STACK

by Stack Construction Technologies

Who Uses STACK?

STACK was developed by contractors for contractors - general and subcontractors included. With a variety of pre-built items & assemblies for almost all trades, getting started couldn't be simpler!

What Is STACK?

STACK takeoff and estimating software is easy-to-use, packed with features to speed up your bid process and cloud-based, so you can collaborate with your team in real-time from anywhere. Best of all, access to STACK is now FREE!

Access project plans anytime, anywhere, from any device
Bid more work, in less time.
Eliminate costly estimating errors.
Leverage a library of pre-built & custom material databases.
Win more profitable work!

STACK Details

Stack Construction Technologies

http://www.stackct.com

Founded 2011

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Starting price

US$1,999.00
US$139.00/month
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STACK deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

STACK Features

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bid Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
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  • Projections
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  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Visual Assemblies
  • What-if Analysis

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Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Sunshine M.
Sunshine M.
Commercial Estimator
Building Materials, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/2/2018

"Great product. Customer support right in app and always quick to respond."

Pros: This product is incredibly simple to use, but a very powerful tool. The calendar makes organizing projects by due date easy. You can quickly see what's coming up and space them out when a larger project takes more time. The search function to find past projects is imperative. Doing takeoffs is much easier now. I can export final dwgs and reports so that my sales rep can go back and see exactly what I quoted and where. All the work is saved so I can back and reference it or change it if plans change. The lines and symbols are easy to read and quick to set up. You can dimension the plans when needed and add call outs. The cloud tool is useful for items I have a question about. I can even copy and paste a line several times instead of having to draw it out each time. Being able to add labels to the takeoff is crucial. It makes my quotes much more powerful when I say exactly where I found each product. It also helps if there is a change to the plan later. I can easily remove one section by using the Geometric Report instead of having to dig through all the plans. The ability to use two screens is awesome! When I find a particular detail and have to match it to the plan, it is much easier to have one screen with the detail and one with the plan.

Cons: Some things are not customizable. I can't change the default dimension color or size. But once you set it, it remembers the changes for that page only. I can't rearrange the sheets with the tabs on top. I have to open them in the order I need. So if I find a detail on another sheet, I may have to close some tabs and them reopen them in the order I need. It does integrate with Excel reports, but Excel charges a monthly subscription for that. I am also waiting for the symbol search tool.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/2/2018
Jake V.
VP
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/9/2020

"Cloud Takeoff"

Comments: Stack was a significant upgrade to our takeoff process. The speed and being able to natively use it on Mac make this software great. The development team continues to add great features, some of which bring feature parity with competitors, but others are unique and now classified as "can't live without" around our office.

Pros: The ability to log in and pull up all of our project drawings on any computer. The fact that this software is web based is great and makes this platform agnostic. As we are primarily a Mac based office, this is great and does not require virtualization to run windows based software. Stack is also incredibly fast to navigate and bring up projects. Even though our older software was on computer and not web based, it required long waits to open a project and switch between projects. With stack this is almost instantaneous and it allows multiple projects to be open at once in multiple tabs or windows.

Cons: It still lacks some functionality of our previous takeoff software, especially when we first started using it. Much of that functionality has been added since we started using it, and there are a few additional items they currently show as in the pipeline. Once those are released, all of the features we need will be here.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/9/2020
Chris B.
Lead Estimator
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 19/8/2021

"Best in Class"

Comments: Estimating

Pros: The application is very intuitive and user friendly so it is easy to learn and use. It feature like line snap and Arc drawing along with the crosshair make drawing out the rooms super easy. The ability to assign custom names and room numbers to each room takeoff gives us the ability to have all the information for the proposal in one place. The custom takeoff reports that can be exported as excel documents makes the data transfer into our home grown excel bidding document effortless. The web based app can be used on any PC that can install google chrome and the uploads are fast.

Cons: There are not many things that I do not like about this app. The slow rate that requested changes are handled is out biggest complaint.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 19/8/2021
Lance O.
Estimator
Construction, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 25/8/2016

"First Year with Stack CT"

Pros: Stack Estimating allows a very flexible approach to take offs and preparing estimates. I've been using this software for just over a year and had previously used another software with other companies. Stack is fairly streamlined, allows multiple options, and organizes your quantities in a way that is very user friendly and easy to manage.

Cons: I find myself frustrated with creating my take off library before starting a project. There are many options, but it would be nice to be able to set some defaults when creating items. For example, when creating a count item, it automatically generates a 'Medium' check mark with 'Medium' line weight. With every count item, I am changing this to 'Small' and 'Small' because the current default obstructs too much of the plan. They have a library that you can set, but every plan has different items so I can only use the library for so much.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 25/8/2016
Jerome W.
president
Construction, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 26/5/2021

"Best construction software on the market, Mac friendly"

Comments: I have had no issues with Stack

Pros: Fast, easy to set up and start using, very user friendly, fast knowledgable customer support

Cons: Is a bit more expensive than similar products, but you can be up and using Stack in less than an hour.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 26/5/2021