Best Practices Working Groups

We conduct this working group for systems integrators who are interested in discussing with their peers how they are implementing and improving their business practices.

Working Groups Overview

At Exotek, we’ve seen in uptick in participation in our peer groups. Now more than ever, we can all benefit from the power of our network … seeking others for their insights and advice on how to overcome challenges or as a sounding board for our respective strategies. For instance, you could join a peer group that focus on Best Practices and Certification. In peer group, you can learn from your peers how they are addressing essential practices and processes to improve their company performance. Exotek also offers our insights from over 20 years of helping companies implement business practices and become CSIA certified.

Markus Solbach, Noffz

Working with Exotek and CSIA gave us the right input to cross the hurdles of a growing company. Identify some gaps and working on improvements was the big benefit for us, including comparison with the CSIA detailed best practices matrix/point system. You go through your entire company in detail and it opens your eyes when you do. We will continue the collaboration with Exotek and CSIA to even improve and get better in our challenging system integrator business.

Markus Solbach
Managing Partner, Noffz
Alan Smith, Amfax

The support, insight and vision offered by Exotek during the thorough audits provided an action plan for our improvements.  We raised our quality approvals and standards, and achieved ‘partner’ status rather than ‘preferred supplier’ with a number of our major accounts. I would say that Exotek’s guidance has been instrumental in the changes that will transform our company, and to ensure that the growth is sustained.

Alan Smith
Managing Director, Amfax
VI Engineering Logo

Exotek engaged us with the CSIA audits and provided great guidance on Best Practices and helpful ideas on stabilizing our business model and organization. We adopted metrics for use in our Project approach and overall performance and our monthly reviews which he has consistently attended and helped with improvements in our use of review time.

Bob Jacobs
Founder and Board Chairman, VI Engineering, Inc.
Esperanza Rojas

We are living in a changing world with new realities that forces us to find new mechanisms to work even more efficiently. So we must re-align our strategies to reach our objectives. Since 2013, Gersa Monterrey has adopted CSIA Best Practices and trust it as a method to meet our organizational expectations. Being CSIA Certified positions our business for sustainability and growth. While we would have preferred an on-site audit, we chose a remote audit from Exotek given the current pandemic situation. It was as great an experience and appreciate this new approach for re-certification.

Esperanza Rojas
Administrative Manager, Gersa
Eugenio D'Ursi

Automate has appreciated your collaboration during these months in getting the certification. Your assistance has made this process easier and your advice has been very helpful. I know that we are just at the beginning of this path and for sure we will be needing your support again.

Eugenio D’Ursi
C.E.O., Automate S.r.l. (Italy)

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Business Processes – No Silver Bullet (PDF)
Business Processes – No Silver Bullet (PDF)
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Documenting Processes (Slides)
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Benchmarking Your Current Practices (PDF)
Benchmarking Your Current Practices (PDF)
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Understanding the CSIA Audit Report (PDF)
Understanding the CSIA Audit Report (PDF)
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QuickStart Program for Improving Your Business Practices (PDF)
QuickStart Program for Improving Your Business Practices (PDF)
Improving Your Practices Overview (PDF)
Improving Your Practices Overview (PDF)
Top Reasons for Benchmarking (PDF)
Top Reasons for Benchmarking (PDF)
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Business Practices Insights – General Orientation (Slides)
Business Practices Insights – General Orientation (Slides)
Reasons to Work ‘On’ Your Business (PDF)
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