STACK

Takeoff, estimating, project management & field productivity

About STACK

STACK offers a suite of cloud-based construction software solutions include takeoff and estimating, project management and field productivity software. STACK is a single and centralized platform from which to manage construction bidding processes and manage the entire construction process.

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.


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.

  • Includes an integrated cost database as well as the option to import customized pricing.

  • 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.

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    Reviews

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    4,5 /5
    (1 386)
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    4,3/5
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    4,2/5
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    4,5/5
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    Shujjah
    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

    Alejandro
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Very good but needs more features...

    Reviewed on 2021/10/07

    Great but could be better

    Great but could be better

    Pros

    Easy to use. Friendly for any user. Easy to access from anywhere, no software needed in the office computers.

    Cons

    I want to be able to duplicate jobs so I can do a new takeoff when I get new drawings without altering the previous takeoff. I also want to be able to move the order of the drawing tabs and change the order as needed.

    Alternatives Considered

    PlanSwift

    Reasons for Choosing STACK

    Cheaper option, friendly for new users

    Switched From

    AutoCAD Architecture

    Reasons for Switching to STACK

    Other team members decided they liked Stack more
    Elijah
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Worst customer service I have encountered across any platform.

    Reviewed on 2022/02/04

    (stated in terms and conditions), they were going to make an exception, and provide me a full...

    (stated in terms and conditions), they were going to make an exception, and provide me a full refund. 6 hours later, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] called me back to inform me she had called the wrong customer, and they were not going to be able to give me a refund after all. After going over the above scenario again, she said that as an adult, I should take responsibility for completing the sale without taking the time to read through the terms and conditions. Nothing like being insulted by a “Customer Success Manager”. I told her I would like to speak with her supervisor, and she assured me I would be contacted by EOD today. I was not. I have been in the industry for some time, and for a zero-refund policy to be enforced on a product with virtually no demo is unheard of, especially when they can log on and see that I have received NOTHING of value from them. Instead, Stack has resorted to bullying and insults. She also assured me all upcoming trainings would be canceled, but I wound up doing that after both trainers reached out to me. At this point, it is possible she “forgot” to put the request in, like she “forgot” to cancel the upcoming trainings. Just make sure you want to be married to these guys for a full year before you sign!

    Pros

    The trainer was knowledgeable and polite, but software itself was clunky and over complicated. Too many options with slight variations for the same things.

    Cons

    My experience with Stack’s customer service has been the worst I have ever encountered. I am a new business owner in the construction industry in Florida. We do have a good network of clients, but it is small, and I told the salesman that I only do a handful of new builds a year and I could not justify Stack’s high yearly rate. The “demo” for stack only comes with 10 measurements and he insisted I would see the value once I had full access the system. He also offered a 25% discount if I completed the sale with him on the phone (a tactic to push you into a rushed decision which I stupidly fell for). I said I would try it out and we went through the purchasing process. Again, feeling as though I was against the clock and trying to rush through while on the phone, I did not click the terms and conditions link. I was then set up for 3 trainings, each an hour long. A lot of training, for an easy-to-use program…After the first training it became abundantly clear this program would bring no value to my company. No harm no foul right? I contacted the Customer service rep and informed them that, as I thought, this program was not right for me, and I would like a refund. It was inside a week, and I had not produced anything close to a useable quote. I stay very busy, and do not have time to take classes on how to constantly update this software. I was contacted a day or so later by [SENSITIVE CONTENT] to inform me that, even though it is against their policy to issue ANY refunds

    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
    Selene
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very Streamlined, Simple Estimating Utility

    Reviewed on 2021/10/18

    Stack is the customer service I measure all other customer service by. They are friendly, nice and...

    Stack is the customer service I measure all other customer service by. They are friendly, nice and helpful! They are super easy to reach as well from right inside Stack! They don't always have the answers, but if they can find them they will! Their knowledge database in stack is also pretty extensive so it's easy to find most of your easier answers in there yourself.

    Pros

    Stack is, hands down, one of the simplest solutions I've found for doing takeoffs. Depending on the industry, it's possible it may be too simple, however for the purposes of drywall and paint it is perfect. Building assemblies in Stack really streamlines the whole takeoff process, saving a lot of time and headache when it comes down to the little details. It's also super easy to learn due to how uncomplicated Stack's tool and interface are. You can make things much more complicated for more detailed accuracy, but you don't have to.

    Cons

    I'd like a few more options when it comes to proposal generation, but this is still a fairly new feature within Stack. Being able to fine tune the formatting would be helpful.

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    STACK FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for STACK.

    STACK offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$2 999,00/year
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Free -> $0/year Start -> Great for Single Estimators - $2,999/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 Flex, SmartBid, eSUB

    STACK offers the following support options:

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

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