CCS Candy is astonishingly powerful. The ease of use, 24/7 support lines and committed research and development ensures that it is without doubt the leader in construction project controls. It provides effective, all in one projects controls for construction projects… It’s the one software that companies in the built environment cannot do without.
Contrary to the manpower addition seen during other software implementation, we have actually reduced the head count in purchasing, accounts and stores post implementation. The advantage we find in BuildSmart is the construction specific plug and play features, be it in terms of yard store mechanism for pro-rata write off of project site establishments or in terms of hire charge debits etc.
Having working with other Tier 1 developed estimating packages and other similar privately developed estimating packages in Australia, I have not experienced in any other software the ease of use, the powerful custom reporting functions and the interaction between the estimate and schedules that Candy offers.
We adopted Candy as our in-house estimating package and it has proven to be an invaluable business tool. As a large gas industry owner organisation with major global shareholders, we require our cost estimates to be transparent, adaptable and produced to flawless quality. It is used to produce Class 1-5 cost estimates for major multi-billion dollar developments through to small sustaining projects.
Candy is the most efficient construction estimating software which gives me good control in terms estimating, procurement and planning. We greatly appreciate the level of technical support we receive from the FutureWorx.
Candy is an advanced estimating and job costing system. It ensures estimate compilations with a consistent structure and robust content. The planning facility simplifies our resource forecasting, cash flow forecasting as well as reporting on earned values. The numerous “off the shelf” reporting facilities allowed us to establish an interface to export valuable information to our Sydney Trains Enterprise Management System (SAP).
Candy is the best construction estimating and project control software I have come across. Saving half the time coupled with the accuracy and efficiency it provides, easily surpasses similar software applications.
Candy is the most competitive estimation software in the market.
The CCS ‘shopping list’ has changed our business and added a whole new dimension giving us complete control of what we purchase. The flags are raised and the right questions asked at the right time
The discontinuance of double capture of all information has allowed us to close off a month’s accounts by the 7th of the following month. Since the implementation of BuildSmart, I am not aware of any overtime being needed.