HCSS

HCSS

Score 8.4 out of 10
HCSS

Overview

What is HCSS?

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.
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Recent Reviews

HCSS Feedback

9 out of 10
January 19, 2018

Our foremen currently use the Field System to create and send timecards. We will begin our testing phase to transition to mobile devices …

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HCSS product review

9 out of 10
January 09, 2018
We use Heavybid across our organization for all estimating, in both our NE and SE offices; this includes both our construction and paving …
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Popular Features

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  • Photo documentation (25)
    10.0
    100%
  • Jobsite reports (30)
    8.0
    80%
  • Mobile app (28)
    6.1
    61%
  • Collaboration & approvals (19)
    4.1
    41%

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Pricing

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What is HCSS?

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.

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  • Setup fee required

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

Construction Software Development Company - Estimating, Bidding, & More | HCSS
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Features

Construction Project & Field Management

Features related to collaboration between construction management and project execution (e.g. the office and the job site, general contractors and subcontractors)

6.8Avg 7.6
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Product Details

What is HCSS?

HCSS is a construction software suite for estimating, operations, project management, safety, and equipment management used by the top contractors in transportation, oil & gas, power, industrial, telecom, and water/wastewater. Contractors use the software suite to win profitable work, keep projects on track and on budget, manage key assets, and then they integrate that information directly into their accounting system.

Suite components include:
  • HeavyBid (estimating)
  • HeavyJob (time cards, job costing, project management)
  • HCSS Safety
  • HCSS Plans
  • Equipment360
  • HCSS Telematics
  • HCSS Dispatcher
  • FuelerPlus
  • HCSS eLogs
  • HCSS Cloud
  • HCSS Skills
  • HCSS Forms

HCSS Features

Construction Project & Field Management Features

  • Supported: Plan distribution & viewing
  • Supported: Plan markups & sharing
  • Supported: Document sharing
  • Supported: Issue tracking & punchlists
  • Supported: Photo documentation
  • Supported: Jobsite reports
  • Supported: Collaboration & approvals
  • Supported: Mobile app

Additional Features

  • Supported: Estimating and bidding
  • Supported: Invitation to bid
  • Supported: Quote management
  • Supported: Timecards
  • Supported: Daily diaries
  • Supported: Production quantities
  • Supported: T&M Reporting
  • Supported: Equipment Maintenance
  • Supported: Equipment Work Orders
  • Supported: Alerts & Notifications

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 deviceScreenshot of HeavyJob - review daily job information and crew performance on a mobile deviceScreenshot of HeavyJob - see how your jobs are performing from your mobile deviceScreenshot of HCSS Safety - lead effective safety meetingsScreenshot of HCSS Safety - keep permanent inspections in one central locationScreenshot of HCSS Safety - capture near misses in the fieldScreenshot of HCSS Safety - capture incident information as soon as it happensScreenshot of HCSS Safety - JHAs/JSAs/AHAs

HCSS Video

Construction Software Development Company - Estimating, Bidding, & More | HCSS

HCSS Integrations

HCSS Competitors

HCSS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Viewpoint ProContractor, InEight, and Microsoft Excel are common alternatives for HCSS.

Reviewers rate Photo documentation highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of HCSS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

HCSS Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)30%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)55%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)15%
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Reviews

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J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I can not speak for other data systems, but I know with JDE it works wonders. It allows the user to update the cost codes and have the field see them almost instantly. I can't think of a better system for implementation if you're a GC or a subcontractor looking to dig into the numbers with accuracy.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe impementaon was ok, like I said earlier that more insight of how the program works [is needed]. Like when setting up equipment type is important to the PM schedule, fuel type is tide to the gas boy import and setting up the hour meter/odometer 9for PM alert) Just to name a few.
Olaf Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My company is 1/5th of the WALBEC GROUP. Prior to my company getting and using Dispatcher it had previously been used in one of our other companies. With that being said a lot of the struggles that would have been felt during implementation had already been worked through 2 years earlier. I did however have to device some work a rounds for the speed at which things move and or change with our operation compared to how dispatcher is truly meant to be used.
January 09, 2018

HCSS product review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It has been a long time since implementation occurred, so I have little to offer here. For any new users, I would strongly recommend spending time in training with one of the HCSS trainers and also obtain guidance on how to best structure the various databases.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
You will get tired of HCSS calling you back to make sure you are fully trained! I don't say that in a bad way only to help others understand their resolve in properly training you to operate their software. They are very proactive during training and implementation and follow up once you are operating.
Doyle Potts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

I have been fortunate to go to their home office for a program kickoff and to have them visit our offices. Both are incredible experiences.Going to the HCSS home office is simply fun and exciting. Everyone there is excited about their job and their opportunity to share some knowledge and experience. You have to be excited about your future purchase if you go there to do a kickoff with these people.

Having a software professional come to your office is just simply comfortable. You feel at ease with your environment and they come into your place of work and make it feel like they have been there every day with you. They quickly get a feel for how you do things and help adjust your way with the HCSS software to make it seem seamless. You can run with their software at the end of the experience like you have had it in place for months or years.

December 12, 2017

Too much

Jack Fink | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Convince your IT Department to give up management of the software and go to the cloud and let HCSS handle it all for you, especially if you can't convince your IT department to work closely with HCSS on updates, etc.
Heather Gunzelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The implementation team is not given enough time to work with their clients. There should be a follow-up visit, included in the price, after the initial implementation. We had various issues and paid to have the implementer come back to help and then we went to a user group and got the rest resolved. We implemented in April of 2015 but didn't get all the value out of Heavy Job and Heavy Bid until we came back from a user group in January of 2016. We had so many issues between Heavy Job and Timberline, issues between what the salesperson told us would happen versus what the system did, and a lot of prep and follow-up that just isn't enough to really get the programs going.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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.

Michael Daughters | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was directly involved in the implementation of the HCSS cloud software package. The HCSS team migrated all of our data to their cloud server and we were up and running in a matter of a few hours, with no hiccups or issues whatsoever. The whole process was completely seamless.
November 10, 2017

The HCSS Effect

Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Implementation has gone well, but has had its fair share of a learning curve for many people involved. Some are due to old habits and some are due to the fact of doing something new. The implementation is a full company effort that everyone has to buy into.
November 08, 2017

HCSS Suite

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is critical to select the right team to take to HCSS for implementation. They take very good care of you and your team and listen to all of your concerns. During implantation we often discuss wants and needs with VPs and Officers as they pass through to check on our progress.
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