Resource and procurement solution will debut at CEDIA, enhances D-Tools' award-winning System Integrator
CONCORD, CA, September 12, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc. the worldwide leader in system integration software announced today that it will team up with former D -Tools Product Designer and President of designecentral, inc, Bill Battaglia to add resource allocation and procurement functionality to the next version of its award -winning System Integrator software.
designecentral, inc.'s software, an internet -based solution that will add functionality to System Integrator 5, comes in three editions. The Management Edition allows systems integrators to upload D -Tools project information, manage the project hours and assign resources to the project automatically. The Resource Edition allows the user to see tasks assigned to them through the project information, mark them as completed and enter actual hours. The Procurement Edition, which will be released in the first quarter of next year, allows the warehouse processing agent to look at the uploaded D -Tools project information and start the purchase ordering and procurement process of items assigned to each resource. The software, which Battaglia will debut at D -Tools' booth at CEDIA, will be available on a monthly subscription basis.
"I'm extremely excited to continue to work with D -Tools software," said Bill Battaglia, former D -Tools Product Designer and President of designecentral. "I saw an opportunity to bring added -value to a leader in the systems integration industry. This new functionality will extend the software in new and exciting ways."
"We look forward to partnering with designecentral, inc.," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools, Inc. "We're pleased to be working with Bill again, and I know that he supports our product and company goals - to enable systems integrators to streamline the design, documentation, proposal and management processes associated with the integration of low voltage systems."
D -Tools System Integrator software 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, system integrators and custom installers 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.
About designecentral, inc.
designecentral is a provider of value added services to system integrators in the residential and commercial custom installation industry. Founded by industry veteran, Bill Battaglia, designecentral strives to automate recurring processes, primarily focusing on resource allocation and management, procurement and inventory management. All of designecentrals products and services are internet -based, enabling clients to access their information from anywhere.
For more information, please contact designecentral at www.designecentral.com or call 925 -229 -3104.
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 D -Tools at (866) 386 -6571, e -mail at info@d -tools.com or visit D -Tools online at www.d -tools.com.