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Candy Users – Candy Subcontract Manager Webinar – Thursday, 20th July 2017

Filed under: All regions, Events, Middle East, Software, South Africa, Technical

Join us online, in the comfort of your office or home to learn more about Candy’s Subcontract Manager. The Subcontract Manager is used to manage payments to subcontractors. With the subcontractor’s bill residing in Candy, you will have better controls on the appointment of subcontractors and better controls on the management of progress quantities resulting […]… read more

Putting the ‘I’ in BIM

Filed under: All regions, Media, Middle East, Middle East, Technical

See what Peter Damhuis, CCS Business Analyst has to say on “Putting the ‘I’ in BIM”, in this July 2017 issue of Big Projects. Peter Damhuis, CCS business analyst, observes that a comprehensive BIM strategy requires all project and asset information to be shared to succeed. A popular misconception is that BM (Building Modelling) is in fact BIM (Building Information Modelling), and various theories […]… read more

Archived Webinars

Filed under: All regions, Middle East, Software, South Africa, Technical

Webinars are recorded to offer you a place to revisit all the webinars that you missed and for additional information.  All previously held webinars are available to view by clicking on the links below. We are updating these to our website news page as they are processed and published. If you are looking for a […]… read more

Windows 10 compatibility

Filed under: All regions, Software, Technical

This week Microsoft released Windows 10. Candy We have tested Candy and it works well in both the 32- and 64-bit versions. We expect this to be our preferred operating system by year end. The Windows 10 Home version is not generally encouraged, since the Home versions of Windows do not support full networking capability. BuildSmart BuildSmart requires Internet […]… read more

Candy and .NET

Filed under: Technical

.Net is now a pre-requisite to running Candy. Many of the integration tools in Candy make use of .Net. Candy QTO is entirely written in .Net 4.0. Older tools were aimed at .Net 3.5. However, newer tools are based on .Net 4.0. Most users will not be affected by this because of the prevalence of […]… read more

Windows Service Packs

Filed under: Technical

Candy requires the latest service pack for the operating system that it is installed on. Security and other patches do not affect Candy. However, they do affect other tools that run in the same environment that Candy works in. For example, virus checking software. User’s are advised to keep their operating systems on the latest […]… read more

Candy on Citrix

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Major construction companies are running Candy on Citrix in Dubai, Australia and in the UK. There are many advantages to running in a virtual environment. From a Candy support and user experience point of view, Citrix solves the problem of low or intermittent bandwidth problems. Low quality networks, especially WAN or VPN networks, can cause […]… read more

Candy on Microsoft Virtual Desktop/Terminal Server and Citrix

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Candy runs successfully on these platforms. The advantage to Candy users is that network problems are removed. This is because only a ‘picture’ of the screen is sent to the user’s workstation. Everything else happens on the server or in the server farm. The advantage to IT management is centralised control of Candy and related […]… read more

Last Windows 2000 installation

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Candy version 2.00f was the last version that was Windows 2000 compatible. The last Candy client moved off Windows 2000 earlier this year. 2013 has also seen the movement of many users away from Windows XP. In fact, less that 15% of users are on this platform. Windows Visa does not feature in the user […]… read more

Validating Candy licenses online

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Over eighty percent of Candy users now validate their licenses online. This has removed much of the irritation of keeping Candy licenses registered. Usually a Candy license needs to be validated every three or six months. The system will warn users two weeks before the cutoff date. To validate the license, simply press the Validate […]… read more