SCADA System Purchase: Manufacturer Vs Distributor

Morgana Siggins
Morgana Siggins
Monitoring Specialist

Did you decide to deploy a SCADA system to your network? Are you in the process of selecting the right remote monitoring vendor for you? I'm sure it can be confusing, especially when you compare purchasing approaches. After all, does it make more sense to buy directly from a manufacturer or to buy from a distributor?

I, for one, am all about representing self-distributed companies. Not only because I work for a company that directly sells their own products, but because there's something really rewarding about maintaining a long term partnership with my clients.

However, we must recognize that each purchasing type can bring you advantages and disadvantages. It's all a matter of weighing your options - according to your monitoring needs and goals - to find the right choice for you.

Let's dive in and analyze both methods, exploring their benefits and drawbacks.

In Terms of Remote Monitoring: What's the Difference Between a Distributor Purchase and a Direct Purchase?

Buying products from a distributor is a fairly simple and straight forward process. It means that you'll be buying an off-the-shelf remote monitoring device from an inventory.

On the other hand, buying from a manufacturer means that there will be no middle man throughout the supply chain, so you'll be purchasing equipment directly from the manufacturer. This can give you customization options.

Buying from a Distributor: Pros Vs Cons

1. The Pros

2. The Cons

Buying Directly from a Manufacturer: Pros Vs Cons

1. The Pros

2. The Cons

Which Purchasing Option is Right for You?

Whether you're considering buying direct from a manufacturer or from a distributor, there's no clear-cut answer for which type of purchasing you should choose.

At the end of the day, when making your decision, keep in mind that the right course of action will depend on your specific remote monitoring requirements for your unique network.

If Manufacturers are The Best Option for You, Make Sure to Choose the Best

If you found that your answer is go with a manufacturer, a good way to go about it is working with a company that does everything themselves.

We, at DPS, for example, manufacture and distribute our own products from our headquarters in Fresno, CA. Engineering, manufacturing, testing, and distributing the network alarm monitoring services we provide makes every single step easier and less painful for you.

Our sales engineers are qualified to evaluate your network, and monitoring requirements, to help you decide what's best for your scenario. We make sure you won't end up buying more either less than what you need.

We also know how important it is to give our products a try in your real-world settings, that's why we offer - with the purchase of any of our products - the 30-day, no-risk guarantee. If for any reason, after the initial 30 days, you're not satisfied with our device, just return it and we'll give you a full refund.

So, give us a call today, discuss your unique scenario with our monitoring experts and get started in the path of the perfect-fit solution.

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