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Candy

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Estimating, Planning and Project Control software

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Q. What type of pricing plans does Candy offer?

Candy has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Candy?

Candy has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

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Q. Does Candy offer an API?

No, Candy does not have an API available.

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Q. What other apps does Candy integrate with?

Candy integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Outlook, Primavera Unifier, Microsoft Project, BuildSmart, Microsoft Excel

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Q. What level of support does Candy offer?

Candy offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Chat

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Candy product 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.

Key benefits of using 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
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

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

    Training options

    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars

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    Candy features

    Functionality

    4.4

    /5

    135

    Total features

    55

    7 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Subcontractor Management
    Project Management
    Scheduling
    Multiple Projects
    Job Costing
    Estimating
    Change Order Management
    Accounting Integration

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    Overall Rating

    4.5

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    135

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.97/10
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    Pros
    The amazing feature of this project is the links which help you to reach your project up and downs in seconds.
    Access to help (have built up a good relationship with the reps over the years & have always had excellent service).
    I have work with Candy more then 9 years. It was very good for the tender pricing works and also latest updates versions are very help full.
    Cons
    Earlier our business used to suffer because of lack of resource planning and accurate estimation process.
    Its hard to undo stuff if you have changed it accidentally.
    The only concern I have with candy is that if an error is made it is not easily correctable.
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    Larozelle v.

    Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Candy in my workspace...

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

    Vendor response

    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.

    AR
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    Construction, 10,001+ employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    User-friendly construction cost modelling software

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    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.

    Vendor response

    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.

    UK
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    Uwais K.

    Construction, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    CCS Candy & Buildsmart Review

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    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.

    Vendor response

    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.

    PV
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    Pierer V.

    Construction, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The Best Contractor Tool by Far

    Reviewed a year ago

    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

    Vendor response

    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.

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    Neschlin C.

    Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    CCS

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

    Vendor response

    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...

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