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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    ERIK
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    HCSS Heavybid is the best product on the market.

    Reviewed on 12/7/2017

    Look no further, write the check.

    Look no further, write the check.

    Pros

    The power of the system, the ability to manipulate and quickly adjust pricing. Customer support is un-stumpable. The ability to import data from previous bids makes the estimating process fast and accurate.

    Cons

    As with anything this powerful, you must dedicate the time to learn the system. The ideal program is to bring in a trainer once a month for 6 months to grow and groom the new user.

    Joy
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Timecard, material and equipment tracking

    Reviewed on 8/15/2019

    With heavy job, we were able to transition our export files to a new payroll system when we made a...

    With heavy job, we were able to transition our export files to a new payroll system when we made a change. Customer service was excellent at guiding us through the process.

    Pros

    This software is so easy to set-up, from adding employees, job classifications, to merging employees into the job, to exporting timecards. The setup flow just make sense. Works great for those who have crews out in the field, foremen can use their tablets to record time, material and equipment used on the job and submit. No more paper time cards to do manual entry with.

    Cons

    This software has "user licenses" you have to buy, so at times they may all be used by other users in the company. It does allow you to "boot" them off, but you better make sure they are not in the middle of something if you do or they will lose the information. A quick phone call to ask if they can log out is best.

    Joe
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    • Industry: Construction
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The product gets the job done

    Reviewed on 2/18/2016

    Pros

    The support team is always very helpful with any questions and or problems. When bidding large DOT projects we can bring the crews in with the activity and it saves an enormous amount of time by not having to building your crew for each activity.

    Cons

    I do not like the amount of clicks that is required to create an estimate. I did see some improvement when modify the crews for the new version we can now do it without clicking on modify crew, then selecting the equipment and or operator that we want to change.

    David
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    • Industry: Construction
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Best Estimating Software I've Ever Used

    Reviewed on 9/6/2016

    Pros

    I love how you can preload your labor and equipment cost into the system and only allow certain people to adjust them as union wages go up or inflation hits. This adds to the accuracy of your estimates. I also like how you can pull in quotes from subcontractors and these are stored on the system. The integration to HeavyJob is seamless. This makes bidding the job and managing the budget simple and efficient. The customer support line is extremely useful.

    Cons

    It's very expensive and it takes a little while to get set up and can be a little frustrating at first. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes a lot easier and much more efficient and accurate than an Excel sheet.

    Mike
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    • Industry: Construction
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    IT Manager - Review

    Reviewed on 7/28/2014

    Pros

    As a product, HeavyBid makes estimating quick and accurate. Our estimators' success rate is quite impressive, and I'm sure they're very thankful to have the assistance of a powerful tool. As a vendor, HCSS has the best support and customer relations around, hands down. Their support is one of the best because they are willing to take on any issue and spend as much time as possible to resolve it. Unlike many other vendors I have worked with, they don’t require additional costs for remote support or training during a support session. Their answer rate is very quick, usually only taking 10 minutes to get someone on the phone. Their support staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Their after-hours support is equally impressive. I would highly recommend them based on their support alone.

    Cons

    They have always resolved any gripes or dislikes I may have had in the past by listening to customer feedback, improving with updates, or through support calls.

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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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