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Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum Construction Management Software(formerly Forefront) includes 30 fully integrated modules that handle accounting, jobs, project management, equipment, materials, service, human resources, document imaging, remote connectivity, and a variety of data-sharing tasks.

Spectrum Project Management software bridges the gap between accounting staff and project managers (PMs) by providing a standardized process for managing workflow. Project Management tracks all items that must be fulfilled under a contract, plus anything else that must be tracked during the job. Designed to coordinate details throughout an organization, Project Management places vital information and documentation at the users’ fingertips instantly.

Full integration with Spectrum’s Job Cost, Document Imaging, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll modules makes Project Management both powerful and efficient. Single data entry, along with information sharing, streamlines project setup and maintenance. Elements such as Requests for Information (RFIs), Submittals, Change Requests, and Daily Logs are visible to all authorized users. And, full integration ensures that reports are more accurate and meaningful since they are based on a common database of shared information

Spectrum Document Imaging software addresses a painful construction accounting problem: the workflow nightmare of handling a single paper document multiple times. Document Imaging allows contractors to scan documents, invoices, time cards, changes orders, and more. Automatically attach them to Spectrum transactions. The ability to attach documents to master files and create user-defined filing cabinets extends Document Imaging capability to virtually all other document types. Information, automatically indexed and stored electronically in Spectrum, is available for instant retrieval and usage.

Full integration with Spectrum’s accounting and project management modules gives Spectrum Document Imaging a distinct advantage over stand-alone imaging packages. Construction accounting software is designed to provide users with transaction information pertaining to job costs, invoices, time cards, equipment records, and more. With Spectrum’s integrated Document Imaging, contractors can access all of this information plus the original documents relating to these transactions.

Dexter + Chaney’s Human Resource module automates the process of employee management. From recruitment to retirement, Spectrum Construction Software provides a comprehensive and flexible human resources (HR) solution designed for contractors.

Human Resources offers true flexibility so contactors can tailor employee record keeping to fit their unique needs and remain in compliance. Track employment history, status changes such as pay rates or tax changes, 401K administration and eligibility, health benefit eligibility, and much more.

User-defined functions include the Data Fields; Events such as accidents or drug tests; Forms such as employment applications, accident reports, and salary reviews; and Software Triggers that automate alerts, notifications, and other processes. In combination, these features allow contractors to create customized date-by-date documentation on their employees in a single, easy-to-access database.

Human Resources is fully integrated with Spectrum’s Document Imaging capability. Using Document Imaging, HR-related documents, including L&I reports, photographs, annual reviews and more, are stored electronically in Spectrum and are automatically indexed for instant retrieval and usage.

Spectrum Human Resources is designed to meet the challenging requirements of construction companies. Because it handles complex HR issues relating to pay rates, safety, workers’ compensation, training, drug testing, skills certification, and more, Human Resources is a great fit for all contractors, from smaller companies to those with thousands in their workforce.

At Dexter + Chaney, we understand that contractors have unique needs. And we have designed our Spectrum® Construction Management Software with those needs in mind. We’ve been in business for 20 years, and our accounting and project management software provides you with the tools and technology to effectively manage your jobs. Contractors who use Forefront report they have improved profitability and have grown their companies up to 100% without adding accounting staff.

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