D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Audio Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI) has reduced time and costs by as much as 30% while utilizing D-Tools System Integrator software.
INFOCOMM - ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 7, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Audio Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI) has reduced time and costs by as much as 30% while utilizing D -Tools System Integrator. AVI is an audio/video installation company specializing in the design, installation, and integration of high -quality custom audio/video for both the residential and the commercial markets.
AVI, based out of El Segundo, CA was founded in 1987 as a commercial audio video contractor and over the years expanded into the residential market. Prior to the addition of D -Tools, they were operating a custom designed program for project management. Their custom designed program did not have a strong enough database, which led AVI to D -Tools. Pat Julien, VP of AVI, said, "We chose D -Tools because it offered us a dynamic database and more professional looking proposals. We needed a program that allowed us to create proposals with or without drawings, and D -Tools was our answer."
D -Tools System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5) enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders, drawings and additional documents that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, AVI can download free product information from D -Tools' comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products and their accessories, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
AVI found that the flexibility and ease of use of D -Tools allowed them to change and upgrade projects very easily. "D -Tools software is powerful in that we are able to go back to any project and adjust anything we need to," said Julien. The addition of D -Tools also enabled AVI to email proposals and drawings directly to customers, saving additional costs and speeding AVI's time to market.
AVI is experiencing as much as a 30% decrease in project time and costs across their business. D -Tools System Integrator has made projects easier to track, provided AVI with a more efficient project management process, and has helped increase the overall amount of professional proposals created by AVI. As a result, AVI is getting more proposals out to customers in less time. "Because D -tools operates in a shared, networked environment, it enables 2 -3 people to work together on proposals, resulting in a team effort and faster production - which translates into more revenue for the business," said Julien.
In addition, profitability has also increased for AVI as a result of using D -Tools System Integrator software. "I can see a correlation between the addition of D -Tools and increased profitability for our company, and the software's ease -of -use is a main contributing factor," said Julien.
AVI, based out of El Segundo, CA, specializes in designing, installing, and integrating audio -video systems, home theaters, conference systems, stage and effects lighting, central networks and more for both the residential and commercial market. For more information, please contact them at 310 -322 -0725 or visit them at www.avinnovations.biz.
About D -Tools, Inc.
D -Tools is a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software. The company, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, offers a wide range of products and services created to simplify the complicated design, engineering, documentation and estimating processes that accompany residential and commercial installation projects of any size. Over 2,000 leading companies use D -Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D -Tools is the recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's Mark of Excellence Award (2004, 2005, 2006), National Systems Contractors Association and Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award (2004, 2005) and CE Pro's High Impact Award for Design Software. For more information, contact
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