D-Tools Adds Domotz Integration, Extends System Integration Process from Initial Client Engagement Through Ongoing Service Management

Integration saves time and money, boosts profits, and delivers superior customer service

 D-Tools, Inc. the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, and Domotz, a leading provider of remote network monitoring and management software, today announced the two platforms are now more tightly integrated and that beneficial enhancements are available for immediate use. Now, systems integrators, technology managers, and IT professionals will be able to seamlessly implement the Domotz Pro™ platform to facilitate the monitoring and maintenance of systems designed in D-Tools System Integrator (SI) – bridging the gap between system design and on-going service and support.

As the AV and IT industries continue to converge, both are experiencing a rapid increase in the implementation of service-first business models and the adoption of RSM (remote systems management) technologies. To harness the power of these opportunities, integration firms, systems designers, technology managers, and IT professionals are utilizing D-Tools for estimation, design and project management capabilities, and Domotz for remote monitoring and management capabilities. Now that the two are integrated, ongoing service and monitoring can be planned for from the outset of every client engagement through on-going service management – saving time and money, optimizing budgets or boosting profits, and delivering superior customer service.

Those interested in learning more about the new D-Tools and Domotz integration should visit http://d-tools.com/domotz-integration/. To learn more about Domotz and the company’s award-winning remote network monitoring and management platform, visit https://www.domotz.com.

Additional information on the D-Tools System Integrator platform can be obtained by signing up for a free personal tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/hosted-free-trial-signup/.

About Domotz

Founded in 2014, Domotz develops remote network management, monitoring and tech support systems for integration companies, IT professionals and hardware manufacturers. The award-winning Domotz Pro platform is powering client care in 90+ countries and is used by leading integration companies such as Best Buy’s Magnolia… A rapidly growing player in the smart home space, Domotz has established partnerships with a number of leading hardware manufacturers, service providers, and integration companies. For more information about Domotz solutions visit www.domotz.com 

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 5,500 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 TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

D-Tools to Demonstrate New Mobile Quote 2.0 App and Enhancements to the System Integrator Platform at ISC West 2018

System Integrator platform help attendees streamline operations, automate business processes, and grow profitably

CONCORD, CA — April 2018 — D-Tools, Inc. will be demonstrating the latest enhancements to its award-winning estimation, system design, and project management software platform – System Integrator (SI) – in booth 34051 during ISC West taking April 11 – 13, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

During ISC West, D-Tools’ will showcase enhancements to its world-class System Integrator (SI) software solution designed to help security integrators and technology managers improve operational efficiency and help their business grow profitably by bringing together estimation, system design, and project management into a singular, data-driven process. D-Tools SI delivers a complete end-to-end solution that enables data to flow seamlessly throughout the project lifecycle—from initial client contact through the ongoing post-installation service.

D-Tools will also demo its new Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad® companion app, which helps industry salespeople seamlessly generate a project scope and pricing estimate for client review and approval during the initial client meeting. D-Tools will also provide insight on tools and ideas that help attendees streamline operations, automate business processes, and grow profitably.

Generate Scope & Budget and More with New D-Tools Mobile Quote 2.0 App

Redesigned for a more intuitive, effective and visually impactful experience, D-Tools’ Mobile Quote 2.0 is a native iPad® app that makes it easy to walk prospective clients through available technology options while seamlessly generating a scope and budget for customer approval. The data collected is instantaneously transferred into D-Tools SI for further design development and project management. Leveraging D-Tools’ extensive product library and workflow concepts such as the specification of devices by location and system, Mobile Quote 2.0 allows salespeople to obtain signed approval of a project scope and budget, and even collect a design retainer, in the very first client meeting, thereby eliminating the competition as well as the need to waste valuable time on proposal revisions

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 5,500 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 TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

D-Tools CEO Randy Stearns Shares Enhanced Efficiency Insights During TEC 2018

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TEC 2018 attendees will learn how to improve operational efficiencies for increased profitability through analysis of key metrics

D-Tools, Inc. will demonstrate its award-winning data-driven estimation, system design, and project management software platform, System Integrator (SI) in booth #203, while CEO Randy Stearns will deliver an informational session, “Metrics for Delivering Improved Operational Efficiency,” during the upcoming PSA TEC 2018.

TEC, the annual education and networking event for professional systems integrators in the security and audiovisual markets will take place March 12 – 16, 2018 in Denver, CO. There, more than 100 vendors will showcase their products and over 140 education sessions are being offered. Stearns’ presentation, to be held Tuesday, March 13 from 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM, will show attendees how to assess which metrics are most important for their company and the best practices for using D-Tools to analyze those metrics and obtain actionable insights to influence better business decisions.

