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HeavyBid

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HeavyBid is a construction estimating software that allows you to build, review, and make changes to estimates and manage bid day by analyzing sub and supplier quotes, managing customers and closing the bid.

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HeavyBid review by User in Construction
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"Great Estimating Tool with Few Flaws"

What do you like best?

I like being able to copy one estimate to use as a template for a similar one. I also like that the modules 'talk' to each other.

What do you dislike?

The character limits in the descriptions is a problem. We have to abbreviate some line items to the point no one can understand them. Definitely, need the ability to adjust line lengths.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Training right when the product is implemented is crucial and it needs to be more than 1-2 people. Anybody that will be using it needs immediate training on ALL modules, whether they will be using them or not so there is an in-house expert.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps track of all our estimates in one place so we don't have to rely on each individual estimator keeping their own records, especially with the amount of turnover in this profession. We are able to track price increases on similar projects and that is a huge benefit.

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HeavyBid review by Corinna G.
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"Heavy Bid's support and structure are great"

What do you like best?

The support you get with Heavy Bid is top notch. Whenever we have problems or questions, support is very responsive. Also, we like the way the system breaks everything down, and the operator is able to modify how bid items are structured.

What do you dislike?

It's a very intricate system with multiple options on how to achieve the exact same result so it makes it easier for mistakes in the overall picture with multiple operators on the same bid. Dislike the fact that you cannot undo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can put together a good comparison between subcontractors and suppliers and compare apples to apples, which is beneficial to the bid.

What Construction Estimating solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
HeavyBid review by Nick M.
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"Very Simple or Complex Bidding program"

What do you like best?

You can reuse crews, labor rates, and cost codes. It is repeatable for estimates. You can import from other projects.

What do you dislike?

The reports could be easier to use. Sometimes crashes happen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have all your Activity Codes ready to go with all your crews and laborers prior to starting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can use this to export to our budget so there is no lag from the estimate to the budget. We can look back to see if we beat the budget on our job.

HeavyBid review by Administrator in Retail
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"Easy to make estimates"

What do you like best?

HeavyBid allows us to adapt to what the market is demanding and many competitors are in the area.

We are able to kick out more estimates, more accurately and efficiently making more sales for our company. It definitely increased our revenue, increased our market share, and ultimately increased our profitability.

What do you dislike?

Not able to be used by some of our teams that are not tech savy, a little bit too complicated for them. They still prefer hand written estimates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HeavyBid is a multi-user software system that reduces errors and version issues of spreadsheets. Allows you to build well-documented estimates that will be accessible as long as you need them, and it allows you to build complicated estimates with ease. They also provide you with instant 24/7 customer support for your last-minute bids and complicated estimates.

HeavyBid review by User in Construction
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"Our go-to estimating platform."

What do you like best?

Having all subcontractor quotes available on one screen and being able to compare who has what in their scope is a savior on bid day.

What do you dislike?

Takes a bit of time to get everything set up properly. Once everything is set up though, you can easily copy preset between bids and adjust accordingly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use HeavyBid for all of our Heavy and Building bids. It provides our organization with a common organized place to collaborate on entering takeoff quantities and subcontractor quotes.

HeavyBid review by Pam J.
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"love this"

What do you like best?

i loved that you can build all your stationary costs into the system but you could also tweak things on a job by job basis

What do you dislike?

its a lot to take in.... took a few months of use to get relevant parts down.

Recommendations to others considering the product

take the time to put in quality information (equipment hours costs,labor, etc)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

adding civil jobs

HeavyBid review by Administrator in Construction
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"Utilizing HeavyBid in our construction project bidding process has been a great benefit."

What do you like best?

Everyone on our team is able to input numbers into the bid and we all speak the same "language". We can save our general costs and therefore we are not reinventing the wheel every time we put out a bid. This is saving us time and costs, while also ensuring better accuracy.

What do you dislike?

The costs are high to add additional software under HCSS. Other than that, no complaints yet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are seeing less errors and we are increasing the bids we have won. Therefore, our backlog of work has increased since acquiring HeavyBid.

HeavyBid review by Rob B.
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"As a full-time Heavy Civil/Site Concrete Estimator, I use HeavyBid everyday."

What do you like best?

The HCSS technical support team is hands-down the best. They always know how to answer your questions and are open to ideas!

What do you dislike?

Limited integration with takeoff sodtware.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Due to its integration with HeabyBid, I’m able to consistently utilize recent production history and justify my activities based on accurate data in my bid.

HeavyBid review by Jorge G.
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"Heavy Civil Estimator"

What do you like best?

Easy to manage, many users can use it at the same time

What do you dislike?

No reverse button. I would like to get an estimate software capable to combine all the softwares we use in one software. Schedule, invoices, cost, estimating, quantity tracking and desing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Heavy civil estimates for DOT projects

HeavyBid review by Marin T.
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"Good Opinion "

What do you like best?

Working health and safety explained everything to be safety in you job with details to understand every worker.

What do you dislike?

Picture without details , many photos without explication don’t have properly 100% effect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No

HeavyBid review by User in Construction
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"Coordinator"

What do you like best?

The ease of use, as well as the company's numbers being right there so you dont have to ask the estimator or wait for him/her to get back from vacation.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that i dislike to be honest.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The coactivity between project managers and coordinators on bids.

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