Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HCSS
Score 8.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
HCSS is a construction software suite. It includes functionality for bidding, time card and project management, safety, planning, scheduling, equipment management, and data warehousing and reporting. Each module can be purchased separately. The suite can be hosted in the cloud.N/A
monday.com
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
monday.com Work OS is an open platform designed so that anyone can create the tools they need to run all aspects of their work. It includes ready-made templates or the ability to customize any work solution ranging from sales pipelines to marketing campaigns, CRMs, and project tracking.
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Editions & Modules
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Basic
$9
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Standard
$12
per user
Pro
$19
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HCSSmonday.com
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsYearly plan: Save 18% Monthly plan also available
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Features
HCSSmonday.com
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
HCSS
6.8
33 Ratings
9% below category average
monday.com
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Plan distribution & viewing6.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing7.117 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals4.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app6.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
HCSS
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Ratings
monday.com
8.0
2213 Ratings
6% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.92200 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.21878 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.71283 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.21838 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.31914 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.12157 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.11144 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings7.61780 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.91590 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.81761 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.61033 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.91144 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.71019 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
HCSS
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Ratings
monday.com
7.4
996 Ratings
0% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.7667 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.4880 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.1496 Ratings
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User Ratings
HCSSmonday.com
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(38 ratings)
8.7
(2218 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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9.0
(31 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(2146 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(35 ratings)
8.2
(1875 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(32 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Configurability
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8.4
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
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(0 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
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7.2
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
HCSSmonday.com
Likelihood to Recommend
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.
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monday.com
monday.com has very clear default views that are easy to follow, simple to update and amend. Automations are really easy to set up, but you need a good idea of what you want to do and the order it needs to be done in. The options available on Automations are improving all the time.
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Pros
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.
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monday.com
  • Automation/integrations - Choosing from template automation or creating your own, integrate across platforms.
  • Dashboards - Different views i.e. kanban, gantt chart, tables, forms.
  • All info in one place - Add all of the necessary files for each task inside of Monday; don't need to go looking for ages in different folders on our internal system, add comments, and add assignees to each task—very content-rich way of presenting information.
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Cons
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.
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monday.com
  • The billing model is awful for small businesses! monday.com makes you feel like they are doing you a favour. You literally pay for seats you don't use. The billing model should be a per seat model!
  • There are too many addons from monday.com and 3rd party vendors that you have to pay for. The value of those addons is debatable are often rebuildable outside of monday.com in a single use spreadsheet (which pay monthly for an addon that you only need to use once in a while?) or organisations are already using something else in their tech stack for that addon.
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Likelihood to Renew
HCSS
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monday.com
Teams involved in content creation, such as marketing or editorial teams, could use monday.com to manage the entire content lifecycle. Boards might track content ideas, assignments, drafts, reviews, approvals, and publication schedules, helping teams collaborate and keep content production on track.
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Usability
HCSS
As mentioned, user interface appears messy and complicated at initial onset. Training is necessary but becomes easy to maneuver through after solid daily use.
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monday.com
The templates are great because it gives you a starting point and then you're able to tailor it to the way YOU want it. I use a lot of trial and error in figuring out how to do certain things, but did learn last week that I'm able to reach out to Monday support and set up a call and they help me with what I'm wanting to accomplish.
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Reliability and Availability
HCSS
No answers on this topic
monday.com
There have only been 2 instances in the past year where monday.com was down.
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Performance
HCSS
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monday.com
Everything performs fairly well. Every now and then there are user errors where an employee will not click "ok" on a note they've created and simply exit out (I do wish that something was in place to prevent this, such as a pop "are you finished?")
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Support Rating
HCSS
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.
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monday.com
Fast response from a human, when a human is needed. AI bot gives initial response to my question. Often, the bot response is all I needed to proceed. Best feature is the AI Assistant for writing one-line programs in the Formula columns. The AI Assistant is much smarter than me and adds in well-appreciated items for my formulas. Including column checks and Function suggestions
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Online Training
HCSS
No answers on this topic
monday.com
To have someone walk you thru the features and capabilities of Monday.com is priceless. Someone also coming along later in the contract to see if you are maximizing the program to suit your company needs is beyond helpful. The staff that have provided this training are fun, creative and very patient.
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Implementation Rating
HCSS
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.
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monday.com
We signed up for the accounts. Created the accounts. Ran the trial version and tested it live while we were running multiple projects and found that it was fitting our needs perfectly. When the trial ended and we were asked to purchase the full version, we did. We have found other ways to use it and it's a breeze.
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Alternatives Considered
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
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monday.com
We used an excel spreadsheet to track our month end close process previously which created a lot of issues around only one person being able to be in the checklist at any given time. Additionally, we were unable to have excel notify us when a task we need to have completed was done, but Monday.com has completely changed that for us!
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Scalability
HCSS
No answers on this topic
monday.com
For it to work across multiple departments and sites, I would like to see improvements made with integrations and automation. For this question, I am acknowledging not only the addition of internal triggers/automation, but also an expansion on external ones.
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Return on Investment
HCSS
  • The biggest ROI for us was the ease of adoption by field personnel.
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monday.com
  • My favourite example? We used it to take a failed start-up, one where the prime investor was considering pulling out - to being a listed business (EURONEXT) within 18 months. That business now has a market cap at around $200m.
  • Turnaround of a struggling health tech venture that was buried under endless spreadsheets by its investors - from loss-making to £2M EBITDA in two -years.
  • Offshoring - Through the adoption of Monday as a key workstream management tool (moving off JIRA) we were able to reduce resource costs by over £2m per annum, without any change in efficiency or quality.
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ScreenShots

HCSS Screenshots

Screenshot of HeavyBid - build the structure of your estimateScreenshot of HeavyBid - manage sub and material quotesScreenshot of HeavyBid - create professional bid proposalsScreenshot of HeavyJob - manage your job site from your mobile deviceScreenshot of HeavyJob - capture job site photos from any deviceScreenshot of HeavyJob - review, edit, and approve time cards from a mobile device

monday.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Work OSScreenshot of Ready-Made TemplatesScreenshot of MobileScreenshot of Visual BoardsScreenshot of Real-time NotificationsScreenshot of Automations