Author: Josh Carlson

D-Tools Honored with Commercial Industry Award at InfoComm 2017

The latest version of the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) software platform – SI 2017 – has been named winner of the 2017 Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the Project Management & Design/Web Software category. The CI BEST Awards program highlights the most outstanding new products, solutions, and services that could impact the commercial integration industry in 2017. A panel of industry experts, integrators, and the editors of Commercial Integrator chose the winners based on criteria for the winning products that included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. D-Tools was also recently honored with a Systems Contractor News Stellar Service Award under the Best Project Management Platform category, illustrating the importance of the company’s platform and support services to the success of commercial AV systems integration companies. Used by more than 5,500 system integrators around the world, D-Tools’ System Integrator (SI) is the most widely used and comprehensive estimation, design, and project management software platform, specifically designed to fulfill the diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. D-Tools ties these elements together into a singular, data-driven, connected process that helps increase revenue, reduce time and cost, improve operational efficiency, and ultimately produces bottom line results. Featuring third party integrations and access to a comprehensive library of manufacturers’ products, this solution positively effects – and thereby improves – all areas of an integrator’s business. Those interested in learning more about D-Tools and the company’s award-winning...

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D-Tools and AV-iQ Software Integration Helps System Integrators Streamline Business Processes

Integration professionals gain access to a comprehensive central database of products for use in a singular, connected process  (June 20, 2017) D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software and AV-iQ, the world’s largest database of AV products, announced a partnership and software integration at InfoComm 2017. This integration will provide D-Tools System Integrator™ (SI) users access to AV-iQ’s comprehensive central database of over 400,000 AV products, enabling system integrators, designers, installers, and other technology professionals to be more efficient with their time and in their project workflow. When used together, D-Tools’ estimation, system design, and project management software platform and AV-iQ provide vital product and engineering data that helps users quickly and accurately find, select, and use the detailed product information in client projects. Tying AV-iQ’s product database to project documentation through D-Tools will result in a singular, connected process capable of producing more accurate proposals and estimates, while simultaneously reducing time and errors and, ultimately, improving any system integrator’s bottom line. “AV-iQ’s strategic goal is to take the data we collect from brands throughout the audiovisual industry and find more ways to use it. AV-iQ provides a single point of entry for manufacturers to input their detailed product information, and then D-Tools enables us to deliver that information to resellers, integrators, and end-users through yet another popular platform, amplifying the visibility of the manufacturers in our...

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D-Tools to Showcase SI 2017 at ESX 2017

D-Tools will demo the latest version of its award-winning platform at for the security market, emphasizing greater productivity and workflow efficiency for system integrators worldwide.  CONCORD, CA — May 10, 2017 (Booth #210) — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, announced today that the company will showcase the latest release of its award-winning platform, System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017) for the security market at ESX 2017 stand 210, being held June 12 – 13, in Nashville, TN. For nearly 20 years, the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) software solution has helped increase productivity and efficiency by bringing together estimation, system design, and project management into a single data-driven process. At ESX 2017, D-Tools will showcase the new release of its award-winning platform, System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017). New features include a Business Intelligence engine with Dashboards to visualize and track business operations, an upcoming Customer Portal, which enables users to publish Proposals and other client-facing documentation to the web for better client engagement, in addition to several other productivity enhancements. Featuring 3rd party integrations that improve and enhance workflow operations, D-Tools delivers a complete end-to-end solution that enables data to flow seamlessly throughout the project lifecycle—from initial client contact through the ongoing service relationship. Along with a comprehensive library of manufacturers’ products, D-Tools is a powerful yet easy to use solution that provides a positive impact any business. Those interested in learning...

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New and Returning D-Tools MVP Partners in May 2017

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point Program provides comprehensive data from leading manufacturers to D-Tools SI software users at no charge to the user. D-Tools MVP members understand the importance of providing current, quality product specifications in order to better support their dealers in their client engagements. We would like to welcome our new and returning MVP Program partners, whose product data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge. New MVPs Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at, the company blog or @Logitech.   TDG Audio is part of The DaVinci Group, Inc., a Southern California company that was founded by a group of custom integration industry leaders with a long history of creating many of the most iconic architectural audio products for some of the best-known brands in the industry. For more information, visit   Returning MVPs Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has been raising the bar in loudspeaker design and technology since their formation in 1994. Specializing in audio products that...

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D-Tools Tip of the Month: Support and Training Resources

Everyone here at D-Tools is committed to our clients’ success – we believe that through continued use of our solution that our clients can improve their day-to-day operational efficiency. We want to ensure that they have access to the help and resources they need to get the most from their D-Tools software investment. D-Tools offers a number of support and training resources geared to help both new and long-time SI users become more successful with our platform. Ranging from basic usage questions to full implementation services, our Client Support and Professional Services teams are here to help you take the right steps to becoming proficient with D-Tools. Getting Started Guide and Quick Start Sessions: Brand new to D-Tools? Our Getting Started guide takes you from your initial install through catalog and project setup, through running your first proposal via 7 short and easy-to-follow videos. Need some help getting setup? Schedule a Quick Start session with one of our Support specialists. This 60 minute session will walk you through available support resources, help ensure that your software is properly installed, and will answer some basic usage questions. Schedule your Quick Start session here: D-Tools Live Chat and Support Tickets: Have a quick question? Need immediate assistance to help wrap up a project? D-Tools’ Live Chat support offers a convenient way to get quick answers to your needs and...

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