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Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

Vital Management unveils a cloud-based dashboard that uses QuickBooks with business metrics for custom installation companies for $299/month. Also, new marketing service for Bravas members aims to help them reach high-end clients.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2016

CEDIA Keynoter Palmer Portends Orwellian Tech Future … with Integrators in Control

CEDIA 2016 keynoter speaker Shelly Palmer says there is no stopping an increased connection between man and machines, but CE pros will be the gatekeepers.

Jason Knott · September 15, 2016

Recipe for Leadership Development

Bolster your team’s leadership skills and bottom line with this delectable dish!

Advertorial · September 15, 2016

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

ProjX360 software will unveil its sales CRM, proposal-generation tool and purchase order systems at CEDIA 2016.

CE Pro Editors · September 07, 2016

16 Powerful Phrases to Use When Responding to Customer Service Emails

Proper tone matters. Follow these 5 key ingredients and 16 exact phrases to craft more effective emails with clients who request service/support.

Joseph Kolchinsky · September 01, 2016

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

Jason Knott · August 31, 2016

Best Buy Blows Away Q2 Expectations; Stock Jumps 20%

Best Buy’s retail sales continue to grow despite analyst’s predictions. Home theater among growth categories. Online sales rise 24% in Q2.

Jason Knott · August 23, 2016

No Brainer … Use Instructional UI Videos to Educate Clients, Reduce Service Calls

One Firefly launches UI University, a custom integrator-branded, SEO-configured video library filmed in 4K designed to help end users migrate through their Control4, Sonos and Savant user interfaces.

Jason Knott · August 16, 2016

CEDIA Rookie: iPoint Software Does it all, Including Proposals, Invoicing, Change Orders, More

New at CEDIA 2016: Developed by integrators, iPoint is a multi-function business management software suite that combines a traditional license/seat-based system with a cloud-based solution.

Jason Knott · August 12, 2016

The Perfect Vendor Portal?

Manufacturers are flocking to an impressive new portal platform launched by Portal.

Advertorial · August 11, 2016