See What’s New in D-Tools System Integrator
Available soon, the major new release of System Integrator (version 17) delivers long-awaited new capabilities that help business owners and managers better track employee efficiency, project performance, and critical leading indicators for financial planning purposes.
Powerful New Capabilities to D-Tools System Integrator Software
D-Tools has made significant new enhancements to System Integrator that include catalog management improvements, changes to Component ID naming for more flexible labeling options, Gantt chart enhancements, and most importantly a complete timekeeping capability that enables accurate job costing, labor utilization reporting, and calculating backlog and revenue earned.
Beyond tracking time associated with a given task, D-Tools SI now offers comprehensive timekeeping functionality. Timesheet data can be exported for payroll purposes, but more importantly, it can be used to track actual vs. budgeted labor hours and labor costs, which provides a number of down-line benefits.
New views in Business Analytics based on submitted timesheet entries provide an instant understanding of project status, team performance and provide better tools for effective business decision-making:
- Job Costing allows AV system integrators to track actual project costs on equipment and labor for revenue recognition purposes, while working to keep projects on budget. Job cost analysis can be viewed by project and by phase.
- Labor Utilization Reports display billable vs. non-billable hours and can be viewed individually by employee or collectively by labor type in an effort to monitor and maximize team performance.
- Project Revenue – Calculates revenue earned for a project, or projects, within a chosen date range.
- Backlog – Calculates the remaining revenue yet to be earned for a given project, group of projects, or all active projects.
Correcting the issue of matching up data in cases where there are variants in a manufacturer’s name, Aliases can now be added to allow for quick and easy updating from the D-Tools Product Library even when there is not an exact match in manufacturer name, preventing errors and redundancies when updating your catalog, and making it substantially easier to merge data from multiple sources.
Similarly, default phases in the D-Tools Product Library can now be mapped to user-created custom phases to avoid the need to overwrite them.
Changes to functionality now give engineering teams the most flexible options to comply with and match Wire ID standards and requirements.
Every catalog entity, such as products, packages, labor items, etc., can now have its own Component ID format, and each section of that format can now have unique separators or no separators.
Improvements to Gantt chart functionality including the ability to move or copy Planning Tasks, export to Excel to better enable sharing, and quickly edit tasks and start/end dates in the Gantt View allows project managers to better map out project execution details. In addition, there is a new option to select the date when adding or inserting Planning Tasks.
New Scope of Work reports and instructions help improve communication of a project’s intent and requirements to technicians, project managers and engineers.
Hyperlink Custom Fields added to products, projects, tasks, service orders, and service plans allow users to add links to save time and gain immediate access to web pages, product information, or project documentation.