The EDGE

Construction estimating for commercial subcontractors

About 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.


Images

The EDGE Software - The EDGE bid grid screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE acoustical ceiling estimation screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE data visualization screenshot
View 4 more
The EDGE video
The EDGE Software - The EDGE bid grid screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE acoustical ceiling estimation screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE data visualization screenshot

Not sure about The EDGE? Compare with a popular alternative

The EDGE

4.5 (299)
VS.

Starting Price

No pricing found
US$195.00
month

Pricing Options

Free version
Free trial
Free version
Free trial

Features

25
68

Integrations

1
10

Ease of Use

4.1 (299)
3.8 (38)

Value for Money

4.1 (299)
4.0 (38)

Customer Service

4.6 (299)
4.2 (38)
Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

Alternatives

Naylor AMS

4.1
#1 Alternative to The EDGE
Naylor is a cloud-based Association Management Software (AMS) solution that couples membership, event and committee...

PlanSwift

4.3
#2 Alternative to The EDGE
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect, is a cloud-based takeoff and estimating solution designed for commercial and residential...

Active Takeoff

4.6
#3 Alternative to The EDGE
Thanks to its inherent simplicity, Active Takeoff will instantly boost your productivity on all your takeoff and...

STACK

4.5
#4 Alternative to The EDGE
Easy-to-use, cloud-based takeoff and estimating software for construction contractors. Mac & PC compatible. FREE...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(299)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

Already have The EDGE?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Showing 5 reviews of 299
Mike
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Only Estimating Software

Reviewed on 2018-02-28

Best construction estimating software on the market.

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.

Jeffrey
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Edge (Vs 10.7)

Reviewed on 2019-07-17

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.

Response from Foundation Software

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

Adam
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Edge 12 - It's getting there

Reviewed on 2019-07-17

In a nutshell, we are enjoying The Edge 12. But like my "Cons" list and my review title suggests -...

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.

Response from Foundation Software

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

abiezer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

After learning it well, you love it.

Reviewed on 2020-02-05

Our company uses it's own proprietary estimating software. I use the EDGE to do quick calculations...

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.

Response from Foundation Software

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

Spencer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Edge Estimating 10.8

Reviewed on 2019-07-24

With all the little quirks the Edge has, it is still a fairly versatile program. I came from...

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'.

Response from Foundation Software

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

Showing 5 reviews of 299 Read all reviews

The EDGE FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for The EDGE.

The EDGE offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Estimating Edge for pricing details.

The EDGE has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

The EDGE supports the following languages:

English

The EDGE supports the following devices:

The EDGE integrates with the following applications:

Viewpoint Team

The EDGE offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support

Related categories

See all software categories found for The EDGE.