About Candy

Candy helps businesses in the construction industry manage project pricing and planning, quantity take-off, and controlling at the 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, the cost control capabilities of the system promote Earned Value Management (EVM) that helps teams control and measure the project's performa...
Close

Image 1 of 6

Candy Quantity Take-Off

Candy User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 132 reviews

User Profile

Donovan

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

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

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.

Replied February 2019

Pierer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

The Best Contractor Tool by Far

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

Reasons for switching to Candy

CCS was far more advanced and could produce the information a lot faster than other packages. After setting up was definitely more user friendly.

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.

Replied November 2021

Anonymous

Company size: 11-50 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
2

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

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

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.

Replied February 2019

Johns

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

Great Software- Candy

Pros

Accurate estimate, Best Cost controlling software

Cons

the limitations in character input in resource list and other restrictions in number of jobs in a single company .

Response from RIB CCS

Dear Johns, 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'd like to assure you of our continued support. Have a super day.

Replied November 2021

User Profile

Coert

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

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

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.

Replied January 2019

Popular Candy Comparisons