Great Estimating Software
November 21, 2017

Great Estimating Software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • HeavyBid

Overall Satisfaction with HCSS

The 1-800 number is very responsive and customer support works hard to help find a solution.

The link to the on-line help manual is not helpful at all. It was much better 2 years ago when hitting F1 would take you directly to the appropriate section of the Help Manual, instead of the web-site.
HCSS is helpful with implementation, but the yearly upgrade always has bugs and it is best to wait until they go through at least one update.
HCSS HeavyBid is used across the estimating department.
  • Mass changes and updates to the estimate.
  • Retrieves data quickly.
  • The system tends to run very slow on large jobs with multiple users, especially subsystems such as quote comparisons.
  • The system loses margin with some combinations of spread over-rides.
  • Common windows features like dragging, dropping, copy/paste are cumbersome.
HeavyBid is great for unit price estimates.

HCSS Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Not Rated
Plan markups & sharing
Not Rated
Document sharing
Not Rated
Issue tracking & punchlists
Not Rated
Photo documentation
Not Rated
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
Not Rated
Mobile app
Not Rated