The EDGE

Construction estimating for commercial subcontractors

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The EDGE Overview

What is 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.

The EDGE Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Estimating Edge for pricing details.


The EDGE Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

The EDGE bid grid screenshot
The EDGE acoustical ceiling estimation screenshot
The EDGE data visualization screenshot
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The EDGE Reviews

The EDGE Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
167

Very good
93

Average
25

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,6
90% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Great Product

Love it been using it for 20+ years


Joseph B.

Best Roofing Estimating Software on the Market

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.


Derek C.

There are better programs out there

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


Rick M.

Ricks Review

I have only been estimating for 2 years now, before I used the edge we would use planswift and then make an excel sheet for the estimate, switching over to the edge really helped stream line our estimating process.


Erik R.

Estimating Edge Review


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/27
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Joseph B.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Best Roofing Estimating Software on the Market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/22
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Derek C.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

There are better programs out there

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/11
Review Source: Capterra

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?

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Rick M.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Ricks Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/11
Review Source: Capterra

I have only been estimating for 2 years now, before I used the edge we would use planswift and then make an excel sheet for the estimate, switching over to the edge really helped stream line our estimating process.

Pros

It a do all software, you don't need to use a program to measure and another to estimate, its all in one.

Cons

We have trouble making a report to print of the estimate that the project managers can understand, we are still working on that where I work.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Erik R.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Estimating Edge Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

If you are doing fireproofing, this is the only software to have. It simplifies everything and takes all of the guesswork and time out of manually estimating this work

Cons

The scroll wheel doesn't work and you feel like you're in the 90s using this software, but none of that effects the overall functionality. There is a slight learning curve to train your brain how to use it, but then it becomes second nature

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
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The EDGE Pricing

The EDGE Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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Contact Estimating Edge for pricing details.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 289 user ratings
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The EDGE Features

The EDGE Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for The EDGE

Additional information for The EDGE

Key features of The EDGE

  • Customizable Templates
  • Job Costing

The EDGE FAQs

The EDGE FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for The EDGE.

Q. What type of pricing plans does The EDGE offer?

The EDGE offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Estimating Edge for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of The EDGE?

The EDGE offers the following features:

  • Customizable Templates
  • Job Costing

Q. Who are the typical users of The EDGE?

The EDGE has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does The EDGE support?

The EDGE supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does The EDGE offer?

The EDGE has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does The EDGE support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices The EDGE supports

Q. What other apps does The EDGE integrate with?

The EDGE integrates with the following applications:

Viewpoint

Q. What level of support does The EDGE offer?

The EDGE offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Knowledge Base