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See How HCSS Intelligence Can Help You Make Better Business Decisions

HCSS Intelligence pulls relevant data to create dashboards and identify trends to help protect your bottom line.

Made for Heavy Civil Construction

Built for the heavy, highway, and utility construction industries, HCSS Intelligence comes with industry-specific data sources.

All of Your Project Information in One Place

See all of your job data, whether it’s from project management, equipment maintenance, or accounting and scheduling software, in one place.

Create and Automate Reports

Turn cumbersome, monthly reports into daily, automated reports that can be shared with internal and external teams.

Identify Trends

Create dashboards that show patterns and trends to help you make better decisions.

Make Timely Decisions

Save time by easily comparing planned and completed work with daily cost, schedule, and production tracking.

Improve Communication

Easy access to data puts your project controls team and accounting team on the same page.

A Model that Makes Sense

Unlimited users, data sources, reports, and dashboards.

Stop Relying on Others for Reports and Dashboards

Create and customize reports and dashboards without relying on IT.

HCSS has partnered with Lantern Data Systems to bring you HCSS Intelligence, a solution that allows you to access all of your data from HCSS products and other software like accounting and scheduling in one place, including:


Estimating and Bidding


Time Cards & Job Analysis

HCSS Safety

Safety Management


Equipment Maintenance
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HCSS Telematics

Telematics and GPS Solutions

HCSS Dispatcher

Dispatching & Scheduling


Fuel Tracking

Other Software Solutions

Accounting, scheduling, business development solutions, and more.

How HCSS Intelligence Fits Into the HCSS Suite

Make your data work for your business. We offer a full suite of products that can help you through every stage of a project, from bid to completion. The data used by your safety director, project manager, shop manager, and other personnel can work together to help improve your company’s bottom line.


HCSS Data Warehouse

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  • Unit price & lump sum bids
  • Rapid estimate creation from:
    • Libraries
    • Past estimates
    • Calculation routines
    • Assemblies
    • DOT imports
    • RSMeans data (option)
    • Richardson data (option)
  • Analysis tools
  • Rapid change tools
  • Comparisons to estimate and actual production history (w HeavyJob)
  • Invitation to bid
  • Quote management
  • Cost spreading routines
  • Multiple pricing options
  • Multiple bid proposal formats
  • Electronic bid submittals
  • Budget export to accounting
  • Budget export to HeavyJob
  • RFIs (2018)
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control
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HCSS Employee App

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Document control
  • Version control


  • Simple & easy interface
  • Diaries
  • Time cards
  • Progress quantities
  • Photos
  • Materials & subs
  • Production analysis
  • Real-time cost feedback
  • Production planner
  • Needs requests
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Plans

  • Quantity takeoff
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Easy attachment to submittals, etc.
  • Instant field to office communication
  • Responsibility assignments
  • Record “As-Built”
  • Document control
  • Version control

HCSS Safety

  • Meetings
  • Inspections
  • Observations
  • Near misses
  • Incidents
  • JHAs
  • Skills & certifications
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HCSS Employee App

  • Simple interface
  • Clock in/out
  • Payroll hour verification
  • Equipment inspections
  • Safety observations
  • Custom items such as “not injured”
  • Multi-employee time clock kiosk
  • Upcoming schedules (w/ Dispatcher)
  • Cost code hours (2018)
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HCSS Trucking

  • Easy smartphone truck identification
  • Easy recording of loads/dumps
  • Quantity capture
  • Foremen/operators as ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks


  • Time card approvals
  • Production reports
  • Change orders
  • T&M billing
  • Forecasting
  • Pay estimates
  • Job cost reports
  • Payroll hour reports
  • Accounting TrueUp (w/ DIS)
  • RFIs (2018)
  • Submittals (2018)
  • Document tracking (2018)
  • HCSS Plans integration

HCSS Dispatcher

  • Electronic “magnet board”
  • Schedule people, equipment, materials, trucks, inventory, and small tools
  • Snapshot of past, present and future
  • True up locations v.s HeavyJob time cards
  • Driver move assignments
  • Rentals
  • Management of future “needs”
  • “Needs” import from HeavyBid
  • Foremen “needs” from HeavyJob
  • Crew export to HeavyJob
  • Dispatching report to HeavyJob
  • Show up instructions to employees

