Automation Project Service Providers

This Selection Guide includes both selection criteria and strategies for choosing the optimum Automation Project Services Provider to manage and execute your automation project. 

Automation Project Services Provider Overview

The scope of the criteria covers the needs of customers in selection of an automation project services provider for both brownfield or greenfield projects.  Often the term “Main Automation Contractor” (MAC) is used for larger and more complex projects, however, this guide allows those involved in specifying the automation project services provider make faster, better, and more rigorous decisions.

The need for a qualified automation project services provider has never been more important than it is today.  With corporate staffing as lean as it is, and expansion projects focused on higher quality, quantities, and greater agility, selecting the right automation project services provider is critical for insuring project success.

Selecting an automation project services provider has become mission-critical.  In major projects, the role of the services provider and the products they specify, have become extremely complex and challenging to manage.  Their role includes a combination of technology, training, and long-term support over a wide range of technologies and systems.  While products play a major role in selection, potential services providers also have differing levels of domain expertise, geographical presence, knowledge of vertical industries, and project execution methodology.  These must all be evaluated in the selection process.

Automation Project Services Provider Strategic Issues

ARC has been researching the automation project services provider market for decades and we know the issues:

  • Presence in a region
  • Competency in an application area
  • Certifications to perform work
  • Familiarity with local standards
  • Relationships with vendors
  • Competency with vendor offerings
  • Meets schedules
  • Offers training
  • Offers critical assistance
  • Integrates with customer personnel and processes
  • Access to additional resources
  • History of past projects
  • Project execution record/visibility
  • Project management process

This ARC Selection Guide will help you select the best available automation project services provider to meet your needs now and in the future.

Automation Project Services Provider Selection Guide Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Industry and Regional Trends
  • Factors Contributing to Adoption
  • Factors Contributing Inhibiting Adoption
  • Strategies for Success


Partial List of Selection Criteria Topics

  • Business Goals
  • System Functions & Features
  • Architecture
  • Basic Features
  • Advanced Features
  • Service Requirements
  • Project
  • Lifecycle

Leading Automation Project Services Providers Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Automation Project Services Providers
  • Market Shares by Region
  • Market Shares by Industry

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