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HCSS & Foundation Software Recommendations

  • 1.  HCSS & Foundation Software Recommendations

    Posted 02-12-2018 16:19
    My company has narrowed down our software search to HCSS Heavy Bid, Heavy Job and Foundation software packages. We are a Heavy Civil, Commercial & Industrial General Contractor and currently use Quick Books Enterprise Solutions Contractor Edition 16.0.

    I greatly appreciate any feedback from users of these products. I am interested in learning your likes and dislikes about each product and the actual integration between them.

    I would also appreciate any recommendations regarding the implementation process; pitfalls to avoid and successes

    Blessings, RaElla

    RaElla Ellis CPA
    RL Persons Construction, Inc.
    Poplar Bluff MO

  • 2.  RE: HCSS & Foundation Software Recommendations

    Posted 02-13-2018 08:49
    ​Companies I have worked have used Foundation and HCSS. Foundation works well for smaller companies that have a core repeat business process. HCSS provides an export to other ERPs but I do not know how well or if it works with Foundation. If you are a larger company and have diverse needs and business requirements I recommend Vista by Viewpoint which does interact with HCSS on both importing and updating fields from Vista to HCSS if you have the DIS option turned on. If you don't want to maintain two databases there are other alternatives in the marketplace that provide tools to interactive directly with Vista. For example, Keystyle Data has multiple solutions including a time entry option for employees and equipment that connects directly with Vista.

    Paul West
    Director of Enterprise Applications
    The Middlesex Companies
    Orlando FL
    (407) 206-0077