SI 2015 offers improvements in virtually every functional area including inventory, data and project management
D-Tools SI 2015 will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver, Colo., in booth #526

D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, recently announced a major new release of its flagship software platform, System Integrator 2015. Being launched at CEDIA Expo 2014 and available in Q4, the new SI 2015 release adds valuable new productivity features and enhancements that enable Commercial and Residential AV integrators to both streamline business processes and increase profitability while simultaneously maximising efficiencies and reducing overhead. SI 2015 will be 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 new functionality within the architecture of the System Integrator platform including a robust D-Tools Cloud infrastructure, SI 2015 makes it faster and easier than ever to perform key functions of an integrator’s business—estimation, system design, and project management. Moreover, SI 2015 offers improvements in virtually every functional area including inventory, data and project management, QuickBooks and third-party integrations, mobile connectivity, as well as a major upgrade in the software’s drawing capabilities. The application delivers a powerful yet easy to use solution that positively effects—and thereby improves—all areas of an integrator’s business.

“This next iteration of the D-Tools System Integrator platform adds critical mobile workflow and installation management capabilities and for the first time, introduces an inventory management component facilitated through the platform’s QuickBooks integration,” said Adam Stone, President and Founder of D-Tools. “We work closely with our customers to consistently refine the D-Tools offering and are excited to be able to add these new features, functionality, and productivity enhancements that will help all our customers succeed in taking their business to the next level.”

D-Tools SI 2015 will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver, Colo., in booth #526. There, executives will showcase the comprehensive system integration software platform which will include the following new features and enhancements:

  • Mobile Workflow & Installation Management
  1. Track status of install tasks from any mobile device (phone & tablet)
  2. Assign Mobile resources
  3. Adaptive formatting to work on any device
  4. Notifications for New, Revised, and Completed Tasks
  5. Enter install status, notes, serial numbers and actual install times
  6. Take photos
  7. Syncs field information back into SI 2015
  • QuickBooks Integration:
  1.  Track inventory in QuickBooks
  2. Track order status in QuickBooks
  3. Group by Locations, Systems or Project Phases in QuickBooks Estimates
  4. Sync Vendors when creating Items in QuickBooks 
  • Product Catalog:
  1. Review and rate products
  2. Add Alternates to Catalog Products
  3. Enhanced search in Product and Labor Explorer
  • Projects:
  1. Improved Project History Tracking
  2. Improved Project Editor functionality
  • Drawing enhancements:
  1. Speed enhancements for stencil/block updates
  2. New filter options for Connected Wire and Disconnected Wire
  3. Shape Tree improvements
  4. Enhanced Shape and Block settings: multiple shapes and blocks can be selected, changed, and assigned
  5. Additional settings to paste shapes and blocks as New, Clone, or Alternate
  6. Support for AutoCAD 2015

The SI 2015 release comes on the heels of two product additions; the recently launched Mobile Quote native iOS application—which enables integrators and sales people to generate a quote and get to a budget number from any jobsite in the world and FreeTools PSL™, a new system design companion application that provides Microsoft® Visio users with multiple libraries of industry-specific plan view symbols and Visio drawing templates that make it easier to create system designs using universally accepted industry standards. SI 2015, Mobile Quote, FreeTools PSL, and other new enhancements will be shown in D-Tools’ booth #526 during CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver, Colo.