STACK Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

STACK

Construction takeoff & estimating software

4.48/5 (1,046 reviews)

STACK Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Free -> $0/year
Start -> Great for Single Estimators - $1,999/year
Grow -> Perfect for Precon Teams - $4,999/year

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STACK Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Cloud storage and collaboration with other members of the team is great. Easy and simple to use with great customer service that will walk you through how to use the software.Nick K.Read the full review
  • It helps me determine if my painters are using too much in materials and gives me a good idea if I have material theft on the project. It also helps me budget better.Sheena C.Read the full review
  • The best thing about this software is the ease of use and the customization of takeoffs you can do. Other takeoff programs don't allow you to just take off the simple items like this does.Brett W.Read the full review
Cons
  • Some of the preset names for materials are not what our suppliers/vendors call them. This makes it confusing for anyone new to the trade and you are unable to rename the preset names.Stefon T.Read the full review
  • The only Con is you are charged by user. If you have a single account Only one person can be logged on.Ryan N.Read the full review
  • I can't determine if its the software or the hardware of my laptop, but when I use it I find that the documents/image lags on medium to large files.Daylen W.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about STACK's pricing:

Niko HAidl

Over all great.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using stack since it was cloud take off. Great value. i do miss some things from the old program like the magnifier glass that makes the take off you are looking for blink.

Pros
cheap

Cons
miss some features from the old version. glitchy sometimes.

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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!

Pros
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.

Cons
Like any good cost hawk, I would highlight price as my least favorite aspect of Stack Software; though I will say the product represents good value for the price! I would like to see Stack offer the complete product in one package, without the present tiered pricing.

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hi Nick,

Thanks so much for your recent feedback!
We are so glad to be able to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Samuel Dean Sheet Metal 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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mickie Adams

Skeptical

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Stack is a great tool and has helped me to boost my productivity. It is easy enough to use that I can train others in a short amount of time.

Pros
The software is easy to use and although it is not cheap it is not the most expensive on the market either.

Cons
I do not like the project estimate work book. There are bugs in the sheet and we sent those to tech but have not heard whether or not they fixed it and assume they have not since i have not seen an updated work book.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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John Leak

Great Service

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Its good! And the updates and continues tweaking is a great value

Pros
They are continually making updates that make my estimating and quoting process easier and more efficient. The time it takes to get out quotes has been cut substantially and more streamlined then before

Cons
The ability to change the price of items I use in my takeoff. We work in 5 different states and material cost vary in different areas

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Neil Schaurer

Stack Trial Review

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

Helpful tool that I would like to use more, I just can't justify the cost at this point

Pros
The ability to measure in scale with out printing full size blueprints, it is quick to use and could definitely safe time.

Cons
Pushy sales people, very expensive due to not having multiple price points tailored to needs. Its all or none after the trial use

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Hunter Lampe

i have used this software for a few years now and love it.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-13
Review Source: Software Advice

this software works really great for what our company does. Being ably to download plans and measure large projects makes for a time saving value for our company. I am so glad I was introduced to this product.

Pros
time managment

Cons
price for users

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Cliff Hudson

Stack review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-23
Review Source: Software Advice

It is a very good product. 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jon Nordgren

Fast, easy, more profit

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Increased work load and bidding collaboration

Pros
Its ease of use and the affordability. We easily tripled our number of bids we send out per month. Cheapest way to increase profit.

Cons
Personally for our industry they made it more complicated to use in my opinion. I get that they made upgrades to better service a larger part of the construction industry that I am sure made it easier for them. Just for us we are very simple. It is still very easy to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Steven Myers

BOOMSLAM! We love StackCT

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Quick, Intuitive, Easy to Use. We use StackCT on every project.

Cons
It's not cheap, but it's the best service we've found.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Caleb Nethers

Great Value

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

I use this system for construction estimating and it allows me to complete takeoffs in an extremely efficient manner, run reports, and take up no storage on my system.

Pros
Ease of use Cloud based software, no storage used Cheaper than other options Many capabilities

Cons
Currently have no cons for this system so far.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ray Noel

Great product for the money

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
I like how easy it is to scale to different pages, and is a great product for the price. Great value

Cons
Wish it was able to be more of a database to store costs and functions like that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tim Stamps

User friendly, Great for teaching someone who has never used electronic take off

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Saves me tons of time, and paper cost VS Printing my own plans out.

Pros
I like that I can program my own assembly's and Price the same project several different ways with the same dimensions .

Cons
Be nice if you could have different measuring types under the same take off lable. like square foot measurements right along with Surface areas

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mike Gill

Works good. Price is high

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Works and good support Like the online access from anywhere capabilities.

Cons
Very expensive. $ Other products do offer lower price points and has similar features

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jordan Maltz

Concrete Floor Systems review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I think the product matches the price. I know there are some other programs out there that provide more features, but those others are far too expensive

Pros
Ease of use. Easy to edit and go back to previous takeoffs.

