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Dexter + Chaney Spectrum

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Dexter + Chaney introduced Spectrum® Construction Management Software in 1985. The Windows version of the software was officially released in October 1996, use of the MS SQL database was introduced in 2005, and the current version of Spectrum operates as cloud-based software requiring no software installation or maintenance on the part of the user.

Spectrum is an excellent construction management system that can track a contractor’s complex data in a simple, user-friendly way. It is designed for medium and large companies, and can be used by nearly any type of contractor, including earthwork, electrical, general contractors, heavy/highway, mechanical and utility contractors. With its strong service capabilities, the product is an excellent fit for service-oriented specialty contractors, particularly electrical, mechanical and HVAC. The biggest hurdle is setup; however, this is greatly aided with setup checklists and help from the Dexter + Chaney conversion and support team.

Dexter + Chaney Spectrum consists of over 30 fully integrated modules that handle everything from accounting, document imaging and project managementto purchasing, equipment and service management. The system’s core modules – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management, General Ledger, Job Cost and Payroll – are combined together and priced at $2,800 per concurrent user. Other modules can be added for additional cost.

Dexter + Chaney Spectrum Software Highlights:

  • Based on Microsoft SQL Server, Spectrum complies with all major
    database standards, including ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC, and .NET, which makes it
    easy to share Spectrum data with other applications, including Microsoft
    Excel, Word and Access, and Crystal Reports. Being cloud-based, Spectrum
    also supports web services, allowing it to move information easily to and
    from other software applications.
  • The latest version of Spectrum boasts a much-improved project
    management application with features such as a Universal Log, Plan Room
    functionality, Document sharing, routing and management, and much more.
  • Spectrum is backed by an award-winning technology company; Dexter +
    Chaney is regularly recognized on growth lists like the Washington
    Technology Fast 50 and the 100 fastest-growing private companies in
    Washington State.
  • Spectrum is used by over 1,000 construction companies; approximately
    20% are general contractors, 40% highway/heavy contractors and 40%
    electrical and specialty contractors

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