Designed by Contractors for Contractors, Candy is the ultimate construction project management software for the built environment.

From on-screen quantity take-off, estimating and project planning through to final certificate, Candy targets the unique requirements of construction and engineering contractors; providing an interactive link between the bill of quantity (BOQ), estimate and program in one exceptional project management solution.

This is achieved by combining powerful features within a single user interface that eliminates departmental silos while aligning time and money to deliver a wealth of forecast information.

Why Candy Stands out From the Rest

Improved accuracy, transparency and auditability of estimation and project control.

Fit-for-purpose technology designed by experienced construction industry professionals.

Powerful yet user friendly, designed to work the way you think.

Versatile and scalable: used by small, medium, and large entities.

Access to industry professionals – we’re available when you need us most!

Enhanced and developed continually based on both user and industry requirements and best practices.

Dynamic integration with BuildSmart for upfront purchase control, subcontract management, and accurate budget / allowable vs. cost analysis and reporting.

New versions and updates available, via download, at no additional charge.

Core Functionality

Quantity Take-Off
Cash Flow
Subcontract Management​
Cost and Allowables​
Real Customer Success
“Candy is astonishingly powerful and is without a doubt the leader in construction project controls. It’s the one software that companies in the built environment cannot do without.” Ursula Eicker Aveng Grinaker-Lta
Real Customer Success
“All my estimators agree that Candy is simply the best estimating software out there. The flexibility the system offers is market leading and they could not do their job as effectively without it.“ Andy Rochelle, Estimating Director - Civil Engineering, Buckingham Group Contracting
Real Customer Success
"Thanks to the Candy and BuildSmart suite of products, our project sites are able to receive their monthly costing from head office on time. Now the team never misses a deadline as the month ends are predictable and easy to plan. Managing a project without RIB CCS is extremely time consuming, so it makes scenario planning a breeze." Wimpie Koch, Contract Manager, Roadmac Contracting

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For four decades, RIB CCS has been the preferred supplier of specialised software solutions to the construction and engineering industry, serving thousands of users in more than 80 countries. Celebrating its 40th year of expertise, passion and innovation in 2022, RIB CCS offers software solutions that are intelligent by design, fit-for-purpose and aimed at enhancing productivity, transforming operating models and adding value to the businesses it serves. RIB CCS is a RIB Software group company, a member of Schneider Electric. For further information please visit

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