CONCORD, CA, USA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that it will be previewing a major new release of its flagship software platform, System Integrator 2016. Previewing at CEDIA Expo 2015 and available in Q1 2016, the new SI 2016 release adds valuable new productivity features and enhancements that enable Residential and Commercial AV integrators to both streamline business processes and increase profitability while simultaneously maximizing efficiencies and reducing overhead. SI 2016 will be available as an upgrade for existing customers and will be provided at no cost for customers participating in the D-Tools Software Assurance program.
Building upon the architecture of the System Integrator platform including a robust D-Tools Cloud infrastructure, SI 2016 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business—estimation, system design, and project management. Moreover, SI 2016 offers improvements in virtually every functional area including data and project management, SupplyStream and QuickBooks Online integrations, Purchase Requests, as well as a major upgrade in the software’s Change Order capabilities. The application delivers a powerful yet easy to use solution that positively effects—and thereby improves—all areas of an integrator’s business.
“This latest iteration of the D-Tools System Integrator platform moves the company forward in its transition to a cloud-based solution and adds critical improvements around pricing and purchasing – two key areas of an integrator’s business,” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “Our integration with SupplyStream will make it easier for our users to manage their catalog – specifically around pricing and availability – and we’ve brought back critical purchase order communication capabilities to the platform based on our customer feedback. We continue to work closely with our customers to consistently refine and improve the D-Tools platform, and we strongly believe that these productivity enhancements will help all our customers succeed in taking their business to the next level.”
D-Tools SI 2016 will be previewed at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, Texas, in booth #2810. There, executives will preview some of the new features and enhancements:
- SupplyStream Integration
- Search SupplyStream Product Catalog
- Pricing and Availability (requires SupplyStream account)
- QuickBooks Online Integration:
- Sync D-Tools product catalog
- Send Estimates and Purchase Orders to QB Online
- Sync Vendors when creating Items in QB Online
- Proposal Wizard:
- Select elements for Proposal templates
- Create and save different templates
- Create custom templates quickly and easily
- Change Order Storage:
- Easier review and approval of changes
- Can be shared and sent to team members
- Tasks and Scheduling:
- Mobile Install Enhancements
- New Gantt Chart
- Client Notes
- Dynamic Price Calculator:
- Allows for calculating price from items and labor in a project – ie. Shipping costs
- Improved Foreign Currency Management
- Use Tax
- XML Export – export summarized project data to an XML file
- New NTSC and Electrical Plan Shapes
The SI 2016 release comes on the heels of a new version of FreeTools PSL™, D-Tools’ system design companion application that provides Microsoft® Visio users with multiple libraries of industry-specific plan view symbols and Visio drawing templates that make it easier to create system designs using universally accepted industry standards. SI 2015, Mobile Quote, FreeTools PSL, and a preview of SI 2016 will be shown in D-Tools’ booth #2810 during CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.
Learn more about the D-Tools MVP Program, D-Tools System Integrator, or the undeniable benefits of using a streamlined system design, proposal, and estimation software platform at www.d-tools.com, (866) 386-6571, ext. 1, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, firstname.lastname@example.org
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