Chorus aims for the clouds with Sigma Systems
Sigma’s Enterprise Product Management improves the product life-cycle management process
TORONTO — October 15, 2013 — Sigma Systems, the leader in catalog-driven service fulfilment solutions that enable Idea-to-Install, today announced New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, Chorus, has successfully moved their product management operations into the cloud, with Sigma Systems’ Enterprise Product Management (EPM).
“Chorus has been investigating ways to best introduce a new PLM framework since it de-merged from Telecom in 2011,” said Chorus Senior Product Marketing Manager, Mandy Tait. “The Sigma EPM has allowed us to effectively manage our product information throughout the transition and has become the key enabler for our implementation of PLM. We have been surprised and delighted by the speed and ease in which we have been able to quickly implement EPM into the cloud. The seamless move has given our project team the freedom to concentrate on delivering agile, quality PLM processes, and not worry about setting up new infrastructure.”
“As the pioneer in Idea-to-Install, Sigma is helping to improve the conception, management and rollout of new products for communications service providers, media and high tech companies,” said Tim Spencer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sigma Systems. “Enterprise Product Management, a key element in Sigma’s product portfolio, helps companies to dramatically improve their product life-cycle management process. It now also delivers additional benefits through a high performance, globally scalable cloud platform leveraging Microsoft Azure.”
C. Dewey Forrester Jr., Senior Director at Microsoft, said “We are excited to see the momentum the Enterprise Product Management solution has gained by leveraging the powerful and flexible Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables ISVs to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.”
Sigma Systems’ New Zealand delivery partner Practiv has led the project to seamlessly transfer Chorus away from its legacy infrastructure and onto the EPM in the Cloud platform.
About Chorus (www.chorus.co.nz)
Chorus is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. It is responsible for maintaining and building the majority of the country’s fixed-line telecommunications networks, and is currently laying thousands of kilometres of fibre to bring ultra-fast broadband to more than 830,000 homes and businesses across New Zealand. Chorus works with range of retail providers to give access to its network, and with industry partners to foster innovation and development around next generation products and services.
About Sigma Systems
Sigma Systems is a privately-held market leader in catalog-driven service fulfilment that enables Idea-to-Install for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). Sigma’s BSS/OSS products enable CSPs to design and deliver a complete suite of products and services over any access network to any device. The portfolio spans cloud brokerage, order management, service provisioning, product & service catalog, service inventory, device management as well as professional services to ensure efficient deployment and long-term success. Sigma has fulfilled 100s of millions of RGUs across residential and business markets including services like broadband, VoIP, SIP trunking, unified communication, IPTV, mobile, cloud and M2M. Over 70 CSPs — including Charter, Cox, Rogers, TELUS, Bell Aliant, Tiscali, American Movil, iTSCOM and ZON — are leveraging Sigma’s products to automate the fulfilment of converged IP networks. For more information about Sigma Systems, visit http://sigma-systems.com and follow the company on http://twitter.com/sigmasystems.