2018 marked the 20th year of business for D-Tools and what a year it has been for our company! We’d like to take a brief moment to reflect on the major milestones that happened this year and thank you for your support. Without our customers, D-Tools wouldn’t have been able to accomplish everything we did this year or continue to grow. So thank you for all of your support, we are excited for what 2019 will bring and the plans we have to continue to support this industry.
This year we celebrated our 20th anniversary, attended 23 tradeshows and conferences, won 13 industry awards, and launched 2 products. Needless to say, it was a very eventful and busy year for the D-Tools team. Shortly after our record-breaking InfoComm, we launched SI 2018, which focused on enhancements to accommodate the needs of the growing amount of customers in the commercial industry. The biggest and arguably most anticipated feature of the SI 2018, was the revised Change Order process, a feature that was highly requested for quite some time.
D-Tools celebrated its 20th anniversary at CEDIA Expo by hosting a booth event that included a special video sharing the story of D-Tools and how it’s grown throughout the years. If you missed out on CEDIA this year or didn’t make it to the booth event and would like to watch the video, you can click the link here to watch on our website. D-Tools also launched D-Tools Cloud at the event, our new web-based platform for the smaller companies, which won the CEDIA Best New Software Product Award and the CE Pro BEST Award in the Business Operations category. This was a huge and important win for the D-Tools team as a the new platform is a new venture for us and has been in the works for a long time. With the launch of D-Tools Cloud, we were excited to partner with SnapAV as our official launch partner and currently offer a special personalized 90 trial of D-Tools Cloud for SnapAV dealers.
Throughout the year we also announced three integrations and two new partnerships. The D-Tools Connectwise, Avalara, and The CEDIA Designer Integrations were all released this year. The continued focus on integrations with these and other partners allow us to continue to provide full-fledged solutions to help customers in all aspects of their business, with the flexibility to select tools they feel best fit the needs of their business. As mentioned earlier with SnapAV, D-Tools also partnered with PSA Security Network and USAV to become the official product catalog content provider for PSA and USAV members. D-Tools will work with PSA and USAV vendor partners to collect and update the product information that is delivered through the PSA website. Through this partnership, D-Tools and PSA will streamline business processes and facilitate growth for members.
Overall 2018 and our 20th year of business has been a great one, filled with milestones and accomplishments. Again we couldn’t have done it without support from our customers and industry as a whole. We are very excited for 2019, until then happy holidays and have a safe new year. See you in 2019!