• Projects today are larger and more complex than earlier. They require more disciplines and a larger multifaceted organization or system to support them. A large part of system integrators work in multiple vertical industries. The inherent exposure to different industries results in a breathe of knowledge allowing system integrators to bring innovative solutions to resolve an end-user’s challenges. Today, there is a parallel execution of automation work with the integrator taking on more responsibilities for single project. But, a common mistake in the industries is that managers wait until later in the project development to merge the system integrators. The advisable step is to rather involve system integrators for automation at the early planning stages that can improve outcome by producing ‘in-class’ products from multiple suppliers working in tandem. A successful System Integration Provider will execute certain features that are vital to scale up the level of industrial automation. Demonstrating a risk-and-performance based design for secured control and safety system, an apt SI infrastructure broadens the horizon of threat mitigation. A better interconnectivity between applications gives in new insights for integration and. In today's automation world, the systems that are implemented are more complex with increased levels of compliance and volumes of data. Specialization to fill this need can often be provided by small providers that focus on a specific technology. Alternatively, larger integrators have taken on specific expertise in multiple areas as part of their core services portfolio, allowing customers to utilize a single source with whom they are familiar and have confidence. The business circle, years of experience and expert’s views are some of the other pivotal aspects on which the decisions can be made. Considering these and observing the trends as well, CIOReview India has come up with a list of “20 Most Promising System Integration for Industrial Automation solution providers 2017”. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview India editorial team has closely scrutinized these companies addressing the above features .We believe that the listing given by us will bring in a better clarity thereby enabling your businesses to take decisions that will sustain the test of time.