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Overview

Quick Bid is a construction estimating software for a variety of trades that helps contractors minimize data-entry mistakes...

HeavyBid by HCSS is a scalable bidding and estimating software for contractors of all types and sizes in the construction industry

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
62%
would recommend this app

4.6

503

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. Lots of useful tools and accurate, with various costs being consolidated in a timely fashion.
The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful.
Customer service is awesome. After getting the proper training it is easier to use and there are plenty of videos to help if a problem arises.

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

You only get one license, it is very confusing if there is no training, it is not user friendly, the cost is very high and to maintain the software up to date is costly.
Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth.
Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental.

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.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 years ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features20
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Historical Database
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • What-if Analysis
  • Total features18
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Historical Database
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • What-if Analysis

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations2
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Heavy Bid review

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

quick and easy to bid change work items and manage crew and resources

Cons

managing two different equipment labor rates between accounting and Heavy Bid. This should be link in some way.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HCSS is the bomb.com

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Allows you to customize your bids to your liking. Bids can be streamlined for customers and/or you can copy what the owner has set up.

Cons

THE SELECT BID ITEMS FEATURE NEVER WORKS. EVERY TIME I TRY TO ADD BID ITEMS THROUGH THE SELECT BID ITEMS IT DOESN'T WORK!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Inter Contracting Corp.

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

It's very easy to estimate items repeated from bid to bid.

Cons

The formatting of the printed reports, especially the estimate recap, is terrible, and the reports are extremely difficult to read.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Heavy bid review

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

the heavy bid system allows us bid more projects in less time, more efficiently. Our win loss percentage has increased due to consistant estimates and data.

Cons

our company IT department has us locked down & we can not download the updates ourselves.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HeavyBid user since 2000 and have attended several UGMs.

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

HeavyBid helps to easily build a detailed estimate, and the support staff has been very friendly and professional the few times that I need help.

Cons

Takeoff vs bid quantity differences could effect your estimate.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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HeavyBid Review

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Customer support and user flexibility creating bid item components

Cons

I have not found any issues or problems with the program while using for the past few years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HeavyBid

Great product

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Makes bidding more streamlined and repeatable. Bid item importing

Cons

You have to go into crew setup to change a crew instead of just being able adjust in the main view

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love HCSS HeavyBid

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I like the company's willingness and enthusiasm to listen to user experiences and input and then incorporate that input into their software.

Cons

The current Bid Package Alternate Proposal does not fit our needs.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Heavybid 101

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Product has a very simple platform for calculated sophisticated bid items.

Cons

I wish there were more events such as UGM that give practical teaching and learning opportunities closer to the midatlantic states so I could learn more as I advance in using the products.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great product for all aspects of the Heavy Highway Industry

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I like how simple this is to use to bid new projects and update previously bid projects. Additionally, this product is very user-friendly, and the support staff is excellent.

Cons

The one negative of this product would be that the cost of annual maintenance adds up quickly.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best tool in the business!

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I like the ease of data entry and the ability to translate that data into other work items and activities. Also, the ability to use normal reports with the options of customizing each report for each bid saves time and is advantageous in the competitive highway construction hard bid sector. The customer service is very quick and willing to assist with my needs and to get me answers.

Cons

You have to take an extra step when adding resources to an activity. You forget sometimes and try to enter equipment and labor, and it kicks you out to another step that I feel is really more of a hassle than help, especially when making last minute adjustments. Sometimes, customer service has no idea what you're talking about, and this is their system!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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HeavyBid

Concrete Paving Contractor

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Exceptional customer support, adaptable to bid situations, DOT friendly, compatible with accounting software.

Cons

Lots of training for new green estimators, lots of data input for initial set up.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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working with Heavy Bid

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Heavy Bid contains every way necessary to build a complete bid. The multiple methods allow the user to approach the solution from different angles to come up with a complete, accurate, competitive proposal.

Cons

There are very few dislikes. It has a simple interface but which has at times complex means to a solution. It is not the perfect software. There are a few functions which wcould use enhancement such as vendor solicitation and document control.

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Speed

Reviewed 8 years ago

The speed of a properly setup HeavyBid system is outstanding. Bridges can be bid in hours rather than days. I can bid a bridge before the owner comes back from the site visit.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Impressed with Software

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The calculation spreadsheets are a big help. Customizing screens are good.

Cons

Not an easy way to set up Alternates that have multiple mobilization bid items

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Estimator/Project Manager

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I like the ability to create estimates quickly and accurately, saving time and money. Also, the ability to review your bid with other key staff in the company, discuss it, and make corrections in seconds is simply awesome. Also, the ability to manage 11th hour cuts from vendors and subs is a good way to make a good bid into a winning bid.

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about this project.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HeavyBid

Bidding with Confidence on Leaner Timees

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I like that you have a great control over all the costs involved with entering all aspects of your bid, and consolidate source quotations plus revise quickly critical mark-up, schedulling and productivity scenarios to bid confidently based on your entries.

Cons

It's a bit of a steep learn curve at the very beginning, it's very dependent on a good network connection in order to process quickly, sometimes can be affected by overall bandwidth available from corporate server during peak times, I can only see a passive filtered generated list of multiple bids to review their current status, closing dates, missing steps or things that would assist to coordinate a prioritiezed sequence to close these bids.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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HeavyBid

great product

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

the quote folders, and bid closing. the tech support is fantastic as well

Cons

there are too many different ways to do the same thing. this can make it difficult training new people and keeping a consistent procedure across larger offices and companies.

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Very comprehensive and interactive

Reviewed 7 years ago

Provides a great tracking history which we use to bid future projects

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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HeavyBid

Construction Bidding Software

Reviewed 6 years ago

Great software to bid construction projects. Gives you the ability to have multiple items, activities, and crews. Many ways to present your bid and adjust costs. Very valuable tool for our project management and estimating staff.

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Review of Heavy Bid Software at the HCSS training seminar in Huston

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

easy to use and very customizable for how you would like to build each bid

Cons

the use of the exports and other software it links with does not always want to combine properlly. When i want to export to heavy job it lags and takes several minutes to load. In addition not all information comes over from time to time

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HeavyBid Review 1

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Very user friendly and good customer support. The ease of entering in bid items is great.

Cons

bid pricing screen needs more room for alternates. Would like to see # equipment and labor pieces on entimate entry screen.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Estimating

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Imports DOT Bid items and being able to create an estimate with out a lot of data entry.

Cons

There can be a large learning curve for new employees.

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Very easy to navigate

Reviewed 7 years ago

Coming from another bidding system Heavy Bid was very easy to open and build estimates.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Easy to use and intuitive. Makes completing owner bid forms easy. Customer service is top tier.

Cons

Sometimes problems occur with the quote folders. Problems also occur when copying activities from different estimates.