D-Tools Kicks Off 25th Anniversary, Showcases New Features and Capabilities to its Business Software Solutions at ISE 2023

D-Tools’ business management software continues to evolve to help systems integrators improve day-to-day business operations, streamline workflow and boost profitability.

CONCORD, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN — January 10, 2023 — D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software catering to the needs of the systems integration market for 25 years continues to improve and refine its suite of solutions for better business operations and productivity across all departments within an organization. These exciting new features and capabilities to D-Tools’ latest version of its flagship on-premise System Integrator (SI) Software and next-generation Cloud platform will be demonstrated to ISE attendees at the collaborative Technology Integration Partners exhibit, Stand #2K500. The availability of both on-premise and cloud-based software affords integrators a choice for every application.

D-Tools Cloud-Based Business Management Software Now Supports Chat, Complete Service Management Suite

D-Tools is extending its Cloud-based software to include a complete service management suite, which enables residential systems integrators to create, sell, and manage service plans with ease and efficiency. Service plans generate recurring revenue opportunities for integrators while improving the client experience. As part of the service offering, service plans can be designed in advance or configured on-the-fly and presented as an option on a project proposal or sold as a separate contract. Whether issued against a service agreement or as a one-off service call, service orders offer users the ability to schedule resources, document the problem found and work performed, track their time, invoice, and even collect payment right on-site all from a mobile device.

Available to integrators in the U.K., this web-based multi-OS solution facilitates communication and collaboration across an integrator’s entire workforce. A recent addition to the software that makes communication within a company even more efficient is the support of chat. Members of an integration team can now communicate and collaborate in real-time—no more waiting for answers to questions that can delay projects.

Additionally, D-Tools Cloud expedites the generation and throughput of proposals, enabling integrators to close deals faster and move on to the next project. The platform’s facilitation of dynamic, engaging multimedia proposals and browser-based visual quoting enables closer collaboration with clients, leading to prompt e-sign approval, deposits and close rates. D-Tools Cloud’s post-sales capabilities, including scheduling, project planning, task management and time tracking help integrators finish jobs on time and within budget.

D-Tools Showcases Newest Generation of D-Tools System Integrator (SI), Version 20

At ISE 2023 D-Tools will also demonstrate System Integrator (SI) version 20, which provides a suite of powerful new sales, project and field service capabilities to improve operating efficiency for systems integration businesses. SI v20 supports integration with Azure Active Directory (AAS), which provides Single Sign-On and enhanced security. Also implemented to help systems integrators drive productivity and boost bottom-line results are improvements to Pricing and Labor, including the ability to add multiple vendors and labor types to products; Purchasing and Field Service management; and the performance of features including projects, tasks, checklists, workflow rules, and more.

To request a live demo on the show floor, email D-Tools at sales@d-tools.com and stop by ISE Stand #2K500. To learn more about D-Tools software and sign up for free trials, visit www.d-tools.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability.

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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

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D-Tools Appoints Gordon Dutch as Global Advisor

CEO of Re-Sauce and former Exec/VP & Shareholder of Peerless-AV to help extend global reach of D-Tools award-winning software solutions

CONCORD, CA — D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of system integrators worldwide, today announced the appointment of Gordon Dutch as a Global Advisor to help expand the adoption of D-Tools software in the EMEA market.

Dutch is no stranger to helping US companies improve their positioning and expand their brand presence across EMEA and beyond. As a former Exec/VP and shareholder of Peerless-AV, Dutch-led an international expansion initiative that propelled Peerless-AV from a US-centric business to a global leader in the mount and outdoor TV markets. An effort that saw Peerless-AV presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Dutch was also inducted into Installation Magazine’s Global Hall of Fame in 2017. 

“While D-Tools has customers in over 90 countries, the company has not aggressively pursued expansion abroad” states Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “Gordon has a proven history and stellar reputation for creating market awareness and securing business in the EMEA region. We are fortunate to have him on our team, and look forward to a lasting partnership.”

