CSIA - The only organization of its kind

The founding members of CSIA were independent control system integration firms that recognized the value of pooling information and resources for the benefit of all members.

This spirit of cooperation and mutual benefit continues today, with more than 400 member companies from around the globe. Members of CSIA have demonstrated a high level of commitment to using best practices, continuously improving their operations, and producing reliable results on behalf of their manufacturing and industrial clients.

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The only organization of its kind  

The founding members of CSIA were independent control system integration firms that recognized the value of pooling information and resources for the benefit of all members.

 

This spirit of cooperation and mutual benefit continues today, with more than 400 member companies from around the globe. Members of CSIA have demonstrated a high level of commitment to using best practices, continuously improving their operations, and producing reliable results on behalf of their manufacturing and industrial clients.

           

Why join?

 

Control System Integrators [LINK TO BELOW]

Spanish [link to Spanish language landing page]

Portuguese [link to Portuguese landing page]

 

Industry Partners [LINK TO BELOW]

Spanish [link to Spanish language landing page]]

Portuguese [link to Portuguese landing page]]

 

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Control System Integrator [link to member app in “Join” menu item]

Industry Partner [link to member app in “Join menu item]

 

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Meet a Control System Integrator member! [link to profile – either a short video or photo and quote]

           

 

 

Control System Integrators      

 

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A Guide to CSIA’s Best Practices and Benchmarks – Version 4.0 just released!

 

·        Networking

Multiple opportunities to link up with your peers in the profession through the annual Executive Conference, an active online community, and peer groups. Learn more…

o   Annual Executive Conference

The conference provides more than 20 information-packed business education sessions for managers and owners, plus networking with peers and automation vendors [link to 2012 Conference Exhibitors, in Events section]. See 2012 Executive Conference.

2012 – Scottsdale, Arizona

2013 – St. Petersburg, Florida

2014 – San Diego, California

 

o   Online community

The information sharing and networking continues every day of the year online. The CSIA Connected Community is the place where members go to ask questions, share news, access resources and find their peers.

 

o   Recent discussion topics: [ADD]

 

o   Peer Groups

Peer Groups are integrator members who meet a few times per year to learn from one another about a wide variety of business topics. Typically, there are five to 10 members from different geographical areas.

 

o   Mentoring

Every new member is matched with a current member who serves as an ambassador to introduce you to other members and benefits.

 

 

·        Best Practices

The CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks manual is the industry standard for successful management of a control system integration business. Learn more…[link to section below]

 

A Guide to CSIA’s Best Practices and Benchmarks – Version 4.0 just released! Also available in Spanish.

The industry standard for system integrators that are committed to delivering the highest level of quality, performance and reliability. The manual offers guidance on the following management topics:

 

o   General Management [descriptions may change with new rev.]

Organizational Structure, Computer Systems Management, Risk Management

o   Human Resources Management
Recruitment, Personnel Performance Evaluations, Training, Compensation

o   Marketing, Business Development and Sales Management
Marketing Plan, Sales Strategy

o   Financial Management
Measures of Performance, Financial Planning, Billing Procedures, Tax Policy

o   Project Management
Contract Management, Risk Management, Scope and Change Management

o   System Development Lifecycle
Internal Kickoff, Design, Factory Acceptance Testing, Commissioning, Site Acceptance Testing

o   Supporting Activities
Standards and Templates, Configuration Management (internal and projects), Reuse Library Management

o   Quality Assurance
Project Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement, Client Satisfaction Surveys

o   Service and Support

Organizational Structure, Methodology and Service Management

o   Learn more….[link to Audit Criteria in Certification section]

 

 

·        Certification

Differentiate yourself in the marketplace and implement a process of continuous improvement by becoming CSIA Certified, the mark of excellence for control system integrators. Learn more…[link to Certification menu tab]

 

·        Professional Development

Build your management skill set with online and in-person opportunities. Learn more…[link to Professional Development, below]

 

o   Webinars
Free monthly webinars on a variety of industry topics, plus sales and client communication training to help you and your staff stay current and continuously improve management skills. Next webinar [icon and link to registration for upcoming webinar] Webinars [link
http://www.controlsys.org/webinars.php]
Past webinars are archived for your reference.

