D-Tools, Inc., global provider of data-driven software for system integrators, and PSA Security Network, globally renowned systems integrator consortium, announced that D-Tools has been named as the official product catalog content provider for PSA Security Network and USAV. D-Tools will work with PSA and USAV vendor partners to collect, manage, publish, and update the detailed vendor product information that is delivered through the PSA webstore. D-Tools System Integrator software Complete, accurate and up-to-date product information benefits PSA and USAV members by delivering the requisite product specifications that enable members to procure products from the PSA webstore, while at the same time providing a solid basis for estimating, designing, documenting and managing projects with D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools and PSA are working to streamline business processes and facilitate growth for PSA and USAV members In order to support its customers’ need to maintain a comprehensive product library of the products they sell, D-Tools has spent nearly 20 years perfecting the tools and methodologies for creating, collecting, reviewing, and publishing detailed product information for use by security and AV integrators through its award-winning System Integrator software. PSA Security Network’s decision to engage D-Tools’ data team, tools and techniques to improve its content management capabilities and results is a direct reflection of its commitment to its members. Together, D-Tools and PSA are working to streamline business processes and facilitate growth for PSA and USAV members, while improving the overall customer experience for their respective clients. Streamlining operating efficiencies “Finding ways to streamline operating efficiencies is in our DNA, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to leverage our expertise in providing accurate, detailed and up-to-date product specifications to the PSA Security Network and USAV to provide an enhanced procurement experience for their members,” says D-Tools CEO, Randy Stearns.“ Less than perfect product and pricing information can lead to a lack of confidence in the bidding process, design errors and oversights, and even margin decay.” “As PSA grows, we continue to look for tools and best practices to improve our internal processes and systems focused on benefiting our integrator and vendor communities,” says Bill Bozeman, CEO and president of PSA. “This partnership with D-Tools is allowing us to scale for our growing product catalog and provide richer content on our e-commerce site buyPSA.com. It also provides up-to-date specifications and prices for the products listed. We are very pleased with the service that this integration will provide our physical security integrators and Pro-AV dealers who purchase products from PSA. This strategic partnership is an ideal foundation to build upon for our future initiatives.”
Randy Stearns will focus on driving the company’s corporate strategy to fuel future growth D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Randy Stearns as CEO. Mr. Stearns will focus on driving the company’s corporate strategy to fuel future growth and deliver the next generation of D-Tools’ award-winning system integration software and data solutions. Background Mr. Stearns brings over 20 years of executive leadership to his role at D-Tools. He was the Founder and President of Engineered Environments, one of the nation’s largest and best reputed custom residential systems integration firms. He subsequently led an industry consolidation that merged Engineered Environments with six other industry leaders to form VIA International, Inc. Through 2014, Mr. Stearns acted as CEO of VIA which operates in 8 western states with 350 employees and $70M+ in revenues. Mr. Stearns has been an active volunteer for CEDIA, the custom electronics industry trade association, and served on the CEDIA Board of Directors for eight years including a term as Chairman. Randy has his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Developing new and innovative solutions “We are pleased to welcome Randy to our executive team in this critical leadership role. This key executive appointment represents D-Tools’ commitment to driving the future of its business and completing its transition to a true SaaS and enterprise software company,” said Adam Stone, Founder of D-Tools. "Randy is the perfect addition to our executive team. His experience, energy, vision, and commitment to being the best will guide us to the next phase of our company growth and create opportunities for us to provide new and innovative solutions to the market built on the D-Tools platform.” Mr. Stearns has a long history with D-Tools, dating back to the company’s formation. “As its second paying customer way back in 1998, D-Tools played a vital role in the growth and success of Engineered Environments. Transitioning from software user to software provider affords me the opportunity to help other system integrators benefit from this best in class software solution. My experience as a systems integrator brings a critical perspective to D-Tools in its continuing quest to enhance the feature set and increase the value of its software platform” said Randy Stearns, CEO for D-Tools. “I am encouraged by the current condition and future potential of D-Tools. My assessment of the business found D-Tools to be an incredibly well-run company – financially strong, with a universally accepted product, dominant market position and well-established leadership and development team. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to lead D-Tools through its next phase of growth and product evolution.” Security industry accolades The D-Tools System Integrator software platform continues to win industry awards. The most recent accolades include Security Sales & Integration (SSI) MVP, Sound & Video Contractor’s InfoComm Best of Show, and Commercial Integrator BEST awards. A number of significant features were added to the most recent release, including Mobile Install (MI), which exploits D-Tools Cloud infrastructure to give users the power to publish Installation Tasks and Service Orders to a portal that can be accessed by technicians in the field from any smartphone or tablet, as well as to send and receive device-level notifications. Furthermore, D-Tools has enhanced its integration with QuickBooks to allow integrators to efficiently view QuickBooks inventory and order status, sync vendors, and more. Highly effective AutoCAD (now includes support for AutoCAD 2015) and Visio-based drawings, complete with industry standard shapes and blocks, provide visual clarity and more concise communications between team members and with outside consultants for more effective project management.