About HeavyBid

HeavyBid is a powerful bidding and estimating tool that enables construction companies in the transportation, oil & gas, power, industrial, and telecom industries, among others, to build accurate, flexible estimates.

Users can import items, use standardized libraries, and create custom calculations and assemblies to automate much of the estimating process. Flexible work breakdown structures in the crew-based software help users to organize estimates based on what they need to see. Customizable cost types let users track subcontractor, labor, equipment, materials and other costs, to get the most accurate and competitive bid. On bid days, HeavyBid can import, analyze and compare subcontractor and supplier quotes, as well as conduct subcontractor versus self-perform analysis.

HeavyBid interfaces with accounting and project management systems, as well as with other HCSS products to eliminate double data entry.

As a scalable solution, HeavyBid is designed to grow with companies. It is used by more than 50,000 estimators, from small, regional subcontractors to 48 of the ENR Top 50 heavy civil contractors.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of HeavyBid

  • Estimates can be built, reviewed and edited quickly in HeavyBid.

  • HeavyBid can identify potential estimating errors and direct users to these for correction.

  • Users can create professional, attractive bid forms with customizable bid proposals in a variety of formats, including MS Word & Excel.

  • Large, complex work can be separated into smaller, detailed pieces with HeavyBid's multi-level breakdowns.

  • HeavyBid integrates with existing accounting systems, so bids can be sent straight to accounting for budget creation.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of HeavyBid: 18

    • Accounting Integration
    • Audit Trail
    • Change Order Management
    • Cost Database
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost Tracking
    • Data Import/Export
    • Estimating
    • For AEC Industry
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Scheduling
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Project Estimating
    • Proposal Generation
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • What-if Analysis

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (503)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.8/5

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    Chris
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best estimating software I’ve used

    Reviewed on 2019-04-20

    Pros

    Honestly i cant say there is anything i did not like about this software. Makes your life a whole lot easier and helps you dial in your profit on projects and you get things set up and get some history in the system.

    Cons

    I can’t really think of anything i didn’t like. Great product.

    Lou
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Have experience with other software estimating systems.

    Reviewed on 2022-08-08

    I have had 15 plus years experience setting up Heavy bid with two different companies. I changed...

    I have had 15 plus years experience setting up Heavy bid with two different companies. I changed jobs to another company that had Sharpesoft. Support was awful. When ODOT and PENNDOT changed the electronic formatting a few years ago, it was very frustrating because Sharpesoft didn't keep up. It was a nightmare. I did change companies once again & I am a very happy user of HCSS Heavy bid.

    Pros

    Easy to incorporate to the type of work you do. It is only limited to your imagination.

    Cons

    I think the review can be updated to be easier to see what has been reviewed. I talked about it at our users meeting in Houston earlier this year. I was told it has been brought up and the software engineers are looking into it. That is a great thing with HCSS..... taking users comments and making the software better.

    Rudy
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Updates Needed

    Reviewed on 2022-08-24

    Pros

    Support is excellent when using any HCSS software.

    Cons

    This software needs a total overhaul of its GUI. Why do I feel like I'm using Windows NT or 2000 in the year 2022??? It's unfathomable that this is the best product HCSS can put out. This isn't a free software. And don't get me started on how any time you hit the ESC key on your keyboard trying to close out of a cell (like in Excel) the window you are working on closes without warning thus deleting any unsaved progress - in windows you need to click save as opposed to other windows where it saves automatically as you tab throug...what's that about? Once you know how to navigate the program, it's fairly easy, but that doesn't negate the fact that the software is/feels archaic.

    Richard
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Missing helpful additional feature

    Reviewed on 2022-08-25

    Estimating Projects

    Estimating Projects

    Pros

    Sub Total Feature, Equipment Set Up, Merge Set UpItems

    Cons

    Not able to highlight or color headings; Equipment , Local Materials

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best option.

    Reviewed on 2018-11-27

    Love it. Great customer service. It can be customized to integrate with all your other software.

    Love it. Great customer service. It can be customized to integrate with all your other software.

    Pros

    HCSS's support is the best I have ever delt with. Not only do they offer custom programming to taylor the users tools and reports, but they always answer the phone right away. No machines you the first person that picks up the phone can usually help you with whatever issue or question you have.

    Cons

    Clunky reporting with the mobile app. The only thing that is kind of frustrating is the reporting capabilities from and administrative side, but whatever reports you are unable to generate as a customer, they will be able to generate for you on their end.

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    HeavyBid offers the following pricing plans:

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    HeavyBid has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    HeavyBid supports the following languages:

    English

    HeavyBid supports the following devices:

    iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    HeavyBid integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project

    HeavyBid offers the following support options:

    FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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