D-Tools Blog

Feb 26, 2021 2:41:51 PM

D-Tools Cloud AV Proposal Software Tips: The Power of Alternates

Typically, as buyers, we are presented with multiple options on the brink of a purchase – whether it’s selecting a name brand vs. generic, or opting for the larger size to get more bang for your buck. The good, better, best scenario is the traditional exercise of weighing our options during the purchasing process. We can all agree that giving clients options is critical during the sales process, i.e., one size doesn’t fit all. However, how could it be simpler?

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Feb 24, 2021 2:33:35 PM

New and Returning i3 Partners in February 2021

The D-Tools i3 Program provides comprehensive data from leading manufacturers to D-Tools software users at no charge to the user. D-Tools i3 Partners understand the importance of providing current, quality product specifications in order to better support their dealers in their client engagements. We would like to welcome our new and returning i3 Program partners, whose product data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge.

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Feb 23, 2021 4:25:47 PM

D-Tools Software Tip of the Month: Systems Integrator v15 – What is the latest “Solution”? Look no further than our latest release to find your “super package” answer!

For many of our dealers, the ability to include a package within a package has been a long sought-after enhancement of this utilization. With System Integrator v15, that desire is now a reality! Will this make your professional life easier? We certainly think so! This new feature will undoubtedly enable our users to quickly and efficiently structure their large-scale design engineered solutions so that they may, not only be comprised of other predesigned av product packages, but also include the ability to update or modify those values across multiple product groupings. But, there needs to be some explanation of this feature prior to such assumptions.

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Feb 17, 2021 12:33:03 PM

Win the Job: Elements of a Successful AV Proposal

Every project for an av system integrator starts with the initial client engagement, which is the first step in establishing trust to get the foot in the door for the bid—an often competitive process. The project proposal is as essential to a business as it is to the client. It can make the difference between winning the job, which directly affects company revenue, or losing out to the competition, along with any resulting referrals that could lead to additional business.

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Feb 9, 2021 12:56:01 PM

2021 Forecast: 8 AV System Integration Trends to Watch

There have been numerous changes and challenges over the past year as it relates to AV system integration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies were forced to establish a virtual or remote workforce, and many were negatively impacted due to canceled or delayed projects, work slowdown, job sites closing, and events being postponed or canceled altogether. They had to quickly adapt to rapidly-changing conditions, learn how to manage projects and workflows remotely, and in many cases, pivot to a new way of selling, installing, and supporting systems for their clients.

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Jan 26, 2021 7:24:56 PM

D-Tools i3 Partner News for January 2021

D-Tools i3 Partners realize the importance of bringing you their product information and have chosen to support the D-Tools user community by joining the program and making their product data directly available through D-Tools software. Read on for the latest supplier company news and product updates.

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Jan 26, 2021 5:46:22 PM

New and Returning i3 Partners in January 2021

The D-Tools i3 Program provides comprehensive data from leading manufacturers to D-Tools software users at no charge to the user. D-Tools i3 Partners understand the importance of providing current, quality product specifications in order to better support their dealers in their client engagements. We would like to welcome our new and returning i3 Program partners, whose product data is available to all System Integrator users free-of-charge.


NEW PARTNERS

DriverCentral is an online central marketplace for premium automation drivers, offering solutions for Control4, Elan, RTI, and URC. The site streamlines driver purchases, licensing, and software updates for dealers around the globe. 

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