Estimating • Planning • Project Control

The ultimate Construction Project Management Software, Candy is unique, powerful, and dynamically focused on project control in the construction & engineering industry, a field in which we have gained enormous experience. We have specifically targeted the contractor’s requirements, from quantity take-off, pricing and planning a project, controlling at site level, through to the final certificate. Candy uniquely provides an interactive link between the Bill of Quantity (BOQ) and the construction program or schedule of work in one exceptional construction project management solution. Put simply, it aligns time and money. By bringing together these two key factors of construction & engineering projects, management and client alike have a wealth of information at their fingertips.

Benefits at a glance

  • Candy combines its powerful features conveniently into a single user interface, eliminating departmental silos
  • Based on best business practices and processes
  • Versatile and scalable: used by small, medium & large entities
  • Nimble desktop application with various data and licensing deployment options
  • Powerful yet user friendly - work the way you think
  • Substantially improves speed, accuracy, transparency and auditability of Estimation and Project Controls while considerably reducing mistakes
  • Minimal hardware specification and IT infrastructure required
  • Low cost of activation and ownership
  • Eliminate paper usage and manual processes
  • Enhanced and developed on a continual basis in line with User requirements, industry and technological trends
  • New versions and updates available immediately for download at no additional charge
  • Dynamic integration with BuildSmart for upfront purchase control (procure to pay) and accurate Budget vs Cost analysis and reporting


Estimating is a substantial component of Candy and it seamlessly exchanges data with all other applications and modules within the system. It is a resource and production based analytical estimating solution that naturally flows from pre-tender to post-tender project management. 
It standardises the estimating process for contractors. Regularly updated to satisfy user needs and tendering conditions.

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Quantity Take-off (QTO)

Candy’s Quantity Take-off (QTO) module provides an on-screen take-off solution that seamlessly allows you to add or extract quantity information from 2D and 3D drawings or models and electronically compile Bills of Quantities

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Candy’s planning and scheduling tool provides a powerful critical path network system designed specifically for the built environment. It can be used effectively by a non-planner, but has the features and functionality required by the professional.

Integration with the Candy estimate provides cost/value forecasts and cash flow analysis.

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The interactive link in Candy between Estimate and Program, brings time and money together, which facilitates automatic financial updating to forecasts when changes are made to the project design.

Candy’s cost forecasting enables you to forecast quantities, values and resources, use estimating and valuation information, and assist with better project planning.

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Cash Flow

Used to build a financial model of the project so that all costs can be understood and handled in the most effective manner.

Candy Cash Flow can draw information from both the estimate and the project program, allowing variations to be easily tested and the latest bid figures to be included as they are made available.

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Candy’s Valuations module delivers continuity between estimating and post-tender commercial control. It gives you immediate access to all the information used to price the tender and allows on-site staff to carry out all post-tender commercial functions.

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Subcontract Management

Candy‘s subcontractor management module controls progress quantities and provides a rolling subcontract progress update. Candy supplies information on the subcontractor bill as well as other costs, claims, charges, on-site materials and variation orders.

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Candy makes Earned Value Management (EVM) simple with its cost control capability, ensuring effective construction cost control management. Candy’s EVM provides a series of curves and their derivatives used for the control and measurement of a project’s performance.

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