With each day that we stay captive to the media, we become less productive. Businesses and marketplaces will react in self-preservation, and some will make costly time-wasting decisions that will have a lasting impact. I believe we have a small window of opportunity to take advantage of this isolation due to the pandemic to strengthen our companies, and HCSS is prepared to help you.
Our advantage lies in the construction industry’s slow adoption of technology. We have been able to get by with extending the life of paper and spreadsheet solutions longer than any other industry, and that has served us in the past. However, rapid growth was already knocking at our front door before news of this virus hit, and we have to protect our future, and the stability of jobs for our employees in hard times. You can use moments of slowness, like this, to sign your employees up for HCSS’s free online education and certifications.
Our courses are designed to be easy, engaging, and will elevate the role of foremen in the industry. For example, using the HCSS field app that your foremen already have access to, they can:
- Hold safety meetings to start every day,
- Evaluate current and future job performance,
- Request maintenance on-site for equipment that has been damaged,
- Report resource needs or availability to their dispatchers,
- Make decisions to get the job done quicker and more efficiently,
- and that is just scratching the surface.
We have courses for estimators to teach you how to use the 250+ different modules within HeavyBid that are all intended to allow you to estimate easier and faster. We are confident that our estimators are the fastest in the industry, and with the integration of HeavyJob, they are able to bid with confidence.
The best part is that they can learn from where ever they can get on the internet. We have courses on all of our products. I spoke with one gentleman at ConExpo who uses our HCSS Academy to learn more about some of our software that he does not currently own, and found some solutions that would make dramatic business change for him.
Here are some resources to help your employees spend their time wisely, and collectively help your company gain the edge over your competition.
HCSS Academy: The Academy is a free online learning module and an active community to provide advice to others and ask questions.
HCSS Articles: Every time you call into support, we want you to have a way you can learn how we resolved your question. These articles are answers to every support call that we have taken for the past 30+ years, as well as the notes detailing what is in each version we released.
HCSS Community and Portal: Find updates here and connect with others in your industry. Ask questions, and have open discussion about tips and tricks, as well as needs and wants.
Success Page: If you are reading this – you are already here. This page was created to help guide you to getting the most out of your software. Bookmark the homepage and keep checking back for blog articles on updates, new features, and real stories from users.
For years, HCSS has been tirelessly generating content within our HCSS Academy and our Help Articles to help you learn how you can use HCSS software better. Our hope is to make your business stronger, to extend the life of your current workforce by giving them easy-to-use technology that does more than any other software can do, and to grow and expand with you as you take on new business.
If you need help with any of this, or signing up employees – we have 24/7 support that you should absolutely be using. Call us at – 800-444-3196
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”– Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo