Dexter + Chaney is the front-runner for construction ERP software performed in the cloud. They announced Spectrum Ticketing solution as an impressive addition to its comprehensive Spectrum®Construction Software suite. Spectrum Ticketing was unveiled at this year’s World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. An integrated mobile, web and scale house solution, providing material haulers and handlers with a system, based in the cloud, to more accurately and efficiently manage their materials and material tickets.
“With paper-based scale ticket handling, which has been the standard in the construction industry, it can often be hard to read the tickets due to poor handwriting and/or damage to the tickets in transit. Worse, data is sometimes omitted, mistakes are made, or the tickets get lost. Plus, accounting must wait for the drivers to get the tickets back to the office to enter the information into their materials or business management software,” said Dexter + Chaney Vice President of Strategy Scott Rosenbloom. “We developed Spectrum Ticketing to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing and provide a materials management solution that streamlines and simplifies processes. The ability to see, in real time, your materials costs and usage, with the ability to drill down into individual trucks, orders or customers to view load tickets, will give our clients a competitive edge.”
Spectrum’s materials management and accounting solutions, as well as inventory, job costing, project management and other areas of Spectrum functionality is completely unified with Spectrum Ticketing. Spectrum Ticketing’s provides real-time data in its web portal, and automatically updates when materials are collected and tickets are produced.
Spectrum Ticketing features three convenient ways where ticket data can be collected and automatically entered into the web portal. First, a Scale-House PC client which is a Windows 10 application that provides complete truck and customer management at the scale-house, along with weigh ticket printing and connection up to an impressive six scales. Next, an unattended kiosk that provides driver enabled ticketing with centralized management and real time updates. And finally, a mobile ticketing application that offers smartphone ticketing using resilient mobile printer, and offers real time synchronization and management.
Spectrum Ticketing also has two additional mobile apps that allow haulers to see how much material they’ve hauled or how many tickets and the material amounts they have been issued. They also can see how much has been delivered, estimated times of delivery and more pertinent information.
Spectrum Ticketing’s gives users a snapshot summary of either a selected location or all locations. Users can examine in depth, individual trucks, orders or clients to view the load tickets for specified dates, all from the dashboard. Companies can also let their clients and haulers their own dashboards in the web portal.
“We wanted to make this solution as easy to use as possible, while providing a significant upgrade to how materials and ticket management is addressed,” Rosenbloom said. “By utilizing the cloud we can provide a real-time view into your material management process, and do so at a much lower cost to maintain and support the infrastructure. And, if the scale-house or mobile hardware used is ever damaged or stolen, your materials and ticket data remain secure as they are backed up in the cloud and can be quickly restored to a new device or workstation.”
Through it’s integration with Spectrum’s accounting functionality, Spectrum Ticketing features flexible billing options, as well as in-depth personalized reporting.
Dexter + Chaney was recognized as the Customer Value Leader is software last summer by the respected business growth and research firm, Frost & Sullivan.
Frost & Sullivan compared Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum Construction Software with other software providers competing in the same fields. It was determined by Frost & Sullivan that Spectrum presented benefits for contractors that other companies didn’t, and they had the best ranking for product functionality. Besides that, Dexter + Chaney provide a compelling return on their customers investment. Spectrum’s ease of use navigation was also mentioned in the report.