Cons
Some editing features are difficult, such as deleting things in a one step process. Call outs seem to blur colors if they go outside of the main plan area, forcing you to change colors.

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hello Jordan,

Thanks so much for your recent feedback! We love hearing what users think of STACK Takeoff and Estimating software.

We will be sure to relay your comments on editing difficulty to our development team. As you know, we make updates and improvements to the software regularly and input such as this is always helpful as we prioritize our roadmap.

We look forward to supporting the unique growth and success goals of Concrete Floor Systems - now and in the future.

Happy New Year!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Paul Coviello

STACK software

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-26
Review Source: Software Advice

The system is well organized and easy to work with. The calendar, the take-off lists, and the reporting functions are better than any other system that I have used. I rated features and functionality at 3 stars because I am having difficulty getting a linear take-off done. My cursor is not following the path that I try to take the drawing.

Pros
Integrated take-off and estimating functions

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Donald Bartholomew

Best takeoff and estimating software on the market!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using STACK Estimating since it began. They have continued to improve on the functionality and control use and never charge for any system upgrades. Our takeoffs are accurate and our reports can include any amount of detail we desire. The sky is the limit to the number of catalog items and assemblies we have at our disposal. The pre-built assemblies provided by STACK are very detailed yet give us the ability to modify them and make them custom to our standard operating procedures. There customer service and training is bar nun the best we have ever encountered!

Pros
The low cost compared to others and the ease of use.

Cons
Not available if there is no internet connection

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Benjamin Lewis

Stack takeoff software is a must have!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Quick to learn and easy to use-Stack is definitely saving us money!

Pros
It’s easy to use, customer support is awesome and the assemblies feature make it very effeciant.

Cons
Additional users cost the same. It would be nice if there was some sort of tiered pricing in place.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Peter Strong

Great experience so far

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-29
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall I think Stack is a good value and is helping us be more efficient in estimating and executing projects.

Pros
It is easy to learn, the layout makes sense, and pricing not to hard to figure out. This is my first use of construction software and it hasn't been too difficult to pick it up.

Cons
I use it on a laptop and I would say that you need to have a mouse as the trackpad is not a convenient way to work with the system but I I got a mouse and that solved any headaches from that. The one thing that bothers me when switching from project to project it takes you to a calendar as the start when for me the list makes more sense.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tracey Harbert

Instant success

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Software Advice

I have used most of the software available and Stack is by far the most economical! Far less in cost than anything I have ever seen in the marketplace.

Pros
Its ease and accessibility. You can access all plans you download anywhere as long as you have internet access. This is a big advantage especially for site visits.

Cons
The lack of layers to determine individual quantities. In some circumstances it may be best to copy a plan page and download it to gain specific information such as phases or individual areas.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin Cooper

General Contractor

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Software Advice

I use STACK takeoff only and find it to be very easy to use and intuitive. I have turned several subcontractors on to the program and I think it has made their bidding process much easier as well.

Pros
- Very easy to use, learning curve is about 30mins - Web based - Great user interface

Cons
- the pricing is a bit high but I believe it is competitive with other programs - features like assemblies are additional cost

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kel Meads

Pretty Solid

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pretty good software. Not very impressed it increase in price by 25%/month. Fairly accurate numbers coming out for a very tough economy and competitive bidding

Pros
Ease of editing prices as they change. Setting up sq footage prices as a backup

Cons
Price, Slow to load, always getting phone calls to subscribe long term when I am not sure yet how I feel about the product when sampling 2 other software programs as well

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Garrett Blankenship

Easy to use for most takeoff work

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Would be nice to have a second account for the base price, or at least at a discounted price.

Pros
Easy to use, accommodates most of our take off work, except for earthwork volumes. Reports are great and easy to read.

Cons
Borderline pricey for what the product brings to the table. Often times accessing older project can take some time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mike Gill

Use it to take off all our new jobs

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
How much time savings it provides not competing take offs manually on paper blue prints with a scale ruler.

Cons
Cost is a little high. Would like to see a lower price point. Would like to see more pre loaded content for mech insulation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Arne Tingstad

Stack is a time saver.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Stack is a software that saves me a lot of time. It's very easy to use and I love the fact that I can access it anywhere there's an internet connection.

Cons
Stack is a little more expensive than I would like but overall great value.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Keith Hund

Best Estimating Software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

I have tried about 5 of these programs and this is by far the best i have found to date. We have 3 users for are company and we all love it. Could be buying another in the future.

Pros
full spectrum of estimating

Cons
price

Response from Stack Construction Technologies


Hi Keith,

Thanks so much for your recent feedback!
We are happy to support the takeoff and estimating needs of Classic Landscape and can't wait to share your input with the entire STACK team.

Have an awesome day & thank you again!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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