Projects are the central area of the D-Tools SI workflow. Within an SI project you can create and assign locations and systems, and as you add products to the project from the catalog, you are essentially building a bill of materials or equipment list. Labor calculations are automatically assigned based on your labor rates and estimated time to install, so as you add products and packages SI is automatically calculating an estimated install price. All documentation is generated from the project file, from Client reports (such as Proposals, Contracts, etc.) to Drawings (via our integration with Visio and AutoCAD), as well as installation and management reports.
SI 2018 boasts a number of productivity enhancements around project management, editing, and management. From a completely re-engineered Change Order process and Salesforce integration to subtle UI enhancements, users will benefit from improved workflow and time-savings for many of the operations used on a daily basis.
Revised Change Order Process – Accommodating a key component of virtually all projects, D-Tools has re-engineered its Change Order process to enable the creation of multiple and persistent Change Orders, allow users to differentiate between internal and external change orders, enhance change order tracking and accuracy, and facilitate the change order approval process.
Salesforce Integration – This integration offers SI customers the ability to export SI Projects to Salesforce, eliminating double data entry and making it easier to manage projects that were originally created and designed in D-Tools. This project information can now be utilized throughout the project workflow – making it easy for project managers to manage sales and budgets, and financial teams to track revenue and expenses.
Productivity Improvements – A number of feature enhancements have been added to improve project workflow in such areas as locations, working with and adding products/labor to existing packages, cloning/replacing products, and UI settings.
Add Discount to Project Price Rules – This allows users to change the Net Unit Price of products in a project and maintain a discount instead of changing price directly.
Round Up/Down Price of Products – This allows users to round up or down the cost and price of products in a project. There are four options – round, round up, round down, and round to nearest decimal point. Rounding can also be applied when using a price rule.
Compute Price of Miscellaneous Items and Service Order Labor – Users can calculate the price of a miscellaneous item in a project based on project items. This can be useful to help calculate warranty costs or shipping. This same functionality can also be applied to adding a labor item in a Service Order.
Project Editor Improvements – A number of productivity enhancements have been added to the SI Project Editor, all designed to save time and increase efficiency.
Promote Revision File Restore – Gives users the option to select which files to restore or overwrite when promoting a project revision
Import Locations/Systems to Insert Drawing Pages – Option to add locations/systems from the source project to destination project
Import/Export Scope of Work RTF Files – Enables sharing of Scope of Work files across projects
Update Similar Items Prompt – notifies user to update similar items when item editor is closed
Improved Project History – displays changes on each project check-in