When it comes to staying up-to-date with best practices in the industrial automation system integration industry, being a part of a trusted network has long-term benefits. If you’re not already familiar with the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), take a look at the benefits of working with a CSIA Certified System Integrator, and why RoviSys takes great pride in being a founding member and eight-time certified integrator.

By choosing CSIA Certified Integrators, clients set the stage for sustained success in the rapidly evolving automation landscape. This strategic choice ensures that small projects as well as enterprise-wide, multi-site initiatives remain adaptable and future-ready, and have the support and of industry leaders dedicated to excellence. Choosing RoviSys always ensures that clients have the option to utilize the right technology platform for each project, because of our commitment to diverse technical expertise and vendor independence.



What is CSIA?

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a global, non-profit professional organization founded in 1994 with a clear mission: advance the practice of control system integration for the benefit of its members and their clients. With over 400 members, CSIA has emerged as a leading authority in the field, fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry.

A cornerstone of CSIA’s mission is to provide guidance on how to operate a successful control system integration (SI) company. At the heart of this goal is the CSIA Best Practices Manual, a comprehensive guide that serves as a roadmap for running a top-tier organization. These best practices represent the collective wisdom and knowledge acquired by system integrators over the years, freely shared within the CSIA community to advance the industry ultimately benefiting the end users of a CSIA Certified SI’s services.


CSIA Strategic Objectives

  1. Enhancing the professionalism of system integrators
  2. Providing a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and best-practice dissemination
  3. Establishing CSIA Certification as an industry-wide standard


What is The Process of Certification?

What sets the CSIA Certification apart is its rigorous process, involving a thorough audit by a third-party. All facets of a system integrator’s operations are audited, ensuring a comprehensive assessment and guaranteeing that companies meet and exceed standards. Attaining and maintaining certification requires a significant investment of time and resources, but the benefits are substantial.


Should Manufacturers Care About CSIA Certification?

Obtaining a CSIA Certification is confirmation by a third party that a system integrator has successfully implemented the CSIA’s Best Practices. It’s a mark of distinction that approximately 80 CSIA member companies have achieved. Certification demonstrates a company’s commitment to excellence and ongoing improvement. Maintaining this certification ensures that a company continues on the path of continuous enhancement.

Collaborating with a CSIA Certified System Integrator not only aligns your project with industry-leading expertise but also offers a wealth of advantages, including financial management, cybersecurity, and business development, providing clients with the assurance of working with a highly qualified partner capable of delivering top-notch system integration solutions. By engaging with a CSIA Certified SI, clients can expect adherence to the highest industry standards and optimized control system integration solutions, while enjoying lowered risk knowing the SI’s business is on solid financial ground.

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