Who Uses This Software?

Infrastructure contractors in transportation, utility, oil and gas, power, industrial, and commercial construction.


Average Ratings

469 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • HCSS
  • www.hcss.com
  • Founded 1986
  • United States

About HeavyBid

Used by more than 50,000 estimators and 48 of the ENR Top 50 heavy civil contractors, HeavyBid estimating software quickly and accurately prepares a detailed cost estimate based on previous work; and then easily convert it into a bid. Plus, compare subcontractor and supplier quotes and conduct self-perform versus subcontractor analysis.


HeavyBid Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff

HeavyBid Reviews Recently Reviewed!

We use heavybid since 10 years and are very satisfied

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Service and formation are great, software is improved every year, it saves us a huge amount of time in our estimating process

Cons: From Texas in english only, although we are working in french in Quebec, some features need to be purchased at an higher price and implementation in a company may be long

Overall: Very useful, save us a lot of time in our estimating process

Great product

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Great features. HCSS offers wonderful classes at the UGM each year to make using products easier. Great for use on projects of any size.

Cons: Start up can be slow. It takes some time to use the product to its potential and integrate all the software together.

A few months a year i go into our companie's estimating department, and this is a key tool.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that as i am gathering information and bids from contractors/subcontractors, i can enter them in as soon as i get them and it is automatically stored like a cloud feature. i am also able to create my own plugs, etc. this program makes breaking down and keeping track of a bid a wiz.

Cons: the only complaint that i have about this software is that it isn't exactly user friendly it took me a decent amount of time to learn how to use and operate this software.

Using project to estimate large heavy civil jobs 100 Million +. Multiple team members.

Aug 29, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multiple team members can work on the project. Good databasing. Ease in transition to accounting software.

Cons: The biggest issue I have is that it is very slow on our platform. I'm not certain if this is an HCSS issue or an us issue.

HCSS Heavy Bid is the Heavy Lifter for Highway Construction

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: HCSS Heavy Bid is one of the most widely used estimating software for heavy-civil construction.

Pros: The advance calculation routines and checks allow me to have confidence in my costing and pricing. The escalation features is time saver, especially at bid time when final scheduling is provided. HCSS customer service is the best. Never been on hold or transferred. Immediate connection to a friendly person who can help.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve, however, they host user group meeting that can bring beginners up to speed quickly.

Great time at the Seattle Heavy Bid 101

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The functionality is superb and lets you save time by utilizing labor rates, crews, bid items etc. from common taks/jobs as templates. Powerful tool

Cons: Steep learning curve and non-intuitive interface. It could be much more clear and have a better dashboard. Other than that, pretty stellar.

Great program for bidding

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a great program for bidding minor and major projects, it does it with ease and is very easy to work with.

Cons: It cannot get too granular as some bidding softwares can get...as such, you may have to use subsequent excel sheets to keep track of bidding.

HCSS heavy bid is the best estimating software I've used in 22 years.

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would and have recommended this software to others.

Pros: Customer support is amazing. There is always someone there to receive my calls at any time and on any day.

Cons: So expansive it's hard to learn all the tricks. It's hard to transfer all the tricks I've learned to coworkers but we have weekly trainings to share information.

Easy to use program with lots of customizability

May 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy it is to use. With master estimates, it is easy to customize the software to industry needs.

Cons: The reports are a bit complicated for first time users. Not all of them are used either but it just takes practice to know what is needed.

HCSS is the bomb.com

May 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: Allows you to customize your bids to your liking. Bids can be streamlined for customers and/or you can copy what the owner has set up.

Cons: THE SELECT BID ITEMS FEATURE NEVER WORKS. EVERY TIME I TRY TO ADD BID ITEMS THROUGH THE SELECT BID ITEMS IT DOESN'T WORK!

HCSS works great

May 11, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Went to the training/convention for the first time this February. thought it was great. thanks!

Pros: I like the quote class system. It's handy to input info as it comes in and compare with others. handy.

Cons: On occasion as I pull items from my codebook in the select bidtiem screen, the description comes across but my activities do not. if I tab through all the cells it seems to work.

Excellent package.

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: HCSS is an excellent, expandable, construction software package.

Pros: Very expandable. Excellent Customer Service.

Cons: Pricing is on the higher end, but is commensurate with the quality of the package.

Recommendations to other buyers: Strongly consider this package if you are a larger construction company that wants a fully integrated program.

HCSS Heavy Bid - Top of the Line Bidding Software

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: HCSS Heavy Bid has numerous essential features that other bidding software just do not have. They improve the ease of use and efficiency of almost every part of the process. They also allow for easy integration into their HCSS Heavy Job software, if you win the bid. After having used multiple bidding software, this one stands out as the best.

