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Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 - SR 4 - New!
Release Date: September 19, 2017. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 Service Release 4 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 - SR 3
Release Date: July 10, 2017. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 Service Release 3 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 -
Release Date: May 24, 2017. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2017 Volume 1 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 2 - SR 2
Release Date: November 21, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 2 Service Release 1 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 2 - SR 1
Release Date: September 20, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 2 Service Release 1 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1 - SR 4
Release Date: July 11, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1 Service Release 4 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1 - SR 3
Release Date: May 17, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1 Service Release 3 ... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1
Release Date: April 12, 2016. Read about the new and enhanced features and the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2016 Volume 1 .... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 SR 5
Release Date: March 23, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 Service Release 5.... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 SR 4
Release Date: January 11, 2016. Read about the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 Service Release 4.... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 SR 3
Release Date: December 28, 2015. Read about the new and enhanced features and the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 Service Release 3.... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 SR 2
Release Date: November 4, 2015. Read about the new and enhanced features and the fixed issues in Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2 Service Release 2.... + More

Release Notes: Spectra/myStratus 2015 Volume 2
Release Date: October 6, 2015. We're excited to announce the release of 2015 Volume 2 for Spectra and myStratus! Volume 2 includes some great new features.... + More

Network Attached Storage (NAS) and StudioPlus Spectra
Are you currently storing your Spectra database on a NAS or considering it? Read on... + More

Spectra Database Backup Best Practices
Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place for your Spectra database? A "disaster" can take on multiple forms, including server or hard drive crashes, lightning strikes, tornados, flooding, theft, fire, or even accidental deletions. However, the most common form of data loss is actually an unrepairable, corrupt database... + More

How can I import ProSelect orders into Spectra or myStratus?
Spectra and myStratus Desktop can both import orders from ProSelect! The software will create invoices (including thumbnails) and payments based on your ProSelect orders. Use this feature to make your sales in ProSelect and get all the reporting functionality of Spectra/myStratus! You will need to do a little bit of work in ProSelect first... + More

FAQ - Refunds
How do I create refunds in Spectra/myStratus? How you handle refunds depends on whether or not you post transactions to your accounting software, as well as what type of accounting method you use. There are two ways to create a refund in Spectra/myStratus... + More

FAQ - Deposits vs. Credit Balances
Is there a difference between a customer deposit and a credit balance? How do I know which one to use? Yes, there is a difference between customer deposits and credit balances... + More

FAQ - Upgrading to Spectra SQL
What is Spectra SQL? If you're considering upgrading to Spectra SQL, take a look at the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Spectra SQL.... + More

FAQ - Linking with Photoshop™
Do Spectra/myStratus link with Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other imaging software? Yes, yes, and yes! Simply set up your preferred photo editing software in Spectra/myStratus Desktop. Then just select an image, click Retouch on the Digital Workflow ribbon, and the software will open the image in your preferred photo editor... + More

How do I work with statuses in Spectra/myStratus?
Learn how to set up, customize, and use statuses to keep your business on track! Spectra and myStratus have many different status-tracking features, designed to automate tasks and make sure everything runs right on schedule! What is a "status?" A status is simply a step you want to track... + More

Getting Started with StudioPlus SMS Text Messaging
With the StudioPlus SMS text messaging service, you can send individual texts to clients, send bulk texts to a large group of clients, or send triggered texts based on the status updates. + More

Spectra 2012 Credit Card Processing Changes
Spectra 2012 offers great new tools designed to simplify the PCI compliance burden that all studios face. This article applies to existing users of StudioPlus 2011 (or prior) that currently process credit cards with Merchant Warehouse and that are upgrading to StudioPlus Spectra 2012. + More