SI v18 offers numerous timesaving and productivity advancements that benefit sales, project management, and service teams, including updates to sales and quoting management, projects, inventory tracking, tasks, service orders, and more.
Enhancements to SI include:
Sales and Quoting Management: Quantity-based Quoting, ideal for security and structured cabling projects, improves application performance while allowing salespeople to develop a scope and budget for large projects in a fraction of time. Projects now support the ability to manage line items (products, labor, packages, and solutions) by quantity, making it easy to quickly price out a system without designing and assigning locations, systems, etc.
Products/items now have a new Purchase Cost field, which improves multi-currency support by enabling users to accurately track the cost for an item in one currency and present the price for that item in a quote in different currency, regardless of currency conversion.
Improved Product Search: The new Find Usages feature is an asset management tool that provides the ability to search across purchase orders and service orders to identify where products have been installed. This feature is particularly useful in situations where a product has been recalled, requires a firmware update, or is becoming obsolete and should be replaced.
Compare and Sync with Catalog feature for project and catalog items guarantees that project items are up to date and accurate. Simplifying updates to/from the catalog helps users discover and fix potential product issues such as price differences, products that not available in the catalog, unapproved/discontinued items, and other project errors.
Serial Numbers Search provides an historical record of an item’s location and usage on a project—such as on a purchase order receipt, in a task, or on a service order, based on its serial number— solving potential problems and saving time for project management and service teams.
Inventory Tracking: New Tracknicity and TRXio integrations help integrators manage their inventory, which at the same time ensuring that inventory items, whether pulled from stock or order for a project, are efficiently, seamlessly, and accurately tracked from proposal through being purchased, received, staged, picked, delivered, installed, and serviced, thereby keeping projects on schedule while helping to reduce unnecessary and unwanted inventory buildup and avoid duplicate product purchases.
Scheduling: Summary Tasks and Summary Service Orders group a series of connected events (i.e., installation tasks, service requests) to facilitate resource planning, scheduling, and invoicing.
SI v18 also includes performance enhancements such as faster client report generation on large projects and improved project check-in speed when updating a project.
D-Tools SI v18 will be on display at Integrated Systems Europe, Stand 2P300.
For a more detailed list of enhancements in SI v18, visit https://www.d-tools.com/whats-new-in-system-integrator.