Pros: - Ease of use for adding custom items and making changes after the fact - Well laid out and easy to navigate menus - Ability to have multiple tabs open

Cons: - None

Recommendations to other buyers: Use this software and do the training modules with HCSS.

great software

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ease of use and its overall functionality

Cons: almost too indepth

Overall: use it every day. dont know where i would be without it. even when the rare issue arises, support is always avaialbe and very professional. anyone looking to keep their estimating at top notch needs this program.

Very robust and capable group of software

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We use Heavy Bid, Heavy Job, Trux, and Dispatcher. The correct use of these 4 programs is very powerful. The capabilities for analysis, control, and general resources management is made easy and centralized. It definitely is a little uphill to correctly setup all programs and you start using them right (Training needed), but once they were up and running the return was without precedent.

Pros: Very Robust, very complete, very good communication between programs.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is somehow overwhelming at first sight because of all the options and things you can do. But once you pass that stage it is all good.

Construction Bidding Software

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Great software to bid construction projects. Gives you the ability to have multiple items, activities, and crews. Many ways to present your bid and adjust costs. Very valuable tool for our project management and estimating staff.

Heavybid - Construction company

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have used heavybid for more than 2 years. I used it for estimating for about 1.5 years and have used it to understand and keep track of cost codes for 6 months. For estimating I think it is a great tool that will help you accomplish about anything that you can think of. Adding labor, equipment, creating master estimates, copying bid items or replacing them, etc. Integration with a heavy job is smooth and it becomes a great tool for project management to create change orders and look at resources estimated.

Pros: A number of features that are so helpful to estimate and record estimating process. Being able to attach documents to estimates as well as notes.

Cons: Difficult to learn everything it offers

HeavyBid: the best estimating software on the market.

Jan 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is adaptable to use for any-kind of Construction Estimating.

Cons: Does not provide any take-off products.

Overall: Great product with even better support. This is the best software we use. We have been using this product for over 20 years. HCSS consults with its clients to improve the product. They also have an annual user group meeting that is one of the best educational events in construction to attend.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you buy it, plan to spend time on development right up-front. Utilize HCSS's people to help with the implementation. This will save you many hours of overhead in the future.

Heavy construction transportation

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a student in project management, that product help me to do better in the construction market. The estimating is an important part of the construction industry, with the "Capterra" that can bring new procedures in the heavy construction especially in transportation infrastructures. The software permit the contractor and subcontractor to work without difficulty. My experience with that software, I can, at this time, integer the construction market.

Good to use this product

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The software is very easy to use. Nice GUI and great customer support. Very reliable software and supportive company.

Pros: HCSS offers very good 24-hour support. The program is very adaptable to all levels of construction estimating/bidding and can speak to most well-known accounting software.

Cons: I can't say much here maybe because in my experience I have yet to walk away with a negative feeling towards the product or vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure that you feel comfortable in training new hires in the basis of use. Especially time-saving features that are available.

Heavy Bid

Nov 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great Software. Real good configuration, and organization of different functionalities and crew assemblies, Equipment, and Materials breakdown. Allows you to manage subcontractors and assign Markup.

Pros: Real good configuration, and organization of different functionalities and crew assemblies, Equipment, and Materials breakdown. Allows you to manage subcontractors and assign Markup.

Cons: Too expensive. Not enough versions of the software priced for different user needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have the money to afford it, its worth it, but be advise its expensive, when you add all the Maintenance cost that come with it.

The BEST Estimating Software

Oct 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been a HeavyBid Advanced user for over 14 years now and its amazing to see how far this small company from Texas has come. I still remember when we ordered the software and a representative from the company came to our main office in CT and over the course of 2 days went over everything from setting up labor, benefits, burden, equipment, crews, bid items (manual entry and DOT import), etc. to showing us how to enter activities into bid items and actually creating an estimate. Such a great overall experience from the early stages of implementation to the countless support center calls at all hours of the day and night before a bid (which were always answered) up to the present day where all of the above is still true today.

Pros: Unmatched customer support, ease of use and the ecosystem of programs/applications on multiple platforms that integrate perfectly with each other and will only grow with your company.

Cons: Recently I purchased an iPad Pro 12.9" pretty much for the sole purpose of using a handfull of apps such as Projectwise, Bluebeam Revu and HeavyBid Mobile. Well, after emailing HCSS Support I find out that HeavyBid Mobile is no longer supported. I was looking forward to trying something different with HeavyBid on the go, even if it wasn't the full blown version.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you've been searching for an all inclusive estimating software then look no further. The amount of time you will save bidding on projects alone is worth the investment, not to mention the addition of mobile apps such as HeavyJob which ties into HeavyBid so you can export your entire estimate, crews, material, subs, etc into HeavyJob and use it as a complete job reporting application.

