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CE Pro 100 Names Top Design Proposal Software Brands

D-Tools maintains its hefty CE Pro 100 dealer support. Mainstream solutions like Microsoft’s Visio, Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Intuit’s QuickBooks were also popular choices.


CE Pro 100 Names Top Design Proposal Software Brands
D-Tools is the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for design proposal software, like its System Integrator and Mobile Quote software.
Robert Archer · June 19, 2017

CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.

In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.


D-Tools maintains its hefty CE Pro 100 dealer support.

Unlike past years in which industry-specific programs experienced a growth in usage, this year mainstream solutions like Microsoft’s Visio, Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Intuit’s QuickBooks were called out as popular choices.

It’s also noteworthy that a rising amount of dealers are using custom software solutions.

See the full report here.

Top 5

D-Tools: 44

Microsoft: 20

Autodesk: 13

Intuit: 13

Custom: 11

Other Brands

Bidmagic: 5

Portal: 5

Salez Toolz: 5

Tigerpaw: 4

iPoint: 3

ProjX360: 3

Simply Reliable Software: 3

Apple: 2

Basecamp: 2

Stardraw: 2

Bluebeam: 2

Adobe: 1

Corel: 1

Horizon: 1

JetBuilt: 1

QuoteRoller: 1

Quotewerks: 1

SCPS: 1

ServiceDirector: 1

Slateplan: 1

See the full report. 



  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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