News | October 8, 2001

Dexter + Chaney To Unveil Newest Version Of Forefront At NECA Show 2001

Source: Dexter + Chaney
SEATTLE, October 5, 2001: Dexter + Chaney will unveil the latest version of its Forefront® Construction Management Software for contractors at the NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) Show 2001 Oct. 21-23 at the Washington DC Convention Center (booth # 410). Enhancements to Forefront Version 11 include a new Mobile Computing application for Service, a new Human Resources module, additional online help documentation and new features in the Payroll module.

Forefront Mobile Computing for Service runs on the Windows CE platform—which provides real-time synchronization with the main Forefront software—and allows field technicians to view work order information, enter work order data and capture customer signatures for work completed. The Human Resources module tracks all employee information (present, past and prospective), including history, performance reviews, training/certification, applicants, turnover, safety/OSHA and COBRA.

Forefront's online help documentation, which any Forefront user can access simply by pressing the F1 key, features new step-by-step "how-to" procedures such as "How to void a check." Enhancements to the Payroll module include the capability to create electronic data files for 401K and unemployment reporting and new retroactive pay and incentive pay options.

Dexter + Chaney helps owners and managers of construction companies improve how they manage information. Customers report they have improved profitability and grown their companies up to 100 percent without adding accounting staff. Dexter + Chaney's Forefront Construction Management Software includes 26 modules that handle accounting, jobs, project management, equipment, materials, document imaging, and data sharing tasks. Forefront is optimized for Windows NT Server; therefore, users enjoy high performance, lower network costs and fast remote access. Forefront runs on Windows 95 and 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 Professional and Server. Dexter + Chaney is a registered Microsoft Solutions Provider.

Contractors who purchase Forefront receive support and training directly from Dexter + Chaney's staff, either in-person or via a toll-free hotline. Many of the company's training and support staff are CPAs. For more information about Dexter + Chaney or Forefront, contact Brad Mathews, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; fax: 206-367-9613; e-mail:;