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.
Business Management Software is a new category for 2017, with Intuit driven by its ubiquitous QuickBooks leading the way.
CE Pro 100 dealers used Microsoft predominantly for Excel, though a couple mentioned its SharePoint program. A handful rely on Google’s cloud-based Drive.
The only custom industry market-specific solution among the top five is D-Tools.
Great Plains: 2
Integrator Dashboard: 1
Premier & Smart Service: 1
Sage 300: 1
Service Fusion: 1
Simply Reliable Software: 1
Sugar CRM: 1