HCSS HeavyJob Job Management Software

4.56 / 5 (84)

About HCSS HeavyJob


HCSS HeavyJob is a job management solution that allows companies to manage employee time, budgets, job costs, and resources.

Company crew leads can record time and materials information in the field using a laptop or mobile device. The data can then be sent directly to the office, avoiding manual double entry and errors. Users can also record diary entries and meetings, enter production quantities, and submit photos. Using these entries, job managers are able to track daily operations, time, and budget.

HeavyJob is scalable to fit any size company, from a single foreman to large enterprise or joint venture operations. This allows organizations to get production information daily, and allows users to manage documents and contracts to get data needed to streamline business operations. All packages come with HCSS’s 24/7 customer service.



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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

84 Reviews of HCSS HeavyJob

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.56 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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July 2018

Anonymous

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

This is our primary tool for managing labor and equipment. Our users prefer it over other options.

This is the favorite tool of our jobsites for managing labor and equipment. The mobile version is easy to use. It is very stable.

Pros

HeavyJob has all the features we need. We support multiple divisions across several states and every project uses it. We integrate heavily with our ERP and Payroll systems and the technical support has been extremely helpful. We've had some custom work done by HCSS for integrations as well that has worked very well. Many of our users use the mobile version on an iPad. We rarely have problems even though our installation is quite complex.

Cons

We had to set up multiple configurations to support our multiple divisions. This is a pain to support when we have to make a change or when there is an upgrade. However, it does work well now that it is set up. It just takes much longer to manage due to the multiple departments. For a while, we had a terrible time getting the environment stable. However, it has been extremely stable for the past 3 years.

June 2019

Dan from Peninsula Construction Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Great Software, Better Customer Service

I have worked with the software for approximately 1 1/2 years. As we are a smaller firm with a specialized field of construction, in my opinion, we are only utilizing a small portion of the available features as this serves our needs. I would imagine that an estimator from a larger firm who is more involved with general contractor and large estimating teams would have a more substantial grasp of the true capabilities than myself.

Pros

The software features a full suite of capabilities that makes my estimating simpler and more precise. The reporting functions are very in-depth and well presented for others to review. Once set up, the ability to have "one click" bid items that populate all required resources save us considerable amounts of time.

Cons

The software has a steep learning curve as there are so many features and functions. I would recommend anyone who is new to HCSS Heavybid to read through the available resources to get a grasp on the software. I had the luxury of learning from a senior member of staff, but this may not be available to all.

November 2018

J. Mickey from Underpinning and Foundation Skanska

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Perfectly Applicable yet underwhelming

This product definitely supplies the needs to any Foreman / Supervisor / Project manager would need for daily time entry and notes, but is seriously lacking in user interface. Daily reports need to be more than a note log, there needs to be connections between a daily log and the Man hours being submitted. For all intents and purposes there should be a daily log that you can 'tag' with a cost code that automatically creates man hours for the time periods.

Pros

-Allows Man hour entry on a daily basis
-Allows Daily log reporting on a daily basis
-Allows Equipment and Material tracking as well

Cons

-Although on the whole, HeavyJob allows access to every module a construction based enterprise would need, the functionality and user interface lack for the end user.

June 2019

Stephen Olawale from Sunilar Nig.Ltd

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

THE PERFECT JOURNAL FOR A SITE SUPERVISOR/PROJECT MANAGER

the product has being very helpful in budget tracking to ensure the project implementation and expenses is within the budget

Pros

Keeping records of work hours, expenses and general daily work log made easy,site machineries and material tracking made accurate and easy by this product,it helps to keep track of available budget daily,every foreman needs it on site and the fact that it works on mobile phone devices operating system makes it interesting

Cons

the software not easy to learn for beginners, many people on the team needs to o for an extensive train before than use the application, the interface not user friendly enough.
The man hour daily log for a period of time submitted should be a product of daily logs tagged or linked with a cost code, there should be connectivity between the three

December 2017

Joe from Geneva Rock Products

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

I use HCSS on a daily basis to estimate heavy highway projects.

