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CTimeMS – Estimating Support System

CTimeMS is an application developed by TimeLink for the estimating area which, together with the Candy System, allows the automation of repetitive tasks that take up a lot of time during the preparation of estimates.

It is composed by several modules that along the several phases of a budget elaboration, allow a 30% reduction of the time spent in each proposal.

  • Module BC – Automatic consolidation of articles distributed by several files or tabs. Recording the sales prices in the customer’s files.
  • Module SP – Creating Excel files for subcontractors by placing them in individual folders.
  • Module SM – Automatically sends personalised emails to subcontractors / suppliers with attached files.
  • Module SR – Generate detailed price datasheets in Excel format required by the client.
  • Module DT – Transfer pricing files from subcontractor files to Candy charts for importation into comparison charts.
  • Module CF – Calculate and optimise the cash flow of projects and simulate financial scenarios.
  • Module BA – Quick tender estimates, comparison of tender versions, 360º report of budgets. Commercial Dashboard.
CTimeMS Fase Pré Analise
Module BA - Fast and reliable tender estimates.

  • Based on the ratios of similar projects.
  • Numerous types of ratios available. (e.g. building m2,rooms,beds,km,…).
  • Possibility of using average, maximum and minimum ratios.
  • Possibility of applying updating factors.
CTimeMS Preparation Phase
Module BC - Regeneration of irregular bill of quantities

  • Alignment of the fields of each article.
  • Generation of missing descriptions.
  • Extraction of data from problematic files.
  • Vaccination of files with errors.
Module BC - Consolidation into one file of bill of quantities spread over several files

  • Processing unlimited number of files and tabs.
  • Ability to process different configurations.
  • Possibility to exclude separators from processing.
  • Consolidation of fields spread over several columns.
  • Non-processing of hidden rows.
SP Module - Creating the excel files for subcontractor enquiries.

  • Automatic creation of the folder for each subcontract.
  • Creation of excel files for the various subcontracts.
  • Recording of the excel file for each subcontract in the respective folder.
  • Possibility of adding/deleting comments and sub-notes.
Module SM - Automatic processing of personalised emailings to subcontractors.

  • Quick selection of the entities to be consulted for each subcontract.
  • Easy organisation of the documents to be sent for each subcontract.
  • Possibility of using customised mail templates.
  • Control of responses from subcontractors.
  • Statistical analysis of queries and their replies.
  • Organized archive of sent mails.
CTimeMS Execution Phase
Module BA - Real-time validation of budgets being prepared.

  • Based on the ratios of similar projects.
  • Selection of projects by various criteria.
  • Possibility of using average, maximum and minimum ratios.
  • Validation by different types of ratios.
  • Possibility of applying updating factors.
Module BA - 360º vision of estimates.

  • View of the budget from different perspectives.
  • Automatic and simultaneous processing of all the information tables required.
  • Sending of the desired information to external files.
  • Makes the most of Candy’s existing coding capacity.
  • Central configuration table.
Module BA - Enablers of the budget optimisation process.

  • Consolidated analysis of budgets by price code.
  • Hierarchisation of price codes according to their relevance to the budget.
  • Consolidation by price code of quantities and values.
  • Table and matrix with relation no. of items versus total value.
DT Module - Facilitator for importing subcontractor prices.

  • Price transfer to the maps (Candy / CTimeMS) prepared for automatic import into Candy.
DT Module - Transfer of Candy data into Excel files with specific settings

  • High configuration flexibility.
  • Possibility of transferring data in rows to columns.
  • Creation of tables in table format from Candy listings.
  • Reporting of the transfers…
CTimeMS Finalisation Phase
Module BA - Estimates / Versions Comparison.

  • Selection of projects / versions by various criteria.
  • Possibility of using average, maximum and minimum ratios.
  • Validation by different types of ratios.
  • Possibility of applying updating factors.
Module CF - Project Cash Flow Calculation and Optimisation.

  • Multi-project / multi-review / multi-currency.
  • NPV (net present value) analysis.
  • Fractionated receipts / payments.
  • Withholdings and related repayments.
  • Advances and related repayments.
  • Financing and related charges.
  • VAT.
  • Specific time limits for receipt and payment.
  • Exchange rate factors.
Module BA - Enablers of the budget optimisation process.

  • Consolidated analysis of quotes by price code.
  • Easy identification of the most relevant price codes.
  • Table and matrix with relation no. of items versus total value.
Module BC - Automatic price register in the customer file(s).

  • Automatic recording of the tender prices in the customer file(s).
  • Possibility of applying a factor to the prices.
  • Report of any errors detected.
SR Module - Report of Candy price sheets in special formats.

  • Listing of price sheets (Candy worksheets) in the format required by the customer.
  • Separate reports for main and auxiliary (complex) price sheets.
  • Possibility of double currency format.
  • Handling of quotes with macro price codes.
  • Capability to capture variables (e.g. no. of men and machines, production coefficient, etc.).
CTimeMS Management Control Phase
Module BA - Commercial Dashboard.

  • Powerful and configurable information cube.
  • Built on an SQL database.
  • Visualization of commercial performance through multiple perspectives.
  • Analysis in number, sales value and margin.
Module BA - 360º Ratio Analysis of Company Budgets.

  • Different types of ratios available.
  • Selection of projects by different criteria.
  • Time evolution of ratios.

Modules of the CTimeMS system

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