Control system integrators design and implement sophisticated control systems for manufacturing and industrial facilities. Using their knowledge of engineering, information technology and business, control system integrators integrate plant equipment and automate manufacturing processes. Automation helps manufacturers and processors reduce cost, increase production, use less energy and lower environmental impact.
CSIA Certification: What Are the Benefits to Clients?
Because CSIA certification indicates that an integrator complies with CSIA’s Best Practices in the following areas of their business:
- General management.
- Human resources management.
- Financial management.
- Marketing, business development and sales management.
- Project management.
- System development lifecycle.
- Supporting activities.
- Quality assurance management.
- Service and support.
Because an audit is required every three years to ensure continued compliance.
Because CSIA certification removes the burden from the client of auditing the business practices of the system integrator. However, technical capabilities must still be determined. Good business practices are as critical for success as technical capabilities.
Because having a CSIA certification program for control system integrators is like requiring licenses for doctors, certification for accountants, and licenses for plumbers & electricians. You’re more likely to get good results when your service provider has proper credentials.