GPA and D-Tools partner to enable a consistent global platform for GPA Regional Business Units to design, document, and deliver GPA Velocity systems
February 20, 2020 – GPA, the world largest collaboration technology integrator, has partnered with D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, to deploy a cloud provisioned instance of D-Tools’ award-winning System Integrator™ (SI) platform across GPA’s regional business teams in more than 50 countries across the globe. D-Tools SI will ensure GPA’s ability to leverage a single design and documentation platform as a foundation to any global deployment, be that the GPA’s recently launched “Velocity” strategy, or any customer’s more bespoke global collaboration technology program standards.
GPA’s Velocity strategy is a comprehensive portfolio of aligned solutions and services that takes the concept of standardization far beyond simply a Bill of Materials, and into a rapidly deployable and proven Enterprise Collaboration Strategy. Since committing to this strategic partnership and collaboration, D-Tools has worked with the GPA to develop Velocity-specific project templates and documentation standards, enabling a streamlining of Velocity project workflows, from sales, design, installation, back-office management, and on-going service and support.
More than just a software adoption agreement, D-Tools will become a GPA accredited Technology Partner within a broader five-year comprehensive partnership agreement. This includes commitments to ongoing collaboration efforts to optimize D-Tools SI to GPA operational processes, and ultimately supporting D-Tools in its overall platform optimization roadmap in support of the “global deployment” trend.
“As the complexity of the technology itself within the meeting space diminishes, it is support in managing the complexities of deployment at scale that is what customers are now seeking. The GPA has built itself on that proposition,” said Byron Tarry, Managing Director of GPA. “Adopting D-Tools software is going to allow us to significantly enhance efficiency and process, reduce program risk, and ultimately improve collaboration outcomes for our global customers.”
By adopting a D-Tools provisioned managed cloud instance of the SI Platform, GPA teams globally now have access to a personalized configuration and experience that enables seamless out of the box global provisioning. In support of Velocity specifically, this includes :
- A curated product catalog of GPA Velocity-approved products and related accessories
- Pre-engineered “packages” containing commonly used Velocity-specific products and accessory bundles
- Pre-engineered Velocity system project templates
- Pre-engineered Velocity system AutoCAD and Visio drawings
- Pre-determined pricing levels and price rules that can be applied by country/region
- Documentation and training videos for GPA Regional Business Units specific to Velocity designs
As one of the primary GPA D-Tools adoption project leaders, GPA Services and Solutions Architect Jeroen Labots comments, “A foundation of Velocity is the ability to deliver the tools our enterprise customers need at speed, to in turn enable their own organizational velocity and business outcomes. As a long-time D-Tools software super-user, there really was no other platform with the depth of capability and flexibility we needed to enable and meet those goals.”
“GPA’s approach to addressing the technology needs of their customers at global scale is groundbreaking given the unparalleled degree of vision, scale, standardization, and alignment they offer.” comments Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “D-Tools is proud and excited to launch this partnership, provisioning GPA teams in every corner of the globe with the tools they need to successfully support the collaboration priorities of global enterprise.”
GPA helps global enterprise organizations to think global, and act global, as they strive to create workplace that delivers an engaged workforce. Our goal is to inspire employees with collaboration tools and environments to share their knowledge and ideas, work together to perform at their best. With almost 4000 specialized AV/UC staff in 50+ countries, we deliver simple, scalable, and standardized collaboration technology solutions and services, driving business velocity and ultimately competitive market advantage. Specialization in collaboration with a true global footprint, yet the localized perspective, operational infrastructure, and cultural awareness critical to local stakeholder adoption and business impact.
About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and project management. Today, nearly 7,000 companies in over 80 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operational efficiencies and increased profitability.
To see how D-Tools System Integrator can deliver profound visibility and results, sign up now for a free, personal online tour by visiting https://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. A free 30-day trial of D-Tools SI can also be downloaded anytime at https://d-tools.com/hosted-free-trial-signup/.
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