Choosing the right software hosting solution for your organization is an important part of your HeavyBid purchase process. Whether your company is a small sole proprietorship or a large, multi-divisional corporation, HeavyBid has a solution that fits your organization.
Your company can host HeavyBid licenses and data on your own server or cloud, allowing for multiple users to be in the system and have access to the same data at the same time (or separately). HeavyBid network licenses are shared and can be used concurrently, so the total number of licenses purchased represents the maximum number of users who can be logged into the software at the same time.
If you’d prefer to let someone else handle the IT side of HeavyBid, the HCSS Cloud can host your licenses and data on our own highly secure servers. When you purchase HCSS Cloud Services, we’ll take care of all the technicalities behind the scenes. We’ll perform regular security maintenance and data backups, and we’ll also perform all HCSS product updates when you’re ready. All you have to do to access your software is connect to HeavyBid (or other HCSS products) through an internet connection on any device.
HCSS Cloud licenses are individually named per user, so your company will need one for each person accessing HCSS software in the cloud. Once logged into the cloud, however, HeavyBid licenses are shared and can be used concurrently, just like a regular network system.
If you are part of a large company with multiple divisions doing different types of work, an enterprise network may be right for you. Our enterprise version of HeavyBid allows companies with multiple divisions to share software licenses while maintaining completely different data sets.
For example, if you are a bridge work estimator, you will only see bridge work estimates and data available to your division when you log into HeavyBid. But your utility division will only see utility data, despite using the same licenses.
For those companies that would like to share one license for several users, or for an individual HeavyBid user, a single-user, standalone network version is available. This option allows you to store your estimating data on your device and access HeavyBid using your own unique, individual credentials. Data is not automatically backed up on a network.