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Score 9.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight

It is very well suited for finding projects where your product is specified, and I just use my company name. but, for other keywords, great.. and then it highlights where you are on the document that comes up. Also, it tells you how many times in the specific project documents it is found so you can find all of them.Not sure, but we're not sure how legal, or ethical, it is for the database to show contact names, phone and email addresses. We don't believe those people appreciate unqualified inclusion in company databases for marketing communication.. ie e-newsletters, etc.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

Our operation uses several pieces of what we call specialty equipment (not used every day on every job). The foreman when finished will give a location of where this equipment is left, this many times can be very vague and lead to a lowboy driver trying to block around to find the piece or driving down a street he cannot get turned around in. With the GPS devices, the driver can pinpoint exactly where the unit is and if he has room to turn around at that location.
Olaf Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

ConstructConnect Insight
8.8
HCSS
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
ConstructConnect Insight
8.0
HCSS
6.8
Plan markups & sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
HCSS
6.0
Document sharing
ConstructConnect Insight
10.0
HCSS
7.1
As-built drawings
ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
HCSS
Issue tracking & punchlists
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
9.5
Photo documentation
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
10.0
Jobsite reports
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
9.8
RFI tools
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
3.0
Collaboration & approvals
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
9.8
Mobile app
ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
10.0

Pros

ConstructConnect Insight

  • Great for large amounts of data.
  • Has great filters.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

  • #1 is support! HCSS is by far the best software support of any product we have ever used. Unlike most software companies HCSS utilizes their support calls to help upgrade their software. When you here them tell you that they will write down a particular issue you come across during a support call if they can't help you then and there they will research and get an answer to you extremely fast. If the software will not do it, you can bet there is a good chance it will be on the list of enhancements you will see come out in the near future.
  • Estimating software is very extensive. Their software is capable of handling the smallest estimate all the way to the largest joint venture estimate. It has advanced features that make it extremely useful for analyzing job materials, subcontractors etc.
  • HeavyJob is an extremely useful tool for the field to keep the office up to date with job costs. Everything is at the Foreman's fingertips on Tablets to allow the information from the field to get uploaded to HeavyJob manager which then can export to accounting. We are also able to give our Foreman the ability to deal with the Daily and weekly safety needs (Tailgate Meetings, incident Investigation, observations etc.) right on the Tablets thru HeavyJob.
Mike DeRousse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConstructConnect Insight

  • I would like to see the Listing date for a project in the exported excel sheet
  • I don't know where to find it, but make available and easy to find and reference the search rules.. like using the AND, OR.. type of functions.
  • I don't like it that when you open up insight it defaults to an Updated Within level. I always have to remember to turn that off before I run my searches.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

  • All their apps are on mobile devices. Although there is not a clear company policy on Android versus iPhone. Updates for features lag behind on Android. Some apps are exclusive to one platform making it hard to fully interconnect all programs.
James Duncan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConstructConnect Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCSS

HCSS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Service after the sale, quality updates on a regular basis, listening to customers issues.
Casey Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight

ConstructConnect Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They frequently check-in to make sure you are being properly helped and are quick with a response if you need something.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

HCSS 10.0
Based on 34 answers
I have never had a bad experience or heard of one in 4 years of doing business with HCSS. That is unheard of even with the hurricanes and flooding in Houston area it feels like HCSS was always there and willing to help in every way.
Doyle Potts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ConstructConnect Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCSS

HCSS 8.2
Based on 32 answers
I was not employed with PPI upon implementation. I would prefer to reference my previous statement, that each company needs to evaluate its culture and address your implementation accordingly. The purchasing company should assign an employee as point person and really take charge of not just the technical side of the implementation (HCSS pretty much handles that), but focus on company culture and training.
Julia Salgueiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConstructConnect Insight

don't know, haven't used or even courted anyone else for this purpose. Found Reed years ago at ASHRAE/AHR expo, and started it with their pitch then and their good assistance since then.
Woody Dickinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

Other estimating products I have used consist of ICE/MC2 and MS Excel. ICE was not a good fit for our company, as they have awful technical support and offer very poor training. MS Excel is great for simple estimates where there is not a lot of data being compiled. However neither hold a candle to the power of HCSS Heavybid
Michael Daughters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConstructConnect Insight

  • It has given us more sales leads.
  • Direction for reps.
Dustin Schemmel | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

  • The biggest ROI for us was the ease of adoption by field personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConstructConnect Insight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HCSS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConstructConnect Insight
7.0
HCSS
10.0

Usability

ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
9.1

Support Rating

ConstructConnect Insight
9.0
HCSS
10.0

Implementation Rating

ConstructConnect Insight
HCSS
8.2

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