Within this framework, the educational session will help attendees identify and measure key performance indicators (KPI) that aid in quantifying performance across multiple departments and areas within the business, including sales, project management, labor utilization, product and project profitability, and more. Upon conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to implement a new quantifiable approach to gauging business effectiveness using D-Tools, which can improve operational efficiency and help the business grow profitably.

Attendees can register for the TEC education session Metrics for Delivering Improved Operational Efficiency course and other courses by visiting www.psatec.com/sessions.

D-Tools to Showcase Enhanced Capabilities of SI Platform
During the four-day event presented by PSA that draws hundreds of security, fire, life safety, and pro AV integrators, as well as industry manufacturers, D-Tools will also showcase enhancements to its world-class System Integrator (SI) software platform at booth #203 in the exhibit hall of the Sheraton Downtown Denver, CO.

Both at the D-Tools booth and during Stearns’ session, TEC 2018 attendees will gain insight on tools and ideas to streamline operations, automate business processes, and grow their organization profitably.

To see how D-Tools can deliver profound visibility, insights, and results, TEC 2018 attendees are encouraged to visit D-Tools in booth #203 or sign up now for a free, personal online tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. A free 30-day trial of D-Tools can also be downloaded anytime at http://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 5,500 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.

D-Tools Joins NSCA, Sponsors Upcoming NSCA Business & Leadership Conference

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D-Tools Joins NSCA, Sponsors Upcoming NSCA Business & Leadership Conference

D-Tools Joins NSCA, Sponsors Upcoming NSCA Business & Leadership Conference

D-Tools and NSCA share vision of building a strong and profitable channel through business optimization, standardization, and modernization

CONCORD, CA — February 19, 2018 — Supporting the National Systems Contractor Association (NSCA) and the commercial industry at large, D-Tools Inc. announced today it has joined the NSCA and will also sponsor the 20th annual NSCA Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), being held in Irving, Texas, February 28 – March 2, 2018.

More than 300 representatives from leading commercial electronic systems firms in the audio-visual industry are expected to gather at the NSCA Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) to discuss breakthrough ideas and new business processes. A variety of speakers will explore some of the hottest topics in the industry today, including engaging and developing employees of multiple generations, keeping profitability high as the industry transitions, being that “go to” trusted advisor for clients, and embracing and maintaining the shift services.

“We’re thrilled to bring D-Tools on board for the first time as a Business & Leadership Conference sponsor,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “Offering a software solution that streamlines project estimation, system design, and project management, they’re a perfect fit as our very first mobile app sponsor. With support from organizations like D-Tools, this 20th annual event is set to offer integrators valuable information so they can make an immediate positive impact on business.”

As an NSCA member, D-Tools looks to help commercial low-voltage electronic system contractors implement standardization and best practices throughout their sales, engineering and operations departments, ultimately resulting in increased productivity and profitability.

Used by more than 5,500 companies 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 commercial AV and electronic system design and installation firms, consultants, and technology managers.

D-Tools SI ties project workflow together into a singular, data-driven, connected process that increases revenue and improves operational efficiency while reducing time and costs. Along with access to a comprehensive library of manufacturers’ products, System Integrator positively impacts all areas of an integrator’s business.

For more information about D-Tools and the company’s award-winning System Integrator software platform or to sign up for an online-guided tour, visit http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. A free 30-day trial can also be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.

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 5,500 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.

Media Contacts
D-Tools: Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com
D-Tools: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, Inc., (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

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D-Tools and The Cinema Designer Announce Integration Partnership

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D-Tools and The Cinema Designer Announce Integration Partnership

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D-Tools and The Cinema Designer integration equips system integrators with a time-saving, all-in-one cinema room design and proposal management solution

CONCORD, CA — February 2018 — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, and The Cinema Designer (TCD), a two-time CEDIA award-winning cloud-based cinema design software, today announced the official integration between the two platforms. System Integrators using the platforms will benefit from the ability to seamlessly use TCD’s home cinema design tool with D-Tools’ System Integrator (SI) platform for a powerful, timesaving, all-in-one cinema design and documentation solution. Available now, these powerful software tools can streamline an integration firm’s process from initial cinema concept and design, through to calculating local area pricing for products and labor.

The combination of D-Tools’ award-winning estimation, design and documentation capabilities, along with TCD’s award-winning cloud-based home cinema design tool provides system integrators and installers with a complete solution to streamline the manual, labor-intensive process of designing a technically perfect residential theater, while taking care of all estimation and project management – allowing both D-Tools and TCD customers to realize substantial cost savings and return on investment.

“The integration with The Cinema Designer will greatly benefit our customers who are designing dedicated cinemas and media rooms, providing a connected workflow from conception through installation—helping them confidently deliver projects of the highest quality to their customers,” said Tim Bigoness, CMO of D-Tools.

