Spectrum Construction Software Features List

Spectrum Construction Software Reviews

Spectrum Construction Software

Construction Management Software

4.0/5 (120 reviews)
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Spectrum Construction Software Feature Summary

  • Accounting
  • Project Toolkit
  • Business Intelligence

Construction Feature Comparison

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Customizable Reporting (17 other apps)
Data Import/Export (24 other apps)
Document Management (17 other apps)
Document Storage (27 other apps)
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Multiple Projects (17 other apps)
Project Estimating (18 other apps)
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Spectrum Construction Software Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Spectrum Construction Software's features:

Delmas Gehman

Great accounting software for construction

2018-05-15

Pros

It covers such a wide range of accounting and project management tasks.

Cons

Also I am not real thrilled with the Inventory management.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Cheryl Hunt

Connecting the dots from field to upper management

2018-04-12

Customer support is impeccable. If you have an issue, they are very quick to respond. Really enjoy the Spectrum Network to reach out to other users and find out what helps them the most. Great community.

Pros

Documentation and document imaging keep everything in one place and easy to navigate.

Cons

Would like the Project Management module to be a little beefier and give better access to change how the forms and reports look, somewhat limited.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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janice toporek

Overall good integrated system

2017-05-09

would be nice to have more options rather than updates simply being taken away due to a few vocal users.

Pros

project management and billing well designed and supported; customer service almost always on target with analysis or calls back.

Cons

accounting features and options not available for cash management, some procedures and sequence of input for draw requests and change orders very tedious and convoluted.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Sean Heaton

Spectrum is pretty decent

2018-04-17

Pros

Regular updates and added features, Dexter Chaney Network is awesome (I mean, who doesn't like earning rewards points for learning about your work software?!)

Cons

I wish the Project Management module had more to offer.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Lorie Eaker

Spectrum Software

2017-11-03

Pros

The introduction of the Web Services allowing data to flow in and out of Spectrum has changed the way we do our Project Management by allowing our PM's to stay in the project management software and bringing the data back into spectrum.

Cons

Downloading data into Excel needs to be updated to using more current versions of Excel.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Christina Owen

Software that is easy to learn and use

2017-03-16

The software is very functional for project based accounting.

Pros

Entry in the modules is logical and intuitive Reports can be exported and are organized well Customer support is very responsive to questions and concerns

Cons

Document imaging is somewhat cumbersome when uploading multiple images If I move too fast in the system, I'm logged off automatically and have to log back in and re-enter data.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Jessica Tidy

Former Viewpoint user now using Spectrum - hoping more of Viewpoint will be integrated now!

2017-11-03

Pros

I like the dashboard and apps.

Cons

Spectrum seems to have been created for accounting and the project management module simply added on.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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Nathan Silvey

Powerful software that has improved our business

2017-11-06

Pros

Built on SQL we also implemented automated report functions that has saved lots of busy work. Customizable dashboards allow at a glance management by exception.

Cons

Complex setup, detailed data import could improve, annual maintenance fees are significant as compared to our previous package.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Scott Thompson

One-stop construction ERP

2018-04-27

Pros

Spectrum offers everything under the sun for your construction needs; from your basic accounting functions, to project management, and everything in-between.

Cons

That being said, it's construction management capabilities are adequate, and improving with every update.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Debbie Russell

Spectrum is user friendly.

2018-04-25

I love this product and I'm so happy we made the change 2 years ago.

Pros

It is extremely user friendly and very easy to navigate through. Reports run in seconds.

Cons

It works better on a laptop than a tablet, but I know they are working on that. The Project Management Module is not robust enough, but they are working to get their Viewpoint product compatible with Spectrum.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Kayla Dushanek

Spectrum Review

2017-11-03

Pros

Online User Interface Document Imaging Pretty Good security management (can easily define who can do/see what)

Cons

Not all functions available in all modules Not able to automate reconcilliation Reports often have to be customized to get the information you need Support is not always helpful - have to carefully explain issue/user experience, usually try to send you to a help article that is not sufficient Can only process one pay roll batch at a time No "set up" workflow (ie. while everything is usually within one area, there is no flow that goes through all required fields for a new entry/things can be missed

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Fredd Eitzen

Dexter Chaney Review

2014-07-03

Pros

It's able to load quotes, subcontract agreements, and change orders.

Cons

It's not very user friendly, and there's no scheduling program for project management.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Spectrum Construction Software

Do your homework before you buy. Know exactly what you need and are going to get.

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Ric Dreese

Dexter + Chaney Spectrum

2015-04-24

Pros

Its full featured reporting and document management offers a great piece of mind.

