SUGAR LAND, TX – August 24, 2023 – HCSS, a leading provider of software helping heavy civil construction businesses streamline their operations, announces a new integration and partnership with Clearstory, the commercial construction industry's only Change Order communication tool purpose-built to reduce risk for all stakeholders. This purpose-built integration helps contractors and their customers streamline the documentation of time and materials (T&M) work on the jobsite, signature authorization, and instantly having it logged back in the home office, ensuring that everything is accurate and up to date.
“Clearstory is honored to be one of the first integrations on the HCSS Marketplace,” said Cameron Page, Founder and CEO of Clearstory. “As the first to build a real-time change order communication tool for the industry, one that allows stakeholders to align on changes and ensure that all internal systems of record are up to date, we can dramatically enhance HCSS’ software to deliver even more value to contractors and customers with this information all in one place."
HeavyJob + Clearstory
Clearstory will integrate with HCSS HeavyJob, an HCSS software offering streamlined, data-driven project management. Both companies aim for integration and clear, direct channels for communication and oversight. Clearstory aims to reduce change order risk by enabling collaboration across all project stakeholders, regardless of what systems they use internally.
HCSS’s HeavyJob utilizes data from the field to provide current, accurate timelines, productivity, cost, and profitability data for project managers. Change orders are an inevitable part of the construction industry, but a major driver of costs, time, and challenges on projects.
“We are thrilled to integrate Clearstory’s crucial change order data into HCSS’s existing management system. Clearstory has demonstrated strong market traction, and contractors love this product,” says Rateb Almasri, Senior Product Manager at HCSS. “Clear communication channels and streamlined operations for construction projects are a main priority for HCSS, and one we are excited to share with Clearstory.”
Clearstory currently works with over 40% of the ENR Top 25 General Contractors. Over $5 billion in Change Orders have been shared between commercial construction companies on the Clearstory network. With its powerful workflows, it also reduces processing time on Change Orders by up to 70%.
Benefits of the Integration
Contractors choosing Clearstory with HCSS experience a number of benefits, including:
Elimination of Data Entry for Creating Time and Material Tickets: When a user generates an HCSS time card with items marked “T&M,” a Clearstory T&M Ticket will instantly be created with the title, project name, description, cost code, labor, material, and equipment automatically populated.
Complete Visibility: This integration offers a comprehensive view of all T&M items that need a customer signature in one single view. Track which items have been signed and authorized by the customer and which are still outstanding. This feature ensures all T&M Tickets are accurately tracked and nothing falls through the cracks.
Improved Cash Flow: By instantly sharing T&M tickets digitally with customers and automatically pricing out Change Order Requests and invoices from those tickets, HCSS and Clearstory customers can cut processing time from weeks/months to minutes, dramatically improving cash flow.
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Clearstory is modernizing construction business processes as the industry’s only Change Order Communication Tool. Built for trust and transparency, it makes Change Order resolution effortless, for everyone. Clearstory helps General Contractors reduce risk, Specialty Contractors get paid faster, and teams make better financial decisions through access to real-time data in one centralized location. The company is backed by leading enterprise application and construction technology investors Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Building Ventures, and Jackson Square Ventures. For more information visit www.clearstory.build.
HCSS is the trusted leader in construction software for estimating, field entry, project management, safety, digital plans, fleet management, and telematics. For 38 years, the company has used annual user group meetings to listen to customers resulting in innovative software to manage every part of the project lifecycle. With 24/7 instant support and a proven implementation process, HCSS has helped improve operations for over 4,000 companies ranging from $1M to billions in revenue across the United States and Canada. HCSS, a 15-time Best Place to Work in Texas, has a unique 12-acre campus in Sugar Land, Texas, with three buildings capable of housing 700 employees.