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Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Foundation
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
93/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
8.6/10
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Pricing not available
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On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
17
Fit small business
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STACK
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
96/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$999 Per license
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On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
5
Fit small business
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Esticom
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
99/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
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Pricing not available
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
5
Fit small business
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Software review
CoConstruct
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
99/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$249 Per month
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
23
Fit small business
Fit medium business
Fit large business
Software review
RSMeans
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
98/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$230 Per year/user
Hosting
On premise and Cloud
Functionality score
5
Fit small business
Fit medium business
Fit large business
Software review

Foundation Vs. STACK Takeoff & Estimating: Which is better?

Shlomi Lavi / Nov 20, 2019

Looking for the right Construction solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. in this article we compare between the 2 software products:

Vendor comparison

Foundation Software: Established in 1985, Foundation Software is the author and developer of America's #1 construction accounting software, FOUNDATION for Windows. Our dedicated staff of professionals has assisted thousands of construction companies across America with the improvement of their businesses’ accounting, job costing, and financial management.One of the most important things people should realize about Foundation is that it has a long history of being a strong and stable company. We’ve been profitable every year we’ve been in business, and we invest that money back into the research and development of our construction accounting software. I think that demonstrates our commitment toward continuous improvement

STACK Construction Technologies: In the mid-1990s while working in the construction industry, my son Justin (then only 15) and I put together an estimating software program that we called Buildware Pro. Originally targeting the commercial roofing industry, Buildware Pro allowed you to measure paper plans using a digitizer, or even on your computer screen if you had a digital PDF or TIF file. We enjoyed success from the very beginning and by the time Justin was 17 we had sold 1/2 a million dollars' worth of our construction software! Measuring on screen led me to a new idea… one where GCs could distribute plans in digital form to their subs and suppliers, via the Internet. During the same time frame my friends Al and Tracy Battle had started the first ever "Internet Plan Room" and partnered with the AGC in Atlanta to distribute plans for public projects to subs and suppliers in that market. Al, Tracy and I put our companies together and iSqFt.com was born.

Pricing/cost comparison

The real cost of Construction software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training cost, customization cost, required hardware, and the cost of maintenance & support and other related services. It's critical that you account for all of these costs to gain an understanding of the system's "total cost of ownership". We prepared a total cost calculator for Foundation TCO and STACK Estimating total cost to help with the total cost of ownership calculation.

Foundation price Starting from $49 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Foundation is rated 8, which is higher than the average cost of Construction software. STACK Estimating price Starting from $999 Per license , when comparing STACK Estimating to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Construction software cost.

Bottom line: Foundation is more expensive than STACK Estimating.

Features and functionality

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Foundation Vs. STACK Takeoff & Estimating based on some of the most important and required Construction features.
Foundation: Document Management, Scheduling, Costing, ..
STACK Estimating list of features include the following: We are still working to collect the list of features of STACK Estimating.

Target customer size

Since it’s for the construction industry, it’s an ideal choice for contractors. and STACK Estimating's target customer size include: Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Foundation

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

Starting from $49 per month

FOUNDATION software is construction accounting that incorporates job costing, scheduling, and project management tools and that is deployed through on-premise or through the cloud. This platform provides numero...

Categories: Financial Module, Customer Management Module, Cloud ERP, ERP, Web Based Construction.

STACK Takeoff & Estimating

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

Starting from $999 Per license

STACK Estimating is an award-winning cloud-based Construction software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size construction business. STACK Estimating received a rating of 4.5 from ITQlick team....

Categories: Roofing Contractor, Construction Estimating, Construction Apps, Concrete Cost Estimating, Construction.

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Foundation: 3 Features

Document Management
Scheduling
Costing

STACK Estimating: 0 Features

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