D-Tools to Host Training Sessions at CEDIA Expo 2016

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D-Tools to Host Training Sessions at CEDIA Expo 2016

Session teaches attendees how to harness the power of D-Tools SI 2016 System Integrator software to maximize workflows and operational efficiencies

CONCORD, Calif. (September 7, 2016) — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, announced today it will hold a training session during CEDIA in Dallas, TX on Friday September 16, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT. The session “Create a Project in SI 2016,” will detail the process of starting a project with D-Tools’ award winning System Integrator (SI) software platform, SI 2016, in order to streamline an integrator’s business processes and increase profitability. SI 2016 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business—estimation, system design, and project management.

The D-Tools CEDIA Manufacturer Training session will take place during CEDIA in Dallas on Friday September 16th at 12:30 p.m. in room #C148. All attendees of CEDIA 2016 are invited, and upon completion, will be rewarded with .75 CEU credits. Registration is now open: http://expo.cedia.net/register-plan/registration.

Those interested in learning more about the award-winning System Integrator (SI) platform are encouraged to see a live demo of SI 2016 at D-Tools’ CEDIA booth #2512.

Those interested in learning more about D-Tools and the company’s award-winning System Integrator software platform are also encouraged to sign up for a free demo by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or for a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by following this link 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 5,000 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.

Media Contacts 

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

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

MVP Program Contact

Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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D-Tools Invites CEDIA Expo Attendees to Annual Celebration

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D-Tools Invites CEDIA Expo Attendees to Annual Celebration

Core Brands-sponsored event takes place Friday, September 16th in D-Tools Booth 2512

CONCORD, Calif. (September 7, 2016) — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, today announced the company’s annual CEDIA Expo Celebration event will take place during CEDIA Expo in Dallas on Friday September 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm in D-Tools booth #2512. D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partner Core Brands will sponsor the event in support of celebrating customers, partners, and the industry as a whole. A popular event in past years, D-Tools and Core Brands invite CEDIA Expo attendees to share in the CEDIA Expo Celebration, meet and network with D-Tools and Core Brand team members, and learn more about the company’s award-winning System Integrator 2016 (SI 2016) software.

The D-Tools CEDIA Celebration event, sponsored by Core Brands, will take place during CEDIA in Dallas on Friday September 16th at 3:00 p.m. in D-Tools booth #2512. Admission is free, beverages will be provided, and all attendees are invited.

Those interested in learning more about D-Tools and the company’s award-winning System Integrator software platform are also encouraged to sign up for a free demo by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or for a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by following this link http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.

About Core Brands
Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning control, audio, power management, connectivity and video distribution brands including ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® to deliver a portfolio of connected home and commercial solutions to its channel partners and end users.

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit www.nortek.com.

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 5,000 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.

Media Contacts 

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

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

MVP Program Contact

Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Partners Showcase New Products CEDIA Expo 2016

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D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Partners Showcase New Products CEDIA Expo 2016

CONCORD, Calif. (September 1, 2016) — D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, today announced that a record number of the company’s Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) partners will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2016, being held September 15-17 in Dallas, TX. Over 85 brands will showcase their latest solutions at CEDIA Expo, the world’s premier showcase for home technology.

By participating in D-Tools’ MVP program, manufacturer partners ensure systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers using D-Tools System Integrator (SI) estimation, design, and project management platform have access to the most up-to-date and detailed product information available, in a format that can be utilized effectively in a cross-functional capacity to deliver maximum workflow efficiency. It also gives manufacturer partners critical insights and a direct connection with the D-Tools user database, which helps build customer loyalty by ensuring that dealers have the information they need to recommend, specify, install and integrate its products. SI users are granted free access to the D-Tools product library and MVPs have the ability to track how many dealers are downloading product data by day, month, or year, and monitor which products are being downloaded in order to gain valuable insights and better manage their pipeline.

The following D-Tools MVP partners will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2016:

Those interested in learning more about the D-Tools MVP Program or D-Tools System Integrator platform are encouraged to visit D-Tools CEDIA booth #2512, or visit www.d-tools.com, call (925) 270-4105, or e-mail joshc@d-tools.com or mvp@d-tools.com.

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 5,000 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.

 Media Contacts 

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

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

MVP Program Contact

Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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D-Tools Announces New Third Party Software Integrations at CEDIA 2016

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D-Tools Announces New Third Party Software Integrations at CEDIA 2016

As part of its ongoing mission to provide integrators with a comprehensive end-to-end solution, D-Tools announces integrations with popular third-party software that serve to complement its core business platform for home technologists

D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, announces integrations with several third party software providers in order to extend the reach and increase the value of its flagship software platform, System Integrator 2016, at CEDIA booth #2512 in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, September 15 – 17.

These strategic partnerships move D-Tools closer to its goal of providing AV, IT, and security system integrators and consultants with a complete end-to-end solution that allows data to flow seamlessly throughout the project lifecycle – from initial client contact through the ongoing service relationship. D-Tools’ API and integration strategy is an integral component of the company’s core vision – to provide integrators of every type and size with a software platform that gives them the flexibility to select and adopt the various tools that best suit the needs of their business.

Initially, D-Tools SI 2016 will integrate with the following best-of-breed software solutions:

Connectwise – This business management platform combines help desk and customer service, CRM, marketing campaigns, and project management, along with business analytics, in one cloud-based solution. This integration adds D-Tools’ powerful estimation and drawing capabilities to form a more comprehensive solution from the initial point of contact in a new sales opportunity through servicing and invoicing.

