Choosing the Right Control Systems Integrator
If you are considering revamping your commercial building with automation systems, you need to consider what integrator you want spearheading the project. Outside engineering services help end users automate efficiently.
Deciding on a service partner takes time, though. It’s a high-risk decision that affects you and the company you work for. A Control Systems Integrator (CSI) helps by managing and executing entire projects. The downfall to this is that if the CSI fails, so does the project.
Here are some tips for finding the right Control Systems integrator to partner with.
Selecting a Control Systems Integrator
Not One-Size Fits All
Large Firms vs. Small Teams
Just because a Control Systems Integrator has 250 engineers doesn’t mean it’s better than one with 10 engineers. The smaller the team, the less internal conflict and the more oversight. Overhead is low and service levels high.
A Helping Hand Nearby
Geographically-speaking, your Control Systems Integrator should be close. Having a person physically present makes all the difference. Ask if they have an office nearby or are willing to open one.
Methods & Leadership
Use the following criteria to evaluate a Control Systems Integrator. Know how they lead and what they’re passionate about. Ask how they get involved in projects. Know how they take care of project-based accounting needs.
It’s also important to know how the Control Systems Integrator retains employees as well as how structured their systems are. A financial forecast is advised.
Asking Your Questions
Schedule a face-to-face meeting with a Control Systems Integrator. Ask questions. Evaluate whether you’ll be a good match for one another. You want the Control Systems Integrator to understand the project management structure well. You’ll want them to do the work as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
ACS May Be Your Perfect Match
Of course, we’re a little biased, but we think that Automated Control Systems is the perfect Control Systems Integrator for your next project! We are happy to answer any questions you have about building automation, our methodologies, or any of our services; simply call (913) 248-8828 today.