D-Tools System Integrator 2016 Now Available

dtools-si-0316D-Tools today announced the availability of the newest version of its System Integrator (SI) software platform, SI 2016. Building upon the architecture of the System Integrator platform, which includes a robust D-Tools Cloud infrastructure, this major release adds over 50 new productivity features and enhancements that make it faster and easier than ever for residential and commercial AV, higher education and security integrators, consultants, tech managers and systems designers to perform key functions of their business — estimation, system design and project management. SI 2016 offers improvements in virtually every functional area including integrations with SupplyStream and QuickBooks Online, purchase order management and numerous improvements to reporting, scheduling, and Mobile Install. Now available as an upgrade for existing customers, SI 2016 will be provided at no cost for customers participating in the D-Tools Software Assurance program.

Highlights of SI 2016 new features and enhancements:

SupplyStream Integration:

  • Search SupplyStream product catalog from within D-Tools SI 2016
  • See your actual cost and real-time product availability (requires SupplyStream account, which is free to D-Tools customers)

QuickBooks Online Integration:

  • Sync D-Tools product catalog with QuickBooks
  • Send estimates and purchase orders directly to QuickBooks Online
  • Sync vendors when creating items in QuickBooks Online

Purchase Orders:

  • Create and issue purchase orders from within a D-Tools project
  • Order items for multiple projects and for stock on the same P.O.
  • New D-Tools vendor portal facilitates communication between vendor and integrator
  • Items received are updated in the D-Tools project’s order tracking log

Tasks and Scheduling:

  • Timeline view added to calendar
  • Add/edit business hours to the schedule
  • Mobile Install enhancements
    • Time Sheets – track and export time entries to payroll software
    • Add site items to install tasks and service orders
    • Send notifications when work order or service order tasks are completed
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Drawing Enhancements:

  • Off-page reference capabilities for schematic drawings in Visio
  • Show coverage area for cameras, motion detectors and WAPs
  • New cable tray shapes facilitate design and layout of equipment rooms

Reporting Enhancements:

  • Ability to re-arrange the order of items in a proposal
  • Four new client reports – Company Profile, Line Item Detail (Discount and Net Price), Line Item Detail (Unit
  • Price and Total Price) and Product Details
  • Checklist with Install Status
  • New Report Definitions

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