Dutch added, “I’ve admired D-Tools for having pioneered and gained market dominance in the area of AV business productivity software. I’m excited to work with the D-Tools team to help them further refine their solutions for the international market, grow their global business, and expand their brand.”

About D-Tools, Inc. 

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, over 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability. Headquartered in Northern California, D-Tools also maintains offices in Georgia, the Netherlands, and India. Find out more at d-tools.com. 

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

About Re-Sauce
Re-Sauce are a global business consultancy originally based in the UK, but now with offices and partners worldwide. The founders of Re-Sauce have a significant amount of experience and history in building successful AV brands. Re-Sauce helps brands create global sales strategies, and provides sales introductions, marketing, as well as global Press & PR. 

For more information on Re-Sauce visit www.re-sauce.net or contact them directly on hello@re-sauce.net.

D-Tools Media Contacts

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

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com 

Re-Sauce Media Contact

Re-Sauce Press Account press@re-sauce.net

 

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Canadian Pricing Now Available in D-Tools Cloud through Industry-leading Suppliers

D-Tools continues support for its Canadian customers with the ability to now access their preferred supplier’s real-time Canadian product pricing through the D-Tools Cloud interface to simplify and expedite the proposal and procurement process from any web-enabled device     

CONCORD, CA — D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of system integrators worldwide, today extended support for its Canadian dealers by providing Canadian pricing for its cloud-based platform through direct integrations with leading industry suppliers.

 Currently serving nearly 1,000 system integrators in North America, D-Tools Cloud is an easy-to-implement cloud-based platform that offers an alternative to system integrators in the region seeking ways to close more business faster and drive increased productivity from any web-enabled device. 

Previously only available for the U.S., integrations with ADI, Staub, Paradigm, Anthem, Martin Logan, IC Realtime, Sonos, and Sound United brands including brands Denon, Marantz, Polk, and Definitive Technologt, provide Canadian customers utilizing D-Tools Cloud access to detailed, up-to-date product information and real-time pricing, to simplify and expedite their proposal throughput and procurement process. 

 “We are thrilled about our Partnership with D-Tools,” comments Bryan Sack, Vice President of Staub Electronics. “For over 24 years, D-Tools has helped integrators streamline their business processes thanks to their unique solution and we are looking forward to giving Canadian integrators the ability to access our leading brands through the D-Tools Cloud platform. Not only will this agreement allow our partners to save time maintaining their database, it will also give them an opportunity to optimize their procurement and efficiently manage their projects.”

Customers attest that D-Tools Cloud delivers on the promise to reduce their proposal backlog by expediting the generation and throughput of proposals, allowing them to close business faster and focus on the next opportunity. The platform’s interactive, multimedia proposals and browser-based visual quoting create a collaborative experience with clients, leading to prompt e-sign approval and deposit and higher close rates. In addition, D-Tools Cloud’s post-sales capabilities, such as scheduling, project planning, task management, and time tracking, help integrators ensure that jobs are delivered on time and budget.

For additional information and pricing on D-Tools Cloud and to sign up for a free trial, visit www.d-tools.com/cloud. Go to www.d-tools.com to learn more about D-Tools and its portfolio of products.   

 About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability. 

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  Media Contacts

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

 Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

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Sony and D-Tools Partner to Offer Exclusive Integrated Pricing through TechData in D-Tools’ Cloud-based Platform for System Integrators

Sony’s new partnership with D-Tools provides Sony dealers with direct access to real-time product pricing in D-Tools Cloud via TechData, helping to expedite and improve the estimating, design, and procurement process.      

Concord, CA. (August 23, 2022) Sony and D-Tools, Inc., today announced an exclusive partnership that provides direct access to Sony’s product specifications and real-time pricing through TechData, exclusively from within the D-Tools Cloud environment. This direct integration allows dealers to deliver accurate product pricing and information to expedite and improve the estimating, design, and procurement process.      

“When it comes to our dealers, Sony Electronics aims to make the process of doing business with us easy and fast,” said Jeff Goldstein, Head of Sales for the Custom Installation Channel at Sony Electronics. “This new integration between TechData on behalf of Sony and D-Tools will help us achieve our goal of including our products into proposals even easier. We are excited to continue our relationship with D-Tools and look forward to offering our dealers new tools to streamline the procurement process.” 

