If you want to get even more value out of your HCSS software, don’t miss the annual User’s Group Meetings.
Scot Paulitsch, VP at Burton Scot, remarked “I don’t see how anyone could not come to the UGM. It is so valuable to me. In one class when they asked if we knew about a feature, I was surprised that I was the only one who raised my hand. But then they asked about another feature, and I was shocked that everyone knew about it except me.”
834 attendees from 267 companies
12 companies sent 10+ people
117 attendees have come 4+ years
34 attendees have come 10+ year
75 Classes, More Than 1,000 Helpful Tips
For 2014, each instructor had a document listing the top tips covered in their session. We asked attendees to highlight the tips they wanted to take back and implement, and followed up a few weeks later to check on their progress:
Ben Rodriguez, a PM from Teichert Construction, said they were implementing a tip from the class “Using HeavyJob to Substantiate Claims,” where he learned how he could easily tag photos with indexes. Ian said, “this topic will be covered in our upcoming foremen training, so we can easily reference photos in the future for claim situations.
Bryan Slott, an estimator with C&E Excavating, took the class “Automating Your Quote System.” He returned to the office and added products to the Vendor/Business Contacts in order to filter and find vendors more efficiently. He also reorganized his material codes for faster entry from tips gathered in “Quickly Build Estimates with Well Organized Codebooks.”
Plan to attend the 2015 User Group Meetings. Mark your calendars for January 28-30 and February 19-21, and sign up to receive updates at www.hcss.com
Watch the 2014 UGM Recap Video
HCSS's President's Advisory Board Members at UGM 2014
Congratulations and thanks to the 2014 President's Advisory Board Members. The group was selected based on their expertise working with multiple HCSS products, and their willingness to help advise HCSS on ways to improve our products and services. Their service lasts for a one year term and will include activities like beta testing our latest products and meeting with HCSS Executives during UGM.
David Barnett, Teichert Construction
Patrick Cummins, Colas ISS
J Elder, Elder Corporation
Grant Gabbard, The Allen Company
Greg Jackson, Reece Albert, Inc.
Nick Jones, Ford Construction
Scott Miller, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Pat Mullen, Granite Construction, Inc.
Greg Nelson, S.T. Wooten
Craig Parker, Silver Star Construction Co.
Darren Paulson, Clyde Companies
Linda Pawlak, Payne & Dolan Incorporated
Jeff Ciampa, Aggregate Industries
Jim Richard, James Construction Group, LLC
Patrick Ringstad, Knife River Corporation
Jeff Roginsky, C.W. Matthews
Jared Snell, E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc.
Denny Stoddard, Dragados USA, Inc.
Scott Thornberry, T+C Contracting, Inc.
Mike Trotta, Posillico Civil, Inc.
John Wert, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
Mike Williams, Granite Construction, Inc.
Bill Woodford, Trumbull Corporation
Freddy Yoder, Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
Bob Price, Price Construction Inc.
Photos from the 2014 User's Group Meeting