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HeavyBid

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HeavyBid FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does HeavyBid offer?

HeavyBid has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License

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Q. Who are the typical users of HeavyBid?

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

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Q. What languages does HeavyBid support?

HeavyBid supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does HeavyBid support mobile devices?

HeavyBid supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does HeavyBid offer an API?

No, HeavyBid does not have an API available.

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Q. What other apps does HeavyBid integrate with?

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

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Q. What level of support does HeavyBid offer?

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

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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

    Training options

    Webinars
    Videos
    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online

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    4.3

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    HeavyBid features

    Functionality

    4.5

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    503

    Total features

    18

    2 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Data Import/Export
    Subcontractor Management
    Third Party Integrations
    For AEC Industry
    Job Costing
    Estimating
    Change Order Management
    Accounting Integration

    HeavyBid users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

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    503

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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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    ERIK G.

    Construction, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    HCSS Heavybid is the best product on the market.

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    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.

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    Joy H.

    Construction, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Timecard, material and equipment tracking

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

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    Joe W.

    Construction,

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    The product gets the job done

    Reviewed 7 years ago
    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.

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    David K.

    Construction,

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The Best Estimating Software I've Ever Used

    Reviewed 6 years ago
    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.

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    Mike R.

    Construction,

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    IT Manager - Review

    Reviewed 9 years ago
    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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