August 03, 2017 Howe joins Transformative Engineering with an impressive background in the consumer electronics industry. Most recently, Howe served as director of membership at BrandSource.
August 02, 2017 When paired with Lennar’s decision to utilize Amazon Home Services for installation, the builder’s sharp reduction in low voltage cabling reinforces the notion that it sees a traditional path to the smart home, the CEDIA channel, as outdated.
July 31, 2017 A complex pricing model is difficult to explain, harder for clients to understand and almost impossible for your team to accurately track. Move to a one-size-fits-all hourly billing rate with one simple equation.
July 30, 2017 One sentence tucked into Amazon's smart-home service offering is evidence that Amazon intends to get involved on every part of the home technology installation value chain, including exceptional customer service.
July 18, 2017 Musical Instrument brand Electro-Harmonix (EHX) has announced it has severed its relationship with the retail giant Amazon.
June 21, 2017 Waiting for the right time to pitch your clients on service plans? Here's why summer is the perfect time to make the leap.
June 16, 2017 The showroom software, developed by BDX, allows users to experience how technology will look and function in a home while moving virtually through each room.
June 06, 2017 Texadia Systems focuses on several niche markets, including commercial relocation projects, design/build A/V projects, high-end custom homes and multi-dwelling units (MDUs).
May 24, 2017 All the single ladies — are buying homes. Here's how to attract female clients by bringing more women onto your staff and adjusting your marketing plan every so slightly.
May 17, 2017 Smart-home integrators have to compete against other integrators, but also Geek Squad, electricians, security dealers, cable companies, consumers themselves (DIY) and more. Here are 6 ways to pick your targets and go after them head-on.
October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.
September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.
August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.
April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.
October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.
October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.
September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.
June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.
Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.
Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.
Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.
Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.
Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.