HCSS HeavyBid estimating and bidding software is built specifically for the construction industry. Used by more than 50,000 estimators, HeavyBid helps users build estimates and manage daily bids. 

The software helps automate repetitive tasks based on tracking data from multiple sources; such as past estimates, standardized libraries, historical costs, performance data, and integrated RSMeans. Users can build, review and edit estimates quickly, and automatically run price calculations to identify errors. With HeavyBid, users can break down complex work into more manageable pieces, and organize estimates to fit the organization’s needs. Users can also analyze subcontractor and supplier quotes.

HeavyBid is suitable for construction companies of all sizes in transportation, utility, power, oil and gas, and heavy civil industries HCSS also offers 24/7 instant customer service via phone and email.



499 Reviews of HCSS HeavyBid

Overall rating

4.60 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Nick from General Contractor

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great for Civil Work

Pros

I used this application going through school and found it very useful for my internship. This was my companies main bidding tool for all projects and accuracy was correct for estimates and control estimates.

Cons

At the time of using HeavyBid, I didn't find the online tutorials very helpful but I am sure this have been updated since then. Overall great program.

December 2018

James from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

" best deals for great platform "

Pros

using this tools has a great help with my everyday job because of improving the platform. It includes the traditional aspect when it comes to communication with in this fields.

Cons

I don't have any issue with this product it perform well with this platform. Looking for all of the contraction company will use it also because of the great features that helps our daily job.

November 2018

Edoardo from Makati Development Corporation

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid

Pros

Advanced calculation routines and checks allows the business to have confidence in costing and pricing and great control over costs of the bid. Totally adaptable for construction estimating. Highly recommended.

Cons

Great tool, no operational problems or issues.Their live help line is exceptional and very experienced with help and advice.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

The best option.

Love it. Great customer service. It can be customized to integrate with all your other software.

Pros

HCSS's support is the best I have ever delt with. Not only do they offer custom programming to taylor the users tools and reports, but they always answer the phone right away. No machines you the first person that picks up the phone can usually help you with whatever issue or question you have.

Cons

Clunky reporting with the mobile app. The only thing that is kind of frustrating is the reporting capabilities from and administrative side, but whatever reports you are unable to generate as a customer, they will be able to generate for you on their end.

November 2018

Dustin from Hubbard Construction Company

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Gets the job done correctly

Pros

Heavy Bid gives you a lot of flexibility for determining where to put costs and revenue. Overruns/Underruns are handled with ease.

Cons

This is a steep learning curve for heavybid however, their support is world class. No waiting and instant help.

November 2018

Joseph from Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Construction Engineer using HCSS HeavyBid Occasionally

Pros

I like the reports the most about this product. As an project specific engineer i run Heavybid reports to understand how estimators bid the project.

Cons

One con to the software is it can be difficult to use if adequate training isn't provided unless ample time is allowed to self-teach.

November 2018

Erika from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid/ Fuel Organizer

Pros

This application enables our business to keep track of our fuel usage and servicing gathered from different systems we use and delivered in an efficient format. Comes highly recommended.

Cons

Excellent application for our business requirements. No operating or associated issues. Fuel tickets and tracking information on the go.

November 2018

James from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid great estimating software!

Pros

This software help me to bid faster it reduces my time estimating, very accurate and efficient i love this construction software!

Cons

Upon using this product for more than a week i don't have any issue it runs smooth and fast good job to the developer who made this incredible software!

November 2018

Simon from Nickel Keynesbury

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Best Estimation Software

Pros

I really like the software, you can customize it to your suit perferance
It really help me to do contract estimation within the shorters possible time and get access to it anytime anywhere.

Cons

It problematic when using it to do estimate for big projects project.
I think it should be improve to meet all our (contractors) estimation needs.

November 2018

Airan from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS. Fuel Organizer

Pros

A great app for organizing our fuel consumption, all our data is gathered and delivered in an easy format. Includes data of used fluids and servicing of our equipment. Highly recommended.

