STACK Features

STACK

Construction takeoff & estimating software

4.47/5 (1,162 reviews)

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Assembly Takeoff
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Bid Management
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Building Product Database
Built-In Database
CRM
Calendar Management
Change Order Management
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Commercial/Industrial
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Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Reports
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Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electrical Estimating
Electronic Plans
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
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HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Inspection Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Labor Cost Reporting
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Offline Access
Payroll Management
Plumbing Estimating
Prebuilt Assembly
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
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Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
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Time & Expense Tracking
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Aerial Measurement
Assembly Takeoff
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Building Product Database
Built-In Database
CRM
Calendar Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Commercial/Industrial
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electrical Estimating
Electronic Plans
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
For General Contractors
For Plumbing Industry
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Inspection Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Labor Cost Reporting
Mobile Access
Offline Access
Payroll Management
Plumbing Estimating
Prebuilt Assembly
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Work Order Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Aerial Measurement
Assembly Takeoff
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Building Product Database
Built-In Database
CRM
Calendar Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Commercial/Industrial
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Database
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customer Management
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electrical Estimating
Electronic Plans
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
For General Contractors
For Plumbing Industry
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Inspection Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Labor Cost Reporting
Mobile Access
Offline Access
Payroll Management
Plumbing Estimating
Prebuilt Assembly
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Work Order Management
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STACK Feature Reviews

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

Erik C.

Great at whats it does

2017-02-27

We use Stack for almost all of our jobs. 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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JoAnna W.

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. We had to pay an additional fee to set them back up if we chose too. That is when we found Stack.

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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Shawn B.

Easy to use - all in one place

2019-04-25

Bidding and project management is much easier.

Pros

I like that all plans and data is saved online.

Cons

I wish that there was a place to create your own specific units. We have pre-set units on certain items that we have to re-measure every time on every plan. We would love to be able to pre-set a certain measurement for specific things and only have to quantify on plans

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
Source: Software Advice
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Lee S.

Great for take-offs!

2021-10-19

If all you need is take-offs and/or estimating of formal bid projects as a small sub.

Pros

Take-offs are easy to import, mark-up and change. Worth it for us just for the takeoffs.

Cons

Estimates and projects not easy to enter unless take-off is done.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio G.

Stack!

2021-02-26

We are super pleased with STACK and the staff members. Initially, learning a new product can be challenging but the training team assured our success with its elaborate and precise training. They are always available which really makes for an amazing and satisfying experience.

Pros

Most importantly, Project Management is made easy.

Cons

STACK is so intuitively developed, we cannot think of any deficiencies in the quality or features of the product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam H.

I love this takeoff software, has saved me hours of time

2017-08-08

Time, time, time management.

Pros

The ease of being able to use the software with little time to take getting used to it. Time is of upmost importance, and it took me no time to learn this program

Cons

I would like to be able to print directly from the screen I am working on rather than having to populate a file to be exported for printing.

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
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hi Adam!

Thanks so much for your recent review of STACK software!

We are so grateful to have earned your business and look forward to sharing your feedback with our customer success and development teams.

If I can ever be of assistance in your quest to bid and win more profitable work, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,
Lindsay Pedersen
VP of Marketing
STACK Construction Technologies

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Jean-Philippe L.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Jim S.

I use this program everyday and it has become an essential tool in our office!

2018-08-17

This is an awesome application that has helped us simplify and streamline our takeoff process. Customer support is great and they really do listen to their customers.

Pros

It's accessible online from any computer or mobile device.

Cons

I would like to see more options for generating customized reports that are ready to send to another party without relying on excel.

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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Richard S.

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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Jeff M.

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

2018-02-07

Pros

The software is easy to use.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Adam Z.

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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Edna R.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Phillip B.

Love it!

2021-10-07

Helped eliminate the takeoff bottleneck allowing us to quote more jobs

Pros

The takeoff function is the feature we use....it is very user friendly and has allowed us to quote many more jobs by reducing the time to complete takeoffs.

Cons

The options to download project data are limited....in our case, it would be very helpful to be able to download data into a project tracking report or spreadsheet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler K.

Verified Reviewer

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David A.

Stack Implementation into Speacialty Contrctor Business

2019-12-02

Secondly for me I can estimate much quicker once I get set up.

Pros

Foe years I had thought about utilizing a symbol based estimating take off software because we were moving from paper to the digital world.

Cons

I know that we have that capability but this a cost intensive project for each contractor. Obviously this is not a deal breaker though and perhaps in the future you could offer templates that are patterned after specific industries which would lower the cost of developing the complete estimating solution.

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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Victor D.

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
Features
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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Abhilash v.

handy tool for general contractors

2019-05-03

good and handy tool to have if you are a general contractor, to estimate the jobs and also to verify the subcontractors quotes

Pros

the software is customized to our needs and works on a logical relationships, once you get that logical relation between the material and labor, you can save the settings and you can use them for all similar projects.

Cons

the pre-defined assemblies are good for american market only

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jorge L.

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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Alan L.

Game Changing Estimates

2019-11-19

Stack has changed the way we estimate and instantly generates accurate material lists for every project!

Pros

The ability to customize my assemblies.

Cons

Need ability to see item reports and customize accounting features.

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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Manuel R.

Reports

2019-05-01

quick takeoff, but not goods reports.

Pros

Easy to use, great masonry package; bookmark are great tool

Cons

can't not produce a complete bid report, crew, equipment, profit & overhead.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Eugene D.

Feature rich, web based application

2017-01-16

I was on a journey to find a software that would work on my Mac without having to download Windows onto it. All takeoff software that I attempted to use advertised that they work on Mac, but when it came down to it, they all required bootcamp or some other system that basically ran the windows operating system. StackCT was the only tool that I found to work on all hardware; because it runs in the browser. It also is very straight forward to use; at least for me, it was.

Pros

Feature rich and runs in the browser, which means it can run on a Mac without having to put Windows on the Mac.

Cons

It would be great if the software would allow easier management of takeoff features that have been added, once they have been created.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering STACK

Give it a try. They give you a couple of weeks for free. You have nothing to lose.

Source: Software Advice
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Katie M.

Great Takeoff Program

2021-09-23

We are performing estimates much quicker with Stack.

Pros

I can easily manuever through plan pages to perform area takeoffs, set custom scales, print out reports with data and it is a great user friendly product.

Cons

Not many cons. Just make sure you have the full product, not only the free trial. You won't be able to save takeoff when you switch plan pages without the full program.

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
Source: Software Advice
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Joshua D.

Verified Reviewer

Take-Off and Estimating made easy

2019-04-15

Estimating, Take-off, Bid collaboration.

Pros

Reduces the time and effort required to accurately produce project bids. Collaborating via the cloud is easy and works very well when combined with the accessibility options Stack allows.

Cons

I haven't heard any complaints. Demo was incredibly impressive to senior estimators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Casey H.

Very easy to use and gets the desired results when qualifying bids. We use for every project we bid.

2017-05-25

Qualify bids from subcontractors - ensure correct quantities.

Pros

I enjoy the fact it's cloud based, so when I need to take work home I can access it wherever I have internet.

Cons

Cost - you would have received 5 stars before this year and the cost increase.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


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

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

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Tyler J.

Student Version

2019-04-23

We use it in a cost estimating class and has been beneficial to me when learning about take offs.

Pros

I liked how easy it was to learn how to use the program.

Cons

We tried to use this program as a group in a school project and we were unable to edit shared documents.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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