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4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers

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?

The 43 Metrics You Need to Track to Measure Success in the A/V Industry

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.

ConnectWise and D-Tools Launch Combined Workflow Optimization Platform

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.

Azione Focuses on Lighting, RMR, Upselling, Marketing

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.

CE Pro Presents 2018 Quest for Quality Awards: Suppliers Earn 5-Star Reviews

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.

Move over 4K, ProSource is All About RMR and Dealer Productivity in 2018

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.

The Cinema Designer and D-Tools Partner to Create Streamlined Cinema Design Solution

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.

Efficiently Generate Scope & Budget and more with D-Tools’ Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad® App

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

CEDIA 2017: D-Tools Launches Mobile Quote 2.0, Previews Cloud Services

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.

HomeSmart Selects D-Tools for “Large and Lavish” Security and Automation Project

By Advertorial · August 29, 2017 • Texas-based security & AV integrator shares 3 ways the D-Tools platform saves time and money

D-Tools Launches New Customer Portal As Part of SI 2017 Update

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.

New ‘Portal Select’ is Like Amazon Prime B2B for Smart-Home Pros

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)

D-Tools SI 2017 Now Includes Customer Portal Where Clients Can Review, Approve Items

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.

Millennium Systems Designs Streamlines Whole-Home AV and Control Project with D-Tools Software

By Advertorial · June 28, 2017 • When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Design Proposal Software Brands

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.

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