Pros

It has a lot of features that you can use that saves time when estimating. The best is the copy from a different estimate. Also like the flashlight option where you can review your bid and make sure there are no simple mistakes that you made that cause significant errors in your bid. The software is fairly easy to use and has tons of options to make bidding easy.

Cons

There is no back button. This is the hardest thing for me to get use too. And a lot of times I try to escape out of certain areas and it freezes up.

May 2018

Krista from Northeast Remsco Construction

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Great for payroll & equipment entries/tracking.

Easy for the field to enter hours for men/equipment. Uploads into payrolls system effortlessly. Great reporting options.

Pros

Fantastic for entering man/equipment hours, daily reports, daily pictures, and notes. The field easily enters their daily crew information which eventually is imported into our payroll system. HCSS has worked well with the past two payroll systems we've had. Infinate categories/types for hours...active/idle/holiday. Lots of options for attachments, notes, etc. Within a short amount of time it is easy to use. Great reporting options.

Cons

User friendly after about a month of use (tough at first). Sometimes there's too many choices, too many ways to do one thing. Doesn't play nice with all softwares but has a stronghold on some. They need work work on updating the capabilities of the software. Many years have gone by with not much updated/changed.

May 2018

Matthew from Catworks Construction

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Best product out there!!!

Pros

This product is the best product out there in the industry. I have used many estimating softwares and nothing compares. You can make your bid as simple or complex with with HCSS. I love that you can copy your bid and make a new bid super fast. This program offers more possibilities then you could possibly think.

Cons

It was very hard to learn this program in the beginning. I went to many different HCSS classes to get the training I needed. You can mess up a bid very easily if you are not paying attention.

September 2017

Jay from Bond Brothers, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2017

i use Heavy Job every day for multiple hours a day in the line of work that i do

i am able to track every move, every purchase, every expense, and every detail of the job with this program.

Pros

i am able to track literally every cost that my job has, and easily run detailed reports, and even charts. i can even pull charts at the click of a button.

Cons

there aren't a whole lot of things that i don't like about this program i would say the only thing is that sometimes the system bogs down and is slow. the other thing i don't really like is that your company need to buy licenses, and you get booted when you are in there.

January 2018

Kristen from Patriot Construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Great for Specialty Contractors

It is very important to set up this software correctly at the beginning. Changing anything later down the road is very difficult, time consuming and can alter other things throughout the program. Make sure to train those who use it daily as you can do so much using this software!

Pros

I used this software to track job costs on our underground and paving & grading projects. It helped with payroll and was useful at tracking notes and change orders. The tablet app for this product is easy to use in the field. Helps with communication between the field and the office.

Cons

Pictures are difficult to access. I would like a feature that you could add notes and photos to individual cost codes. The system can at times be slow but that is no big deal, we have a lot of information plugged into it!

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Works...but expensive

Overall HeavyJob did what it was suppose to do for us but we could no longer justify the amount it was costing. In the future we would reconsider if we need the features and can justify the cost.

Pros

HeavyJob does a lot in the the construction field and has add on's that make it work well in the field with both connected and unconnected users. The integration with the accounting systems and HeavyBid work really well. HCSS has great tech support, easy to get ahold of and and very helpfull.

Cons

Very Expensive...while most software systems in this field are expensive as your operation scales and gets larger you will have to purchase additional licenses to keep HeavyJob working. To utilize additional features for the remote users you have to pay additional fees to make the features work.

January 2019

Joseph from Sundt Construction

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Great Program

I really love this application. It integrates with other 3rd party construction software as well as with our payroll processes. The best thing is the support. I never have to leave a message. When I call, they answer. That goes a long way.

Pros

Many features and still extremely customizable. Great support.

Cons

Coming from IT administrative background, it is not as intuitive as I would like.

January 2017

Ryan from Emery & Sons Construction Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use