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HeavyBid FAQs

Q. Who are the typical users of HeavyBid?

HeavyBid has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does HeavyBid support?

HeavyBid supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does HeavyBid support mobile devices?

HeavyBid supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone


Q. Does HeavyBid offer an API?

No, HeavyBid does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does HeavyBid integrate with?

HeavyBid integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel


Q. What level of support does HeavyBid offer?

HeavyBid offers the following support options:
Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk

HeavyBid product overview

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Knowledge Base
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    Webinars
    Videos
    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online

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    Functionality

    4.5

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    Total features

    27

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Data Import/Export
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    Multiple Projects
    Reporting & Statistics
    Third-Party Integrations
    Subcontractor Management
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    HeavyBid users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    504

    Positive reviews

    98

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.33/10
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    Pros
    An excellent product that has allowed us to remain competitve & win bids. Excellent support from HCSS and reasonably easy to use.
    They improve the ease of use and efficiency of almost every part of the process. They also allow for easy integration into their HCSS Heavy Job software, if you win the bid.
    The ease of use itsbthe best feature, including interaction with our accounting software. Customer support is the best acroos all industires.
    Cons
    Worst part about the software is the error sounds it makes when you forget to fill out a field and try to move onto a new task (that can be shut off).
    The formatting of the printed reports, especially the estimate recap, is terrible, and the reports are extremely difficult to read.
    Sometimes problems occur with the quote folders. Problems also occur when copying activities from different estimates.
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    Dan W.

    Construction, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Reviewed 2 years ago

    I love using HeavyBid. I use it daily and have no complaints about the software.

    Pros

    The ease of setting up your crews/equipment/materials is very beneficial in creating estimates. It is very easy to use and pick up on if new.

    Cons

    I'm honestly having a difficult time trying to think of a negative about HeavyBid.

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    Marshall M.

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    Reviewed 11 years ago

    Pipeline Utilities, Inc. is a General Contractor based in Raleigh, NC that specializes in underground utility installation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and repair. We work on a broad spectrum of types of underground utilities; from water & sewer to underground chilled water & steam lines. Prior to HeavyBid, we were using spreadsheets written in Lotus and converted to Excel. We had used these particular...

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    Rudy M.

    Construction, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    Updates Needed

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    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.

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    Adam L.

    Construction, 501-1,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    HCSS works great

    Reviewed 7 years ago

    Went to the training/convention for the first time this February. thought it was great. thanks!

    Pros

    I like the quote class system. It's handy to input info as it comes in and compare with others. handy.

    Cons

    On occasion as I pull items from my codebook in the select bidtiem screen, the description comes across but my activities do not. if I tab through all the cells it seems to work.

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    Mark J.

    Construction,

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Good Bye Spreadsheets, Hello Heavy Bid

    Reviewed 8 years ago
    Pros

    I like the ease of use with Heavy Bid. An estimator can be as detailed or as generic as he wants to be. You have the ability to breakdown multiple activities and phases within one bid item. The audit checks help identify mistakes. The ease of changing mass amounts of data within the estimate is easy. From tracking DBE dollars to comparing subcontractor and supplier quotes, everything is a the tip of your fingers. You can get a report for just about anything in the estimate. The ability to build in automation is a huge time saver and maintains consistency within your organization

    Cons

    Hard question to answer. Once you buy the product, HCSS is on your team. Their support group is fantastic. I don't have any dislikes

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