Spectrum by Dexter and Chaney

Spectrum® Construction Software by Dexter + Chaney

Simplify Complex Construction Accounting Processes and Benefit from Timely, Accurate and Fully Integrated Financial and Operational Data

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Licensed On-Premise
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Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software provides a complete accounting and operations platform that includes project management, service management and equipment management. Spectrum is cloud-based software that is easy to use and easy to access, wherever your business takes you.

Spectrum’s unified system includes:

  • Dexter-Chaney accounting softwareJob Cost
  • Document Imaging
  • Equipment Management
  • Fixed Assets
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Purchasing + Inventory
  • Human Resources + Payroll
  • Accounting 
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Cash Management
    • General Ledger
    • Spectrum Mobile
    • Time + Materials Billing

  • Project Management
  • Reporting
  • Service Management
  • Materials + Aggregate Management
  • Enterprise Management
  • Checks + Forms
Simplify data entry, reduce errors and save time with a job cost accounting system developed to address the unique challenges of the construction industry.
  • Better manage the organization with full suite of construction functionality – from accounting, payroll and human resources to project management, equipment management and service management.
  • Track cash flow and profitability better and make important financial decisions with a fully-customizable general ledger.
  • Post costs directly to specific line items: a job, piece of equipment, or work order without the need for double entry — reducing input time and ensuring accuracy of company financials.
  • Easily support departments and multi-company consolidation and store an unlimited number of fiscal years with no requirement for period closings.
  • Compare current and prior years and budgets versus actual figures with Spectrum’s internal report generation.
  • Quickly customize financial reports to generate any report you need: monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for revenue, expense and other analyses.
  • Ensure committed costs and billings are accurate throughout the system - track subcontracts, lien releases and change orders for complete insight into your accounts.
  • Hold payments to vendors with lapsed insurance certification when Spectrum automatically alerts you should one expire.
  • Expedite invoice approval by sending invoices directly to the appropriate person. You can create custom workflow processes for cases where approval is required from more than one person.
  • Automate retention by defining the percentage to be withheld from each invoice when setting up a job’s subcontract. The withheld amount is kept in committed costs and project managers see the retention amounts in Spectrum Job Cost.
  • Increase purchasing efficiency and reduce costs with Spectrum’s fully integrated electronic payment solutions that allow for enhanced purchasing controls, integration and reporting.
  • Track sales tax and generate tax reports based on the job and phase number with user defined rules.
  • Reduce the chance for lost information and ensure project managers and owners have access to the most current information by entering project changes in the field as they occur.
  • View change orders, open items and payments with Spectrum’s Contract Inquiry and see complete payment history with the Customer Inquiry.
  • Always have accurate and up-to-date draw requests with change orders that automatically update contracts, job cost estimates and billing.

Spectrum construction software