About STACK

STACK is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software that offers SMBs a single and centralized platform from which to manage construction bidding processes. Incorporating takeoff measurement and markup tools, smart estimation technology, reports, real-time collaboration, streamlined bidding and customization capabilities, STACK aims to provide users with an accurate and flexible takeoff and estimating solution. Designed to accommodate any trade, STACK operates easily for landscaping, roofing or concrete and masonry projects as well as for general construction projects.

With STACK, users can measure digital plans, collaborate with team members, finalize project estimates and customize materials and pricing quickly and accurately. Concrete and masonry contractors can estimate footings, walls, site casts and tilt-up or lift-slab projects, while interior finish contractors can measure plans and determine quantities for ceiling, drywall, flooring and painting. STACK’s powerful measurement, markup and cutout tools are also beneficial for landscapers planning minor sitework, irrigation or paving and general contractors seeking to verify quantity takeoff. With these careful measurements, users can then apply material, labor and equipment costs accordingly.

Every STACK user has access to a library of industry specific material databases, customizable takeoff and estimating reports and organizational tools such as the bid calendar dashboard, optical character recognition (OCR), auto naming and bookmarking. STACK provides users with a cloud-based, floating license which allows users to access and utilize STACK features at any time, from any location. To further enhance STACK’s flexibility, users receive automatic software updates and on-demand training.

Pricing starting from:

US$2,499.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of STACK

  • STACK functions as a cloud-based, floating license, affording users the flexibility to access STACK and utilize its features on the go, at any time.

  • Users can create customizable takeoff and estimating reports, stimulating valuable insight into bidding processes.

  • STACK includes advanced measurement and markup tools, enabling users to calculate cost estimates accurately.

  • STACK offers on-demand training and automatic software updates, providing users with ongoing support and up-to-date software improvements.

  • STACK facilitates comprehensive project organization, giving users a calendar dashboard and OCR, auto naming and bookmarking capabilities.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$2,499.00/year

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of STACK: 54

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Aerial Measurement
    • Assembly Takeoff
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Bid Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Built-In Database
    • Calendar Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commercial
    • Commercial/Industrial
    • Cost Database
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Database
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
    • Electrical Estimating Software
    • Electronic Plans
    • Estimating
    • For AEC Industry
    • For General Contractors
    • For Plumbing Industry
    • HVAC Estimating Software
    • Historical Database
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Management
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Plumbing Estimating Software
    • Prebuilt Assembly
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Planning Software
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Tracking Software
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Proposal Generation
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Residential
    • SSL Security
    • Takeoff Software
    • Task Scheduling

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (1,257)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.7/5

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    Shujjah
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I Recommend STACK to all the constructional firms

    Reviewed on 2022-09-12

    In my view, STACK is such a masterpiece and a great advancement to TAKEOFF progression. The most...

    In my view, STACK is such a masterpiece and a great advancement to TAKEOFF progression. The most important feature is the lightning-fast results in a half of a time as compared to other similar kind of software. The AUTOCAD style of drawings is one of the highlights of STACK especially the linear drop function with appropriate distances. In addition, this software is very easy to understand and even a person with basic knowledge of using web-based computer software can easily work on it.

    Pros

    Multitask operation in a single window
    Fast to navigate and accurate in results
    Easy to understand and use
    Takeoffs made easy and speedy

    Cons

    Offline version is not available
    Undo command must be available in upcoming versions

    Layne
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great Option for Takeoff Software

    Reviewed on 2022-05-09

    STACK is a great solution for takeoffs - I previously used On Screen Takeoff which I really enjoyed...

    STACK is a great solution for takeoffs - I previously used On Screen Takeoff which I really enjoyed using, but STACK offers a better user experience in my opinion. I am overall pleased with how the software works.

    Pros

    Takeoff is very easy to use, Assemblies feature is amazing and saves so much time once it is setup. I appreciate that the system is cloud based, this really makes things run much more smoothly and easily. Integrations with Dropbox and Google Drive are also helpful.

    Cons

    Organization of takeoffs could be improved. There is no undo button which sounds minimal but it can be extremely cumbersome at times. I also dislike that measurements can't be set to round to the nearest whole number - who honestly needs to measure down to a tenth of an inch shown in decimal format? These are really minor things in the overall user experience but annoying nonetheless. Overall I am very happy with Stack over alternative options for takeoff software.

