The EDGE Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

The EDGE

Construction estimating for commercial subcontractors

4.46/5 (290 reviews)

The EDGE overview

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.

Key features of The EDGE include customizable templates, takeoff, job costing, quotes/estimates and slope routines. The smart labor functionality allows firms to determine estimates gathered through the entire production process based on pre-defined values. The application offers customization based on various markups such as overhead charges, tax rates, profit and more to meet individual trade requirements. Plus, it enables modifications to the bidding process based on a variety of scenarios as per clients' demands.

The EDGE can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. It helps subcontractors generate reports based on profit recap, alternate pricing, orders and more to automatically calculate production as well as material costs for interior design projects. Besides, the solution allows integration with several third-party applications such as Viewpoint and Sage to streamline accounting for multiple assignments.
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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The EDGE reviews

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Anonymous

Great Product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Love it been using it for 20+ years

Pros
It details the job down to the last nail once you have it set up.

Cons
The software is a little glitchy with PDF's

Response from The Estimating Edge


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 https://www.edgeestimating.com/product-feedback/?utm_source=Capterra

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Cory Hanson

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Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-15
Review Source: Capterra

We use the EDGE as our primary estimating tool for typical Re-Roofs, New Construction Roofs, as well as wall panels. We began using the edge years ago using the digitizing boards to now using Version 12 with the cloud based system and image manager. There have been several changes within the last 10 yrs and I am pleased to say your help and customer support has been great. I am looking forward to integrating our company into the newest Version 12.

Pros
The software makes bidding and adjusting new/existing projects easy and consistent. Setting up the software to our company's specific job codes is also crucial for our estimating and cost tracking process.

Cons
on the current Version 12 I am having difficulties adding images to an existing condition/bid. The ease of use seems harder than the pervious Version 10. I would like to alter our overhead costs by entering a numerical number in lieu of consistently adjusting the percentages to match the overhead I want on a given project.

Response from Estimating Edge


Thank you for your review and comments. The Estimating Edge team strives to build the best Takeoff and Cost Estimating software on the market. Estimating Edge has a knowledgebase which can help you answer these questions. https://www.estimatingedge.com/knowledgebase/add-an-image-to-an-existing-job-v12/ will help you add an image to an existing bid. We appreciate your feedback and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2LVCjZa

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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abiezer amude

After learning it well, you love it.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jim Hagel

Great Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

using the Edge makes estimating easier and it streamlines the process

Pros
I've been using the Edge estimating for approx. 25 years, it's user friendly and they constantly are updating the software to make the process easier

Cons
there isn't much i dislike, when i do come across something i don't like, i can email them and they will at some point make changes

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Derek Campbell

There are better programs out there

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

Not much. I can print out reports for the field, but they just throw them to the side.

Pros
Takeoffs are fairly simple once you get past the semi-cumbersome training. I like the ease of adjusting labor rates, and that once conditions are built they remain.

Cons
Editing the database is an awful task, and even when you think you have a handle on it....you don't. Formulas are damn near impossible to read unless you have a print out of what each piece of a formula means. In fairness, it is built into the program, but making one from scratch on your own is not worth the time it would take to learn it all. Setting up reports to reflect exactly what you want is extremely difficult. If you did it every single day and learned all of the ins and outs of how to set reports up that's one thing, but this is one of the most unfriendly aspects of the Edge. There are conditions that are never used and are unable to be deleted (hard to count how many times I've selected the wrong conditions), not everything saves in the database (FRP setup), and let's not forget that the amount of updates that there have been; more than Apple, and that's saying something! I would be more apt to continue using a program like this in the future with some major overhauls on some areas, specifically ACT takeoffs; I can't click and drag for a square footage without it crashing the system. I have brought this to the attention of the developers/programmers and it is still not fixed. Also, is there a 3D rendering coming?

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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The EDGE pricing

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One time license
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The EDGE features

Bid Management
Cost Estimating
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Projections

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Additional information for The EDGE

Key features of The EDGE

  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Building Product Database
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Historical Database
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Slope Routines
  • Takeoff
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