Dexter + Chaney Makes 'Software 500' Ranking of World's Largest Software and Service Providers for Third Straight Year

SEATTLE, November 28, 2006:  Dexter + Chaney, Seattle-based developer of Forefront(TM) Construction Suite, has been named for the third straight year to the “Software 500,” Software Magazine’s ranking of the world’s largest software and services providers.  Dexter + Chaney placed 358th on the list, with 2005 revenues of $13.6 million in software and services.   The company climbed 40 places over its #398 ranking a year earlier.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and service revenue for 2005.  This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting.  Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware.  

The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at, as well as from public documents.  IBM and Microsoft ranked first and second, respectively.   

The Software 500 is the latest in a series of rankings that have included Dexter + Chaney for its size.  The company placed 37th in Washington CEO magazine’s recently published “High Tech 50” listing of the top 50 high-tech firms in the state of Washington, with 70 Washington-based employees.  It was #19 in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s listing of the Puget Sound area’s largest software developers, according to 2005 revenues.

“We take a tremendous amount of pride in making software, business and trade rankings like the Software 500,” said John Chaney, company president who co-founded the firm with Mark Dexter in 1981.  “It means that Forefront and Dexter + Chaney personnel are helping our construction-company customers throughout the United States manage and grow their businesses effectively.  Our success goes hand-in-hand with theirs.”

More than 1,000 construction companies throughout the United States use Dexter + Chaney’s Forefront(TM) Construction Suite.  Forefront Construction Suite includes 30 integrated modules that handle project management, construction accounting, equipment management, service management, human resources, document imaging, remote connectivity and data sharing tasks.  Companies that use Forefront report they have improved profitability and have grown their businesses more than 300 percent without adding accounting staff.

More than 7,000 total users make use of Forefront’s Document Imaging component, which addresses a typically painful problem for contracting firms:  giving management, office staff and project managers the fast access they need to important documents like contracts, change orders, timecards, invoices and others.

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:;
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