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10 Class Schedules to Improve Your Business at UGM2015

December 3, 2014
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UGM_ClassJoin over 1,000 construction professionals at the 2015 Users Group Meetings Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 19-21 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. Discover new technologies and create a plan for using them to improve your business in 2015. You'll learn to work faster with your HCSS software, network with industry peers, get one-on-one support from our experts, and impact future HCSS releases.
With over 75 classes to chose from, we have suggested 10 different tracks to address common business issues that you may be facing. 

 

 

 

10 Class Tracks to Help You Improve Your Business at UGM2015:

1. Increase average bid volume per estimator.

Save time with HeavyBid by using codebooks, prior estimates, custom calculations, and Excel spreadsheets so you can confidently bid the most jobs possible.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am Estimate Entry Features that Save Time
10:45 am-Noon Quickly Build Estimates with Well Organized Codebooks
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Ways to Find Possible Errors in Your Estimate
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Automating Your Quote System with Advanced Features

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am How to Quickly Change Anything in Your Estimate
10:00 am-11:15 am Reduce Computation Time with Custom Calculations and Assemblies
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Saving Time & Improving Flexibility by Incorporating Your Excel Spreadsheets
1:45 pm-3:00 pm How Chief Estimators Can Manage HeavyBid on Bid Day

2. Efficiently close out bids. 

Be confident in the accuracy of your quote by keeping track of materials; automating the quote system; comparing your work against subcontractors; and finding errors in your estimate.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am Keeping Track of Materials in HeavyBid
10:45 am-Noon Preparing Your Estimate for Exporting to HeavyJob and Accounting
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Setting Up and Using the Quote System
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Automating Your Quote System with Advanced Features

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am How Chief Estimators Can Manage HeavyBid on Bid Day
10:00 am-11:15 am Comparing Your Work Against Subs
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Ways to Find Possible Errors in Your Estimate
1:45 pm-3:00 pm Effectively Schedule with HeavyBid: Interfacing with Scheduling Software & Accounting for Escalation

3. Use technology to improve your business.

Find out how new technology such as mobile apps and GPS can help you save time and money by keeping your employees working, not filling out paperwork.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am What's New in Construction Safety?
10:45 am-Noon How Can HCSS Safety Features Improve Your Current Safety Program
1:00 pm-2:15 pm How and Why You Should be Using HCSS GPS to Provide Real ROI
2:30 pm-3:45 pm How to Aggregate All of Your GPS and Telematics Data in One Place

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am Available Options for Estimating on a Tablet
10:00 am-11:15 am What Executives Need to Know About HeavyJob
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Save Money & Time by Tracking Equipment with HCSS GPS
1:45 pm-3:00 pm How HCSS Mobile Apps May Help Increase Field Efficiency
3:145 pm-4:30 pm Estimate Security in the Age of the NSA

4. Improve job costing in the field.

Learn proven techniques to capture and use job cost in the location where it has the most impact--the field. Create a plan to drive better quantity and cost analysis, which can make a big difference in your jobs in 2015.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am Using HeavyBid Estimates to Efficiently Set Up HeavyJob
10;45 am-Noon Why Most Unassisted Implementations Fail and How You Can Succeed
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Improving Quantity Data to Help Job Cost and Billing

 

Day 2 Classes:
10:00 am-11:15 am Techniques to Improve Your Job Costing Using HeavyJob
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Understand the Integration Between HeavyJob and Accounting
1:45 pm-3:00 pm Improve Productivity with Advanced Daily Field Entry

5. Get more out of HeavyJob than just time cards.

Learn how to manage change orders, forecast and adjust actual costs, review and correct data, and track materials and subcontractors to improve data recording and productivity.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am Extra Work, Part 1: Using HeavyJob to Track and Manage Claims
10:45 am-Noon Extra Work, Part 2: Stay on Top of Change Orders and T&M
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Forecasting and TrueUp of Actual Cost
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Reviewing and Correcting Data Faster and Easier

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am Using HeavyBid Estimates to Efficiently Set Up HeavyJob
10:00 am-11:15 am Efficiently Track Materials and Subcontractors
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Improving Quantity Data to Help Job Cost and Billing
1:45 pm-3:00 pm Improve Productivity with Advanced Daily Field Entry
3:15 pm-4:30 pm Getting Started Using Pay Estimates

6. Start or improve your safety program. 

Monitor compliance, run effective safety meetings, and record incidents and near-misses in real time to maintain a healthy workforce and a profitable company.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am What's New in Construction Safety
10;45 am-12:00 pm How Can HCSS Safety Features Improve Your Current Safety Program?

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am How Do I Develop a World Class Safety Program Without a Safety Manager?
10:00 am-11:15 am How Do I Develop a Safety Culture for My Company?

7. Improve your fleet reliability, utilization, and costing methods. 

Learn how to improve fleet maintenance and develop rate strategies that make sense for both your shop and field operations.

Day 1 Classes:
9:15 am-10:30 am Organizing Your Business & Setting Your Rates for Improved Fleet Management
10:45 am-Noon Understand the True Meaning of Lifecycle Costing
1:00 pm-2:15 pm How and Why You Should be Using HCSS GPS to Provide Real ROI
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Getting the Most Out of Equipment360

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-11:15 am Equipment360 and FuelerPlus Town Hall
3:15 pm-4:30 pm Getting Your Mechanics Using Mobile Apps

8. Make sure your jobs have the right resources at the right time.

Quickly and easily see where your equipment and crews are located, and move them from jobsite to jobsite using HCSS Dispatcher and GPS.

Day 1 Classes:
2:30 pm-3:45 pm How to Aggregate All of Your GPS and Telematics Data in One Place

 

Day 2 Classes:
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Save Money & Time by Tracking Equipment with HCSS GPS
1:45 pm-3:00 pm More than Magnets: How Dispatcher is a Significant Improvement Over Your Current Resource Tracking
  -OR- HCSS GPS Town Hall Session

9. Use mobile devices to quickly enter and access real-time data in the field.

Learn how mobile apps for smartphones and tablets can help your employees quickly gather and report data right from the field.

Day 1 Classes:
10:45 am-Noon How Can HCSS Safety Features Improve Your Current Safety Program?
1:00 pm-2:15 pm Implement Mobile Device Management to Deploy HCSS Mobile Apps
  -OR- Top 10 Moble Apps to Develop Your Mobile Strategy
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Reduce Foreman Reporting Time with the Basics of HeavyJob

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am Available Options for Estimating on a Tablet
10:00 am-11:15 am Security & Business Continuity Standards You Can Put in Place Today
1:45 pm-3:00 pm How HCSS Mobile Apps May Help Increase Field Efficiency 
3:15 pm-4:30 pm Getting Your Mechanics Using Mobile Apps

10. Decide if now is the right time to move to the cloud.

Learn how HCSS can store all your software and data to keep information safe, secure, and easily accessible.

Day 1 Classes:
2:30 pm-3:45 pm How Cloud Computing is Changing the Face of IT

 

Day 2 Classes:
8:30 am-9:45 am How to Create a Change-Driven IT Department
10:00 am-11:15 am Security & Business Continuity Standards You Can Put in Place Today
3:15 pm -4:30 pm Estimate Security in the Age of the NSA

 

For even more assistance, don't forget to visit our Coaches Corner or sign up for a One-On-One session to meet our staff and get personalized training. 

Register now! The $200 early bird discount ends Dec. 31, and spaces are filling up fast.

See the full class schedule, download a brochure, or register now HERE.

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