D-Tools System Integrator 2018 Delivers Timesaving
Enhancements for Residential AV Integrators and Technology Managers
The latest update to System
Integrator offers Change Order, Project, Catalog, and Security improvements to help integrators
and technology managers improve system design accuracy and operational efficiency
CONCORD, CA — CEDIA Booth #2614 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide
leader in data-driven system integration software, announced today the availability
of its newest version of the award-winning System Integrator™ (SI) software –
D-Tools is the most widely-used and comprehensive software solution available
for estimation and budgeting, system design, and project management. Specifically
designed to fulfill the diverse needs of system integrators and technology
managers, System Integrator 2018 ties project workflows together into a
singular, data-driven, connected process that improves operational efficiency
while reducing time and costs.
D-Tools SI 2018 provides new functionality
designed to help companies of all sizes increase productivity and improve profitability.
Project and Catalog improvements allow D-Tools
users to clone products and labor items when adding accessories or items to a
package, further streamlining the proposal generation process. Service Orders
can also now be created for archived
projects. Lastly, Mobile Quote has been enhanced to allow multiple packages to be added at once to a project.
Change Order Process
Accommodating an essential component of
virtually all projects, D-Tools has re-engineered its Change Order process to
enable the creation of multiple and persistent Change Orders, allow users to differentiate
between internal and external change orders, enhance change order tracking and accuracy,
and facilitate the change order approval process.
SI 2018 provides users the option to
accommodate use tax in their catalog and project pricing. Now, taxes can be applied to the unit cost of products. Margins
and markups can include or exclude use tax, providing greater pricing accuracy
and flexibility for users in regions where use taxes are levied.
To comply with Europe’s General Data Protection
Regulations (GDPR), D-Tools has enhanced its password rules and enforcement
settings to ensure the security of
customer data in accordance with the new
regulations. Compliance includes forced temporary password resets, increased
password strength requirements, scheduled prompts for password resets, and
additional system logging for improved individual user activity tracking.
Improvements to D-Tools’ drawing capabilities
include support for AutoCAD 2019 and the ability to assign color properties to
wires and schematic blocks in AutoCAD, making it easier to represent and follow
signal flow and connections. Visio’s off-page reference shape now includes
default options for page number vs. page name, providing further flexibility of
project documentation. D-Tools’ Visio and AutoCAD integrations leverage industry
standards to tie project equipment lists to drawings as part of an integrated project workflow.
Attendees of CEDIA 2018 are encouraged to visit D-Tools booth #2614 for a live demonstration. To see how D-Tools System
Integrator 2018 can deliver profound visibility and insights today, sign up now
for a free, personal online tour by visiting https://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. A free 30-day trial of D-Tools can
also be downloaded anytime at https://d-tools.com/hosted-free-trial-signup/.
About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, Inc., 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 6,000 leading companies in 87 countries 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, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, (925) 270-4102, firstname.lastname@example.org
(McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, email@example.com
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