CCS Mining and Industrial

CCSMI: Estimating & Project Control for Mining

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  • Estimating, Planning and Project Control

    Estimating, Planning and Project Control

    A first principles resource based analytical estimating system that gives estimators the facilities and reports they need to depict project resources and costs accurately across feasibility, pre-tender and post-tender phases. The Candy software provides a powerful critical path network system, which has features useful to both non-planner and professional, is straightforward to use, and helps plan a better project. The planning tool also allows imports/exports from Microsoft Projects and Primavera.

  • The first choice in Project Management

    The first choice in Project Management

    More than 730 contracting, mining, and consulting companies, using over 7500 Candy systems in 54 countries, have chosen our software. It’s what makes Candy the preferred project estimating and control software in Southern Africa, Africa, Western Europe, Australasia and the Middle East – with strong growth in South East Asia, North America, West and North Africa.

  • Backed by industry expertise

    Backed by industry expertise

    Candy is backed by CCS’s 30+ years in project cost estimation and control, and dedicated development, training, support, and consulting teams, with relevant industry experience. This provides an unparalleled software solution and service to a challenging industry. CCSMI offers continuous development, dedicated support and a consulting division which specialises in cost engineering and planning for mining and renewable energy.

  • Candy Software Features

    Candy Software Features

    Candy’s extensive functions and analytical tools mean you’ll have all the information you need to confidently move forward through each phase, without worrying about the risks associated with incomplete or inaccurate data. Changes are immediately available to give you the latest overview – and in-depth understanding – of a project’s condition.

Estimating and Project Control for the Built Environment

Candy is a modern software suite focused on project control in the Mining and Heavy Industrial industry, a field in which we have gained enormous experience. We have specifically targeted the contractor’s software requirements, from taking-off, pricing and planning a project, controlling at site level, through to the final certificate. We have a wide international client base which exposes us to a variety of local requirements and new techniques. These are continually included into the software.

Candy is a ruggedised product, built for Mining and Heavy Industrial site conditions and unsympathetic treatment by personnel. It is a 32-bit Windows application and runs on all modern Windows operating systems, either stand-alone or networked, and on Windows Terminal Services.
Candy has spread through the recommendations of satisfied customers throughout the world, and is used by large multinational consortia and small contractors alike.

Software Integration

Candy integrates with our other major product, BuildSmart Construction Management, Information & Enterprise Accounting. BuildSmart is specifically designed for various tasks in the Mining and Heavy Industrial industry.


Candy used globally

Many of the world’s largest construction companies are among the more than 7000 users of Candy today. Contractors in over 50 countries use Candy to increase productivity and enhance profits. CCS_World

Advanced Features

A unique Candy facility, and one of its most powerful features, is the dynamic link between money and time – the interactive link between the bill of quantities or estimate, and the program or schedule of work.  This interactive link, between these two most prominent factors of a Mining or Heavy Industrial project, provides a wealth of information at the finger-tips of both management and client.

Because Candy allows the estimator to work from basic resources in building up the cost model for the project, this information can be fed to the procurement system to integrate purchasing with the assumptions made in the estimate.  Later, during valuations, this information is provided to the accounting system to compare actual costs to anticipated costs for the production of Earned Value reports.