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BuildSmart provides contractors with the tools to make informed decisions using real-time data.


A feature-rich enterprise financial accounting and cost management solution, it empowers contractors to take control of procurement, plant and equipment management, stock and inventory management, and payroll and subcontractor management.

  • A fully integrated system providing data integrity from day one
  • Provides real-time access from a central system that delivers powerful decision-making information to all stakeholders
  • Managed spend with upstream controls for quantity, rate, and total budget
  • Powerful end-to-end subcontractor management
  • Full-spectrum cost management for all aspects of enterprise cost accounting; including contracts, plant and equipment, job cards, overheads and balance sheets
  • Enhanced controls improve cost performance for better financial returns
  • Unique integration between Candy and BuildSmart from estimate to final account

Why BuildSmart Stands out From the Rest

Fit-for-purpose solution designed by industry professionals

Based on best business practices for the contracting industry

Unites all stakeholders, eliminating departmental silos with one source of truth

Real-time costing with live-accrual cost allocations

Rapid Implementation ​

Cloud-based and accessible anywhere, any time

Core Functionality

enterprise accounting
Enterprise Accounting
Inventory Management
Subcontract Management
Plant & Equipment
Job Card & Workshop
Cost & Allowable


Our solutions serve finance teams with accurate, real-time financial and cost reporting empowering the business to make strategic decisions that drive profitability.



  • Harness accurate, real-time financials
  • Take control of costs and allowables
  • Meet payment and reporting deadlines
  • Identify operational efficiencies that drive productivity and profit

Organisations around the world are using BuildSmart.

Zoe Perriam, Financial Controller
“Support has been absolutely incredible – even after-hours. Anytime and every time we have asked or needed support; RIB CCS have been there for us. A quote from the last directors board meeting- ‘These are the most solid figures and best reports we’ve had in 26 years! We didn’t use to know something was wrong until we ran out of money but now, we know before it gets to that and where we are losing it, allowing us to intervene and take corrective action before it’s too late”
Luke Ashe, Commercial Manager
“RIB CCS delivered more than we expected in a very short time frame. As part of the implementation process, the team ensured thorough knowledge transfer. This has enabled BK Gulf to realise the full benefits of the products immediately. We certainly made the right decision for our business by choosing RIB CCS as our business partner”
Wimpie Koch, Contracts Manager
“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”


Years of Expertise


Countries served


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.

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