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.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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The EDGE Software - The EDGE bid grid screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE acoustical ceiling estimation screenshot
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The EDGE Software - The EDGE bid grid screenshot
The EDGE Software - The EDGE acoustical ceiling estimation screenshot
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Features

Total features of The EDGE: 25

  • Accounting Integration
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Bid Management
  • Commercial
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Plans
  • Email Templates
  • Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Job Costing Software
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Takeoff Software
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations

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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

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Tyler
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Estimating made easy

Reviewed on 4/3/2017

The Edge is a completely comprehensive method of estimating construction projects. The best part...

The Edge is a completely comprehensive method of estimating construction projects. The best part about the program is the user has the power to manipulate the input in order to meet his needs. The Edge has been a terrific tool which has allowed for a full breakdown of our operations from estimating all the way to evaluation of job cost versus expected O + P. The friendly staff at the Edge in Boynton Beach, Florida have been great to work with from the time I was in Florida for the introductory stages to the customer service aspect now. It's a terrific program and I would highly recommend it.

Pros

The overall functionality of the software is seamless. It's very easy to set things up and estimate a project using the Edge in a matter of moments. Once the preliminary stages of learning the ins and outs of the program is complete, it makes taking off a project very easy.

Cons

It can be clunky at times when revisions to estimates are necessary.

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 your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Edge (Vs 10.7)

Reviewed on 7/17/2019

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 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 http://bit.ly/2LVCjZa

Alex
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Tough to learn but once its set up its a smooth system

Reviewed on 4/10/2017

I am in my late twenty's and nowhere near a computer genius but also not computer illiterate and my...

I am in my late twenty's and nowhere near a computer genius but also not computer illiterate and my experience with this system was it is super confusing to set up and learn but once the program is set up to how you usually take off projects it works nicely.

This is not an out of the box system at all. If you are making a complete change from paper take off's and excel sheets like my company was it will take weeks and months to get this to work how you want. We have taken two trips, 1 week each, to their headquarters to have our database's set up along with countless hours and minutes of phone calls to their tech department. The owner who bought the program said that we should be able to figure out most of the database setup in house. I can tell you after going to in house training twice there is absolutely no way I would have known how to set this up. After 1 1/2 years of using the system I still find it confusing at times when you aren't doing simple jobs.

We mainly use EDGE for Acoustical Ceiling take off's. That also seemed like the easiest to get set up. 99% of the time this works perfectly but there are some jobs that just doesn't seem to calculate right, in particular long hall ways and curves.

We most recently had our databases set up for Fireproofing, EIFS, and DEFS. I have to say once the fireproofing is set up it is a complete life saver. The way the old estimator here would do fireproofing take off's was very mistake filled because the hundreds of factors to take into account i.e UL Codes, thicknesses, member sizes, etc.

DEFS also works quite nicely but that is a fairly simple take off, square footage with your materials and labor associated with that square footage.

We are still working a few bugs out of our EIFS take off's. They aren't quite where we want them on the labor side so I am constantly checking them with our existing excel formulas we have used for years.

The people that work for the EDGE, in particular the training and tech support, are always more than willing to help out and are always friendly. My biggest gripe with the system is the difficulty of getting set up initially and also when you come across something unique getting it to work in the program. Once the leg work is done to get the system set up like you like the program really does run smooth. In the long run it is a giant time saver. For example a 50k sqft ACT job that used to take a whole day to take off on paper literally takes minutes.

Pros

The time saving aspects of the quantity take off's

Cons

The initial set up time

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 are currently working on a faster way to setup and onboard our customers but in the meantime we have a YouTube channel that has a collection of how-to videos located at http://go.edgeestimating.com/YouTube.

Dennis
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Version 12 Review

Reviewed on 4/7/2017

The new version is easy to learn and move around within the program. It as the same basic...

The new version is easy to learn and move around within the program. It as the same basic function/layout as for the different tabs, scenario, section, condition, drawing. It has some great new features within the drawing (take-off) screen, but some improvements would be helpful in certain areas of the drawing (take-off) screen. I'm sure that there are other great changes that I have not seen yet, but overall, the new version 12 is a fantastic improvement from previous version of the Edge Estimating Software. I cannot wait to get all of the other estimators working on the new version.

Pros

Accurately producing a bid. Keeps the project organized when it come to alternates, VE options and other project changes.

Cons

Manipulation of the drawings within the take-off screen, example - measuring, without being within a condition, draw lines parallel or perpendicular to each other. Detail screen not working or is very limited in what you can do.

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 your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Michael
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Long Time User

Reviewed on 4/4/2017

I think the product is great. would love to see the changes forthcoming with Version 12. I think...

I think the product is great. would love to see the changes forthcoming with Version 12. I think there are a few of items that would only make the program only that much better.

Pros

The fact it walks you through each assembly and gives you the areas you need to focus on. unlike with Qbid you have to know each part and peace before building the assembly.

Cons

Some of the Onscreen features of Qbid would make the edge that much better. like the ability to just select a portion of a wall assembly in stead of the entire wall. or having to break it up into small parts.

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 your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments. We also welcome additional requests at http://bit.ly/2h3ti3s.

Additionally, version 12 is now available and can be implemented immediately depending on your databases. This greatly improved version is a total rewrite which enables us to deliver innovative features, an updated modern interface, and is much easier to use. If you are interested in upgrading feel free to contact [email protected]

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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

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The EDGE integrates with the following applications:

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The EDGE offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support

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