HCSS construction software is once again leading the pack.
We were named one of the top 20 mobile apps in the construction industry in the newly released Third Annual 2014 Construction Technology Report.
The report, presented by JBKnowledge, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department, surveyed more than 1,300 construction professionals regarding technology tools, trends, and strategies in the industry. Participants demonstrated a growing interest in mobile technology, although there was little integration with desktop strategies.
HCSS is an exception, however. Our mobile applications take our industry-leading construction software—HeavyBid for estimating, HeavyJob for project management, Equipment360 Mobile Mechanic for equipment management, FuelerPlus for fuel activities, and HCSS Safety for safety program management—and put it right in your foreman’s hands in the field, so he can gather and input data efficiently and quickly, in real time, via smartphone or tablet.
“We see mobile apps as being an integral part of the jobsite of the future,” Tom Webb, HCSS Vice President of Software Development, said. “To be able to have an instant-on device that is small enough for most field foremen to carry with them is a game changer for the construction industry. It allows them to get their work done quickly and efficiently from the field.”
The new report showed that construction professionals have seen the most growth in mobile development solutions for field data collecting, which is what HCSS software is designed to do. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions are also growing as well.
Of the mobile devices being used in the field, smartphones totaled 72 percent. Tablets accounted for 50 percent of total mobile devices used, and laptops were 64 percent. But the survey showed that more devices are corporate-owned than personal, which suggests that more companies are providing hardware for work purposes than ever before, and that mobile usage is up across the industry.
HCSS is committed to growing its mobile technology as well, with better integration between mobile and network platforms.
“Our mobile platform has grown tremendously over the last few years and will continue to become a dominant force for the construction industry,” Webb said.
Want to learn more about our mobile apps, and how to implement them in your business? Attend the 2015 Users Group Meetings in Houston, Texas. We'll have classes designed especially for mobile integration, as well as a variety of classes to solve all your business problems. Learn more now.