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Slateplan Offers Free Version, New Features for System Estimation Software for Integrators

Integrators can enjoy a minimalist version of Slateplan’s floorplan-based design and estimation software for free. Coming soon: International versions.

CE Pro Editors · November 18, 2015

NY Integrator Opens 15,000-Square-Foot Sports Mecca and Showroom

SIMPLAY is a retail showroom that features 8 separate sports simulators and is ‘the ultimate functional showroom’ for SEAL Solutions in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Jason Knott · November 10, 2015

Consider Going ‘Old School Retail’ This Holiday Season

Integrators with private appointment-only showrooms should open on Black Friday with retail-style hours with about a dozen sale items like wireless multiroom speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, programmable thermostats, security cams, alarms and smart door locks. Here are 6 tips to succeed.

Chuck Schneider · November 04, 2015

Your True Cost of Labor Is … ? Prepare to be Shocked!

When you calculate in benefits and your employee utilization rate, paying an installation technician $25 per hour really costs you a mind-blowing $92.02 per hour … and that is to break even! Here’s how it adds up.

Jason Knott · October 29, 2015

Millennials Driving New Consumer Audio Trends

Millennials account for nearly half of all audio hardware spending … and other research in the world of two-channel and home theater audio.

Robert Archer · October 28, 2015

What Defines 5-Star Service?

Standards of what makes for excellent service shouldn’t vary from one industry to the next. An integrator’s service should be equivalent to a hotel concierge.

Joseph Kolchinsky · September 28, 2015

Paul Starkey, Steve Firszt Create 3-Tier Membership Program for Business Services

Vital Mgmt will donate some proceeds of new Get it Right program to Habitat for Humanity.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2015

Former VIA CEO Randy Stearns Named CEO of D-Tools

D-Tools founder Adam Stone stays involved, while CEDIA veteran Randy Stearns becomes CEO of the custom installation software company, just in time for CEDIA Expo 2015. ‘I’m not only a customer ….”

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2015

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

Chelsea Cafiero · August 01, 2015

Business Operations: Profiles of 3 Successful Integrators

Exchanging ideas with others in the custom integrator business can provide insight into how similar businesses tackle situations and problems that you may have faced. This Advantage Series White Paper is the next best thing to a person-to-person chat. You’ll find out what other integrators say are some of the keys to running a successful […]

CE Pro Editors · August 12, 2013