“This integration with Sony and TechData is an incredible, major asset for Sony dealers all over the country,” said Barrie McCorkle, Director of Supplier Programs at D-Tools. “Our partnership provides streamlined workflow and efficiencies with extreme accuracy for each of their projects.”

 

D-Tools’ cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, is a powerful and easy-to-implement multi-OS, web-based SaaS solution that drives sales and increases profitability from any web-enabled device. D-Tools Cloud offers sales pipeline management, on-the-fly estimating from any mobile device, intelligent visual quoting, interactive system design presentations, product procurement using supplier-authorized dealer-specific pricing, and a full project management suite of capabilities.

Sony’s integrated dealer-specific pricing via TechData in D-Tools Cloud provides the following valuable benefits to system integrators:

  • Instant access and a seamless means of quickly connecting to their unique pricing—including promotional pricing or standard base pricing
  • Ability to deliver accurate quotes while expediting the generation and throughput of proposals, allowing them to close business faster
  • Assurance that product and pricing information on purchase orders is always up-to-date
  • Delivers a friction-free and highly efficient sales process – real-time proposal generation, e-sign capabilities, mobile payment processing
  • Offers a data-driven, collaborative system design process for clearer communications across teams and with clients
  • Instantaneously and significantly expands the list of products available to D-Tools Cloud users

Sony dealers interested in learning how to leverage D-Tools Cloud can register for an extended free trial of the platform, courtesy of Sony, by visiting: https://www.d-tools.com/d-tools-sony-free-trial.

To learn more about D-Tools software offerings, visit www.d-tools.com.  

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, project management, and on-going servicing. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operational efficiencies and increased profitability.

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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

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D-Tools to Demonstrate Latest Release of System Integrator Software at InfoComm

D-Tools to Demonstrate Latest Release of System Integrator Software at InfoComm

SI v18 is designed to help companies expedite the sales process, improve efficiency, and harness new integrated inventory management integrations with Tracknicity and TRXio

CONCORD, CA (May 25, 2022) – D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of system integrators worldwide, will demonstrate its award-winning System Integrator (SI) solution for commercial integrators at InfoComm 2022 in booth N1037, June 8-10, in Las Vegas.

D-Tools SI helps integrators win more bids and improve operating efficiency by streamlining their entire project workflows – from initial client contract through ongoing service. At InfoComm, D-Tools will showcase several recent enhancements to the latest release (SI v18). Geared to meet the unique needs of electronic systems contractors, new capabilities help companies save time, gain deeper insight into project processes, and improve operating efficiency throughout their businesses.

“D-Tools’ mission has always been to help our customers run more profitable businesses through software designed to replicate and expedite their workflows and best practices,” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “The new capabilities in this release were developed in direct response to requests from our users and include significant improvements such as the ability to change product quantities on-the-fly directly in a quote, and manage inventory through advanced integrations with Tracknicity and TRXio. We look forward to helping our customers apply these productivity enhancements to their day-to-day workflows.”

Enhancements to SI include:
Sales and Quoting Management
Quantity-based Quoting, ideal for large-scale security and structured cabling projects, improves application performance while allowing salespeople to develop a scope and budget in a fraction of time. Items (i.e. products, labor, packages, and solutions) may now be entered by quantity, without the need to assign location and system type, making it easy to price out and modify system estimates on-the-fly.

Products/items now have a new Purchase Cost field, which improves multi-currency support by enabling users to accurately track the cost for an item in one currency and present the price for that item in a quote in a different currency, regardless of currency conversion.

Inventory Tracking
New Tracknicity and TRXio integrations help integrators manage their inventory, which at the same time ensures that inventory items, whether pulled from stock or ordered for a project, are efficiently, seamlessly, and accurately tracked from proposal through being purchased, received, staged, picked, delivered, installed, and serviced, thereby keeping projects on schedule while helping to reduce unnecessary and unwanted inventory buildup and avoid duplicate product purchases.

