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D-Tools and SBS Group Form Strategic Partnership

D-Tools and SBS Group, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Master VAR of consulting and IT solutions, have formed a strategic partnership.

D-Tools and SBS Group, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Master VAR of consulting and IT solutions, have formed a strategic partnership to develop an integrated software solution that combines the power of both the D-Tools System Integrator and Microsoft Dynamics SL ERP platforms.

This integrated software platform aims to provide an enhanced end-to-end business process for tech managers, systems integrators, technology consultants, advisors, and others that manage, specify, or integrate AV products, and the partnership serves to deliver this integrated solution to the commercial AV and security markets.

“Accurate quoting, efficient engineering, and effective project management are paramount to a systems integrator’s long-term success,” said James Bowman, president and CEO of SBS Group. “By integrating D-Tools with our Microsoft Dynamics-based solution for the AV industry, we boost the capabilities provided by both software applications to best serve the needs of the commercial AV integration community.”

The integration of D-Tools System Integrator and Microsoft SBS Group AV System Integrator Software will provide project management teams with an improved estimation, design, and project management workflow. This integration enables integrators to create a project, generate detailed proposals, system designs, and other project documentation from within D-Tools System Integrator, and then push that project and product data into Microsoft Dynamics SL for order and contract management, invoicing, inventory management, and subsequent project management.

The SBS AV application helps make sure that purchased materials get to the job when they are needed, and includes mobile apps for virtually any device. Project managers can access up-to-date project reports and full change control.

“Our new alliance with SBS Group enables D-Tools to provide commercial AV and security integrators with a complete software platform that enables them to more effectively manage projects as part of their core operational structure,” said Adam Stone, president and CEO of D-Tools. “As a longtime Microsoft-certified partner, we are pleased to team up with SBS Group to both provide new and innovative solutions built on the D-Tools and Microsoft platforms, as well as to create new opportunities.”