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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 provides an interactive link between the bill of quantity (BOQ), estimate and program in one exceptional project management solution.

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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​
Bjorn Viedge, Commercial Manager
“I have yet to come across a package that allows each resource on a project; right from nuts & bolts, through to large capital plant, labour and P&G; to be tracked and managed from tender through procurement and right up until we get paid for the supply & installation... RIB CCS give all uses the ability to get real-time information on true costs enabling a direct comparison between these costs and the allowable or budget, and to be able to do this on an individual resource-by-resource basis across the entire organization”
Gregory Crook, Managing Quantity Surveyor
“The advantages speak for themselves or I wouldn’t be using Candy for over 15 years... Without a doubt Candy saves valuable time at tender stage and post tender it saves time when producing meaningful Cost Reports… Candy fulfils much more than an estimation role with monthly valuation, meaningful and reliable cost reports and real time cost control now a reality through Candy…RIB CCS support is second to none form site visits to phone and email support”
David Baker, Estimating Manager
“The fundamentals of Candy haven’t changed much; they got it right from the start. I have yet to see or hear of a solution that rivals Candy in application, content or usability”
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About RIB

Driven by transformative digital technologies and trends, here at RIB we’ve made it our purpose to propel the industry forward and make engineering and construction more efficient and sustainable.

And through our 60-year industry experience and our truly global footprint of over 550,000 users and 2,700 talents, our vision is to transform our business into a global powerhouse providing innovative software solutions to our core markets – putting our people at the heart of everything we do.

Managing the entire project lifecycle from planning to construction and beyond, the development of our powerful portfolio of software solutions is driven by industry expertise, best practice and a passion to remain at the cutting edge of technology. Ultimately, connecting people, processes and data in innovative ways to ensure our customers always complete projects within budget, on time and to quality, while reducing their carbon footprint.

RIB Software is a proud Schneider Electric company.

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