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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Construction Project & Field Management

6.8

HCSS

68%
7.3

Revit

73%
Revit ranks higher in 11/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

6.9
69%
9 Ratings
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

6.0
60%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
37 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.9
99%
13 Ratings
6.9
69%
27 Ratings

Photo documentation

10.0
100%
25 Ratings
5.8
58%
18 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.1
81%
30 Ratings
7.4
74%
14 Ratings

Document sharing

7.1
71%
17 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

RFI tools

3.0
30%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
20 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

4.2
42%
19 Ratings
8.2
82%
38 Ratings

Mobile app

6.3
63%
28 Ratings
5.7
57%
16 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
42 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
19 Ratings

Checklists

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Specifications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Human Resource Management

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Revit

67%
Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
4 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
4 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
4 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Revit

77%
Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
4 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
4 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
4 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Revit

74%
Revit ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
4 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Revit

71%
Revit ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
6 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Data exportability

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Estimating

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Revit

75%
Revit ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
31 Ratings

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
25 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
20 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HCSS is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Revit is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.4

HCSS

64%
38 Ratings
8.6

Revit

86%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

HCSS

70%
2 Ratings
6.0

Revit

60%
2 Ratings

Availability

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Performance

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

HCSS

100%
69 Ratings
7.3

Revit

73%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Revit

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.2

HCSS

82%
64 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

HCSS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

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.
Olaf Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mike DeRousse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
Forrest Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
James Duncan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HCSS

General

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

Starting Price

HCSS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Revit

General

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

Starting Price

$305 per month

Revit Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$3051
1-Year$2,4252
3-Year$6,5503
  1. per month
  2. per year
  3. per 3 years
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

Likelihood to Renew

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Revit

Revit 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Revit

Revit 7.3
Based on 15 answers
Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Michael Daughters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

HCSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HCSS

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

Revit

  • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
  • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
  • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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