“The CEDIA Awards has strict judging criteria when it comes to cinema room design,” comments TCD MD, Guy Singleton, who is also a judge for the American, Australasian, and global CEDIA Awards. “There are lots of aesthetically pleasing cinema rooms submitted each year which do not qualify due to the fact that the correct documentation and the correct calculations were not presented to the judges at the time of entry. TCD checks all of those boxes and combined with the added time-saving and project management functionality provided by D-Tools, this is a perfect partnership for streamlined home theater design and installation.”

Now seamlessly available in D-Tools

D-Tools users designing home cinemas using TCD software will save themselves weeks of work. For instance, once a cinema design is completed in TCD, it can then be quickly exported to D-Tools SI via a .CSV file, with local area pricing, Tax, required labor and associated costs fully calculated. Users will also be able to determine the full complement of I/O connections for all relevant cinema products, as well as importing TCD’s 3D CAD drawings into Visio.

D-Tools’ proposal and project management feature-sets, integrated with TCD’s technical aspect of residential theater design, equips system integrators and installers with a faster, technically accurate method of designing and specifying home cinemas. Users of this integrated solution will be able to more effectively manage every aspect of a project from initial client contact through estimation, system design, and installation, giving them a distinct advantage in the marketplace.

Those interested in learning more about the new D-Tools and TCD’s integration should visit http://d-tools.com/the-cinema-designer/. To learn more about The Cinema Designer and the company’s cloud-based cinema design solution, visit https://thecinemadesigner.com.

For more information about D-Tools and the company’s award-winning System Integrator software platform, sign up for a free online guided tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or for a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.

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 5,500 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.

About The Cinema Designer
The Cinema Designer (TCD) is a cloud-based, interactive, standards-driven online tool that calculates in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer weeks to design, producing a complete 30+ page cinema design proposal including audio and video calibration reports, aesthetic renders reflecting the finished room, and 3D CAD drawings of the room. TCD brings the entire cinema design process into one place: the user enters the dimensions of the room and then works methodically through the entire cinema design. TCD specifies the precise location of the loudspeakers, screen, seating, projector, provides amplification and processor requirements, acoustic treatments, calculates the RT60 value, and much more. Using TCD is the only way home technology professionals can accurately design technically perfect high render channel count immersive audio home theatres in such a short space of time. The software is available to users all over the world, producing documentation that meets the minimum standard required to enter the CEDIA Awards in its cinema and media room design categories. For more information about The Cinema Designer’s subscription options and to create an account, visit the website at https://thecinemadesigner.com. For TCD software updates and news, follow The Cinema Designer on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Media Contacts
D-Tools: Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com
D-Tools: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, Inc., (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com
The Cinema Designer: Guy Singleton, The Cinema Designer, welcome@thecinemadesigner.com.

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The Road to ISE: D-Tools Delivers Next-Level Support

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77,000 — that’s the number of visitors expected at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. Before the global AV community descends on the Dutch capital next week, we asked D-Tools CMO, Tim Bigoness, for an exclusive preview.

Q&A with Tim Bigoness, D-Tools CMO 

Q: Why ISE?
Having a physical presence in Europe and at ISE specifically helps D-Tools achieve our goal of helping our customers gain greater benefit from our solution and serves to deepen our relationships throughout the region. ISE serves as a great venue to discuss the issues our customers and the industry face, identify new opportunities, and deliver highly functional, collaborative solutions that help technology managers and integrators more effectively and effectively specify, integrate, and maintain low voltage and AV systems.

Q: What will you focus on at the show?
In addition to demos of our estimation, design, and project management platform – D-Tools System Integrator (SI) – we’ll also show our recently launched Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad app that makes it easy for industry salespeople to seamlessly generate a project scope and pricing estimate for client review and on-the-spot approval. The data collected in Mobile Quote 2.0 is instantaneously transferred into SI for further design development and project management. By showcasing the combined feature set of our SI platform and its new companion app, our team will provide attendees with valuable insight that they can put into immediate action.

Q: What about your new solution(s) is notable for technology managers?
For tech managers, the business objective for Mobile Quote 2.0 is to cut proposal creation time in half, reduce the likelihood of multiple proposal revisions, and expedite their ability to get sign-off on a scope and budget, with as few meetings as possible. Ultimately, Mobile Quote 2.0 should improve the tech manager’s ability to select and suggest to management the products and technologies they feel will be most effective for their projects, while also increasing the throughput for system designers.

Q: Any additional offerings or recently announced?
D-Tools is emphasizing and expanding our multi-track customer support and training initiatives in 2018 starting with the launch of an all-new series of Gold Support Webinars with Q&A, which rolled out this month. We’re also hosting regional training options including one at Notre Dame and another in the UK May 15 – 17. These offerings have been enhanced to give tech managers, system designers, and integrators the knowledge and tools to maximize their investment in our platform. We remain committed to customer success and look forward to working with our customers throughout 2018 to help them improve their business.