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D-Tools System Integrator 2018 Is at InfoComm 2018

D-Tools System Integrator 2018 will be on display for the first time at InfoComm 2018 and CEO Randy Stearns says its features target integration firms.

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D-Tools CEO Randy Stearns teases System Integrator 2018 and more in a CI 3 Questions interview.

During InfoComm 2018 attendees can get their first look at D-Tools System Integrator 2018, the latest version of its business software platform designed for integrators.

Prior to the Las Vegas event, June 6-8, CEO Randy Stearns teased D-Tools System Integrator 2018, highlighting several focuses that he expects to benefit commercial integrators:

  • Change orders
  • Taxes
  • Integration with PSA and USAV organizations’ product libraries
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
  • AutoCAD integration improvements
  • Service contracts and recurring revenue

Stearns also emphasized that D-Tool’s overwhelming focus is on the commercial market. In a press release, D-Tools writes that accommodating significant growth in primary commercial sectors, System Integrator 2018 provides beneficial new enhancements ideally suited for commercial AV and IT, higher education, and security professionals.

System Integrator 2018, the Customer Portal and Mobile Quote 2.0 will also be on display for the first time to the InfoComm 2018 audience at Booth C3864.

More on D-Tools System Integrator 2018 from Press Release: 

Timesaving Enhancements

Accommodating a key component of virtually all projects, D-Tools has completely re-engineered its Change Order process to enable the creation of multiple, persistent Change Orders while also adding a new approval process for Change order acceptance.

New Project and Catalog improvements allow D-Tools users to clone products and labor items when adding accessories or items to a package – saving time and reducing errors. Service Orders can also now be created for archived projects, allowing multiple packages to be added at once to a project from the Mobile Quote Explorer.

AutoCAD Integration

Improvements have also been made to D-Tools’ AutoCAD integration, which makes it easier for those using the platform to leverage industry standard engineering drawings as part of their project workflow.

Enhanced Security Features

Additional support for security customers has been implemented with PSA integration, providing built-in functionality to update dealer cost information on the fly or on a schedule. Enhanced password rules and enforcement settings ensure the security of customer data per the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations.

Mobile Quote 2.0 App Makes It Easy to Generate Scope and Pricing On the Fly

Redesigned for a more intuitive, efficient, and visually impactful experience, D-Tools’ Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad app makes it easy to walk prospective clients through available technology options and seamlessly generate a scope and budget for customer approval at the sales site, leading to much faster sign-off with fewer meetings. The data collected is instantaneously transferred into D-Tools SI for further design development and project management. Leveraging D-Tools’ extensive product library and workflow concepts, such as the specification of devices by location and system, Mobile Quote 2.0 allows salespeople to obtain signed approval of a project’s scope and budget, and even collect a design retainer, in the very first client meeting.

For in-house technology managers, Mobile Quote 2.0 can cut proposal creation time in half, reduce the likelihood of multiple proposal revisions, and expedite their ability to get sign-off on a scope and budget. Ultimately, Mobile Quote 2.0 improves the tech manager’s ability to select and suggest to management the products and technologies they feel will be most effective for their projects, while also increasing the throughput for system designers.

Customer Portal Increases Client Engagement to Create More Satisfied Customers

The increasingly mobile workforce demands easy access to documents from anywhere and at any time. D-Tools’ new Customer Portal facilitates collaboration and increases client engagement across distances, time zones, and mobile platforms.

Users can share proposals, contracts, change orders, drawings, cut sheets, user manuals, and other client-facing documents via the web. To review, comment, and accept (or reject) the documents presented, clients click on the e-mailed link and log in to a secure web portal.

This new web-enabled, device-agnostic capability expedites client communication and approvals, to keep projects moving forward and ensure that timelines and budgets are met. The Customer Portal improves efficiency, facilitates better client engagement, and, ultimately, leads to heightened customer satisfaction.

Commercial Integrators Can Learn More About Mobile Quote 2.0 and D-Tools System Integrator 2018 at InfoComm 2018

To see how D-Tools can deliver profound visibility, insights, and results, InfoComm 2018 attendees are encouraged to visit D-Tools in booth C3864 or sign up now for a free, personal online tour by visiting https://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. You can download a free 30-day trial of D-Tools anytime at https://d-tools.com/hosted-free-trial-signup/.