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Each month Dexter + Chaney explores a wide variety of industry topics through webinars, case studies, white papers and videos.

Hunter Contracting Logo

You don't become one of Arizona's leading heavy highway and civil contractors without creating a winning team. Gilbert, Ariz.-based Hunter Contracting has done just that, and is keeping everyone connected in real time—whether in the office or out in the field—with Spectrum® Construction Software. See how Spectrum's complete, industry-leading, web-based construction ERP software has helped Hunter outpace its peers and create award-winning projects in the good times and proactively weather times when work isn't as abundant.

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white paper heading - Construction Software Technologies

There is a saying that goes, “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” The message here, of course, is that intelligence for its own sake is not as important as what you do with your intelligence. This is a lesson many of us learn the hard way when we leave school and enter the workforce. This is also a lesson that many companies struggle to incorporate into their business processes. The mantra, “more information is better” exerts a powerful influence on business managers. But too often there is no explicit plan for how best to manage and make use of business information.

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Snelson Companies - Construction Software

When it came to payroll, Sedro Woolley Wash.-based Snelson Companies found itself bogged down in paperwork. All time sheets—from multiple employees on multiple jobs in the field—would come into Snelson’s payroll department and would be manually entered into Spectrum using the payroll pre-time entry function for each employee. Seeking to streamline these processes and avoid duplicate entries, Snelson, a longtime Spectrum user, worked with Dexter + Chaney to find a solution. The result was a reliable way to let field staff/supervisors enter time daily on the jobsite.

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Interstate Electrical Service Logo

Prior to migrating to Spectrum v14 at Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, trying to get a handle on exactly how a job was progressing and how costs were shaping up was difficult at best and in many cases impossible. Lack of detailed reports, reports in which data was buried and not easily extrapolated, and information that was out of date made reporting almost an exercise in futility, said Steven Drouin, Director of IT Services for the Billerica, MA-based company.

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Wilson Electric Logos

Wilson Electric Services Corp. has been providing special systems and electrical contracting services to the Southwest since the late 1960s. The company, with offices throughout Arizona and New Mexico, has built a significant service component to its business over the decades and today handles more than 2,000 work orders in the field each year. Yet, the growing company struggled for years with inefficient ways to process and account for those work orders.

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Midwest Concrete Materials Logo

Mike Sanson, the IT and HR manager at Midwest Concrete Materials, was a driving force behind his company’s switch to Spectrum. When he joined the Manhattan, Kan.-based company, it was running its operations through another solution where the level security and audit trails were virtually nonexistent. On almost a daily basis, the company was having to go in and make billing adjustments, correct mistakes or re-enter information that wasn’t entered correctly the first time though manual processes.

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Baldwin Paving Logo

For a company like Marietta, GA-based Baldwin Paving, equipment is the lifeblood of its business. The heavy highway contractor is one of the largest and most reliable road builders in Georgia and to keep its stellar reputation, the company has to lean on its equipment to get the job done. Yet, for years prior to implementing Spectrum, Baldwin Paving did not have an accurate way to gauge equipment costs, meaning that while they were succeeding in the field, the company was selling itself short in the equipment yard and with its bottom line.

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Helmkamp Construction Logo

Before switching to Spectrum, Helmkamp Construction Company, an East Alton, IL-based general contractor had been struggling with its job cost accounting controls. The construction software it was using at the time did not have integrated T&M billing capabilities and the company found itself adding staff just to cover the excessive work it took to stay on top of its T&M billing practices. For a company that was growing by leaps and bounds, this was a challenge that was only growing more cumbersome.

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