D-Tools Bolsters its D-Tools Cloud Platform

D-Tools, Inc., a global developer of data-driven system integration software, has announced that it has added new project management capabilities to its D-Tools Cloud platform.

According to the company, the newly enhanced Cloud capabilities provide a more robust end-to-end solution for electronic system integrators. 

“After months of behind the scenes development, today D-Tools simultaneously releases a slew of new features geared towards project managers and technicians,” states Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools.

“This powerful, yet easy-to-use suite of features bridges the gap from project estimation to project completion by adding functionality that is essential to all system integrators.”    

D-Tools Cloud is a powerful and easy-to-implement multi-OS, web-based SaaS solution accessible from any web-enabled device. Until now, D-Tools’ next-generation platform has offered sales pipeline management, on-the-fly estimating from any mobile device, intelligent visual quoting, interactive system design presentations, change orders, and product procurement using supplier-authorized dealer-specific pricing. 

To extend the value of D-Tools Cloud from the sales team to project managers and field technicians, D-Tools Cloud’s new project management suite adds project planning, resource management, scheduling, task assignments, item tracking, time tracking, and more.

The D-Tools Cloud Project Management Suite provides an easy-to-use set of tools to help project managers plan and manage project installations while enabling field technicians to receive and report on project-related tasks. Key features include:

  • Project and Resource planning – a simplified and collaborative way to organize and manage projects.
    • Prioritize and manage project-specific tasks
    • Assign resources and tasks to open time slots
    • Avoid double-booking by seeing all project assignments and resource availability
    • Attach requisite pick lists and project documentation
  • Scheduling – get the right people to the right place, at the right time.
    • Schedule resources by project, location and phase
    • Assign jobs to field technicians for viewing on mobile device
  • Time tracking – improve accountability and track project completion status.
    • Field technicians can clock in and out of projects via mobile device
    • Track project hours by user, project, and labor type
  • Item tracking – track when project-related items have been ordered and received.
    • Order items and track item status through the ordering process from requested and ordered, to received
    • Stay on top of items through installation with staged, picked, and installed item statuses
  • Mobile view for Field Technicians – keeps teams informed, on-time, and on-track.
    • Access to project details
    • View assigned tasks with associated information and attachments
    • Clock in and out of projects
    • View personal notifications
  • Project Status Reporting – measure performance and control project costs.
    • View budgeting vs. actual labor hours
    • Review labor hours by labor type
    • Review completed project-specific tasks
    • View project completion percentage

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