Slateplan – Modern sales software for the home technology industry, Slateplan helps salespeople and their customers collaborate, learn about and select the right products, and agree on budget, all during a single meeting. Slateplan accelerates the sales process, promotes client engagement and eliminates pre-sales engineering hours. When integrated with D-Tools’ data-driven platform, Slateplan customers benefit by using their existing D-Tools product catalog which results in quick and accurate scope and budget development.  Further, that same product and labor data can then be pushed back into D-Tools to streamline the process of generating professional proposals.

TRX.io – This state-of-the-art inventory and asset management solution provides real-time tracking and management of all inventory, whether in the warehouse, in a technician’s van, or on-site, allowing for clear and consistent communication of product whereabouts between staff members. The integration with D-Tools allows technology professionals to accurately track products from procurement through installation, better manage inventory, replace manual processes, eliminate inventory-related accounting errors and inaccuracies and, as a result, improve cash flow and overall profitability.

Ihiji – When D-Tools integrates with Ihiji’s new, award-winning ServiceManager, users will benefit from streamlined project documentation, trouble-ticket tracking, and service management to create greater efficiencies and better ongoing service. All project details including customer information, product information, and even engineering drawings will flow seamlessly from D-Tools into Ihiji’s ServiceManager, ensuring data integrity and a seamless workflow as a project moves from completion to post-installation servicing.

ProjX360 – A future integration planned with this platform will enable users to utilize ProjX360’s sales CRM and project management tools without the need for double data entry, allowing critical project information to maintain its integrity and seamlessly flow between the two systems. Users of this integrated solution will be able to more effectively manage every aspect of a project’s lifecycle from initial client contact through estimation, system design, installation, and post-installation service.

“For system integrators, the ability to utilize these other best-of-breed solutions in combination with the D-Tools platform creates a true end-to-end software solution in which data flows seamlessly through the project lifecycle,” says D-Tools CEO Randy Stearns. “As part of our long-standing mission to streamline the business process for the thousands of system integrators that we serve, these initial integrations, and those that will follow, move us substantially closer to that goal.”

Increased Capabilities for SI 2016 R2

In addition, D-Tools SI 2016 R2, introduced for the first time at CEDIA 2016 and available as a free upgrade to current D-Tools customers, provides users with the capabilities to import project information from Middle Atlantic’s Configurator software and Portal by SupplyStream directly into SI 2016, making generating bids, proposals, equipment lists and project documentation even faster and easier.

Support for AutoCAD 2017 and an all-new, clean pdf file import process in Visio are among the improvements to D-Tools’ legendary drawing capabilities.

CEDIA attendees interested in seeing the enhancements to D-Tools SI 2016 R2 and receiving a demonstration of the software platform should stop by booth #2512 during the show or visit www.d-tools.com for more information.

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. 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 5,000 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 at www.d-tools.com or by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and on LinkedIn.

Press Contacts

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

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

MVP Contact

Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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D-Tools Showcase System Integrator 2016 at Essential Install Live! South 2016

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Latest version of award-winning solution adds SupplyStream and QuickBooks Online integration as well as productivity improvements for Proposals, Purchasing and Change Orders

CONCORD, Calif. – June 28, 2016 (Essential Install Live! South, Booth #101)D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that it would be showcasing the major new release of its flagship software platform, System Integrator 2016 at Essential Install Live! South 2016. Available now, the new SI 2016 release adds valuable new productivity features and enhancements that enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase profitability. SI 2016 is 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 Order Management, as well as significant improvements to reporting, scheduling, drawing capabilities, and Mobile Install.

“We’re looking forward to exhibiting at Essential Install as it gives us the opportunity to meet with our UK and European customers, learn more about their current processes and discuss how our solution can help them increase their productivity, efficiency, and ultimately improve profitability,” stated Tim Bigoness, VP of Sales and Marketing, who will attend the event.

D-Tools will demo SI 2016 at Essential Install Live! South 2016 booth #101. New features and enhancements include:

⦁ 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
⦁ Purchase Orders:
⦁ Select vendors, generate and send POs
⦁ Change Orders:
⦁ Create, review, track, and approve project changes
⦁ Tasks and Scheduling:
⦁ Mobile Install Enhancements
⦁ Client Notes
⦁ Dynamic Price Calculator:
⦁ 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

Those interested in learning more about the award-winning System Integrator (SI) platform are encouraged to sign up for a free demo by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or for a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by following this link 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 5,000 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 at www.d-tools.com or by following D-Tools on Twitter, Facebook, and on LinkedIn.

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

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

MVP Contact
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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D-Tools to Sponsor and Present at the CEDIA Tech Forum in San Francisco, CA

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D-Tools to Sponsor and Present at the CEDIA Tech Forum in San Francisco, CA

D-Tools to hold presentation teaching attendees how to streamline workflows and increase operational efficiencies utilizing D-Tools System Integrator (SI) software

CONCORD, CA (June 21, 2016) — D-Tools Inc. today announced that the company would sponsor and hold a live presentation at the CEDIA Tech Forum being held June 30 in San Francisco, CA. The CEDIA event brings home technology and professionals together to broaden access to its members and improve knowledge within the industry. At the event, D-Tools will present a session called “Streamline Business Processes with System Integrator 2016 (SI 2016)” from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. There, VP of Sales Tim Bigoness will teach attendees how to streamline workflows and increase operational efficiencies utilizing the company’s award-winning System Integrator (SI) software platform. During the Tech Forum, attendees will also have the opportunity to network with industry peers and CEDIA staff.

Interested parties can register for the CEDIA Tech Forum and D-Tools presentation here: CEDIA Tech Forum.

Those interested in learning more about the award-winning D-Tools System Integrator (SI) platform are encouraged to sign up for a free demo by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or for a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by following this link 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 5,000 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.

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

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

MVP Contact
Josh Carlson, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4105, joshc@d-tools.com

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