Industry Research

The Industry Research section is exclusive research brought to you by NSCA, including the Electronic Systems Outlook biannual report, Labor Installation Standard, Compensation & Benefits report, Financial Analysis of the Industry report, and Guide to State Licensing.

Compensation & Benefits Report

As part of the National Systems Contractors Association’s (NSCA) regular research investigations of the commercial electronic systems industry, the Association conducts a compensation and benefits survey. This survey is an on-going research program to track and benchmark compensation and benefit data for a variety of key positions within the industry. Due to the confidential nature of compensation plans, only the primary contact of each member company has access to this report.

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t Grow Your Business into the Ground

Some integrators have important stories to tell about things that can go wrong in the merger and/or acquisition process — because they’ve experienced these things firsthand. The information shared here will guide you through a successful growth process based on the successful — and not successful — experiences of NSCA members.

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Electronics Systems Outlook: Summer Edition 2019

This NEW biannual report (summer and winter) provides industry professionals with trends in electronic systems and commercial construction. The Electronic Systems Outlook will aid in budgeting, determining new opportunities, showing lending institutions the strength of the industry, and more.

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Electronics Systems Outlook: Winter Edition 2018

This NEW biannual report (summer and winter) provides industry professionals with trends in electronic systems and commercial construction. The Electronic Systems Outlook will aid in budgeting, determining new opportunities, showing lending institutions the strength of the industry, and more.

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Financial Analysis of the Industry Report

This biennial research tracks and benchmarks key financial ratios among NSCA member integrators. This allows member companies to compare themselves to companies of similar size and to the industry overall. See sample data or get member access to the current report.

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Electronics Systems Outlook: Summer Edition 2018

This NEW biannual report (summer and winter) provides industry professionals with trends in electronic systems and commercial construction. The Electronic Systems Outlook will aid in budgeting, determining new opportunities, showing lending institutions the strength of the industry, and more.

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Labor Installation Standard

This research provides integrators with a tool to benchmark business, assist with job costing, and aid sales personnel in correctly estimating and closing projects. Inside this report, you’ll find the average labor hours required to complete a vast array of tasks for multiple low-voltage systems.

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Sales Compensation Plans & Benchmarks 2016 Edition

This 2016 report is based on a three-year project that involved compiling, evaluating, and comparing various sales compensation plans from some of our most successful NSCA members. Compare a variety of sales compensation plans used to determine overall sales staff income, and see how the plans correlate to company profitability.

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Guide To State Licensing

This report is designed to provide members of the commercial electronic systems industry with a general reference of state laws that govern the installation of low-voltage systems. It provides a snapshot overview and state code for each U.S. state. The research conducted in this publication reflects changes in state and administrative statutes through December 2014. The Guide to State Licensing is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Other laws, rules, and legal principles may apply to your company.

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