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.

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Devices

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Takeoff
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(291)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Product

Reviewed on 2018/10/27

Love it been using it for 20+ years

Love it been using it for 20+ years

Pros

It details the job down to the last nail once you have it set up.

Cons

The software is a little glitchy with PDF's

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 welcome product feature and functionality requests at https://www.edgeestimating.com/product-feedback/?utm_source=Capterra

Joseph B.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Roofing Estimating Software on the Market

Reviewed on 2019/07/22

We have standardized on The Edge as our estimating software company wide. Their technical support...

We have standardized on The Edge as our estimating software company wide. Their technical support is second to none. They consistently listen to their customers and implement changes that benefit their customers on a regular basis.

Pros

Ease of use, database for labor and materials, reports and ability to import estimates into Timberline/Sage 300 accounting software. The tapered insulation module enables us to do our own tapered packages and shop drawings in house.

Cons

The new version does not have the “Detail” capability of the previous version and it is cumbersome to update item pricing.

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

Ahmed A.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The best applications to help make appropriate assessments for new bids

Reviewed on 2021/11/27

It has increased our ability to better estimate the value of new projects, which has helped us...

It has increased our ability to better estimate the value of new projects, which has helped us obtain several new projects in the past period.

Pros

EDGE is a very advanced app with great capabilities. It makes estimating process for new bids or contracts and any additional work required done with ease. Using EDGE, it will be easy to ensure that you get accurate quotes, in addition to its ability to evaluate the actual quantities available to the company and take these quantities into account when making any new pricing operations.

Cons

There is nothing worth mentioning, it may seem a bit complicated for the beginners, the user just needs some training to get acquainted with all the tools and tasks that can be performed using it.

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 review and welcome product feature and functionality requests at http://bit.ly/2LVCjZa.

Derek C.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

There are better programs out there

Reviewed on 2019/07/11

Not much. I can print out reports for the field, but they just throw them to the side.

Not much. I can print out reports for the field, but they just throw them to the side.

Pros

Takeoffs are fairly simple once you get past the semi-cumbersome training. I like the ease of adjusting labor rates, and that once conditions are built they remain.

Cons

Editing the database is an awful task, and even when you think you have a handle on it....you don't. Formulas are damn near impossible to read unless you have a print out of what each piece of a formula means. In fairness, it is built into the program, but making one from scratch on your own is not worth the time it would take to learn it all. Setting up reports to reflect exactly what you want is extremely difficult. If you did it every single day and learned all of the ins and outs of how to set reports up that's one thing, but this is one of the most unfriendly aspects of the Edge. There are conditions that are never used and are unable to be deleted (hard to count how many times I've selected the wrong conditions), not everything saves in the database (FRP setup), and let's not forget that the amount of updates that there have been; more than Apple, and that's saying something! I would be more apt to continue using a program like this in the future with some major overhauls on some areas, specifically ACT takeoffs; I can't click and drag for a square footage without it crashing the system. I have brought this to the attention of the developers/programmers and it is still not fixed. Also, is there a 3D rendering coming?

Adam D.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • 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 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 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

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