About Candy

Candy is a project control and construction estimating software designed to help businesses in the construction industry manage project pricing and planning, quantity take-off and controlling at site level. Key features include bid management, a building product database, quote management, scheduling, change orders, progress tracking and budget management. 

Engineers using Candy can forecast quantities, values and resources based on information related to valuation and estimates in order to facilitate project planning. The cash flow module allows users to test variations by using data gathered from both estimates and project programs and build a financial model of the project. Additionally, cost control capabilities of the system promote Earned...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

116 Reviews of Candy

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.46 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(60)

60

4 stars

(51)

51

3 stars

(4)

4

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

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February 2019

Donovan from RCR Water Pty Ltd

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Candy estimating

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

Replied February 2019

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.

September 2019

Neschlin from ISF Group

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

CCS

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

Replied October 2019

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.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

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.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied February 2019

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.

March 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Candy- A better alternative software for Project Management

It is a good alternative software for project management. Please try it, recommended.

Pros

I have experience with MS Project and Oracle Primavera for project management works and during the initial period, I struggled a lot to learn these softwares. But recently I got introduced with Candy and it is really simple to understand and more powerful to work. It is the most suited software for the construction firm and price-wise also the preferable option to go with Candy.

Cons

It always difficult to correct the mistakes and functional wise, MS Project is far better to compare with Candy. The popularity of this software is very low and there are very limited numbers of online tutorials available for Candy.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied March 2020

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. You will be happy to hear that we are presently developing on-line tutorials for all Candy modules and hope to have them out within the year. In the meantime, we have User guides in the system that may help you and run Candy courses in various regions around the world - please follow the link below to find out what Planning courses we have and where they are being held. https://constructioncomputersoftware.com/candy-courses-category/planning Thank you once again for your feedback. Have a super day.

January 2019

Coert from Mivami Construction

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

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.

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

Replied January 2019

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.