Heavy Bid is the best

Sep 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Heavy Bid is great not only does it provide you a tool to input cost, data, and vendor information but it seamlessly allows you to transition that information into Heavy Job once a project is awarded, saving time and hassle for the project startup. HCSS has been great with their customer service, any time we run into an issue their customer support is always there to assist.

Cons: I can't say much here maybe because in my experience I have yet to walk away with a negative feeling towards the product or vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it and do a fair side by side assessment of whatever tools your company is currently utilizing with Heavy Bid, I think it will be hard to not choose this product as a result.

Great experience

Sep 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The versatility and capabilities that HCSS offers. Being able to utilize both Heavy Bid & Heavy Job make my day-to-day tasks easy. I'm able to extract the information easily and turn it our the our field quickly.

Cons: Haven't found anything I don't like about this product

Recommendations to other buyers: Be open to trying this software, it can make your job easier

Heavy Job-- one stop ship for tracking project costs

Sep 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like having all project cost available to me through various reports, as well at HCSS willingness to listen and implement suggestions to improve the software

Cons: I have found inconsistencies in some of the data provided by various reports.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have been very pleased with the suite of software programs HCSS offers particularly Heavy Job for tracking project costs.

Great product for tracking time, materials, subs, costs!

Sep 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use for the tablet users like my foreman or superintendents. This product is a great way to track my crews time, costs of labor and equipment, materials deliveries, subcontractors costs, and progress of the project. With this product I can quickly review my job cost to date on a whole or by an activity level. In addition there is always tech support available for any an all questions.

Cons: This product doesn't have many flaws. They have really worked hard on getting this system down for the construction industry. The only complaint I have is the integration between the office to cloud and cloud to tablet is sometimes sluggish.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are some bugs in regards to the credentials website for use between the tablet and office software.

Must have in your estimating arsenal!

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Always pleased with HCSS updates to their program. I love that they don't sit around, they are always making their program the best it can be. They are second to none!

Cons: Not as easy for the new people to learn and understand.

Recommendations to other buyers: Must have if you are bidding anything of size. Its worth paying the extra to get Heavybid Advanced! Lots of extras

Probably the industry standard for construction estimating software

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: HCSS offers very good 24 hour support. The program is very adaptable to all levels of construction estimating/bidding and can speak to most well known accounting software. Several levels of the software provide more or less detailed options, depending on your requirements

Cons: Extremely structured and difficult to set up database initially. Upkeep is fairly easy, if your initial setup was performed with some aforethought.

Recommendations to other buyers: This should be one of the two or three estimating software that you review for purchase. Take some time to get into the database setup. It's going to take about 120 hours to put a good database together and consists of using an excel spreadsheet and a good amount of logic to set up the system. I've done it several times. I know now what to do.

The Best Estimating Software I've Ever Used

Sep 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love how you can preload your labor and equipment cost into the system and only allow certain people to adjust them as union wages go up or inflation hits. This adds to the accuracy of your estimates. I also like how you can pull in quotes from subcontractors and these are stored on the system. The integration to HeavyJob is seamless. This makes bidding the job and managing the budget simple and efficient. The customer support line is extremely useful.

Cons: It's very expensive and it takes a little while to get set up and can be a little frustrating at first. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes a lot easier and much more efficient and accurate than an Excel sheet.

Recommendations to other buyers: You need to make sure you have the right labor costs and equipment costs. These bits of information are crucial in having an accurate estimate. HeavyBid doesn't do this for you, so make sure your information is accurate before putting it into the system.

Project Controls Manager

Sep 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product is easy to use and provides many different reports for the flexibility to see project numbers in many ways

Cons: Some of the ways to get around in the software seems archaic

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you have all of the principles of estimating before dabbling

Great Way to Speed Up the Bidding Process

Aug 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: HeavyBid is a specialized program which requires training to properly understand the software and applications - the 2 day training session was an invaluable tool for our group of new users to set up our own profile and comfortably use each of the estimating screens with little error. The team at HeavyBid is professional, friendly and treats us as a priority should we require any technical assistance, appreciating the timeliness of a closing bid date/time.

Cons: No negative comments about the Vendor; this product does take time and patience to transition through each screen without error.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's important to take time and listen to various bid software demonstrations - each company's needs are unique; we listened to four demonstrations prior to making a decision.

Very Robust and trustworthy software group.

Jun 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a very comprehensive software group that will meet all your needs for a sub-contractor. From bidding, scheduling, COST TRACKING, statistics, equipment maintenance and fuel, and more. It really have all we needed. And the customer service is amazingly good.

Cons: There is no undo button (Which it is understandable for record keeping purposes). But, in HeavyBid and some instances of Heavy Job, it is a hard pill to swallow. Also, in Heavy Job, COs, POs, could be better handled. Also, Field users do not need to be computer experts, but they do need to be comfortable with computers and software (which it is not always the case).

