Who Uses Candy?

RIB CCS has been developed by contractors, for contractors to provide specialist software solutions to the construction and engineering industry and has been doing so for nearly 40 years.

What Is Candy?

The leading Estimating, Planning & Project Management Software, consists of integrated and highly scalable modules for QTO, Estimating, Planning, Subcontract Management, Forecasting, Cash flow, on site Valuations and Earned Value Management. Putting you in control of your project from first estimate through to tender award and ultimately, final account.

Candy Details

RIB CCS

https://ribccs.com/

Founded 1978

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Candy pricing overview

Candy has a free version and offers a free trial.


Starting Price

Not provided by vendor

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Candy deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Candy Features

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bid Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Multiple Projects
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Visual Assemblies
  • What-if Analysis

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Bid Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Multiple Projects
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rescheduling
  • Resource Management
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Change Order Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Work Order Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Task Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Assignment Management
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Multiple Projects
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

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  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Estimating
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,2
Customer Service 4,6
Features 4,4
Value for Money 4

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Donovan H.
Donovan H.
Civil Estimator
Civil Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11

"Candy estimating"

Comments: 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

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/02/17

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11
Coert E.
Coert E.
Chief Estimator
Construction, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/17

"Candy is the best"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/01/18

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Verified Reviewer
Site Agent
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/23

"From an expert-level user"

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.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/02/04

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/23
Larozelle V.
Larozelle V.
Tenderers assistant
Construction, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/17

"Candy - The Estimators friend"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/01/21

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Thehani P.
Thehani P.
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/13

"Best Project Management Software"

Comments: I am using Candy to do simple project management programs.

Pros: Candy is a very powerful and very user friendly project management software where so many software such as MS Project, Oracle Primavera tries to be the leader. Out of all these products I like Candy because it is very easy to handle and less complicated. Price is also lower than the Primavera.

Cons: Candy is still less popular software when compared with other project management software. But Candy is moving fast towards the bigger market. So files needs to be compatible with other management software.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/10/03

Dear Thehani,

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

With regards to compatibility, please be aware that programs created in Candy Planning Module can be exported to other planning tools like Primavera / MS project in "xml" format, similarly we can do an import into Candy from other planning tools in "xml".

We have a webinar on this topic "Import, Export-Candy Planning with P6 & MSP" whose link is as below:
https://vimeo.com/234456278/2dc968e6b9

We are glad you use Candy for simple projects, but please be aware that some of the most iconic building in the world have been estimated and project managed using candy - see link to Projects and Case Studies on our Website - I hope this inspires you to use it further.

https://constructioncomputersoftware.com/case-studies

We assure you of our continued support and have a super day.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/13