Removing Obstacles to Keep Work Flowing Along

D-Tools CEO Randy Stearns discusses how integration companies can use D-Tools to identify and reduce “bottlenecks” to boost profitability

Integration companies realize that efficiency is the key to profitability, but often there are obstacles that prevent the business from running smoothly.

“As an executive or team leader, part of your job is to ensure that your team performs their duties in the most efficient and effective way possible,” says Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “To achieve this goal, you establish best practices, conduct trainings, and provide productivity tools. But oftentimes, achieving better team performance simply involves removing obstacles that impede their progress.”

“While you focus on operating excellence within your company, D-Tools has the rare opportunity to increase productivity, create operating efficiencies, and guide better decision making for an entire industry…and we take that challenge very seriously,” he notes. “D-Tools software provides dozens of time-saving features, but one stands out as a game-changer that customers tell us to remove a serious obstacle – the D-Tools product library.”

Stearns continues, “Imagine if you had to enter and maintain product, labor and pricing details for every product that you sell (or maybe you don’t need to imagine it). That would take months, not to mention hours each week to maintain! D-Tools removes that burden by providing an extensive and integrated library of hundreds of thousands of AV, security, networking and IT products from thousands of manufacturers, saving you countless hours of data entry time.

“The library includes product information, estimated labor, AutoCAD blocks and Visio shapes for drawings, engineering specifications, pricing, and more. To sweeten the deal, D-Tools partners directly with suppliers to provide you with your dealer-specific pricing for hundreds of brands (with more added weekly).”

The product library enables D-Tools System Integrator, as well as D-Tools Cloud, users to expediently deliver highly accurate proposals, quickly generate engineered drawings, and manage projects with precision and confidence, according to Stearns.

About the Author

Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.