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a very complete and robust software package. You can buy the part that you need separately, which is a great advantage. Check what are your needs, and select the parts that you need, and then keep adding as you keep growing. Make sure you have the right people to implement and use the software at the office and field.

I have used it for 9 months it is great!

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I like this product because it helps me every day at my job. It helps me to produce more bids in a faster way and on time.

Cons: I really have nothing to say bad about the product. If I find something down the road I will let you know.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend to them that they buy this product and use it in there job. I think they will be very happy!

I like it!!!

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: the ease of use. I like the clearness of info regarding markup % and the ease of adjusting pricing by up or % on each line item.

Cons: There isnt a whole lot that I dont like about heavy bid. The intial user training I got left a lot of questions unanswered about operation but that was conducted internally and was not done by hcss.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure that you feel comfortable in training new hires in the basisc of use. Especially time saving features that are available.

Heavy bid review

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Heavy bid is a software system that is really great for our business. Very easy to use once you get acclimated to it.

Cons: There are no dislikes. Everything we use is just what we need. Makes bidding projects very simple.

Recommendations to other buyers: So much imformation to use as far as bidding all stages of work, from driveways to highways.

Heavy bid review

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: the heavy bid system allows us bid more projects in less time, more efficiently. Our win loss percentage has increased due to consistant estimates and data.

Cons: our company IT department has us locked down & we can not download the updates ourselves.

Recommendations to other buyers: take the product for a test drive, and have HCSS trainers assist in initial setup. It is well worth the $.

HeavyJob Review

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is extremely user friendly, and especiall with the mobile app. Customer service is second to none.

Cons: There is not really much to say negatively. HCSS listens to their customers and takes ideas and suggestions into account, while being transparent in their direction.

Recommendations to other buyers: I don't really have any recommendations in regards to evaluating the software, it just needs to be addressed on a case by case basis.

HeavyBid for owners

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Vendor support is excellent. They answer the phone in 3 rings or less, and you always get a live person who answers

Cons: We have been able to configure the software to complete owner estimates, but because of our unique estimating needs it took a lot of upfront prep and thinking to configure it properly

Recommendations to other buyers: Go with a company you feel comfortable with and one that has delievered in the past. HCSS has a solid track record and delievers

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Feb 19, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Imports DOT Bid items and being able to create an estimate with out a lot of data entry.

Cons: There can be a large learning curve for new employees.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have the companies your are evaluating use your company data so you can see if it works fort you

ggreat product

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is very easy to use and customize and the vendor is open to feedback and very helpful with any issues.

Cons: The product is somewhat difficult to learn on your own. You really need someone showing you how to get around beforehand to really get the hang of it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely get tips from someone else before you try using this on your own. You can definitely figure it out on your own, but it'll go much faster and save you a lot of headache if you have someone show you first.

heavy job review

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: very easy to start new employees on entering information quickly and easiky

Cons: there are alot of forms created, not a good way to over view, there very few items that are not useful

Recommendations to other buyers: get with one on one traing use the help staff, the help desk is very helpfulk and knod=wlegable

Heavy Bid Review

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use and intuitive. Makes completing owner bid forms easy. Customer service is top tier.

Cons: Sometimes problems occur with the quote folders. Problems also occur when copying activities from different estimates.

Recommendations to other buyers: This product streamlines the estimating and importingn process for awarded projects. The output dump directly into accouting systems.

Construction estimating

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pro: so informative with various features to apply to how your company estimates. I like the different options for reports and the ability to easily see how numbers are calculated.
Cons: still some glitches at times, and not so user friendly.

Excellent product for immediate job performance compared to budget.

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Immediate comparison of actual results vs budgets. Ability to forecast future either at a detail level or higher view

Cons: Material and sub does not work well when you use the true up feature. Not sure how to calculate asphalt yeild when paid by the SY and entered by the ton.

Recommendations to other buyers: use heavy job for the foremen, estimators and management to understand their job costs

New with the software

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The pass 2 days showed me the complexity of the software and in the same time the friendly user it could be.

heavy bid review

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
1.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Heavy bid can store standard crews and activities and that helps automate the estimating process. They have been at this a long time and do a good job of building estimates

Cons: Its not that easy to make a proposal directly from heavy bid without post processing. that could be better. Lots of screens with lots of ways to do the same thing is sometimes good and sometimes not so good.

Recommendations to other buyers: The big user base makes is likely to find employees who are familiar with Heavy bid and makes your employees more likely to want to learn Heavy bid.

Heavy Job Exprience

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the product is very user friendly, offers multiple options to make almost all aspects of your easier. the tech support is second to none and answers questions quickly and accurately.

