D-Tools Unveils Major New Release of System Integrator Software – About Your Online Magazine

The latest release of SI allows system contractors to accurately estimate and bid large, enterprise-scale commercial projects in less time.

CONCORD, Calif. — D-Tools, a provider of data-driven software for system integrators, announced the availability of System Integrator version 15, which includes new capabilities for its end-to-end, estimation, design, installation and service management software solution.

“This latest release of SI allows system contractors to accurately estimate and bid large, enterprise-scale commercial projects in a fraction of the time,” says Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “This new functionality is in direct response to customer requests. We are pleased to be able to help our customers kick off the new year with a tool that enables them to win more six and seven-figure projects.”

The latest software release, SI v15, is said to provide new performance-enhancing capabilities that include a combination of products and multiple packages that can be created to present in a solutions-based sales approach. Often referred to as “room types”, integrators can go beyond packages, which enables significantly faster estimation and a better presentation to the client for medium to large-scale projects, according to the announcement.

Other new feature sets:

  • Mass Update function added in the SI Project Explorer facilitates changes across projects
  • New Project Wizard settings allow users to set required fields, helping enforce standardization
  • Custom fields for products and projects can be re-ordered and filtered to only show fields in use, reducing clutter and possibility of error
  • Twenty additional list-type custom fields are available in projects for greater flexibility
  • Ability for multiple purchase orders, tasks, service orders, and service plans to be open for editing at one time enables users to work more efficiently
  • Improved color-coding capabilities for owner furnished equipment (OFE) and non-billable items throughout the SI interface, enabling users to quickly identify these items
  • Additional product identification in Mobile Install, including OFE and non-billable products, improves efficiency for field technicians
  • Task and Service Order reports now have options to display actual resource hours and/or timesheets from Mobile Install for more accurate project reporting
  • Re-designed ribbons improve the user experience throughout the application

The company’s on-premises software, SI, and Cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, help manage all aspects of an A/V or security system integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement and project management.

Paula Fonseca