PLEASE NOTE:
The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.

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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 that you want. Spectra Standard has a few more features, and the Professional version has the complete list of features available. 

StudioPlus also offers two additional Spectra products, designed for specific studio operations — OnLocation and Enterprise . Spectra OnLocation (available only as an add-on to Spectra Professional) is designed for studios that need to capture images and data while away from the studio and then return to merge their data back together. Spectra Enterprise is designed for companies with more than one studio location. 

Visit the Spectra Overview page on our website for more information on these products. 

Express   Standard   Professional   Enterprise

  Express
Standard  Professional Enterprise
 STUDIO MANAGEMENT
       
 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
  • Import invoices
  • Copy invoices
  • Sales tax (or VAT/GST for EU, Australia, and Canada)
  • Cash, check, and credit card processing
  • PCI compliant credit card integration
  • EMV compliant credit card processing (US)
  • Print session confirmations, invoices, and receipts




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




 Production tracking
   

 Order status reporting
   

 Task management




 DIGITAL WORKFLOW
       
 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 and Lightroom integration




 Image archiving




 FTP or burn images for ordering




 Electronic Delivery
 Render images for proofing and production
(including layered PSD files)
 


 Drag-and-drop digital composites  
 Composite template designer  
 Direct printing    
 Group capture (tethered)
   

 Green screen tools    
 ADVANCED INVOICING AND REPORTING
       
 Advanced price list options
  • Item options, enhancements, and quantity-based discounts
  • Multiple price lists
  • Promotional items
 


 Customer deposit tracking
 


 Employee commission tracking
   
 Product line reporting
   
 Gift certificate tracking
   

 Payment plans
   

 Sales tax reporting
   

 Custom reports
   

 Dashboard (dynamic reporting and budgeting)
   
 MARKETING FEATURES
       
 SMS text messaging (SMS fees apply)

 StudioPlus Mail (add-on email marketing service, fees apply)  
 Marketing plans
 
 Loyalty reward tracking
 
 Promotions  
 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)
   
 TOOLS AND UTILITIES


   
 Incoming email


 Notification Center  
 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
   
 Control Center (automated database maintenance & InSpiredByYou syncing)
 INTEGRATIONS*        
 Avalara® (sales tax automation)
 InSpiredByYou™ (online gallery and ordering)
 Microsoft Office®
 Calendar and contact syncing (via Google)  
 StudioPlus Mail (add-on email marketing service)  
 Express Digital® Darkroom
   
 ProSelect
   
 QuickBooks®, MYOB®, Simply Accounting
   
 StudioPlus OnLocation™ (add-on to Spectra Professional)
   
 Data sync with corporate office
   
 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
       
 Online chat, email, and phone support
 Priority phone support


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


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