HCSS Safety

  • Inspections, near misses, incidents
  • Free safety observations for all employees
  • Leading indicator analysis from field data
  • Closed-loop follow-up process for issues
  • 1,000 standard meetings, inspections, JSAs
  • Meetings, inspections, & JSAs are customizable
  • Critical meeting topics can be pushed to field
  • OSHA reporting
  • Skills and certifications
  • Quality reports (2018)

HCSS Inspections

  • Equipment Inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Pre and post-trip inspections
  • Customized inspections
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HCSS Forms

  • Free with HeavyJob or Safety
  • Customizable mobile forms
  • PDF fillable forms
  • Autofill from time cards (w/ HeavyJob)
  • Data mining of form data (2018)
  • Workflow & approvals (2018)

Equipment Maintenance

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Work orders
  • Work order assignment/scheduling
  • Mobile mechanic app
  • Equipment repair history
  • Equipment inspections
  • Field equipment inspection data
  • Field maintenance requests
  • Automated meter readings (w/ GPS)
  • Telematics data reporting (w/ GPS)
  • Warranty tracking
  • Inventory/parts management
  • Utilization reporting
  • Idle time reporting
  • Replace or repair dashboard

Fuel Tracking

  • Mobile phone app
  • Fuel & fluid tracking
  • For fuel truck drivers, foremen, lowboy drivers, etc.
  • Transactions to/from trucks/tanks
  • Third-party fuel card interfaces
  • Fuel charged to equipment/jobs
  • Fuel analysis report


  • Mixed fleet data in one location
  • HCSS GPS hardware
  • OEM GPS data integration
  • Aggregated HCSS + OEM GPS data
  • Interface to other HCSS Software
  • Location, meter, idle time, fuel level, fault codes
  • Stolen equipment alerts
  • Geofence entry/exit logs
  • Mobile geofence reporting
  • Cycle time reporting
  • Equipment utilization reporting
  • Customized alerts:Speeding, hard braking, etc.
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  • Automation of truck tickets
  • Simple & accurate verification of loads
  • Quantity capture
  • Fewer payment conflicts & discrepancies
  • Possible elimination of ticket takers
  • Unattended site logging
  • Internal & external trucks
  • Integration with HeavyJob
  • Broker portal with real-time reporting
  • More (2018)

HCSS eLogs

  • Driver Hours of Service (HOS) logs
  • Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs)
  • ELD mandate compliance
  • IFTA reporting
  • Driver & vehicle history
  • Pre- and post-trip inspections
  • Same hardware as HCSS GPS
  • Nearly all state DOTs
  • Download of bid items
  • Download of average bid prices
  • Upload of bid prices
  • Some cities & counties
  • Private services such as Amtek
  • Spreadsheets
  • Budget export from HeavyBid
  • Pay item export from HeavyBid
  • Vendors & subs from HeavyBid
  • Labor & equipment hours from HeavyJob
  • Quantities from HeavyJob
  • Jobs, equipment, employees, & cost codes to HeavyJob

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some key questions you may have regarding HCSS Intelligence or HCSS.

HCSS Intelligence has the capability to create HCSS product reporting (single- or cross-product). It acts as a data warehouse to host data from HCSS products and third-party systems as well as a datasource where your report writers and data professionals can access HCSS data in a business-friendly manner.

In addition to HCSS Intelligence’s reporting capabilities, you can use third party reporting tools to access HCSS Intelligence, such as Qlik, Tableau, and PowerBI.

HCSS Intelligence works with your existing reports and can replace other reporting solutions.

HCSS partnered with Lantern Data Systems to provide construction industry specific business consulting around the use of data. Lantern has many years in the construction space and can help by providing assessments, validation and/or recommendations to your business intelligence, dashboarding, data warehousing and big data strategies. They also have capacity to author or modify the reports and dashboards you need.

HCSS Intelligence has three kinds of user permission settings: Designers, Users, and Viewers.

  1. Designers can create, view, modify, and delete reports and dashboards
  2. Users can view and modify reports and dashboards
  3. Viewers can view reports and dashboards

HCSS Intelligence is built for the heavy, highway, and utility construction industries and just works with HCSS product data. Additionally, HCSS Intelligence offers a technical support staff that is already familiar with your HCSS software and your business. We’ll help you figure out how to extract the right data in the right format, and how to visualize it in meaningful ways.

Organizations use HCSS Intelligence for any type of reporting from simple reports for project managers who need better access in the field, to cross (HCSS) product reports for management and executives to a single place for all job related information, regardless of system.