Cons: i have very few complaints, but if i have to come up wit a downfall it is HCSS's willingness to listen and try to implement too many requests. these requests sometimes burden the system.

Recommendations to other buyers: the implementation team and developers are incredibly knowledgeable in constuction and willing to help. take advantage of them and ask lots of questions.

Heavy Bid Review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Flexibility and ability to work with diverse accounting systems. The BIG THING is the product support which is available 24/7 and in English. What's more the problem is resolved in a timely manner.

Cons: Some times it is a bit overwhelming. But usually I can work through with support to understand and apply. There are many features that the software can do but sometimes it's had to actually use them all.

Recommendations to other buyers: The only way is to try it. The User Group meetings are always good to compare with other estimators.

HeAVY JOB REVEIW

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The multiple reports taht are avzilable to use to ggather information. The mutple ways to get time entered into the system using Heavy Job mobile. You also can get the system spreaad throughtout yoyr company.

Cons: The worst thing about Heavy job is the amount of time that is needed to ser up the job. More applets that are available in the mobile application would make it better.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure it fits your companies needs. Watch the sety up time that is invilved and if you have the man power to inpu the corrdect information.

heavyjob - great product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: excellenty customer support, ease of use, quantity and t&m tracking

Cons: There is very little not to like. Great product. would like to see more support on android.

Recommendations to other buyers: be flexible in adjusting your existing practices to match the software and vice versa

Bidding with Confidence on Leaner Timees

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that you have a great control over all the costs involved with entering all aspects of your bid, and consolidate source quotations plus revise quickly critical mark-up, schedulling and productivity scenarios to bid confidently based on your entries.

Cons: It's a bit of a steep learn curve at the very beginning, it's very dependent on a good network connection in order to process quickly, sometimes can be affected by overall bandwidth available from corporate server during peak times, I can only see a passive filtered generated list of multiple bids to review their current status, closing dates, missing steps or things that would assist to coordinate a prioritiezed sequence to close these bids.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is worth to assist a one on one course or an Annual UGM in Houston to shorten your learning curves times.

The product is very useful and the company is always making it better

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is easy to navigate. Technical Service has always performed at the highest level.

Cons: I don't have any complaints about the product or vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Play around with the features and go through the help videos.

Long term user

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: customer support, constantly evolving, expanding software, this is a company and product that lives and dies by the success of it's users. They have thrived, I have thrived, and the companies I have worked for have thrived using HCSS.

Cons: there are not more companies using the software. they will not make an accounting software

Recommendations to other buyers: there are a few great options for bidding software but Heavybid customer support and implementation of user suggestions.

Great product with world class support

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very flexible and user friendly. This is software designed to be used how the Contractor needs, not how some software designer thinks.

Cons: Sometimes having to filter through level one support to get to someone who can help. Getting muted out of the conversation between the level one and level two support techs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to look carefully. Don't skimp on up front training.

Great product to get your estimate done quickly and effeciently

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: HCSS has a very comprehensive program and support staff. It will make your estimates more accurate, timely, and effecient.

Cons: There is not a whole lot to say in this regard. They try in every way to make sure you are satisfied as a customer.

Recommendations to other buyers: Review them all diligently and you will come to see that Heavy Bid is the best product out there.

heavy job review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It will take many hours off of the paperwork aspect for both the foreman and clerks. Love the way it all ties together.

Cons: Since i'm just starting out with the probuct, i'm not sure how we can intigrate the tools to track my unit based contracts.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out and you will see how the guys you thought would balk the most at the new technology, will turn out using it with the most confidence.

A plus this product makes my life easier i sure reccomend this

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the product is great i can keep close track on crews .there suport is great

Cons: one of my complaints is that i cant run the maneger off of mobile like i can on my laptop.

Recommendations to other buyers: I beleieve whether your using heavy job or heavy bid this product is great . You can track jobs bill bid work and deal just with one support group i surly recomend this

Heavy Job Mobile

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Entering time into a mobile device is very easy especially compared to a laptop.

Cons: Up until recently, the refresh of quantities did not always stay in sync. I think this has been fixed. Sometimes when I try the time card analysis report, I just get a quick flash and nothing shows up.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't hesitate. Mobile devices are great tools for guys in the field

heavy job review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: they have the best product report ive ever seen. everytime i have a question they are always there with nolegable people to help.

Cons: there is nothing i have found that i dont like yet. and we have had this program for many years now. when i find something bad i will let you know.

Recommendations to other buyers: dont waste your time with the other competitors. if you want the best start right here.

Learning experience but can't imagine estimating without it

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Customer support is 2nd to none. Phone calls answered in quickly and responses have always been correct. Techs are knowlegable and personable and will explain what was wrong and what had to be done to correct the problem(s) which are typically a user problem not a software problem.

