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Construction Software Profiles

Dexter + Chaney Spectrum Dexter + Chaney Spectrum

Spectrum was purchased by Viewpoint Software in 2017. Trimble bought Viewpoint in 2018.

Dexter + Chaney is a provider of cloud-based construction ERP software. From the office to the field, and from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 35 years and serves more than 1,200 contractors across all construction segments, including heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms.

Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. This product can be a candidate for contractors who are $15M+ in revenues and need a true cloud solution.

The software consists of over 30 fully integrated modules that handle everything from accounting, document imaging and project management to 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 for an attractive price point.

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, Procore Project Management and Crystal Reports. Being cloud-based, Spectrum also supports web services, allowing it to move information easily to and from other software applications.

Product Information

Spectrum Construction Software
$35-125 K
Cloud Mode - Browser based
Heavy, Highway, Electrical, Mechanical

Product Highlights

  Integrates with Procor for project management.
  Very strong for service work including resource planning, critical path scheduling.
  True browser based product, but be sure you have fast, reliable web connection.
  Field data capture and billing very efficient .

CTSGuides President, Sheldon Needle, has provided thousands of contractors with guidance on selecting the right software solution since 1986.

Recommendations are based on technology, size, budget, operational priorities and staff skills.

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