Latest version of award-winning software makes it easier than ever to Sell, Design, and Deliver integration of low voltage systems
CONCORD, CA - August 23, 2011 - D -Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the latest version of its award -winning System Integrator software, SIx. This upgrade will focus on ease of use, and improving on D -Tools' powerful data management and reporting capabilities. D -Tools System Integrator is currently used by over 2,500 companies to increase efficiency and productivity by streamlining the design, estimation, and documentation processes associated with the installation and integration of low voltage systems.
D -Tools SIx 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 integration of audio/video, energy/lighting, and security systems. Users can download free product information from D -Tools' comprehensive database of hundreds of thousands of products and accessories, giving integrators the distinct advantage of designing and documenting systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.
New features in SIx include:
• Re -designed User Interface - Improved navigation and workflow makes it easier to get to critical elements of the software and increase productivity.
• Improved Data Management - Tools and functionality geared towards increased efficiency and ease of use.
o New/Improved processes for building your database quickly
o Data merging - Merge external price lists, catalogs, or other data sources with rich data from D -Tools' comprehensive database
o Integrated data feedback - request new products, report errors, and vote on data quality.
• Improved Reporting
o Combined Reports
o New Report templates (Client, management reports)
• SecureConnect 2.0 - The first release of D -Tools integrated analytics and communication system for manufacturers and the D -Tools user community from within the D -Tools System Integrator software environment.
o Direct messaging enables timely pricing updates, special offers, and other information relevant to the D -Tools system integrator community
o Subscribe, Comment, and Share Information with Peers: SecureConnect 2.0 is the first release to incorporate social networking as an integrated part of the D -Tools SI workflow and business process
o D -Tools Dealer Network - Exclusive listing of integration companies who use D -Tools
"We are extremely excited to premiere SIx at CEDIA this year," said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D -Tools. "The custom integration market continues to change and evolve and we continue to focus our efforts on providing tools to help our customers better manage the project lifecycle - by delivering improved tools for data management, reporting, and providing a direct connection for our users and manufacturer partners to communicate - gives our users better visibility into their bottom line, improving efficiency and ultimately, profitability."
D -Tools will be demonstrating SIx at CEDIA EXPO, booth #3551, and release is scheduled for the end of Q4 2011.
About D -Tools, Inc.
D -Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company's -flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D -Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low -voltage systems. Over 3,000 leading companies use D -Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D -Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association's Mark of Excellence Award, multiple recipient of Custom Retailer's Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Multi -Room Audio Video Awards - Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor's Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award 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 http://www.d -tools.com.