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What is STACK?

STACK is your all-in-one solution for a better preconstruction process! Drive maximum efficiency and improve project profitability using our industry-leading, cloud-based software. STACK is designed to be your centralized hub for planroom management, team collaboration, quantity & material takeoff, project reporting and more. See for yourself! Create your free STACK account today! https://www.stackct.com/

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Product Description

STACK Estimating is a software that manage company's item and assembly catalog, calculate costs, and build custom formulas.


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Stack Construction Technology
Company Website
Year Founded
2012
HQ Location
Blue Ash, OH
Twitter
@stackestimating
1,028 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
78 employees on LinkedIn®

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The application is versatile and easy to use. It allows you to do takeoffs quickly and easily from any PC in the world. The support is great and the developers have a long list of improvements from the user community that they are always working on. The improvements that have been made in the past year have been super helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price is my least liked part. They charge you for all features like estimating even though you do not want them. They also charge you double the price if you add a second user instead of a reduced price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use a MAC and there is limited applications that do takeoffs on MAC when we first looked for an app. The app works great and allows us to export the data we want with the fields we want so we are able to import it into our specific app for estimating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Operations
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy and fast to use. Very easy to train new estimators with this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Needs a better way to share notes and information with a team when multiple estimators are working on the same project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just get it! Hands down one fo the best software purchase we have ever made. We can complete takeoffs in record time on even the largest and most in depth project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Take off are done faster than ever before. Major benefit is the speed and accuracy of the take off. We can do a simple overview takeoff of a project or an in depth takeoff counting everything down to the nails/screws. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Slow, less functions than the other 4 take off software I tried, false advertising, increases time threefold it requires to measure the easiest of take offs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limited capability, worst take off software I have yet tried, staff is vicious, dishonest, unethical, thieves, promising call backs after robbing you of your hard earned money and ignoring. Their refund policy does not exist. It is a sham and they will keep calling you and trying to prove there is nothing wrong with their software if you want your refund and they refuse to concede their software is severely flawed and therefore refunds are unavailable to unsatisfied customers. This product should be removed from online advertising as it unethical to refuse refunds if it is easily manifest your product is flawed. I have also tried leaving their product a review on their website but their site does not allow it. So the reviews shown on their site are fake. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stack is a terrible software with even more abominable customer service Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Stack's versality is what makes this platform exceptional for construction professionals. Whether you do take-off's by hand, another platform, or photographic memory. We all can get to the same number of bricks, sticks, & mortar. It is hard to call Stack an estimating software, because it is so much more. The power of the platform makes estimating a breeze; the real work starts after getting down to the quantity of your materials. Whether it is sharing your take-off within a team for revisions, sharing plan changes through the cloud with a vendor. Field changes can be noted and circulated to subs or vendors with an e-mail link. As a developer we are starting to send "test" runs to my sub base with the share and invite features; for bidding assemblies and managing progress.

We recently rolled out a new residence model and went through the peer review process using STACK and it could not have been more productive; MEPs, Concrete, Suppliers, Architect, and Engineer were all able to redline any problems, or request a detail that would have been overlooked. Moving forward with the project, we know we have minimized surprises or plan busts. At the end of the day it is construction things are bound to happen; all we can do before the first stud is banged is minimize risk and STACK pays for itself. The plan bust caught by a trade; would have amounted to thousands of dollars to correct during construction.

The service is unrivaled, the STACK pros are always available for assistance; and regular updates and webinars/and one on training keep the user up to date on enhancements made or suggestions to get the most out of the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

STACK does not fall short in many categories I'm sure there are some; but, as a daily user of the program I honestly do not remember the last time I was frustrated with the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

See what it can do. It speaks for itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The communication disconnect between plan details and construction. Collaboration is key to any successful project. We can't be experts in every aspect of a build, this allows for one cohesive plan of attack from the first concrete truck, first stud delivered, and last coat of paint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Estimator / Project Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Simple to use, very user-friendly, easy to train others Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see an option to add editing to the drawings (arrows, shapes, etc.) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will be amazed with the ease of using the take-off software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software’s organizing features of documents is legitimately one of the best I have seen in any system. It keeps your planning and documents in one place and offers us as a time efficient service provider to complete tasks at a faster pace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We as a team have had issues with the collaboration features. Especially during times like these when the world is working from home, these features should not be bugged. We were unable to work properly together on some of the documents we uploaded to the system. Your processed data would not be saved in the point of view from another colleague. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

STACK helps fix the chaos in your company when you don’t know how to visualize your planning and documentation work. Although there are many alternatives from STACK available, we chose this system because these features were beneficial to our business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We help solve the issues in terms of documentation and planning. We have had instances where our documents were all over the place and we didn’t have a good planning system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The development team is constantly improving the platform. It's 100% in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere. They look for and follow through with customer feedback and suggestions. Searchable plans has been a big help. Plan overlay has been valuable, and the hyperlink to other sheets has really helped with continuity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The page numbering is still buggy. Doesn't have an arc function yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I learned how to do takeoffs with STACK and have grown as it has grown. It's allowing me to communicate better with the field and contractors. The hyperlink function has really helped with takeoff continuity and is a big time saver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The most helpful part about stack estimating software is the ease to use as a consumer. everything is straight forward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would say some of the downsides about the product is the level it’s on. I feel like it’s still in it’s early stages so they still have to work out some kinks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stack estimating software has saved us time to manually have to do the work. And we can save information to come back and update it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Autocad Designer
Architecture & Planning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The GUI was probably my favorite part of the software. Easy to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This software was definitely designed for the larger trades in construction. Don't forget about the smaller trades. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't forget about the smaller trades when designing and updating the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None. We demoed the software and it was beneficial so we did not implement into everyday use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like the cloud based platform. Everything is saved online so it’s easy to use between computers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As far as landscape takeoffs, this software, like many others. Is limited. You have to build a whole database with all of your plant material which is definitely time consuming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Customer service is fantastic, they take the time to help you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great for irrigation and sod takeoffs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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