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The EDGE FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does The EDGE offer?

The EDGE has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $12000.00
Pricing model: One Time License

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Q. Who are the typical users of The EDGE?

The EDGE has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does The EDGE support?

The EDGE supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does The EDGE offer an API?

No, The EDGE does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does The EDGE integrate with?

The EDGE integrates with the following applications:
Viewpoint Team


Q. What level of support does The EDGE offer?

The EDGE offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Knowledge Base

The EDGE product overview

Price starts from

12000

One-time payment

Flat Rate

What is The EDGE?

The EDGE is a construction estimating solution designed for commercial contractors in roofing, fireproofing, drywall installation & other construction businesses, to help manage material takeoffs based on measurements across project blueprints. It provides a database of labor costs to facilitate industrial auctions.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Live Online

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Value for money

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/5

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12000

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The EDGE features

Functionality

4.1

/5

298

Total features

25

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Third-Party Integrations
Job Costing
Accounting Integration
Assembly Takeoff
Bid Management
Commercial
Cost Database
Cost Estimating

The EDGE users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

298

Positive reviews

90

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.58/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

2

1

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25

2

3

Pros
My overall experience has been wonderful. The Edge Estimating team has been more than helpful if we have ever needed any help with the Edge system.
I've been Using The EDGE system for 11 years and still feel like it's the best software on the market. When packaged with a good digitizer it's well worth the price tag.
My day to day experience with the edge is very user friendly, I find myself being able to navigate with ease through the program and customer support has been good.
Cons
Also, on occasion it will not show any errors but when you try and view the recap it will not let you saying there are errors. With all of that being said it is a minor problem for this software.
The program is awful, but I really don't have a choice to use anything else. I have started developing my own program.
Cost for add on's, lack of undo button and if you want to change a formula, its difficult to understand.
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Mike K.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Only Estimating Software

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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Jeffrey B.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Edge (Vs 10.7)

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

We can customize the database. This allows us to have consistency with our estimates. The functions are intuitive. The learning curve is short. The on-screen takeoff communicates well with the pricing and condition setup features.

Cons

The functionality of the software is behind some of the competitors. We are on an older version. It can be glitchy. We've lost estimates when the Edge crashes. This is less frequent as new versions have rolled out over the years. From what I've seen, these issues are addressed and resolved in the new version. The cost to convert to the new (cloud) version is extensive. There will also be a learning curve. The architecture of the software is all new. This will be an additional cost (training and down time) and will introduce opportunities for estimating errors until we get the new software figured out.

Vendor response

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/2LVCjZa

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Adam D.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Edge 12 - It's getting there

Reviewed 5 years ago

In a nutshell, we are enjoying The Edge 12. But like my "Cons" list and my review title suggests - It's getting there (slowly). Right now, we're about at a 70-75% satisfaction rate for Edge 12. There is still a lot of work to be done to return to the quality of ease provided by Edge 10, and I don't doubt that it will eventually get to where we're 100% satisfied.

Pros

The Estimating Edge is one of the best (if not the very best) estimating software programs available on the market. It is easy to use, and the upgrades they made to the Edge 12 (compared to Edge 10) have sped up the estimating process (overall). Streamlined and accurate, we trust The Edge (and their customer service team) to provide us with everything we need.

Cons

Still very buggy and glitchy. The Edge 12.6 had fixed many of the issues that were prevalent since Edge 12 was first released; however, there are still glitches. Blurry drawings, slow response/lag time on mouse clicks, etc. But least favorable was the fact that they took away most of the aspects of Edge 10 that made it SUPER user-friendly, and it's not nearly as user-friendly as Edge 10. Their claim of "Less Clicks" for Edge 12 has proven to be inaccurate, as we often spend more time clicking through pages than we did when we had Edge 10.

Vendor response

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 created shortcuts in the Version 12.6 please check them out https://www.estimatingedge.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/LIT-User-Keyboard-Shortcuts-WEB_0619-2.pdf. I am more than happy to send you a hard-copy. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2LVCjZa

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abiezer a.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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After learning it well, you love it.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Our company uses it's own proprietary estimating software. I use the EDGE to do quick calculations of extra stuff I need to import manually into those estimates. I realized the EDGE is somewhat flexible to do certain changes.

Pros

The version I use is not a user friendly, interactive . It is very technical, which I like. Not everyone learns it well, which gives me an advantage as I have learned it more than everyone else I have met that uses it. I know of companies that have purchased it and do not use it due to not having anyone proficient enough to work with it. That is my advantage to get on a good job.

Cons

This version can be used on up to windows 7 only, which makes it a bit obsolete. To use more advanced windows you need to upgrade to a different version and there are costs involved, plus it becomes web based and internet dependent. I don't like that at all.

Vendor response

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/2LVCjZa

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Spencer S.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Edge Estimating 10.8

Reviewed 5 years ago

With all the little quirks the Edge has, it is still a fairly versatile program. I came from PlanSwift 11 and even though it was a little easier to do take-offs, the database building was much simpler with the Edge (for the most part). Overall 8/10.

Pros

Custom Database Building. Ease of Take-off estimating.

Cons

The small bugs (Crashes, install issues, etc) Not Cloud Based, yet. No tutorial on how to make custom 'reports'.

Vendor response

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/2LVCjZa

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