When you have a drip under your kitchen sink, you look for a qualified professional plumber to solve your issue. You want to make sure that you have a licensed plumber because if you ever have your home inspected, you wouldn’t want that inspector to question if this drip was fixed according to the building code. The professional you hire needs to have the credentials to ensure that you don’t have to worry about the quality of the service that they provide. The same goes for your business. You want to make sure that you are working with a system integrator that is credible by the companies that manufacture the equipment you are installing in your plant. Whether hardware or software, these credentials ensure that your partner is experienced in installing and servicing your needed solution.
System Integrators today work with companies across the globe on state-of-the-art products that form the basis for today’s automation solutions. In addition, there are associations that you can look to for information about suppliers. In the world of Control Systems, the accreditation body is the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), which certifies companies based on the CSIA Best Practice Guidelines, similar to ISO standards for manufacturers. The certification process includes an extensive, on-site third-party audit of a broad range of criteria including general management, human resources, marketing, business development, finance, project management, system development lifecycle, quality assurance, and information system management.
Using a System Integrator that is not CSIA certified is like flying an airplane with a pilot that is not FAA certified. You can do it, but what is your risk? JMP is proud to say that we are one of only 83 companies in the world that can claim CSIA certification. In the Robotics industry, the Robotics Industries Association (RIA) designates companies as Certified Robot Integrators who have successfully completed a certification program and possess the capabilities to design and deliver robotic products, systems and services that are safe, reliable and which adhere to a superior quality standard. Robot Integrators must achieve a high level of proficiency, experience and success to be considered for the certification program and must re-certify every two years.
JMP is proud to say that we have achieved this prestigious Certified Robot Integrator designation – keeping us in front of all standards and recognizing us as true experts in the field. Companies such as Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, FANUC, Schneider Electric, and Emerson all have partners that they not only work with but can trust to display expert knowledge of their equipment while representing their brand well with customers.
The bottom line is that when you are looking to partner with a System Integrator to address your business needs, wouldn’t you want someone who has the backing of industry leaders and the highest level of accreditation for peace of mind?