Ci4C4 or how to reduce your workflow from 2 days to 23 Minutes

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Time is money or so the old adage goes. Here at Simply Reliable we take our responsibility to deliver innovative ways to help small business owners create processes in their business that will put money in their pockets, time back on the clock, deliver a better life experience, and help them deliver on the promises they agree to when proposing solutions for their customers to heart.

In that spirit, SRI (Simply Reliable) has created a process we call “Ci4C4” (Control Integration for Control4 Projects). Successful businesses use repeatable processes to grow and scale their businesses. The Control4 Integrator is perfectly aligned with this idea and poised to succeed.

Simply Reliable provides a complete proposal and project management solution that can generate a high-quality, shareable electronic proposal in just minutes. Using the Control4 Quickspec, which SRi worked to design with input from Control4 and its dealers, a point and click method to add Control4 and other products to a proposal, dealers can then export the proposal file into designMACHINE where it launches Control Integration to find and import Control4 drivers for the products included in the accepted proposal. Once these drivers are added, they become part of that dealer’s unique database of items further expediting the process in future proposals. designMACHINE then turns the proposal into a Control4 Composer Software (.cp4) file. The dealer then simply connects the bindings to complete the connections and signal paths and voila – the wiring diagram and cable schedule are automatically created. This entire process takes just 15 to 20 minutes saving integrators hours even days of work.

See it in action on our YouTube channel.

In just a few minutes the designer can:

  • Envision and design the project (Create the Proposal)
  • Create a fully functional .c4p program ready for programming
  • Supply all the necessary drawings and documentation

Simply Reliable has worked with many Control4 dealers to test out and tweak this strategy and have found that using the SRi Ci4C4 process increases closing rates by as much as 20%, reduces errors, and provides the opportunity to close and install more projects.

Try this out for yourself by clicking here to start a free trial. Our team uses a 3 step on-boarding process to help you get off on the right foot and get the most out of your free trial.

About the Author

Tom Coffin

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Tom Coffin is CEO/President/Co-Founder of Simply Reliable. He has owned and operated companies in retail, security, Audio/Video, Systems Integration, and Home Automation product manufacturing sector.