 

o   Executive Conference
The annual Executive Conference [link to conference page] brings together more than 400 system integrators and partners to share innovative practices and network with the industry’s best.

o   Training
Learn new skills to improve your business, such as sales training for sales representatives and technical personnel, plus other business topics

 

·        Benchmarking

Track your business performance and compensation practices with our online benchmarking tools. Learn more…. [link to below]

 

o   Our financial benchmarking program, KPICs, is the power tool for system integrators who want to base decisions on industry-specific data and build a sound business. Submit financial data directly from your accounting system and receive analytic dashboards, financial reports and industry trends.

o   Our annual salary survey is an online tool that allows you to compare your company’s compensation practices to other members’.

 

Take a video tour of KPICs or to register for the programs. [https://csia.ilumen.net/ilumenweb/customerconnection/]

 

·        Insurance

General liability, professional liability and performance bonding – specifically tailored for the independent control system integrator. Learn more…[link to below]

 

o   General liability, professional errors and omissions, cyber liability and performance bonding insurance coverage is available through a CSIA –endorsed agency that understands the CSI industry and your needs. Learn more…[link to info from the insurance flier pdf – TO COME]

 

o   Contact CSIA Insurance Program Manager Paul Barnard [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] for more information.

 

 

·        Marketing support

Reach prospective clients by appearing on “Find an Integrator,” CSIA’s popular online search tool. Learn more….. [link to below]

 

o   “Find an Integrator,” an online search tool available exclusively to CSIA members, allows plant managers and owners to search for independent control system integrators by industry, services, applications and service territory. Make it easy for prospects to find you in Find an Integrator [link: http://csia.connectedcommunity.org/CSIA/Directory/FindanIntegrator1/]

 

o   Name recognition – CSIA builds industry awareness of the profession and the value of retaining a CSIA member for successful system integration projects. Your affiliation with CSIA associates your firm with the best in class.

o   Media exposure – CSIA staff works with members to develop and place articles for publication in industry media.

 

Here are some examples of recent articles published by CSIA members:

 

Extending life of legacy data acquisition & control system at NASA

http://www.isa.org/InTechTemplate.cfm?Section=Channel_Chat2&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=89186

 

Fast track projects without taking shortcuts

http://www.automationworld.com/operations/fast-track-projects-without-taking-shortcuts

 

 

[Call-out box:]

Meet a Control System Integrator member! [link to profile – either a short video or photo and quote]

           

Industry Partners – Become a part of the community!

 

·        Networking – Get to know the control system integrators who have shown a commitment to professional excellence. Our annual Executive Conference [link to executive conference in Events] is where you will meet control system integrators from around the world.

·        Exhibit – Meet face-to-face with top decision makers by exhibiting [link to conference exhibitors list below] at the annual Executive Conference.

·        Collaboration – Jointly develop opportunities for new clients and projects.

·        Online community – Come to the place where integrator and partner members share ideas, ask questions and build social networks. Learn more…[link to CSIA Connected Community]

·        Sponsorship – Gain name recognition for your company and support the CSIA mission to advance control system integration for the success of members and their clients.

 

o   Application Showcase  – A library where partner members exhibit their products for integrators to explore

o   Sponsorship Opportunities

 

CSIA members, by virtue of meeting the admission criteria, are qualified decision makers whose primary business is control system integration. Our industry partners recognize the value in collaborating with CSIA members to provide successful results for end users.

 

Multiple opportunities exist to sponsor conference events, seminars, this web site and the monthly newsletter. Suppliers are invited to apply for membership [link to membership > partner application] as Industry Partners to access the members-only web site and fully participate as members of the CSIA community.

 

For current opportunities to become involved with CSIA as a sponsor, please contact Brittany Marsala Olson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by

 

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Meet a CSIA Partner member! [link to profile – video or photo and quote]

 

 

Benefits of CSIA membership for Partners – Spanish [Link to Spanish language landing page]

Benefits of CSIA membership for Partners – Portuguese [Link to Portuguese language landing page]