Cons

The dashboard has some limitations and the configuration can take some time depending on information you need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Spectrum Construction Software

Be sure all the features you need are included in the package to avoid additional future charges. Shop around on pricing but be mindful of the processes and objectives having and using this software will provide.

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Christina Owen

Straight forward construction software!

2018-04-25

Pros

You can attach supporting documents easily and run specific reports needed for management very quickly.

Cons

It would be nice if there was a way to instigate a mass routing change in the approval process.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Dori Youngman

Dexter & Chaney Spectrum for Construction

2014-02-05

Pros

The product is an extremely well-thought-out and well-developed job costing and project management tool.

Cons

Having lead and completed several systems conversions, I was pleased with the product. I don't recommend anyone who has no hands-on conversion experience doing this on their own. It was hard initially to speak to someone who was on the same level as I was, but once I was able to connect to a more experienced developer and customer service rep, it was a smooth and rewarding experience.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Spectrum Construction Software

If you've never done a systems conversion, let the experts do it, and even if you have, make sure you have a thorough understanding of the product modules and the capabilities. With new systems implementation, there is always a certain percentage of customization required make sure that you understand what you need for your particular company.

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Susan Cardis

Very Satisfied

2017-11-03

Criteria screens when running reports can be overwhelming.

Pros

Great dashboards and utilities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Cameron Crocker

Spectrum by Dexter Chaney - Review

2016-12-07

As far as a project management tool it lacks some of the major necessities.

Pros

- Lots of features and breakdowns as far as the money side goes.

Cons

- Entering names into a project can be difficult at times - The software itself is very slow

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Hilary Loyd

Great for Costing, Not for investigation of transactions, terrible for CDN Payroll

2017-02-24

While the product has great features for costing, the reports and review capabilities are limited.

Pros

It provides simple job costing for labour, equipment, and cost management. There is free product support (US based) and (most of) the people there are extremely helpful and want to help y ou find a solution.

Cons

We can do a correcting journal entry so the costs are correct, however, labour cost reports don't pick up Journal Entries.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
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Harris Sokoloff

Look elsewhere if you want a successful implementation with a company that cares.

2018-04-16

On our "go live week", Spectrum was not configured, AP and AR were not fully imported and the parts that were imported did not match up.

Pros

-None so far as they failed to take us live. -Competitive pricing -Great user community with a forum.

Cons

-Concerns and problems are documented by PMs but are never reviewed or escalated to management. -The purchase of Dexter+Cheny by Viewpoint has hurt the customers as admitted to by employees and seen by users (Short staffed, reassigned positions, information not shared across teams/ companies. ) -Dexter Chaney/ VIewpoint has not once, without a fight, offered acceptable solutions and any problems caused by them.

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Frequency of use: Other

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Tracey Mershon

One-Stop Construction Accounting

2018-04-12

With all the integrations of other software to be compatible, Spectrum has really become the one to use.

Pros

Spectrum is user-friendly, and can be customized to give real-time feedback and data you can use to make business decision, track progress, and know where your bottom line is at all times, not just at the end of the month.

Cons

We could use more training to really get the full use of Crystal Reports as we haven't used the customization to it's potential.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Jill Mercado

2013-07-23

I am employed by a large, heavy civil construction contractor in Oregon.

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Aimee Lochowitz

Good software - wish it had more reporting options

2017-11-03

Pros

data input is very user friendly; I love being able to have multiple screens open in different modules at the same time; good customer support

Cons

wish there were more reporting options available without having to "write your own" in Crystal Reports

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Sara Boardman

The Good, The Better & the One bad Item

2017-11-03

All in all - makes my life easier and I love it!

Pros

Saving me time in my daily routine of invoicing and tracking costs.

Cons

The reports don't always work, which frustrates me.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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David Lundell

Full featured software package

2017-11-07

During this time our business has just about tripled in size and we do not feel as if we have out grown it.

Pros

Lots of modules available with a fairly robust implementation, continuing active additions of new features and improvements, document imaging allows easy access to attached documents, security rights for employees can be adjusted down to individual menu selections if necessary, customer support is very good and transparent (we are notified if something doesn't work as expected with suggested workarounds - even if we didn't report the issue), and the ability to create custom reports in Crystal.

Cons

If a report has been previewed or exported in one form (pdf, for example), it cannot be immediately exported in another (such as Excel) without re-running the report.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Jennifer Cherry

Jennifer W/ Building Controls and Services

2017-03-09

It saves me time exporting data in excel for review by department PMs.

Pros

If I can not find a report that fits my needs I can easily building Queries.

Cons

Spectrum is like a new Cadillac so many features it takes a lot of time to learn them all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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