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.
Salez Toolz: 5
Simply Reliable Software: 3