Spectra Getting Started Guide

Spectra Features

There are three main versions of Spectra -- Express , Standard , and Professional . The Express version is less complex and may just have the features you need. The Standard version has a few more features, and the Professional version has the complete list of features available. Please note: This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Standard  Professional
 Home page
  • Real-time and trend information
  • Schedule, tasks, weather forecast
  • Shortcuts to commonly used features or websites

 Calendar & scheduling
  • Easy-to-use graphical calendar
  • Single-click scheduling
  • Schedule by user or resource
  • View and print multiple schedules easily
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly views
  • Drag-and-drop rescheduling
  • Recurring appointments

 Client & prospect tracking
  • Family members
  • Birthdays and anniversaries
  • Multiple phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Complete client history

 Session tracking

 Social event tracking (weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc.)

 Organization tracking (schools, high school seniors, etc.)
 Invoicing & estimates
  • Invoice for fees, prints, albums, frames, etc.
  • Create estimates
  • Sales tax (or VAT/GST for EU, Australia, and Canada)
  • Cash, check, and credit card processing
  • PCI compliant credit card integration
  • Print session confirmations, invoices, and receipts

  • Client, session, invoice, and payment list report
  • Analysis and trend reports
  • Accounts receivable aging report

 Production tracking
 Order status reporting
 Task management

 Sales presentation
  • Rank, sort, group, and crop images
  • Show images in black & white and sepia
  • Side-by-side comparison and actual image sizes
  • Slideshow with music
  • Print contact sheets and proof sheets
  • Print invoice image detail with thumbnails

 Import images

 Photoshop integration

 Image archiving

 FTP or burn images for ordering

 Render images for proofing and printing
(including layered PSD files)

 Group capture (tethered)
 Drag-and-drop digital composites

 Composite template designer

 Advanced price list options
  • Item options, enhancements, and quantity-based discounts
  • Multiple price lists

 Customer deposit tracking

 Employee commission tracking
 Product line reporting
 Gift certificate tracking
 Payment plans
 Sales tax reporting
 Custom reports
 Dashboard (dynamic reporting and budgeting)
 SMS text messaging (SMS fees apply)

 Marketing plans
 Loyalty reward tracking
 Phone call tracking
 Mailing and account labels
 Form letters (built-in word processing and merge)
 Send individual emails
 Send bulk emails
 HTML emailing supported
 Triggers (automated emails, SMS texts, letters, and calls)

 Incoming email

 Time clock and time sheets
 User security
 Custom filter builder
 Data entry validation (required fields)
 Barcoding for batch processing
 Bulk scheduling
 Advanced scheduling (multiple times and locations)
 Yearbook tracking and CD
 Data archiving
 Control center (automated database maintenance & InSpired syncing)
 Calendar and contact syncing (via Google)

 Avalara® (sales tax automation)
 Express Digital® Darkroom
 QuickBooks®, MYOB®, Simply Accounting
 Microsoft Office®
 InSpiredByYou™ (online gallery and ordering)
 StudioPlus OnLocation™ (add-on to Spectra Professional)
 Data sync with corporate office
 Online chat and email support
 Phone support
 Priority phone support

* StudioPlus cannot guarantee the functionality of third-party software or the compatibility of specific versions of the integrated software.