Cons: That I don't know how to use everything that it offers nor would I need to. What I least like about HCSS is that it's not closer to home (Maryland).

Recommendations to other buyers: To learn as much as you can about the software and speak with all personell from sales to engineers to customer support

Heavy Job Review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Customer support and customization in integration with accounting. Ease of use in mobile app.

Cons: There isn't much i don't like except consistency in platform so that it would be easier between all hcss products. For example between safety inspections and equipment 360.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take it one step at a time - get users entering good data and then expand into other features such as job analysis or forecasting.

good, great product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I think i would say that i like the ability to have instantaneous job costing and budget versus actual variances.

Cons: I don't like the cost of the product. In addition, Understanding and updating the mobile device costs is somewhat tedious.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure that you take the time to evaluate the product in a real world situation to ensure that it meets all of your businesses needs. Don't just take someone's word for it.

Life made easy

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: very user friendly easy to navigate, would love an undo option, the calculating tools are a plus. HCSS has thought of almost everthing and continues to improve their product and really listerns to their customers. The user conferance is a definate plus, must go!

Cons: nothing much to say here just an undo button would be great

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it, I have used other estimating software and this is definately a plus. the training is excellent, the employees are friendly, helpfull and never make you feel in adequate.

HeavyJob = Productivity

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The comprehensive approach to managing my projects and crews. The depth of the features allow me to be efficient and meet my objectives and the technical support is second to none!

Cons: I would like to see or learn about maybe adding compliance reports/inspections (i.e. DEQ SWPPP daily reporting) added.

Recommendations to other buyers: Invest into spending the time to explore the capabilities of the software and take advantage of the amazing support that is offered.

heavyjob review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the ease of use itsbthe best feature, including interaction with our accounting software. customer support is the best acroos all industires. second to none

Cons: there isn much i dont like about the feature. If I have to choose something is trying to explain to management thrROI on the software. At first glnace it may look pricey, but when all integration is completed across all applications for HCSS the investment is worth it

Recommendations to other buyers: make sure the accountingsoftware can handle the interaction of data

HeavyJob training and user support

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We can see productivity information at all levels of the organization on the same day that the work happens.

Cons: We have to access the product through Citrix, which sometimes causes difficulties that are not really related to HeavyJob.

Recommendations to other buyers: There is no other product like HeavyJob on the market. There are other products, but none compare.

1 year ago could not open a lap top, after 1 time here last year, now

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: very easy and staff very helpful has made my job very easy

Cons: a lotb of hidden stuff but learning to find all the hidden stuff. other than than exellent product

Recommendations to other buyers: they will like it just get started any body getting started in the bidding bpart of construction, you need this item and support

POWERFULL PRODUCT!

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: USED TO ITS POTENTIAL, SETTING UP AN ESTIMATE IS RELATIVELY EASY...MORE TIME CAN BE SPENT ON ANALYZING.

Cons: NONE. THE PRODUCT IS VERY POWERFUL AND EASY TO USE. THERE'S A LOT OF REPORTS, VIEWS, IMPORTS/EXPORTS THAT MAKE IT VERY EFFECTIVE TO REVIEW ESTIMATES.

Recommendations to other buyers: JUST START TO USE IT AND GO FROM THERE. CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT...VERY EXCELLENT SERVICE!

user friendly and powerful features

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very easy to use and understand. Tech support is awesome. The UGM are very informative. The updates are not too frequent but frequent enough.

Cons: Some of the features can be tweaked to my personal preference. Larger notes section in the activity tab would be very useful.

Recommendations to other buyers: I've used Hard Dollar and I feel Heavy Bid is a far superior product. Others should try out different estimating software so they could compare it with this one.

HEAVY BID REVIEW

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I LIKE THE FACT THAT ALL PRODUCTS IN THE SUITE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER. HEAVY BID, HEAVY JOB, AND DISPATCHER. THE QUALITY OF TRAINING PROVIDED IS FIRST CLASS.

Cons: I REALLY LIKE THE PRODUCT SUITE, AT THIS POINT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING I DONT LIKE ABOUT THE PRODUCTS. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS DEDICTING ENOUGH TIME TO GET THE TRAINING.

Recommendations to other buyers: USE THE PRODUCT, GET THE TRAINING, AND USE CUSTOMER SERVICE. HCSS COVERS THE 3 P'S IN BUSINESS, THE PEOPLE, THE PRODUCT, AND THE PROCESS.

