Estimating Program that I will continue to recommend to others.

2017-01-04

I have used Stack Estimating for the last 2 years for bidding on the painting of numerous commercial projects.

Pros

Easy to understand

Cons

The reports available with my package are minimal

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Inexpensive compared to other estimating software

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hello Karna,

Thanks so much for your recent feedback - we love hearing how much our users enjoy STACK takeoff and estimating software!

We'd be happy to help get your subscription upgraded to include unlimited reports. Just give our team a call at 1.866.702.6078 at your convenience.

Happy New Year!

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Rafael Macias

Stack Estimating Software is great!

2017-01-20

The time it takes to do estimating is cut way down and allows us to look at and bid more projects.

Pros

Easy to use!

Cons

None

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

No advice needed, the people of Stack know what they are doing and know what kind of product the industry needs.

Source: Capterra
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Sharon Blay

Program is easy to understand and navigate.

2018-02-12

Pros

Makes my estimating more efficient and program is very user friendly.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Cliff Hudson

Stack review

2017-01-23

I like the summary report and that you changed the measurement scales

Pros

Easy to use and makes the estimates quicker

Cons

The price is expensive for small companies just starting out

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

The more you use it, the better it works

Source: Software Advice
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KC Barnhardt

we have been struggling to get it up and running due to our own issues.

2018-10-24

We hope we can work on it this winter when things slow down.

Pros

It looks like we can adapt is to our current form on bid sheets with some work.

Cons

It is set up to price differently then how we currently bid our projects.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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