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Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney Partner to Streamline Document and Bid Management Workflows for Construction Professionals

Dexter + Chaney is a strategic reseller of Dodge PlanRoom 2017, bringing greater efficiency, collaboration to construction projects

 At Dexter + Chaney’s annual Connect 2017 User Conference in Seattle this week, Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney, a leading provider of construction management software, announced that they will promote and provide Dodge PlanRoom 2017 to Dexter + Chaney subscribers. Dodge PlanRoom 2017 is a simple, secure service for contractors and subcontractors to connect and share project information and manage their bidding process in a convenient, online location.

Through this strategic reseller agreement, Dodge PlanRoom 2017 will be integrated with Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software this year, facilitating streamlined workflow from pre-construction through closeout.

“We are excited to be working with Dexter + Chaney to combine Dodge tools and intelligence with their world-class construction management software,” said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics. “This is another important step in realizing our vision of creating a cloud-based hub to revolutionize workflow management and connect projects, people, and products in the construction community.”

Dodge Data & Analytics provides comprehensive information and intelligence on the commercial construction industry to customers at every step in the design and build process. Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum software provides contractors with a comprehensive platform for business and project management across all stages of the project lifecycle.

“Working with Dodge to offer Spectrum PlanRoom powered by Dodge allows us to deliver a new level of seamless integration and workflow optimization to our clients,” said Dexter + Chaney President and CEO Norbert Orth. “We are excited to be, alongside Dodge, at the forefront of a major shift in the way the construction industry does business.”

About Dodge Data & Analytics: Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of analytics and software-based workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities and execute on those opportunities for enhanced business performance. Whether it’s on a local, regional or national level, Dodge makes the hidden obvious, empowering its clients to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue those opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its 100-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About Dexter + Chaney: Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 36 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, 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. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, visit: www.dexterchaney.com.

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Dexter + Chaney Releases New Project Management Software At World Of Concrete

Seattle-based construction software developer Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com) has released its new Spectrum Project Management software at the 2013 World of Concrete trade show this week in Las Vegas.  Spectrum Project Management is available as part of the suite of applications that comprise Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software product line.

According to John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney president and co-founder, “Project management is not one task performed in one location.  It involves a continuous flow of work, data and documents that move from place to place and person to person.  We’ve designed a complete system to help project managers handle the work, the documents, the communication and the people that comprise complex construction projects.”

It is important to note that Spectrum Project Management is cloud-based, requiring no software downloads and accessible from any device with a web browser.  “Just like every other Spectrum application, Spectrum Project Management is 100 percent web-based,” Chaney said. “Users simply launch a web browser from anywhere they’re working to access all of the features and functionality of the software.”

Dexter + Chaney Spectrum Project Management (screen shot)What makes Spectrum Project Management unique is how it combines the tools and information that project managers need into a single application.  “Project managers are at the center of a storm of data and documents,” said Mark Peltz, Dexter + Chaney product manager for construction operations software.  “Instead of using three, four or more applications to build a picture of project status, they can use Spectrum Project Management to combine financial and field information, manage people and documents, and track workflow from a single project log screen that eliminates the need to maintain multiple logs.”

The Spectrum Project Management application covers numerous project management functions, including job cost and progress reporting, project logging, submittal and RFI tracking, and project document storage and sharing.  For more information on Spectrum Project Management, visit www.dexterchaney.com/project-management.

About Dexter + Chaney     

Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 30 years.  From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, 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.  For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; fax: 206-367-9613; email: info@dexterchaney.comwww.dexterchaney.com.

New Data Exchange Application From Dexter + Chaney Streamlines Business Processes, Data Management

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com) announces the release of Spectrum Data Exchange (SDX), a secure, quick and easy way to transfer data into the company’s Spectrum construction management software.  SDX takes advantage of the web services that are available with the latest cloud-based release of Spectrum version 14.

With SDX, Dexter + Chaney clients can automate the import of data from multiple sources, including other applications. SDX dramatically reduces the amount of time-consuming, repetitive data entry that is associated with many tasks such as time entry, invoice processing and inventory management.

“Our goal with Spectrum is to make it the most accessible and easiest-to-use construction software available,” said John Chaney, president and co-founder. “After investing in the research and development necessary to transform Spectrum into a true web-based product, SDX was the next logical step.”

SDX provides a library of user-friendly templates that contractors can use as-is or modify to bring information into Spectrum from other sources, including other software applications. SDX comes with a Microsoft Excel® add-in that lets the user connect to Spectrum directly from an Excel spreadsheet. “Every contractor we know uses at least several software applications to run their business,” said Geoff Falk, Spectrum product manager. “SDX will let them integrate their spreadsheets and applications onto a single platform without the time and money usually associated with software integration.”

Clients that have complicated data exchange requirements are not limited by the templates. SDX provides the user with easy-to-use web services tools to quickly build their own data exchange routines. “Making Spectrum cloud-based made it much more accessible to users anywhere, on any device.” said Falk, “Now SDX makes Spectrum much more accessible to other applications as well.”

For more information visit: www.dexterchaney.com.

Dexter + Chaney Announces New Web-Based Version of Construction Management Software

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com) recently launched a new, web-based version of Spectrum® Construction Software.

 

Spectrum version 14 offers unprecedented accessibility, ease of use, and affordability and is the culmination of the software developer’s 30-year history of serving construction professionals.  According to John Chaney, president, “The newest version of Spectrum represents a significant re-investment in our existing product line and sets a new standard for connecting the construction office with the field.”  In addition to many new features, v14 will be accessible via any web browser from any location using any Internet-connected device.

The latest version of Spectrum software, already used by thousands of contractors for construction business management, is a full-featured web-based product.  “Spectrum version 14 sets a new standard for usability and accessibility that will truly connect the construction office with the field,” said Chaney.  Spectrum users will be able to deploy the software on-premise or access it through a cloud environment.  “Our customers will be able to access the full features of Spectrum from anywhere using virtually any device with a web browser,” added Chaney.  “Our goal with Spectrum version 14 was to deliver the most accessible, easiest-to-use construction software without any sacrifice in functionality – and we succeeded.”

The browser-based functionality drove a significant improvement in usability. “We’ve completely redesigned our user experience, putting all the information about a project or a job no more than one click away.  Whether you’re tracking job costs in the office or managing job progress in the field, you have all the information you need literally at your fingertips,” said Chaney.

Spectrum version 14 can be deployed by the client on-premise or customers can also choose a completely cloud-based option and never worry about software updates or hardware requirements.  “Contractors can now access the industry’s most powerful business and operations software without having to load a single disk or buy a single new piece of hardware,” said Chaney.  Running in a browser simplifies IT infrastructure and reduces costs.  The user saves time and money on setup, hardware, and internal support; even workstation requirements are low since all processing occurs on the server.  Spectrum eliminates the need for third-party software and additional hardware that other programs require to run on the Internet.

ABOUT DEXTER + CHANEY
Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 30 years.  From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software is used by more than 1,000 companies.  Their clients come from all segments of the industry – heavy highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors – and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms.  Every client is different, and the modularity and flexibility of Dexter + Chaney software allows customers to create a software solution that suits their needs and works the way they do.  For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; fax: 206-367-9613; e-mail: info@dexterchaney.com; www.dexterchaney.com.