A number of years ago HiTech obtained CSIA certification. The essence of this is an outside auditor reviews policies, procedures, financial practices and results to determine the strength of the organization. This is very similar to being ISO 9000 certified. In fact, the auditor told me this is more difficult to pass than ISO 9000.
Recently, we went through a recertification process in order to focus on continuous improvement at HiTech. We passed this recertification with a higher score than the initial audit. Now, we have additional items to “shore up” in order to get better as an integrator.
No matter what control system integrator you choose to execute your projects it is extremely valuable to work with certified integrators. This ensures you will be getting the best value for your dollar as certified integrators have efficient, low risk execution models using industry accepted standards.
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