Latest version of award-winning solution adds SupplyStream and QuickBooks Online integration as well as productivity improvements around Proposals, Purchasing and Change Orders
CONCORD, CA, USA – SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 (CEDIA Expo Booth 2810)—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 streamline business processes and increase profitability. 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 project and data management, integration with SupplyStream and QuickBooks Online, Purchase Requests, as well as significant improvements to the current Change Order capabilities.
“This upcoming release of the D-Tools System Integrator platform moves the company one step closer to an enterprise level cloud-based solution.” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “Importantly, D-Tools continues to form new and strengthen existing relationships with select software providers. We are particularly excited about our new partnership with SupplyStream through which real-time product cost and availability information will be made available to D-Tools users. We are also announcing deeper integration with the QuickBooks family of products that will serve to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Lastly, we continue to enhance critical workflow processes such as purchasing, change orders and managing service agreements. Collectively, these productivity enhancements enable our customers to take their businesses 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 these new features and enhancements:
· SupplyStream Integration
o Search SupplyStream Product Catalog
o Pricing and Availability (requires SupplyStream account)
· QuickBooks Online Integration:
o Sync D-Tools product catalog
o Send Estimates and Purchase Orders to QB Online
o Sync Vendors when creating Items in QB Online
· Proposal Wizard:
o Select elements for Proposal templates
o Create and save different templates
o Create custom templates quickly and easily
· Change Orders:
o Create, review, track, and approve project changes
· Tasks and Scheduling:
o Mobile Install Enhancements
· Client Notes
· Dynamic Price Calculator:
o Allows for calculating price from items and labor in a project – i.e. Shipping costs
· Use Tax
· XML Export – streamlines integration with third party solutions
· New NTSC and Electrical plan view 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. Visit booth #2810 at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, TX to see SI 2015, Mobile Install, Mobile Quote, FreeTools PSL, and a preview of SI 2016.
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, by calling (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected].
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 at www.d-tools.com or by following D-Tools on Twitter and on Facebook.
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, [email protected]
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