Cons

No problems associated with this application. Simple and easy to use. Our employees can enter fuel tickets and tacking easily. A business must.

November 2018

Josephine from DMCI project developers Inc

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid. Fuel Organizer

Pros

Manages all the business fuel activities in an easy format. Our team can input all their fuel tickets easily. Gets all the fluids used and servicing of your equipment. An excellent time management tool. Recommended.

Cons

Easy to install with no issues or operating problems. Stay on top of your fuel usage with this excellent application.

November 2018

J. Mickey from Underpinning and Foundation Skanska

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Used daily, Powerful tool

This is an absolute gift of a service provided by HCSS. Overall, I've yet to see a product that equates to HeavyBid.

Pros

The ability to organize your bid into as much detail as your can support. The software allows you to update a cost / historic cost database to be used in future bids.

Cons

Much like my complaints about HeavyJob, the software itself has a pretty poor user interface. If you spend enough time knowing where to look you'll understand the software but I do with it was easier to navigate and customizable.

November 2018

Alexis from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid. Fuel Organizer

Pros

Greatly assist our fuel expenses, all data is gathered from different systems and delivered in an easy to use format. Includes topping off fluids and servicing our equipment. Our business recommends.

Cons

Safe and secure download with no issues or operating problems. Mobile integration allows foreman to enter fuel tickets from the field.

November 2018

Grace from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid. Your Fuel Manager

Pros

Takes the difficulty out of calculating fuel for our business operations. You can gather all data from different systems and have it delivered in a very easy to use format. Recommended.

Cons

This is a simple application to use and download and has shown no operating issues or problems. Use HCSS to your advantage.

November 2018

Michael from DMCI Homes

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

HCSS HeavyBid. Fuel Manager

Pros

Enables the business to track and organize its operating fuel consumption. Our employees just enter their tickets for all applications direst from the field.

Cons

Great fueling organizer with mobile integration from on site. We found no operating problems associated with this application.

November 2018

Richard from Cititel Technologies Incorporated

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

highly recommended!!!

Pros

I highly recommend its effectiveness for estimating unit price contracts. and it surely gives you anything you need

Cons

I notice that sometimes there is a glitch on reports that it crashes, other than that, I have no complaints.

November 2018

Jonathan from BD Hall Constructors Corp.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

The Best Estimating Software on the Market

Pros

- Has a plethora of features which create an easy bidding process
- Can setup local or global resource libraries to allow a job-specific library with our general materials
- Easy to run all reports of all different kinds and easy to read

Cons

- Can be a bit buggy when within an activity, which may force it to crash. This is primarily because of user error though and you learn ways to stop this from happening.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Limited Fields are Biggest Negative

It's great for most estimating functions and it is super easy to copy files. However, the limited description is such a drawback it would probably preclude me from actully recommedning it to others in my field who would invariably run into the same issue.

Pros

It offers lots of options for how to enter bid items. The modules talk to each other well so information does not have to be entered numerous times.

Cons

The character limit in the description field is the most aggravating quality. I enter descriptions that are sometimes three lines long and they don't fit. I have to make up absurd abbreviations because my estimators don't like the Alternate Description feature as they have to toggel between them.

August 2018

Erik from Frattalone Companies

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

I have not had an opportunity to find this much detail in any estimating platform in over 20 years of estimating.

I would highly recommend this to any business that is into production estimating. Once you are set up, and ready to go you can estimate a lot of work using the stored information quickly.

Pros

The ability for me to create an estimate that can be handed off to a project manager that doesn't have him asking me 100 questions. It is all there for them and helps them get the project started off right.

Cons

There is a fair amount of learning that goes into it, and if you are not careful about the set up you can really have problems that multiply through the estimate.

August 2018

justin from civil solutions associates

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Excellent software for estimators and construction managers

Pros

Insanely powerful program. The cost database from previous jobs make estimating far easier when old numbers are at your fingertips. Great customer service.

Cons

Takes a while to understand program and use features effectively. Once the ins and outs are learned, the program becomes intuitive.