TORONTO – January 7, 2014 — Sigma Systems, the leader in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products, today announced Sky Italia, Italy's leading Pay TV provider, has selected its Enterprise Product Management (EPM) and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) products to drive product delivery, real time order configuration, pricing and quote capabilities for its multi-channel sales initiative.
The Sigma EPM products will ensure Sky Italia's business and IT audiences can quickly manage products through the end to end lifecycle. Sky Italia selected the Sigma CPQ application for Salesforce, which integrates with the operator's existing CRM to expand its channel sales capabilities and ensure timely and accurate information is available across multiple channels. Sigma's products have been installed by several service providers within the Sky family throughout Europe.
"Time to market is critical for our operating environment as is accurate information across our sales channels," said Umberto Angelucci, CTO, Sky Italia. "The Sigma EPM and CPQ provide the right capability for Sky Italia being an agile platform that integrates product and service information across all our sales and commerce systems."
"The EPM and CPQ products have been deployed by service providers worldwide, and have proven to reduce product delivery times by as much as 75 per cent," said Tim Spencer, President of Sigma Systems. "We now look forward to working quickly with Sky Italia and its integration partner, Deloitte, to drive similar benefits across new and existing sales channels."
The EPM and CPQ products are the latest additions to Sigma Systems' product portfolio. The company's multi-channel solution BSS/OSS stack offers a true 'Idea-to-Install' platform, which accelerates time to market for new products, ensures accurate order management and provisioning, reduces operating expenses and ensures a better customer experience throughout the ordering and delivery process.
Sigma Systems is the pioneer in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), entertainment and high tech companies. The company's BSS/OSS product portfolio spans cloud brokerage, product & service catalog, configure price quote, order management, service provisioning, service inventory and device management. Sigma products manage 100's of millions of services exceeding $150b of products defined and installed at over 70 customers in 26 countries including Charter, Belgacom, BSkyB, Chorus, Cox, Orange, Rogers, Level 3, CenturyLink, TELUS, Bell Aliant, American Movil, JCOM and ZON.
Sky Italia is the Italian pay TV platform wholly owned by 21st Century Fox. Born in 2003, its customer base has grown very quickly and in September 2013 the subscribed families reached 4, 760,000. Sky currently offers more than 170 thematic and pay-per-view channels, with a rich offering of movies, sports, news, entertainment and kids programming. Sky was the first Italian television to broadcast in HD and live in 3D, and offers a pack of more than 60 HD channels and one channel entirely dedicated to 3D programs. Moreover, My Sky HD makes it possible to easily record one's favorite programs and to access the Sky On Demand service, whereas with Sky Go subscribers can watch on the move a wide selection of Sky's channels and on demand contents.