SI 2015 is “about System Integrator becoming a more complete 360-degree solution with a robust cloud infrastructure that integrates accounting and sales platforms,” says Josh Carlson, senior marketing communications manager for D-Tools. “It utilizes industry standard shapes for simplified use across platforms for clear communication between trades.”
ISE 2015 is also a platform for launching SI 2015 internationally. From D-Tools’ press release:
ISE attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest advancements to D-Tools award-winning System Integrator™ Software Platform—SI 2015—which was previewed in September for the US market during CEDIA EXPO. The latest iteration of the platform (available in February) features several new updates, including integration with QuickBooks and other accounting software, which allows integrators to track inventory and order status, sync vendors, and more. SI 2015’s new Mobile Workflow and Installation Management capabilities are also brand-new, letting users track the status of install tasks from a smartphone or tablet and send/receive device-level notifications.
Users can schedule installs and make updates to a centralized calendar, then broadcast those appointments and changes out to their team in real-time, while changes automatically synchronize back with the SI 2015 platform. Highly effective AutoCAD (including AutoCAD 2015) and Visio-based drawings provide clearer and more concise communications between team members and consultants for more effective project management. In all, SI 2015 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business from estimation to system design to project management.
D-Tools’ SI 2015 dashboard view
D-Tool developed its new mobile quote iOS app, according to Carlson, to make integrators’ lives easier. “It’s something that allows them to communicate directly from the field. The clear communication and ability to respond immediately to needs in the field for design and project management is a time saver when doing bids, and working on projects time is money. It allows things not to fall through the cracks.”
More on the Mobile Quote, which is available through SI 2015, from D-Tools’ press release:
A workflow-enhancing application, Mobile Quote represents a fantastic opportunity for systems integrators to work with clients in the field to secure an accurate and immediately deliverable system design quote—before the client has time to second guess the decision or find alternative resources. That same quote can then be emailed to the client and imported back into the full desktop version of D-Tools for integration into the project. D-Tools Mobile Quote seamlessly extends the workflow from the office to the field and back, maximizing efficiencies and enhancing the customer experience.
D-Tools is at Stand #1-P58 at ISE 2015.