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 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 – SI 2018.
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.
Revised 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 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 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.
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