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Score 2.2 out of 100
106 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • HCSS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

5.0

Constructware (discontinued)

50%
6.9

HCSS

69%
HCSS ranks higher in 7/11 features

Issue tracking & punchlists

2.0
20%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
13 Ratings

Photo documentation

2.0
20%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
25 Ratings

Jobsite reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
30 Ratings

Document sharing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
17 Ratings

RFI tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

6.0
60%
1 Rating
4.3
43%
19 Ratings

As-built drawings

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
9 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
28 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HCSS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

Constructware (discontinued)

10%
1 Rating
6.6

HCSS

66%
38 Ratings

Usability

Constructware (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

HCSS

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Constructware (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCSS

100%
69 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Constructware (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

HCSS

82%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Constructware (discontinued)

Constructware is well suited for many different types of projects in both real estate and infrastructure. However, it is now becoming outdated with the introduction of the BIM 360 platform. I think even Autodesk may plan to slowly stop rolling out subscriptions to Cnstructware since most of its functions are now getting added on to BIM 360.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Pros

Constructware (discontinued)

  • Provenance. Keeps track of changes and the people/companies who made those changes.
  • Collaboration.
  • Work [is stored] in the cloud.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Constructware (discontinued)

  • UI can be improved, as shown by improvements made in BIM 360.
  • Only works well with Internet Explorer.
  • Steep Learning Curve due to confusing UI.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Pricing Details

Constructware (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

HCSS

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Constructware (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCSS

HCSS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
As mentioned, user interface appears messy and complicated at initial onset. Training is necessary but becomes easy to maneuver through after solid daily use.
Angelique Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Constructware (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCSS

HCSS 10.0
Based on 69 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

Constructware (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCSS

HCSS 8.2
Based on 64 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

Constructware (discontinued)

Better than Unifier:1. Better UI2. Everything else is about the sameBim360 is now the go-to platform for all functions previously provided by Constructware.
Tanmay Bhalerao | 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

Constructware (discontinued)

  • Saves time.
  • Eases collaboration.
  • Increases accountability.
Tanmay Bhalerao | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCSS

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

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