    Alternatives Considered

    PlanSwift, Square Takeoff and OnScreen

    Reasons for Switching to STACK

    Assemblies feature, benefits of a cloud based system, abilities of software compared to competitors
    David
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Reality vs Perception & Potential

    Reviewed on 2022-04-14

    Not any of our problems yet. Not any reason we bought it, has it created a solution for, but I...

    Not any of our problems yet. Not any reason we bought it, has it created a solution for, but I still see how it can and hopefully will over time, and that is why I am still here. Well that and probably because I don't want to admit that maybe we should have waited till they had a finished product with the kinks worked out. while this may cause eye rolls... Put yourselves in our shoes. If a customer purchases up front, 100% of a roof from me because I showed them a picture of a finished roof and told them it was a complete ready to go finished roof, yet only put on 50-75% of it and then said well I will be back next year to finish the rest, sorry about the inconvenience in the mean time. Would that be ethical? No! It would not, yet that is exactly what stack ct did to us and that is what iroof did to us, and that is what roofsnap did to us, and that is what adobe does to us, and, and ,and, and it is wrong. These are not the things employees doing the work decide, it is the work of those in charge and investors. So I don't and won't blame the workers, but I do blame the rest of you. Please consider what I have taken the time to share and please be motivated intrinsically to do better!

    Pros

    I liked the super awesome sales and teaching staff when they can be reached. the support staff excluding 1 that are available and pretty much only by email do not in any way provide the same level of connection, community, support, or personal touch the others do.

    Cons

    Since all the soft ware companies we reviewed over the last year follow the same pattern of, promise the moon before we buy, show us what it will look like when its finished, but cannot deliver what they promised when they were courting us, because they sell an incomplete project knowing we roped in for a year, it must be ok right? NO! IT'S NOT OK! I had to promise a kidney to get the [SENSITIVE CONTENT] to purchase this product, I showed the perceived time savings, the better product, and etc. Yet when we bought it I was able to show him anything but a prettier product. Do I think we will get there and do I think its a good program? Yes and Yes but it may be as much because I want to believe it is without the actual proof there to definitely say it is. I just hope I can Convince him to let me renew the subscription next year cause it is going to take me all of a year to learn this system well enough to make it pay. Between how much slower i am at turning out these estimates even though they are better, and how many important and promised functions are either not actually functional or they are at not user friendly without 1 on1 help if they are functional etc.

    Alternatives Considered

    EagleView

    Reasons for Choosing STACK

    I believed this would serve both the commercial and residential departments with 1 product that appeared to be very complete and user friendly. Also because I believed it would drone measure better and it would be faster and more easily integrated into our overall go to approach, and it would scale better. Very little of this ended up being the case so far.

    Reasons for Switching to STACK

    money and integration with builder trend and excel
    Tony
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Premier Takeoff program

    Reviewed on 2022-08-31

    The product is easy to use., and the support staff is excellent

    The product is easy to use., and the support staff is excellent

    Pros

    The ease of use. The yearly price. The many takeoff features you can incorporate in your use.

    Cons

    That there is so much more to it than I am aware of

    Kyle
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    • Industry: Restaurants
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Our team uses this daily

    Reviewed on 2022-04-19

    Its a great tool in our system and we use regularly, with our new addition of ProCore and having...

    Its a great tool in our system and we use regularly, with our new addition of ProCore and having these programs linked is huge to make sure we are always working off the most up to date planset without having to do multiple uploads

    Pros

    Anyone who can operate a computer can get into the program and start doing takeoffs immediately.

    Cons

    It would really be helpful for there to be a go-back/undo function. I wish there were some more filter options. Most all of these have been listed by our team on the feature requests.

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    STACK offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$2,499.00/year View Pricing Plans
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Free -> $0/year Start -> Great for Single Estimators - $2,499/year Grow -> Perfect for Precon Teams - $5,499/year

    STACK has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    STACK supports the following languages:

    English

    STACK supports the following devices:

    STACK integrates with the following applications:

    Autodesk Construction Cloud, Box, Buildertrend, Dropbox Business, Evernote Teams, Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, OneDrive, Procore, RedTeam, SmartBid, eSUB

    STACK offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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