A Leader in the Construction World
Updated March 18, 2020

A Leader in the Construction World

J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • HeavyBid
  • HeavyJob

Overall Satisfaction with HCSS

I have NEVER put in a ticket to our IT team at HeavyJob and not received a response or resolved an issue within a few hours and at the very max a day. They seem to take extreme notice of issues and resolving them so overall, their customer service is unparalleled as far as I can tell.
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.
HCSS is used by various departments. Mostly in the field for timecards, cost controls, and engineering/bidding.

Timecards are kept in HeavyJob, which correlates and feeds info into JDE. The field uses these applications which are then analyzed and approved by cost controls.

HeavyBid is used by our engineering/bidding department. All major bids use this HeavyBid and we find it to be an extraordinary program. Allows us to compile a lot of historic data to be used in current bids. Truly a blessing.
  • HCSS works wonderfully as a timecard. Using the application is very easy and it speaks very well to our data systems.
  • HCSS is the pinnacle of estimating tools. It allows multiple analytics and set-ups for estimators. In addition, conversions of your bid into budgets are extremely easy once exported.
  • Within HeavyJob, once you enter in manhours and production data they run all the data analysis for you, providing graphs and figures from your inputs.
  • The software itself seems to be a bit outdated as far as user interface
  • I'm not sure if this is a result of too much data or what, but the programs tend to be on the slower side when importing and exporting data.
We've used Sage in the past and even though I would say it's on par, it did not provide the integration that we needed for our new systems and databases.
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.

HCSS Feature Ratings

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