- HeavyBid makes my job easier day-to-day
mainly because of the data entry
The biggest one is the quick sub and material entry.
I'm able to go through and select the different bid items.
A lot of our work is unit price.
And so the agencies give us different bid items.
And we're able to pick those different bid items
that the subs will be in and quickly
input them and the price.
And then those will go into an immediately quote sheet.
And we don't really have to mess with those items very much.
And it cuts down probably
about 50% of the data entry time that we have to put in.
- I've been using it for probably 13 years now.
And it's a necessary tool for us
to bid our jobs efficiently and effectively.
- A lot of the times the owner's and the municipalities
that create the bid forms and our industry
they like to lump sum a lot of their projects.
So HeavyBid gives us the capability to detail without
and produce as many child items
that we need to facilitate
all the different divisions that are in our work.
So we'll have multiple children in the process
and break it down.
The tree is very expensive
in what we do.
And it helps to roll up that cost.
And to lump some items that the owner's limited to.
So I think that's really helped us out
in being able to make the changes that we needed
to do our work.
To be able understand our activity codes
that would correspond our division.
It's a one-to-one correspondence that the guys
are used to seeing and they can understand.
So they make sure that their cost is correct.
- Basically the way we have our system set up
we have copies/library estimates
which help us populate the estimate pretty quick.
- It does really help us stay tremendously consistent.
We do a lot of negotiated work that's multi-phased.
A lot of similar elements.
We're able to set the job up once.
And use some copy commands.
And other commands within the program.
So when we have changes or different versions of plans
it's relatively any one of the estimators can step in
and know exactly what the other one was talking about.
Or working through with all the different availability
and note functions and all that other stuff
within the estimate system.
- For me the best feature about HeavyBid is honestly
I think the quote system.
It's so easy to analyze the different subs.
And be able to capture all their escalation.
And all their additives.
And all the mobilizations.
And all the different terms and conditions
that the subs and suppliers put into their quotes.
And we're able to capture those in the quote system.
And truly analyze apples-to-apples
who is going to be the most cost effective option for us.
- I like the functionality of it.
Like self-perform analysis.
I know some people still use excel
when do self-perform analysis on the side.
We analyze our quotes in the quote system.
We do self-perform analysis.
A nice quick toggle.
Just flip the switch and it switches self-perform itself.
- So it feels great when you see all these projections
okay, well now it's no longer an issue
of whether we have the time
and the resources to set this up.
But now we can actually pick the best job
based on our competitive advantage.
It's the right way to do the work.