July 31, 1996
Spectra Computer Services Ltd., a leading developer of Real Estate automation solutions, recently announced the release of their much-anticipated SPECTRA for Windows® Property Management Software. SPECTRA for Windows® is a modular, fully integrated information management and accounting system designed specifically for the unique requirements of managers and owners of residential, commercial, industrial, office, condominium, and shopping center properties. In addition to the comprehensive features previously established in Spectra's DOS and RPG products, SPECTRA for Windows® offers dozens of leading edge technical innovations to further enhance the efficiency of almost any size of property management operation. Examples of advanced features include: graphical reporting, drill down functionality, contact management capability, object linking & embedding (OLE) for incorporating pictures, floor plans, maps, etc., and a seamless interface to the award winning Microsoftâ Office suite of products for creating, linking, and transmitting documents such as letters and spreadsheets. Moreover, to optimize user friendliness and dramatically reduce the learning curve, SPECTRA for Windows® offers several software enhancements such as Microsoft's Wizard technology and a multimedia training tutorial which teaches the customer how to use every function in the system with a full audio/visual demonstration.
Founder and President of Spectra, Del Dunford, believes that SPECTRA for Windows® is a revolutionary product whose time has come. "With SPECTRA for Windows® we've elevated information technology in the Property Management Industry to a new level. In the past, products such as ours were used primarily in the accounting department. Although beneficial, we could sense the frustration of the other key members of our customer's organizations in their reliance on the accounting staff to produce business critical reports. Consequently, our development efforts for SPECTRA for Windows® focused on creating a central data repository where all information about the business, regardless of origin, could be electronically stored, and very easily and quickly accessed by all members of the office team including senior executives, leasing agents, property managers and support staff. SPECTRA for Windows® is now, truly, an enterprise wide solution that provides benefits to everyone in the organization regardless of position or computer experience."
To this end, SPECTRA for Windows® offers a broad range of add on modules ensuring that it meets the diverse needs of the industry. Examples of add on modules include MICR laser cheque processing, maintenance, user security, remote site processing, and condominium management to name just a few. Spectra has finalized arrangements to develop interfaces to a variety of third party industry related software products such as valuation and cash flow projection programs. "If our customers believe our product can add even greater value to their organizations by sharing data with other key pieces of software, we will aggressively pursue these opportunities," said Dunford.
Spectra also took measures to ensure that their solution, developed using the Microsoft Access relational database, was flexible enough so that data entry screens and reports could be customized by the user to meet the unique needs of each organization. However, most users will find that the 200+ reports SPECTRA for Windows® generates is more then adequate for their day to day requirements.
Spectra also offers full on-site training, implementation, and on going support for SPECTRA for Windows® as well as a customer telephone support line. In addition, regular updates are released at least once a year and customers are invited to annual User Group meetings held at various locations throughout the country.
Spectra Computer Services Ltd., is an International, exclusive developer of industry leading, innovative Real Estate/Property Management automation solutions. Since 1980 Spectra has installed several thousand modules to assist Property and Asset Management professionals in achieving unparalleled growth and greater profitability.
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