Great product; user friendly

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use and overall structure. Customer service and technical support is excellent

Cons: There is no undo button. Early on, when learning to use this software, an undo button would have saved many headaches

Recommendations to other buyers: The best recommendation I have is to take your time while learning the software. Take time to learn the functions and calculations along the way. This will make you a more confident user

great easy product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the instant results allow for everyone on the project to view gains or losses

Cons: sometimes slow to open the managers app on the desktop

Recommendations to other buyers: give the product a try and you will not be disappointed

Heavy Job field use

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The excellent tech support is a give in. I have really been enjoying the blog and addiotnal HCSS construction support

Cons: The benefits/advantages are also a dissadvantage since the mobile is a huge advantage but in many of our environments this doesn't work

Recommendations to other buyers: Pay close attention to the innovation and changes they are constantly making

SSomewhat new to this software

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Found the class I attended very helpfull and the instructors were very helpfull

HEAVYBID NICE

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Heavybid is a nice software to work with. After you learn how to use you have so many features and opportunities to improve your bid.
The support from HCSS is awsome, they are always available and have knowledge to help.
The con that I see on Heavybid is that because it has so many features you can make mistakes if you do not know what you are doing.

eexcellent would recomended it

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: User Friendly detailed and excllent intergration with other software used in construction Primavera etc.

Heavy Bid review

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: quick and easy to bid change work items and manage crew and resources

Cons: managing two different equipment labor rates between accounting and Heavy Bid. This should be link in some way.

Recommendations to other buyers: When getting started take your time and understand the setup processs. This time would prove to be needed.

HeavyBid Review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The support staff and training available is easily the best of any bidding software I've used before.

Cons: There are so many features you don't even know about or wouldn't know are there unless you call their support and ask or attend many training sessions.

Recommendations to other buyers: The most important factor when comparing bidding software is how efficient you can be in the program and how effectively the software works for your needs.

Very powerful and efficient.

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've not used any other estimating software, but I don't anticipate needing to. The flexibility and ease of use on the fundamental bid functions are great. Great tool!
the only criticism (not sure if i would call it that) I find that the latest and greatest versions have so many advanced functions that aren't really applicable to my specific work area.

Invaluable software

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Heavyjob gives our company the ability to focus on the most important part of our jobs by taking care of the routine tasks that would otherwise take up a lot of our useful time. At the same time, it is helping us to achieve the highest level of detail when it comes to tracking cost, quantities, and materials.

Cons: If I had to name something that I like the least about the product, it would be that the user interface has so many features and different ways of accomplishing tasks that it can sometimes be overwhelming to the user.

Recommendations to other buyers: The user interface could be improved to naturally guide the user through processes so that they do not get discouraged. However, the support team is the best of any company around and they are available 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

heavyjob mobile

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: ease of use, customer service is great. really enjoy being a part of there product

Cons: dont really have anything bad to say about the company or its products

Recommendations to other buyers: attend a users group meeting and learn about product to make your decision making process better

Heavybid Review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is an easy product to pick up on and learn. The format is very user friendly and allows me to perform functions in ways that are more efficient for me. HCSS is always on call and very helpful with issues.

Cons: Not having a comparison way of estimating or software I don't have any negatives about the software in general.

Recommendations to other buyers: The software is very user friendly and makes it easy to estimate large projects.

Mobile is where it's at

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Mobile Field and the new Mobile Manager speeds up the process and gives better analysis options than before

Cons: licensing structure and costing. Credentials site is clunky. Needs a group permissions option

Recommendations to other buyers: ensure your supervisors use the cost/production analysis tools daily

Heavy job is a great product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The best part about Heavy Job and HCSS is the customer service. They are very quick to solve any issue. They also listen to there customers to help improve the product.

Cons: I dont know that there is anything that i dont really like about HCSS. I know that they cant make a product that is great for everyone. I guess they do not keep up on the android mobile app as much as the IOS.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get in and really use the software. there are so many tools to use, just figure out the best tools for your company. No two companies are the same.

The product gets the job done

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The support team is always very helpful with any questions and or problems. When bidding large DOT projects we can bring the crews in with the activity and it saves an enormous amount of time by not having to building your crew for each activity.

Cons: I do not like the amount of clicks that is required to create an estimate. I did see some improvement when modify the crews for the new version we can now do it without clicking on modify crew, then selecting the equipment and or operator that we want to change.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend making it fewer clicks. With this technology fast paced society that we live in today, it seems like everyone wants everything done in seconds. I know building a bid cannot be done in seconds but if making changes to the bid would be spead up by eliminating the amount of clicks to adjust/build the bid it would be very helpful.

glc meg review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: easy software to use the quote system allows easy closeout of bids the activity codebook allows consistancy throughout the company

Cons: many of the newer features we don't use. we use it as an estimating system not a scheduling software product

Recommendations to other buyers: i recommend using the software if they are serious about being in the business. you need to use some sort of software and this product is the best one out there

hcss heavybid review

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: it integrates pretty well with third party accounting software

Cons: it needs to be redone completely instead of adding on more features every year. A brand new version completely rebuilt from the ground up that eliminates all the legacy features etc and makes it more friendly for ipad technology etc

Recommendations to other buyers: i recommend that they talk with somebody in their same field that already uses it to see how it is being utilized

Estimating Site Work

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The tech support is world class. They answer the phone quickly and are always able to provide helpful information.

