Vidacom Increases Revenue and Reduces Costs by 50% by Utilizing D -Tools System Integrator™ Software

Learn how IL based Home Automation and Entertainment System company, Vidacom, increased revenue while reduced costs utilizing D-Tools System Integrator Software.

CONCORD, CA - NOVEMVER 28, 2006 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that Vidacom Corporation, specializing in high -end custom audio and video installation primarily for the residential market, is experiencing an increase in revenues as well as a reduction in costs by 50% by utilizing D -Tools System Integrator 4.5. Vidacom, based out of Chicago, IL, is a Home Automation and Entertainment Systems Company, Specializing in Home Systems Integration, Home Theatre, Multi -Room Music, Lighting Control, Networking, and Telephone/Intercom.


Before the addition of D -Tools, Vidacom's most significant business challenge was the issue of separate proposals and documentation. Data input became overwhelming, especially on large jobs, because it had to be entered and tracked in two different places. Vidacom required a solution that would combine these processes into one, so they turned to D -Tools for support. Vidacom selected D -Tools System Integrator software to help them better manage their internal business processes, including proposal generation and system design.

Vidacom began to see immediate advantages as soon as they implemented D -Tools across their business. The professional looking proposals and detailed documentation helped them win larger projects, which helped them quickly realize a significant ROI on the software. David Haddad, Co -owner of Vidacom, said "When I see other folks on message boards discuss the price and other related aspects of the software, I can only say that the software pays for itself. The amount of money we saved on our first project using D -tools was enough to pay for the software".

Haddad looked at competitive offerings but found them lacking the complete solution offered by D -Tools. D -Tools System Integrator was the first system Haddad was comfortable investing in. He felt that D -Tools as a company understood the importance of starting a process from a design perspective, because it reduces the chance of leaving things out and forces all aspects of a project to be accounted for. This is what Haddad believes to be what differentiates D -Tools from the competition - and gives his business the competitive edge. "I continue to look at competitive products to stay up to date and still haven't seen any other solution that even comes close," said Haddad.

Haddad attributes D -Tools as one of the key elements that has kept Vidacom competitive. "We are disciplined in our use of the software and it has paid off for us. Putting in that upfront work has helped us realize tremendous value."

D -Tools has given Vidacom the ability to accurately predict and understand time and costs, so they accurately charge their customers. As a result, Vidacom is experiencing a 50% decrease in project costs. Business processes are now completed much quicker which saves Vidacom time as well. "Because of D -Tools' powerful reporting features we are able to automatically generate project and business reports - saving us hours and hours of time", said Haddad.

In addition, Vidacom's revenue has increased because they are now able to charge for the design creation. "I can meet with a client, show them how the process works as well as the documentation, and the client does not mind paying because they can actually see the value and understand what they are exactly paying for", Haddad said. D -Tools has also enabled Vidacom to easily sub -contract work because projects are accurately documented, so they can be clearly communicated and understood.

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 and additional documents that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, system integrators and installers can pull information from a comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.

"For us, D -Tools is not just a business management tool, because it gives us great documentation - which is the most powerful sales tool in the world. When I meet with clients and show them examples of our documentation, it immediately distances us from our competitors. We look more professional and it puts us on the same level as the architects and designers, so we are not seen as just the "A/V Guys".

About Vidacom Corporation
Based out of Chicago, IL, Vidacom is a Home Automation and Entertainment System Company, specializing in Home Systems Integration, Home Theater, Multi -Room Music, Lighting Control, Networking and Telephone/Intercom. For more information, please visit http://www.vidacom.com or call (773) VIDACOM.

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.
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