About Candy

The ultimate Construction Project Management Software, Candy is unique, powerful, and dynamically focused on project control in the construction & engineering industry. Features include project Estimating, Quantity Take-off (QTO), Planning, Forecasting, Cash Flow, Valuations, Subcontract Management and Cost & Allowable.

From the initial estimate to the final certificate, Candy streamlines to the whole project management process with interconnected modules. Estimating flows from pre-tender to post-tender by exchanging data with other modules and updating on regular basis. Between the estimate and post-tender operations, Candy allows businesses to conduct valuations to gain immediate access to all information that is used to price the tender. For take-off, Candy's QTO module is able to add and extract information from 2D or 3D project models and compile bills of quantities. Additionally, Candy's planning tools allows businesses to gain an overview of all available resources and effectively plan and report on project statuses.

Through integration between both RIB CCS core products, Candy and BuildSmart, RIB CCS provides contractors with an interactive link between estimating, project control, enterprise accounting and operational costing in real time.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Candy

  • A versatile and scalable solution designed to help small, medium & large entities with estimating and tendering purposes.

  • Candy includes master libraries with templates based on previous work, allowing users to head start on similar project types, save time and eliminate repetition.

  • Candy allows businesses to allocate multiple subcontractors to a bill item with each contractor having an individual quantity or rate and generate weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payment certificates using Excel templates.

  • Businesses can facilitate effective and powerful decision-making through real-time analytics, earned value management, KPI measurement, and cost reporting on several operations including production, resource, manhours, and wastage.

  • It offers a dashboard, which lets administrators produce graphical and numeric histograms and 's-curves' for resource, quantity, budget, and revenue forecasts.

  • Provides continuity between estimating and the post-tender commercial control through dynamic integration between QTO, estimating, planning, forecasting, cash flow, and valuations.

  • Candy integrates with BuildSmart to facilitate upfront purchase control (procure-to-pay) and accurate budget vs cost analysis and reporting
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Cyprus , Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Jordan, Kenya, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

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    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Candy: 55

    • Accounting Integration
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Audit Trail
    • BIM Modeling
    • Bid Management
    • Bills of Material
    • Budget Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Change Order Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Contract/License Management
    • Cost Database
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customizable Templates
    • Due Date Tracking
    • Electrical Estimating Software
    • Estimating
    • File Sharing Software
    • Forecasting
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • HVAC Estimating Software
    • Historical Database
    • Invoice Management
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Scheduling
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Multiple Projects
    • Overrun Reporting
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Plumbing Estimating Software
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritization
    • Production Cost Tracking
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting Software
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Planning Software
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Scheduling
    • Projections
    • Proposal Generation
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Rescheduling
    • Resource Management Software
    • Scheduling Software
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Takeoff Software
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Traditional Methodologies
    • Visualization
    • What-if Analysis

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (135)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.6/5

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    Larozelle
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Candy in my workspace...

    Reviewed on 8/28/2019

    I would definitely recommend Candy to any Construction business. You have to keep up with changing...

    I would definitely recommend Candy to any Construction business. You have to keep up with changing times to stay ahead of your competition and Candy is one of the best ways to do so. The courses that you can do with the program is also fantastic and you learn so much.

    Pros

    What I like most about Candy is the ease of using the product. Once you are set up and start going it makes your work a lot easier. It safes time and money, and in business time is money. I love how I can do my programming, subcontracting and pricing all at once. Project Management is made more efficient with Candy.

    Cons

    Initially getting all the "meat" for estimating of projects (Masters) can be a challenge. Pricing per license can get a little expensive if you do not make use of the program a lot.

    Response from Construction Computer Software

    Dear Larozelle,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we are so glad it has been so positive. Your feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.

    Have a super day.

    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    User-friendly construction cost modelling software

    Reviewed on 12/25/2018

    Users can get familiar with the software by vary basis knowledge, and if established a proper...

    Users can get familiar with the software by vary basis knowledge, and if established a proper master CCS then very easy to price any project, however master should establish very carefully considering project requirements.

    Pros

    CCS providing user-friendly cost modelling solutions for construction projects to manage project cost from tender stage to until project completion.

    The CCS detailed cost estimation model help to produce a number of cost reports which will help during the decision-making process in the tender stage, as well as this cost model can use to establish the post contract cost control process, and able to produce cost reports such as cost to completion, cost value reconciliation and cash flow statements, etc.

    Cons

    Its required more time for the establishment of master CCS, and also only one estimator can work in one project, if two estimators work for one project by dividing into two parts, later if required to merge into one file, it is possible but not simple.

    Response from Construction Computer Software

    Dear Candy User,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.
    We understand your concern regarding the building of the library but this is a one time task once you have built your library you will be able to do your estimate in no time.
    Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.

    Uwais
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    CCS Candy & Buildsmart Review

    Reviewed on 3/8/2019

    Pros

    The simplicity of the software and features as well as the depth of accuracy.

    Cons

    Integration with BS, Support on Candy & BS, company-specific requirements and customization, Multi-Level user security and restrictions, consultation services.

    Response from Construction Computer Software

    Dear Uwais
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Candy. It means a lot to us here at CCS.
    We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience and your feedback is invaluable.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Pierer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Best Contractor Tool by Far

    Reviewed on 10/20/2021

    Definitely the BEST fully comprehensive programme incorporating, Estimating, Planning and Project...

    Definitely the BEST fully comprehensive programme incorporating, Estimating, Planning and Project control all in one

    Pros

    The package allows one to price the project to the last screw and then enables one to analyse the project and fully understand where the cost is and what areas require special attention.
    Generally 80% of the cost is in 20% of the items.
    The programming module of Candy is by far one of the most advanced programs available. It assists in monitoring the design information for construction. It enables one to link the estimate to the programme and get out detailed accurate cash flows, labour and resource histograms.

    Cons

    It is a rather expensive package with a monthly cost per package and companies tend to look for alternative cheaper packages.
    So far have managed to convince company to stay with candy

    Response from RIB CCS

    Dear Pierer,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's much appreciated and very important to RIB CCS and your fellow Users. We assure you of our continued support.
    Have a super day.

    Neschlin
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    CCS

    Reviewed on 9/18/2019

    CCS is great for pricing tenders. It is great for assisting with the preparations of the cost...

    CCS is great for pricing tenders. It is great for assisting with the preparations of the cost reports

    Pros

    I enjoy the estimating and valuations . I like the fact that you can customize it for your own uses.

    Cons

    The difficulty and amount of time that it takes to programme on CCS. There is a lack of clarity of how to link everything and pricing multiple items with the same description.

    Response from Construction Computer Software

    Dear Neschlin,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us.

    Regarding the difficulties you are having please see our consultants recommendation below, we hope this will help you:

    The Link in the Program and Estimate can be made easier with the Auto Link option. We have a webinar on the topic "Program Auto-link Code" - please see link here: https://vimeo.com/205014305/8b79c40066

    Items with similar descriptions can be quickly priced using the Description Matching feature.
    We have a webinar called "Description Matching- Auto Price from Master", whose link is as below:
    https://vimeo.com/230590752/b190be4c20

    We hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to contact your nearest CCS branch should you have any further issues.
    Have a super day.

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    Candy offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Please contact RIB CCS for pricing information.

    Candy has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    We do not have any information about what languages Candy supports

    Candy supports the following devices:

    Candy integrates with the following applications:

    BuildSmart, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Primavera Unifier

    Candy offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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