Cons: Some of the coding conventions are fixed, such as certain cost types must start with certain alpha numeric characters. This makes it more difficult to conform external data for import into codebooks.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are willing to make the committment for proper implementation and training, its an excellent product.

heavy bid review

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the abililty to import directly into heavyjob and have all my costs and job information available for the foreman

Cons: trying to quickly load bid items and renumbering. alot more clicks than im use to in heavybid. that being said im still learning features that will speed up process

Recommendations to other buyers: to make sure you start the setup with the idea that eventually you will have all the modules so that they will work properly. ie. alt cost codes for accounting, bid activity consisently

Great display format

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: HeavyBid has a great user interface and layout. It makes it easy for all levels within the company to be able to look at the screen and understand what is going on even if they were not one of the estimators.

Cons: I am finding more and more benefits of this software as i use it. There is not much on disliking it so far.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure to check your companies needs to see if this estimating formart is for you.

Heavy Job review

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Product is very in depth. It does the things it is designed to do very well. The support staff is very responsive and knowledgable. The system can be made to tie into most account systems for transfering data.

Cons: The product can do so many things that it can be a bit intimidating at first to learn. Once that initial hurdle is cleared the key is continued training

Recommendations to other buyers: Discuss the software and your specific use case with others using the products. HCSS will help put you in contact with other companies if you ask that use similar systems and processes. Their implementation process is very effective if you allow them to help guide you they can help you succeed.

HCSS HeavyBuild a must for anyone in the cnstruction business!

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The user interface is designed to suit the estimating work flow. From the data entry phase, the data modification phase, through to review of the estimate. Whether you find working in treeview or spreadsheet view, it is easy to switch from one view to other fast. The support is second to none, always there at the end of the phone.

Cons: Issues encountered: Loading in very large datasets is a timely operation. The limited length of the activity code. restriction of one actvity code to one bid item is a problem for u8s.

Recommendations to other buyers: Start off evaluating the software with a small number of "super users" first.

Thrown into it!

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I was thrown into the implamentation of using heavy ob acros our company aftr attending the UGM 2016 I have met the folks behind the software they have been so helpful and are some of the kindest people I have met. The are talented individuals that have come together for the common good. I am very proud to use this great product all along knowing I have such great support

Cons: There is nothing that I dislike about the product HCSS is open to making realaistic changes to the software if needed

Recommendations to other buyers: talk to the people who work at HCSS you will be happy you did look at all the different types of software that go together and go all in

powerful program

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: wonderful how our whole team can work on the same estimate

good tool

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: easy to come back to releative to operations to estimating dept.

HCSS Heavy Bid review

Feb 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: HCSS's support is second to none. I have had many an occasion to call support with a question and everytime I walk away with good solutions.

Cons: Sometimes I find HeavyBid to have too many ways to do the same thing. I wonder if the various ways of doing the task are giving me equal results.

Recommendations to other buyers: No better way to find problems or issues than to use the product. I would simply ask someone to use the product enough to make a good evaluation.

exemplorary

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is very user friendly and has so many applications. Very excited to learn more about it

Cons: I have not had a bad experience yet with the product or vendor. I have been extremely happy.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend the software. The support and software are great.

great product suite

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: great way to submit electronic time cards and production quantities / materials used. the new mobile app release with it's job analysis is great - you can quickly see how jobs are doing in the field instantly

Cons: there's not much not to like... I wish the export of production quantities to timberline worked - it's causing us to manually enter quantities into accounting software

Recommendations to other buyers: integration between heavy job and heavy bid, along with submissions / exports to timberline works well

EASE OF USE

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: great user functions, customized fields, and solid application

Cons: Faster improvments on the HCSS HeavyJob mobile applications.

Recommendations to other buyers: Being able to include multiple jobs on one screen so quantities, schedules, and time are easier to input (foreman level)

Heavyjob- Worth the Grind

Feb 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Before coming to this event in Houston I liked how intuiitive the HeavyJob software is. It allows for easy production tracking and therefore easy field adjustments that can benefit the individual job, the company, and the future jobs within the company based on information gleaned from the results of the tweaks. After attending this event HCSS has proven to be highly nowledgable of their own product and ready to work to make it even better.

Cons: The lack of easy transition from not usong the software to using the software for primarily field employees has proven challenging. Also there is not a great way to quickly take copies of field tickets and incorporate them into a pdf of daily reports.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't hesitate when investing in using HJ. Like anythjing you only get out what you put in and the benefits that can be had from dedication to learning the system far surpass any challenges encountered when trying to use it.