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Score 1.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Construction Project & Field Management

6.9

HCSS

69%
7.7

TurboBid

77%
HCSS ranks higher in 5/9 features

Plan distribution & viewing

6.9
69%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

6.0
60%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

9.9
99%
13 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

10.0
100%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

8.2
82%
30 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Document sharing

7.1
71%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

RFI tools

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

4.3
43%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

6.3
63%
28 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Estimating

HCSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.3

TurboBid

33%
TurboBid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
2.3
23%
2 Ratings

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HCSS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.5

HCSS

65%
38 Ratings
1.4

TurboBid

14%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.0

HCSS

70%
2 Ratings

TurboBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

HCSS

100%
69 Ratings
1.0

TurboBid

10%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

HCSS

82%
64 Ratings

TurboBid

N/A
0 Ratings

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

TurboBid

TurboBid is well suited to serve as an on-premise estimating software solution for small and midsize contractors. The type of work associated with the project may include new residential, light commercial, remodeling, service work, flat-rate pricing, or just about any application! The software is less suited for large contractors that may wish to communicate information within a network domain.
Anonymous | 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

TurboBid

  • Ability to sell their product
Anonymous | 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

TurboBid

  • Slight learning curve for users.
  • Navigation through the program may not appeal to all.
  • The program can be pricey.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HCSS

General

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

Starting Price

TurboBid

General

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

Starting Price

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

TurboBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TurboBid

TurboBid 1.0
Based on 2 answers
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
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

TurboBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TurboBid

Turbo bid is perfect for small and midsize contractor users in need of estimating projects. The software comes with excellent customer service and is easy to understand program navigation within a short period of time. The program goes into extreme detail with many capabilities for accounting and estimating. For example, the software has the ability to calculate the material installation time, which not all program competition can do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HCSS

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

TurboBid

  • It cost me money for the software that I will never get back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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