Cloud-based material weight ticketing and management solution Streamlines Aggregate Management
SEATTLE, January 17, 2016: Dexter + Chaney, the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, is pleased to announce its new Spectrum Ticketing solution as part of its comprehensive Spectrum® Construction Software suite. Spectrum Ticketing, first shown at this year’s World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, is a unified web, mobile and scale house solution for bulk material weight ticketing, providing material haulers and handlers with a cloud-based system to more efficiently and accurately 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 Ticketing is completely integrated with Spectrum’s materials management and accounting solutions, as well as inventory, job costing, project management and other areas of Spectrum functionality. Spectrum Ticketing’s web portal automatically updates and provides real-time data for when materials are collected and tickets are issued.
Spectrum Ticketing features three convenient ways where ticket data can be collected and automatically entered into the web portal:
- A Scale-House PC client—This is a native Windows 10 application providing complete order, truck, and customer management at the scale-house, along with weigh ticket printing and connection to up to six scales
- An unattended kiosk—This kiosk provides driver-enabled self-service ticketing with centralized management and updates
- A mobile ticketing application—This platform offers smartphone-based ticketing using rugged mobile printer, and offers real-time synchronization and centralized management
Two additional mobile apps associated with Spectrum Ticketing allows haulers to see how much material they’ve hauled or how many tickets and the material amounts they have been issued and customers to see material orders, how much has been delivered, estimated times of delivery, and more information.
Spectrum Ticketing’s intuitive dashboard in the web portal gives users a snapshot summary of either all locations, or a selected location. From the dashboard, users can drill down into individual trucks, orders, or customers to view the load tickets for specified dates. Companies can also let their customers and haulers access the web portal to view their own dashboards with information relevant to them.
“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.”
Spectrum Ticketing also features flexible billing options through its integration with Spectrum’s accounting functionality, and in-depth, customizable reporting.
The release of Spectrum Ticketing comes on the heels of last summer’s recognition of Dexter + Chaney as the Customer Value Leader in software for the quarry and aggregate solutions market by the respected business growth and research firm, Frost & Sullivan.
The Frost & Sullivan report weighed Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software against competing software providers in the materials and aggregate management landscape. Frost & Sullivan determined that Spectrum provided superior product functionality and benefits for contractors’ materials and aggregate plant management needs, delivering a significant return on investment. The report also noted Spectrum’s easy-to-use interface and navigation.
About Dexter + Chaney:
Dexter + Chaney is the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software and developer of Spectrum® Construction Software. The company has been providing complete construction management software for more than 35 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,100 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. For more information, visit: www.dexterchaney.com.