Candy

Estimating, Planning and Project Control software

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Candy Overview

What is 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.

Candy Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Please contact RIB CCS for pricing information.


Candy Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Candy dashboards
Candy takeoffs
Candy cost reporting
Candy graphical data
Candy Earned Value Management
Candy Project Summary Cost Report
Candy Histogram
Candy Tender Program
Candy Price code sheet
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Candy Reviews

Candy Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
61

Very good
52

Average
4

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,6
96% recommended this app
Donovan H.

Candy estimating

Excellent, once established database and master can price complex items quickly and accurately


Coert E.

Candy is the best

I Have been in Civil Construction for more than 20 years and have been using Candy for about 15 ears. I use it every day not only for tender estimating but also for cash flows and much more. It is a great product, with great support.


Verified Reviewer

From an expert-level user


Anton R.

Complete package including Planning and Cashflow

We did use Candy for Estimating and Project Control. Planning was done either in Microsoft Project, Power Project or Primavera depending on the requirements of the clients. But because it was possible to export the data from these softwares to Candy Planning it was always possible to use Candy for the Cash Flow calculation and forecasts.


Larozelle V.

Candy - The Estimators friend

For us as a Civil Construction company Candy is helping us be more efficient with our time and money. To follow the process of a project with time and money is really helping us achieve our goals in a project. Doing a quick course in Candy does help a lot in understanding the program. What is also very efficient is if you priced an item once, the data is in your program and you just use the specific code to price the item. Overall I think Candy is a great Design and very effective and I will definitely recommend it to other Construction companies.


Donovan H.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Candy estimating

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent, once established database and master can price complex items quickly and accurately

Pros

Features, layout of worksheets as well as the integrated planning and quantity offtake software.

Cons

Lot of features but no manual on how to use all the features

Response from Construction Computer Software

Dear Donovan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Candy. Your continued support is highly appreciated. We do have numerous manual available for all Candy features and modules, please contact your local support office and they will email them to you. We do provide training in various locations on all aspects of Candy. Please follow the link to our website for all courses held worldwide. https://constructioncomputersoftware.com/training-candy
Furthermore, all support & training staff are construction professionals providing expert, 24/7 aid & advice on the practical application of Candy in person, email, telephone or remote services. Please feel free to contact us directly if you'd like to talk about the specifics of your situation.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Coert E.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Candy is the best

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Review Source: Capterra

I Have been in Civil Construction for more than 20 years and have been using Candy for about 15 ears. I use it every day not only for tender estimating but also for cash flows and much more. It is a great product, with great support.

Pros

Candy is by far the most user friendly program I have worked with and updates are done very often. I will never use another program for estimating tenders. You can structure it according to your needs and use your own experience to define your pricing.

Cons

I can not say anything negative about Candy, I almost want to call it perfect.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Dear Coert,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences online. It means a lot to us here at CCS and we are proud to have been by your side for the last 15 years. I know our Candy development & support teams will be happy to hear that their hard work is appreciated and that they in turn are there for you. We look forward to seeing you at the next CCS Candy User Seminar in your region.
Have a super day.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

From an expert-level user

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

- I love having the level of information to which I can do costing, be as accessible to me as this software does it
- the ability (though very very very under-utilized) to convert omney to a timeline is exciting

Cons

- the support line is geared to the average user. Not much in the wat for expert users
- the inability to integrate with other big-name financial packages is a downer
- a one fits all fee structure is frustrating. Because we're not all on the same level of skill.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Dear Candy User
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team for review.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Anton R.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Complete package including Planning and Cashflow

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/13
Review Source: Capterra

We did use Candy for Estimating and Project Control. Planning was done either in Microsoft Project, Power Project or Primavera depending on the requirements of the clients. But because it was possible to export the data from these softwares to Candy Planning it was always possible to use Candy for the Cash Flow calculation and forecasts.

Pros

Most important for me was the integrated planning and cashflow tool during the estimating phase and later for project control.

Cons

The integration of the software in the overseas department was easy, for the local projects difficult because of the missing German language.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Dear Anton,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to CCS and we assure you of our continued support.

Have a super day.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Larozelle V.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Candy - The Estimators friend

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Review Source: Capterra

For us as a Civil Construction company Candy is helping us be more efficient with our time and money. To follow the process of a project with time and money is really helping us achieve our goals in a project. Doing a quick course in Candy does help a lot in understanding the program. What is also very efficient is if you priced an item once, the data is in your program and you just use the specific code to price the item. Overall I think Candy is a great Design and very effective and I will definitely recommend it to other Construction companies.

Pros

What i really enjoy about Candy is the time you save by pricing on Candy. Once your Candy is set up and running with you Master file, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Being able to load your Subcontractors on Candy and having them there is your best friend. Doing a program by using your information of your priced Bill of Quantities and being able to follow your cash flow all in one place is just brilliant and very efficient to you as Contractor, Quantity Surveyor, Site Agent and Estimator.

Cons

If you don't have a Master File to work from and you need to build your own Master file, then it can be quite a nightmare. Getting a Master file from another construction company and changing it to your standards and way of pricing and working is the easiest way to go.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Dear Larozelle,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences online. It means a lot to us here at CCS. We look forward to seeing you at the next CCS Candy User Seminar in your region.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
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Candy Pricing

Candy Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Please contact RIB CCS for pricing information.

Please contact RIB CCS for pricing information.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 118 user ratings
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Candy Features

Candy Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Candy

Additional information for Candy

Key features of Candy

  • Bid Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Contract Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Visualization

Benefits

  • 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

  • Candy FAQs

    Candy FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Candy.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Candy offer?

    Candy offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Please contact RIB CCS for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Candy?

    Candy offers the following features:

    • Bid Management
    • Bills of Material
    • Contract Management
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customizable Templates
    • Gantt Charts
    • Job Costing
    • Job Scheduling
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Portfolio Management
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Quote Management
    • Resource Management
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Visualization

    Q. Who are the typical users of Candy?

    Candy has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Candy support?

    Candy supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Candy offer?

    Candy has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Candy support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Candy supports

    Q. What other apps does Candy integrate with?

    Candy integrates with the following applications:

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

    Q. What level of support does Candy offer?

    Candy offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials