Dexter + Chaney, developer of Spectrum® Construction Software and the cloud based construction software innovator, announced on February 2, 2017, that its assimilation with Procore Technologies, Inc., the construction project management software front runner that is performed in the cloud, is now ready for all to use.
Dexter + Chaney and Procore worked together on the alliance last year, with the idea of producing an accounting resolution for the construction industry and integrated project management. Users can now readily share all data between the two, while keeping operations and processes autonomous.
“We’re very excited to bring this integration to the market. With the construction industry moving toward cloud-based solutions, and in looking at our development paths, integration between our platforms was a natural fit,” said Dexter + Chaney Vice President of Strategy Scott Rosenbloom. “Now, project managers can manage their projects the way they want to using Procore’s extensive tools and resources, while Spectrum’s accounting and financial aspects are streamlined to achieve better cash flow and better financial analysis of the construction organization.”
Procore’s construction project management software, which is performed in the cloud, is an easy to use solution that automates project management tasks and creates real time project information.
They made it simple to have an easy union between the two systems and therefore have an overall construction management result.
“Procore and Dexter + Chaney hit a really good balance in their integration between where the accounting system should control the process and where the project management system should have control,” said Eric Rose, president of EM Rose Builders, Inc., one of the early adopters using the integration between the two systems. “Now we’re able to write our contracts where we are supposed to be writing them—in our project management software, and then getting them into accounting in a format that makes sense to construction people. We’re all really excited about this here.”
Rose added, “For me, the integration between Spectrum and Procore is about keeping the project managers in Procore all day, every day, doing their jobs, and letting accounting do its job in supporting our projects,” he said.
EBCO General Contractors, LTD, a company that started early on with Dexter + Chaney and Procore, found working on the assimilated system was a simple and seamless process.
“Working with the Procore/Spectrum integration team throughout the beta testing process has been incredible – we felt like part of the team,” said Denice Allison, CCIFP, the company’s senior manager of project accounting. “The improvement in the efficiency of our processes and the timeliness and accuracy of information is invaluable.””The integration between these two platforms is very exciting for users because both developers have adopted an iterative programming approach. This approach means that user suggestions for features and functions and interoperability is on a much faster track than older development methods,”
Rose said. “We have seen through the integration process and in our dealings with both firms that application improvements and advancements are coming at a much faster pace. It is very exciting to see our ideas and those of other users become reality multiple times during the year instead of one big upgrade that often misses the mark.”