SI v18 also includes several additional performance enhancements to help boost productivity and achieve healthier bottom-line results.

To request a live demo of SI v18 on the show floor, email the D-Tools team at sales@d-tools.com and stop by InfoComm booth N1037. To learn more about D-Tools software offerings and sign up for free trials, visit www.d-tools.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability.

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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

 

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D-Tools to Demonstrate Latest Release of System Integrator Software at InfoComm

Latest Release of D-Tools System Integrator (SI) Software Helps Companies Expedite the Sales Process, Improve Efficiency, and Presents new Integrated Inventory Management Solutions

Version 18 of D-Tools’ award-winning SI solution enables sales teams to quickly quote large projects, and reduce inventory levels by actively selling and pulling items from stock through new inventory management integrations with Tracknicity and TRXio

CONCORD, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN (May 2, 2022) — D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of system integrators worldwide, announced the availability of System Integrator (SI) version 18. Geared to meet the needs of electronic systems contractors, new capabilities and feature enhancements help companies save time, gain deeper insight into project processes, and improve operating efficiency throughout their business. D-Tools SI v18 will be on display at Integrated Systems Europe, Stand 2P300.

“D-Tools’ mission has always been to help our customers run more profitable businesses through software designed to replicate and expedite their workflow and best practices,” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “The new capabilities in this release were developed in direct response to requests from our users and include significant improvements such as the ability to change product quantities on-the-fly directly in a quote, and manage inventory through advanced integrations with Tracknicity and TRXio. We look forward to helping our customers apply these productivity enhancements to their day-to-day workflow.”

SI v18 offers numerous timesaving and productivity advancements that benefit sales, project management, and service teams, including updates to sales and quoting management, projects, inventory tracking, tasks, service orders, and more. 

Enhancements to SI include:

Sales and Quoting Management

Quantity-based Quoting, ideal for security and structured cabling projects, improves application performance while allowing salespeople to develop a scope and budget for large projects in a fraction of time. Projects now support the ability to manage line items (products, labor, packages, and solutions) by quantity, making it easy to quickly price out a system without designing and assigning locations, systems, etc. Products/items now have a new Purchase Cost field, which improves multi-currency support by enabling users to accurately track the cost for an item in one currency and present the price for that item in a quote in different currency, regardless of currency conversion.

Improved Product Search
The new Find Usages feature is a great asset management tool that provides the ability to search across purchase orders and service orders to identify where products have been installed. This feature is particularly useful in situations where a product has been recalled, requires a firmware update, or is becoming obsolete and should be replaced.

Compare and Sync with Catalog feature for project and catalog items guarantees that project items are up to date and accurate. Simplifying updates to/from the catalog helps users discover and fix potential product issues such as price differences, products that not available in the catalog, unapproved/discontinued items, and other project errors.

Serial Numbers Search provides an historical record of an item’s location and usage on a project—such as on a purchase order receipt, in a task, or on a service order, based on its serial number— solving potential problems and saving time for project management and service teams. 

Inventory Tracking
New Tracknicity and TRXio integrations help integrators manage their inventory, which at the same time ensuring that inventory items, whether pulled from stock or order for a project, are efficiently, seamlessly, and accurately tracked from proposal through being purchased, received, staged, picked, delivered, installed, and serviced, thereby keeping projects on schedule while helping to reduce unnecessary and unwanted inventory buildup and avoid duplicate product purchases.

Scheduling
Summary Tasks and Summary Service Orders group a series of connected events (i.e., installation tasks, service requests) to facilitate resource planning, scheduling, and invoicing.

SI v18 also includes performance enhancements such as faster client report generation on large projects and improved project check-in speed when updating a project.

D-Tools SI v18 will be on display at Integrated Systems Europe, Stand 2P300.

For a more detailed list of enhancements in SI v18, visit https://www.d-tools.com/whats-new-in-system-integrator.

To sign up now for a free, personal online tour, visit 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 is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of electronic systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an audio visual or security system integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and field service management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operational efficiencies and increased profitability.

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn

Media Contacts

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

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

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