D-Tools SI Software Adds Features to Help System Integrators Estimate Accurately Report Business Metrics

D-Tools SI Software Adds Features to Help System Integrators Estimate Accurately Report Business Metrics

D-Tools, Inc. announces the availability of the System Integrator version 17 which adds extra functionality and reporting capabilities across its end-to-end solution. The new enhancements help businesses better track employee utilization, project performance, and key financial metrics.

“Expanding SI’s project time tracking capability to a comprehensive timekeeping module enables detailed and accurate job costing. With precise job costing, SI can auto-generate labor utilization reports, calculate revenue earned, and displays overall backlog,” said Randy Stearns, CEO of D-Tools. “At the request of customers, we’ve also made key improvements to catalog management, component ID naming conventions, and the Gantt chart, enhancements that will put a smile on the face of power users and new users alike.” 

Product enhancements in System Integrator v17 include:

Timesheets Enable Key Business Metric Reporting

Timesheet data can be exported for payroll purposes while also be used to track actual vs. budgeted labor hours and labor costs, providing a number of downline benefits.

New views in Business Analytics based on approved timesheet entries provide an instant understanding of project status and team performance while providing better tools for effective decision-making:

  • Job Costing allows users to track actual project costs on labor and equipment for revenue recognition purposes, thereby providing visibility into whether a given project is under-, on- or over-budget. Job cost analysis can be viewed by project and by phase. 
  • Labor Utilization Reports display billable vs. non-billable hours and can be viewed individually by employees or collectively by labor type in an effort to monitor and maximize team performance.
  • Project Revenue – Calculates revenue earned on a project-by-project basis within a chosen date range. 
  • Backlog – Calculates the revenue yet to be earned for a given project, a group of projects, or across all active projects. 

Catalog Enhancements Expedite Product Data Management

Manufacturer Aliases match up data in cases where variants exist in a manufacturer’s name between the customer’s product catalog, vendor price lists, the D-Tools Library, and other data sources. This system helps prevent any errors and redundancies when updating a catalog.

Component ID Overhaul Provides the Ultimate Flexibility and Customization

The ability to customize component IDs relative to the number and size of the parts and the use of separators allows SI users to develop a labeling schema that meets their unique preferences.

Project Management Updates Streamline Processes and Promote Clearer Communication 

Improvements to Gantt chart functionality, including the ability to move or copy Planning Tasks, allows project managers to better map out project execution details.

Tap into Additional Resources with Custom Fields Enhancements

Hyperlink Custom Fields added to products, projects, tasks, service orders, and service plans allow users to add links to save time and gain immediate access to web pages, product information, or project documentation.

Check out D-Tools’ website for more information on System Integrator version 17.

This Article was first published by AV Nation.

Published by AV Nation

October 12, 2021

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