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Angelique Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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HCSS HeavyJob is a great program that caters to, well, heavy jobs! Being what seems to be the only software for heavy civil construction, it makes sense to the company, and with good reason. HeavyJob has some really great features: the production reporting and forecasting are vital field tools that, when used as intended, can put your teams ahead of schedule, provide invaluable information on where the lag is or keys on how to pick up production for the next day/week, all in real time.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you are looking for a well-rounded tool that can be used by the field for Field logs, Man Hours/Timecards, estimating and analytics, this is the product for you. It gives the user a lot of controls and parameters to filter data by, and as far as estimating, I believe this is the best product out there.
Score 10 out of 10
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The HCSS support structure is truly topnotch. Any time we have an issue and give them a call they are right on it. Between the response time to the time, the problem or situation is fixed, in most cases, it is usually the same day. They are great at helping you with the problem but also take the time to explain the problem, why it happened, and what the correction is/needs to be.
Olaf Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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HCSS is well suited for the Heavy General Engineering Contractor of any size. HeavyJob needs more flexibility for tracking T & M and Change Order work. HeavyJob needs to have the ability to import Plans and specifications to tablets and make onscreen notes on plans so Foreman can better track job changes on one device.
Score 10 out of 10
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For companies looking to responsibly manage their project financials with reliable* cost/revenue data, HCSS HeavyJob is a great option. For companies who own, fuel, and maintain their own equipment, the Dispatcher, E360, and FuelerPlus programs are useful addons and will provide reliable* cost data for forecasting company equipment costs and needs.

*The "less appropriate" scenario is when a company is ill-prepared to be culturally dedicated to the process of reviewing the data for accuracy and completion. The biggest downfall of HCSS is that if the data is bad, EVERYTHING else is garbage. I cannot stress enough the importance of identifying what kind of a culture your company has, then taking steps to modify and alter so that using the system will happen effectively. Lastly, commit to continuous quality control practices.

Michael Daughters | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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HCSS Heavybid is well suited in a heavy industrial estimating world. It is designed around heavy civil work, bridges, roadways, DOT type work. It even includes a DOT SOV import feature. It is not designed around the CSI code, around commercial or residential construction. The flexibilty in the bid form/SOV creation allows it to be extremely useful for heavy industrial or mechanical/civil work.
Joseph McElwee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The inspection forms in HCSS Safety are great for promoting safety throughout the field. All Foremen, Superintendents, Safety Officers, and Project Management personnel in our company have iPads and can perform safety inspections and observations quite easily. The number of safety inspections done by our personnel has increased over 200% since we stopped using paper forms and started using HCSS Safety on the iPad.
Dave Luytjes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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In the heavy civil arena, they are top of the line. A vertical contractor may struggle a bit to adapt the programs but I think this can be overcome with some adaptation by the contractor. An engineer or owner trying to use the program will have a difficult time, unless they have a contractor's background.
Heather Gunzelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Heavy Job and Heavy Bid are AMAZING! We can't describe how beneficial these two programs have been to our company and would HIGHLY recommend them both to everyone and have. I will be attending the user group meeting this year (2nd one) and focusing on Dispatcher. If we can't put Dispatcher to the use that we need, then we will probably discontinue the program. The Safety Program sounded amazing but the cost was too high. I've heard that the cost has come down so we may revisit that in the next 1-2 years. Equipment 360 seems to be working well and I've been pushing to implement the GPS system as well.
Side note: my boss keeps asking me if I'm selling HCSS program on the side since I've pushed hard for the products at our company. There are a lot of great programs and the implementation team is top notch.
December 01, 2017

HCSS - Payroll Processing

Bethanie Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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HCSS is designed to work with construction firms, and I would say for any company that has employees that travel a lot. If you work with a crew of employees, the superintendent can report his own time, along with his crew members. He can also report who should receive per diem (over night stays), and how much material they went through in a day. Material reporting is important for future projects. It provides real data on how long it takes to conduct a particular activity along with how much material the crew went through to accomplish that particular activity.
November 10, 2017

The HCSS Effect

Matt Snow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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HCSS is well-suited for a company that needs accurate cost reporting and standardization. It is also well-suited for a company that requires large amounts of documentation on a daily basis. It provides a one-stop shop for crews in the field for input.
Linda Pawlak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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HCSS is well positioned to be the vendor for both large and small customers alike. For smaller customers, they provide a very valuable technical resource that is likely not staffed in house. In addition, they also have the expertise to support companies with larger infrastructures and the need for enterprise solutions.

HCSS Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Construction Project & Field Management (9)
72%
7.2
Plan distribution & viewing (9)
69%
6.9
Plan markups & sharing (6)
60%
6.0
Issue tracking & punchlists (13)
99%
9.9
Photo documentation (25)
100%
10.0
Jobsite reports (30)
87%
8.7
Document sharing (17)
71%
7.1
RFI tools (1)
30%
3.0
Collaboration & approvals (19)
55%
5.5
Mobile app (28)
75%
7.5

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

HeavyBid - build the structure of your estimateHeavyBid - manage sub and material quotesHeavyBid - create professional bid proposalsHeavyJob - manage your job site from your mobile deviceHeavyJob - capture job site photos from any deviceHeavyJob - review, edit, and approve time cards from a mobile deviceHeavyJob - review daily job information and crew performance on a mobile deviceHeavyJob - see how your jobs are performing from your mobile deviceHCSS Safety - lead effective safety meetingsHCSS Safety - keep permanent inspections in one central locationHCSS Safety - capture near misses in the fieldHCSS Safety - capture incident information as soon as it happensHCSS Safety - JHAs/JSAs/AHAs

HCSS Video

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

HCSS Integrations

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HCSS Pricing

HCSS Customer Size Distribution

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

HCSS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is HCSS's best feature?

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

Who uses HCSS?

The most common users of HCSS are from Mid-size Companies and the Construction industry.