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D-Tools users can now add HTA Certification badges to bids and other documentation in D-Tools’ System Integrator software to help their integration firms stand out from the competition

Santa Monica, CA – January 30, 2018 – The Home Technology Association (HTA)—the first independent organization to empower homeowners in technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and offer a rigorous third-party certification process— today announced the new partnership with D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software. The partnership between the two companies adds HTA Certification badges to documentation produced via the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) platform, helping integration firms stand out from the completion and increase profitability.

D-Tools users will now be able to add HTA Certification badges showing their certification level on proposals and other documentation generated in D-Tools. This adds credibility to HTA-Certified integration firms’ bids, helping them stand out from the crowd and win more bids. Prospects will be reminded, right at the crucial time they are making their buying decision, that a home technology firm has been vetted by industry experts and peers and is well-qualified to handle the proposed project.

“We support HTA’s effort to raise the bar for industry standards through its’ certification program,” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “Recognizing HTA certification through branded documentation helps communicate a high level of proficiency and professionalism to partners and clients.”

All three certification level badges—Estate, Luxury, and Foundation—are available to display on documentation using the D-Tools System Integrator software. These badges indicate that technology integrators have passed HTA’s demanding 60+ point vetting process that focuses on an integrator’s technical ability, solid customer service and aftercare support, and positive business reputation.

“This is a great alliance for HTA as D-Tools has more than 5,000 customers using the software,” says HTA Director of Certification Josh Christian. “Consumers, architects, builders, and interior designers love what the Home Technology Association stands for. Having the HTA Certified logo on D-Tools documentation reminds these folks that they are dealing with an elite firm…a company that has a proven history of giving clients excellent technology experiences. HTA Certification has teeth, and certified firms are gaining the respect they deserve. Having the HTA Certified logo on such key documents is sure to help certified integrators win more projects.”

About the Home Technology Association
The Home Technology Association (HTA) was formed to create a preeminent standard of excellence for the Custom Installation (CI) industry. HTA Certification is a rigorous to achieve standard that homeowners, builders, architects, and interior designers can rely on to find the very best residential technology integrators for their projects. Technology integrators who have passed a demanding 60+ point vetting process that focuses on solid customer service and aftercare support, and a positive business reputation will be HTA Certified and part of an elite group of dedicated, highly skilled firms. This stringent criteria was developed by industry veterans and refined by the HTA Board of Advisors, which includes top executives from Sony, Lutron, Crestron, Control4, Savant, and more.

The mission of the Home Technology Association is to raise the bar in the CI industry by giving exceptional integrators a prestigious third-party endorsement they can use to differentiate their offering and ultimately, win more projects. Not only does this drive more business to the integration community, but it also ensures consumers have consistently great technology experiences. The result will be a dramatic transformation of the reputation and overall presence of the integration community and those who serve it. Learn more by visiting HTACertified.org and by following the Home Technology Association (HTA) on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and Houzz.

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low voltage electronic systems. More than 5,500 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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