Dexter + Chaney Blog

In 2018, the Dexter + Chaney blog will be merging with Surveyor, the Viewpoint Blog. The construction industry articles you've enjoyed over the years will continue to exist in Surveyor, as will our commitment to writing excellent industry content. We look forward to seeing your comments and feedback on the Surveyor blog and thank you for reading the Dexter + Chaney blog. Blog posts will continue to be available on the Dexter + Chaney website during the migration. To view the Viewpoint Surveyor blog, click here.

ERP Construction system

Let’s start by answering the question. Yes. We do. Our customers do. And if you are reading this on our website, you might be considering an ERP of your own.

But no need to excuse yourself. The unfortunate-sounding acronym “ERP”* stands for “Enterprise Resource Planning.” This, in my opinion, is also an unfortunate description. What is an ERP system, what does it do, and why should you care?

Getting Construction Professionals to Embrace New Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting in the check-out line at one of my favorite retailers here in Seattle when the lady in front of me asked a question of the clerk that caught me slightly off guard. She did not want to use the electronic card scanner and pin pad, but still wanted to pay by credit card—the old way. The clerk, not sure how to address this, called over his manager.

Build Business Brand

In this three part series on the importance of B2B branding we’ll look at what brand is and why it’s important, how to develop your brand messaging, and how to get that message out to current and potential customers.

Finding the Construction Equipment Management Sweet Spot

How to capture accurate data from equipment—it’s one of the biggest fundamental problems that construction companies can face today. Simply collecting equipment data such as meter readings, fuel consumption and more can be an arduous task, let alone effectively processing that data to make more informed equipment management decisions.

Modernizing Recruiting and Retention Strategies Key to Today’s Business Success

Hiring and retaining the right people to efficiently complete upcoming projects and grow your business is a strategic balancing act. Thirty nine percent of U.S. employers report that they are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills.

Air Conditioning Unit Service Construction Contractors

As a professional in your field, you know that there will always be other businesses competing for the same project or selling a similar product. While the end result may be the same from business to business, the path to the finished project is something that can vary greatly. And that is what can make a difference with both your company’s reputation and revenues.

Company’s First Impression - Dexter + Chaney

Since you’re reading this blog, you might have noticed that Dexter + Chaney has a brand new website. Aside from a cleaner look, the new website is much easier to navigate and is loaded with new features and resources for both our Spectrum® Construction Software and the construction industry as a whole. The site was a ready for an upgrade, one focusing on a user experience more closely mirroring the leading-edge technology Dexter + Chaney has been producing.

It’s one of those things we all dread. Something goes horribly wrong on a project. Perhaps an accident where proper safety regulations were not adhered to. Maybe it’s a subcontractor that says he never got his set of plans or is missing a vital piece of project information and now is weeks behind schedule. It could be a heated debate about an unpaid invoice and work not done properly that stops a project in its tracks until it’s sorted out.

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