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RIB Connect

RIB Connect is fit-for-purpose business intelligence technology designed by experienced construction industry professionals. It securely extracts and displays Candy, BuildSmart and third-party data using graphically rich dashboards. These customizable dashboards act as a single source of truth for informed decision-making. Connect’s robust project management tools are designed for greater control—unlocking insights into each project across multiple stages.

Why Choose RIB Connect?

Integration between Candy, Buildsmart and Connect provide quick real-time insights for review and analysis.

The bid dashboard provides up-to-the-minute insights in a graphically rich format and bids can be grouped by type, timeline, location.

Bill trade analysis, resource analysis and task analysis provide an overview of bill items and associated trade, resources used in pricing the relevant bid, and sum all values for a given task, allowing for scenario planning.

With cloud-based functionality, teams can engage with their tender finalization and cost report data at anytime.

Take your business further with Connect’s advanced modules

Data from Candy is securely uploaded and consolidated within a central Microsoft Azure SQL database for accurate analytics, dashboards and reporting. Connect Plus eliminates human errors, subjectivity and manipulation—so teams can make meaningful decisions.

Features and Functionality

Bid List

Upload multiple versions of Candy estimating jobs against each record for in-depth analysis. This feature also defines bid-specific currencies and exchange rates, as well as copy bids over to contracts once a tender has been awarded.

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Bid List

Topsheet Finalization

Finalize tenders online using Topsheet Finalization which includes comments and markup to make accurate high-level adjustments before finalizing the bid price. Teams can shift between topsheet versions with ease, as well as compare different versions of the same bid.

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Topsheet Finalization

Total Displays

Get an overview of how the bid has been priced and analyze it by task, trade or resource type. This overview is great for identifying where minimal pricing adjustments will have a major impact on the submission value.

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Total Displays

Resource Analysis

Get an overview of the resources used in pricing the relevant bid. This analysis by default provides an overview of the top 15 resources across the bid, with the ability to further drill down to a specific resource type.

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Resource Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis sums all quantities and values for a given task, sharing insights on average rates per task. This analysis is particularly beneficial to estimators and project controllers, providing benchmark rates for the given bid.

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Task Analysis

Comparisons

Make comparison of a bid against different versions of the same bid, as well as against other bids. These comparisons provide analysis on topsheets, task code, trade code, resource type, price code listing and resource code listing.

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Comparisons

Contract Management

Create and manage the organization’s contracts in one place. It is also possible to upload monthly valuations from Candy against each record to populate the corresponding cost reports for in-depth analysis. Filters and searches on all columns allow teams to view contracts by type, statistics or summary.

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Contract Management

Cost Reports

Compare revenue versus cost data, while tracking profitability throughout the contract lifecycle. Connect Plus provides detailed reports for different versions of a given cost report, and a graphic representation of profitability over several periods. These detailed reports deliver comprehensive insights.

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Cost Reports

Built-up from business intelligence that is tailored to the unique demands of any organization within the construction industry. Teams can directly tap into Candy, BuildSmart and third-party database for company-wide insights that can be viewed on any device globally.

Features and Functionality

Performance overview

Deliver a holistic view of business performance that allows teams to complete health checks on key performance indicators (KPIs). With that, the teams have the ability to make informed decisions and pivot for success.

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Performance overview

Consolidate key data

Consolidate data and information on the ‘company on a page’ dashboard to narrow down into specific line items. This feature empowers teams to identify any potential over-spend or loss of revenue that might occur.

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Consolidate key data

Project on a Page

Unlock insights into each of your projects, across all stages, with project management tools designed for greater control.

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Project on a Page

One source of truth for C-level Executives

Empower users to create their own dashboards using real-time data.

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One source of truth for C-level Executives

Empower teams to create and submit electronic requests for quotations (eRFQs), while also managing their vendors. Connect eRFQ makes it possible for teams to distribute their quote requests to select vendors as part of the bidding and tender process.

Features and Functionality

Create eRFQs

Seamlessly distribute quote requests to the selected vendors as part of the bidding and tender process. This core module allows teams to create and submit electronic requests for quotations, while also managing the performance and quality of multiple vendors.

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Create eRFQs

Vendor management

Designed to track the performance of multiple vendors, Connect eRFQ maintains a vendor database according to industry, type, services, and a user-defined rating system. With that, teams can accurately monitor the quality of vendors using historical data and make informed decisions.

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Vendor management

RFQ Requests

With the Connect eRFQ adjudicator, teams can compare submitted prices, documentation and ratings for all participating vendors. Then, the teams can decide whether to send specific submissions back to Candy.

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RFQ Requests

Adjudicate RFQs

With the Connect eRFQ adjudicator, teams can compare submitted prices, documentation and ratings for all participating vendors. Then, the teams can decide whether to send specific submissions back to Candy.

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Adjudicate RFQs

Suitable for

Estimators

Create and view all organization’s bids or tenders in one place with the ability to upload Candy estimating jobs, alongside each record for in-depth analysis including bid finalisation, management, insights and analytics.

Contracts Managers/QS

Provide real-time visibility and full insights into project costs and budgets. This helps commercial teams to successfully complete projects on time and on budget, resulting in higher business performance.

C-level Executives

RIB Connect empowers executives with accurate, real-time information to make informed and meaningful decisions that inform the teams’ strategy and protect profit margins.

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We are with you at every step

Our goal is to improve your efficiency and productivity through a range of services, such as implementation, system navigation, and optimizing upgrades. We understand the challenges of meeting deadlines and the need for timely assistance. Our experienced staff, who are seasoned industry-experts, take pride in offering prompt and effective support – just ask our hundreds of thousands of satisfied users!