Joe and Melissa Tooley, owners of AudioPerfection Inc., purchased D-Tools SI 3, but didn’t immediately get started in the software. In 2006, they decided to upgrade their software and get their business on track. They enrolled in D-Tools’ annual training event, D-Tools University (DTU), to get a jumpstart on the software. After one of the classes, Joe sat down with D-Tools certified partner and DTU instructor, Sam Cavitt of Media Environment Design (MED), for a one-on-one lesson.
Joe and Melissa had never touched the software prior to attending DTU, but Sam’s advice and the classes they attended left them eager to learn and incorporate D-Tools into their business.
“Sam’s advice about D-Tools was hands-down the best thing I could have learned at the time and I am grateful that I spoke with him,” said Joe.
Joe took what he learned in class and put it to use by constructing a quote for a client on the spot. That first job using D-Tools was more accurate than any previous job, and they noticed a profit immediately.
As AudioPerfection Inc. utilized D-Tools and became more efficient, they noticed numerous positive results. The time-consuming proposals they once produced in QuickBooks and Excel were now generated quicker, and far more accurate and professional in D-Tools.
“We noticed that our proposals took an enormous amount of time, and nine times out of 10, they were way off. D-Tools has improved our proposal generation tenfold,” said Joe.
AudioPerfection Inc. is also able to track project items better utilizing D-Tools. Prior to D-Tools, they estimated prices and amounts and simply put in a general quote, resulting in lost money. Now they do not overlook any items and are able to bid more accurately.
Labor is also calculated more accurately. D-Tools has allowed the Tooleys to create a series of steps to follow on each project to maximize profits.