SEATTLE, April 19, 2016: Needing to replace its outdated construction accounting software and expand to a more complete ERP system, San Antonio, Texas-based Joeris General Contractors chose Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software after an extensive vetting process. Dexter + Chaney, the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, proved that its solutions were not just up-to-date with modern technologies, but scalable for future growth.
“We really liked Spectrum’s open interface and architecture,” said Joeris Controller Ryan Doege. “With Spectrum being web-based, it allows us to truly open access to our teams in the field. Not being tied down to a computer workstation or having to rely on a separate VPN network for connections, it will allow us to work efficiently in the field and have access to the information we need at all times. That was a big draw for us.”
Founded in 1967 in San Antonio, Joeris has grown into a diverse commercial general contractor, with significant civic, retail, healthcare, hospitality, office space, education and nonprofit projects over the years. The company generated more than $530 million in 2015 revenue and employs more than 375 people. The company recently opened offices in both Dallas and Austin.
“We’ve definitely been growing as a company,” Doege said.
The company had outgrown the capabilities of its previous construction accounting software Maxwell Management Suite and was faced with that software no longer being supported when it was acquired by another company. “We looked at the options available to us and liked what we saw when we visited Dexter + Chaney’s booth at the 2015 World of Concrete trade show.”
Several online and then onsite demos later, Joeris knew it had found the integrated software package it was looking for to tie together operations and get it’s teams in the office and the field working together from the same page.
“Spectrum’s Document Imaging and Workflow capabilities will allow us to streamline our processes and ensure that our approvals procedures run efficiently all the way through our company. This will allow us to save significant time and ensure that we’re paying our vendors quicker and moving our projects along like we need them to,” Doege said. “On the payroll side, we were using manual processes before. Individuals were filling out their time on hard copies or in an Excel file and sending that into the office. That was 375 different data entries each week. Now we’re using the (Payroll Time Entry) mobile app. Being able to push that data to the office electronically and having it import directly to Spectrum for approvals—that has saved us a whole day of work each week.”
Doege added that Spectrum’s Employee Kiosk, which provides employees with a portal to view their pay stubs, W2s and other employee information, was another big draw.
“One of the key things we saw in Spectrum was the opportunity to become truly paperless, which is an initiative we began awhile back by moving to more electronic documents,” Doege noted.
“We are very excited to have Joeris join the Spectrum family,” said Norbert Orth, Dexter + Chaney President. “As we came to know Joeris, we learned that trust was one of their guiding principles. We are honored to have earned their trust as a technology vendor and look forward to helping them achieve their business goals.”
About Joeris General Contractors:
Established in 1967, Joeris General Contractors has been building trust with clients, subcontractors and employees in markets ranging from K-12 to Higher Education, Retail, Medical, Office, Industrial and more. The firm has constructed more than $3 billion in Texas projects, with offices in San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin. Joeris provides clients with a range of project management and related solutions including preconstruction services, sustainable construction, BIM, closeout and commissioning. Joeris is an employee-owned firm committed to our clients, our families and our communities. Our mission is to produce construction excellence on every project while providing a family-first workplace and investing in the future of our employees. For more information, visit www.joeris.com.
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.