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"Your Attitude determines your Altitude"

- Anonymous

June 2007


SPECTRA Property Management Software received an extremely positive review in the June/July issue of CPA Magazine.


The author of the article, Alysia McDonald, summarizes her review of SPECTRA as follows: “Patterned after Microsoft functionality this product shines in its familiar look and feel.  The accounting and management integration is well-planned and saves significant time in busy management firms.”


The entire article accompanies this release.


CPA Magazine is a tax and accounting reference tool for members of the public accounting profession in The United States designed to make the application of technology easier.  Each issue brings an evaluation of applying the latest technology to client problems.


The readers of CPA Magazine are the 24,000 accounting firms that have the sophisticated clientele that demands more than tax and write-up services.  The courageous businessperson has one person to show him/her the way – their CPA.  The tools at the CPA’s disposal represent a modern business miracle.  CPA Magazine is there to bridge the gap between reality and potential utilizing technology.  Every issue includes columns by the premier practitioners in their field.


Since 1983 Spectra has installed and supported systems for over 1,000 real estate management firms, representing approximately 4,000 end users throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the Netherlands and China.    SPECTRA Property Management Software is an easy to use, flexible and comprehensive fully integrated property management database and accounting solution that has become the flagship of the firm.  Released in May 1996, SPECTRA Property Management Software was the first 32-bit, 4th generation programming language property management package in North America.  It is also the only property management software system to be certified as being Microsoftâ Officeâ compatible due to the innovative and unprecedented integration to the Microsoft Office suite.  


Spectra is the first and only dedicated developer of property management software to be become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.


SPECTRA Property Management Software Version 6 is also the only property management software to be Microsoft Windows 2003 Certified.






Integrated Database Speeds Efficiency


Another new feature is two-way integration with Microsoft Outlook for calendar and reminder functions.


By Alysia McDonald


This year’s release of SPECTRA Property Management Software features a radically different home page that mirrors Microsoft Outlook 2007. The navigation changes include the same style of buttons across all data for quicker learning and enhanced productivity.


Benefits and Features


  • The integrated database function flows data into all appropriate areas of the software.
  • SPECTRA’s general ledger allows each property its own chart of accounts, with up to three budgets per property.
  • The property reporting system includes more than 20 Rent Rolls, 250 reports and a five-year rent projection report.


What Users are Saying


SPECTRA has significantly improved our relationships with current and potential owners, “ says Jason Larsen of P.J. Livingston Co. in Fremont, CA.  “Along with improved tenant retention and leasing abilities, our employees are extremely satisfied because it allows them to move forward with business and not waste time on trivial tasks.”


Michael Berkowitz of Steel Equities in Bethpage, N.Y., says SPECTRA is intuitive and its interface is friendly. “We are able to manage all aspects of real estate management in one complete package.  The user has the ability to access a particular piece of information through several different menus.  We would highly recommend this software to anyone who wants to easily access information, reduce paperwork and produce flexible reports.”


“We now have all the information for our tenants, suppliers and general ledger in one central, easily accessible database,” says Debbie Gray of Trezevant Realty Corporation in Germantown, TN. “We have been able to eliminate separate lists for tenants, insurance and suppliers.”




Patterned after Microsoft functionality this product shines in its familiar look and feel.  The accounting and management integration is well-planned and saves significant time in busy management firms.

For more information please contact:

Clayton Cracklen
Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

800-731-8668 ext. 218