By Eric Thies · June 13, 2018 • Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?
By Jason Knott · May 4, 2018 • Use these 43 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – from labor profit to project backlog – to check if your custom installation business is on track… or off-track.
By CE Pro Editors · May 3, 2018 • The newly launched partnership between ConnectWise and D-Tools allows integrators to seamlessly tie together project proposals and design documents.
By Jason Knott · April 26, 2018 • Azione Unlimited buying group targets lighting fixtures, recurring monthly revenue and voice control as key initiatives for 2018 and beyond.
By CE Pro Editors · March 30, 2018 • Exactly 7,500 votes from integrators identify the 2018 CE Pro Quest for Quality Award winners for outstanding customer service, tech support, deal programs and much more.
By Julie Jacobson · March 8, 2018 • ProSource added 13 new vendors in 2017, of which eight specialize in managed services and business productivity -- a huge focus for the home-technology buying group in 2018. Here's the latest in techs-for-hire, social-media management and productivity software from Summit 2018.
By Jordan O'Brien · March 5, 2018 • The two companies combine the System Integrator platform and home cinema design tool to create a new design process.
By Advertorial · January 19, 2018 • D-Tools System Integrator (SI) users can now generate project scope and budget in real-time and gain customer approval right in the initial client meeting
By Robert Archer · August 29, 2017 • D-Tools plans demos, events and learning opportunities surrounding its new version of Mobile Quote 2.0 and its cloud services platform at CEDIA 2017.
By Advertorial · August 29, 2017 • Texas-based security & AV integrator shares 3 ways the D-Tools platform saves time and money
By Advertorial · July 26, 2017 • D-Tools Customer Portal enables users to share client-facing documentation via the web to for more interactive communications any time, and from anywhere.
By Julie Jacobson · July 25, 2017 • Portal.io already lets smart-home technologists search for specialty products, build proposals and purchase gear wholesale from a single site. New ‘Select’ service, to be demonstrated at CEDIA 2017, elevates service to Amazonian levels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 13, 2017 • D-Tools updates System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017) software to include a Customer Portal where integrators can share client-facing project documents for review, approval and signature online. Also includes new Quick Quote report and report theme editor.
By Advertorial · June 28, 2017 • When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.
By Robert Archer · June 19, 2017 • D-Tools maintains its hefty CE Pro 100 dealer support. Mainstream solutions like Microsoft’s Visio, Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Intuit’s QuickBooks were also popular choices. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.