November 29, 2018 – Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced that Sigma Systems has been recognized and placed for the first time within the Gartner November 2018 Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites.

We believe that Sigma Systems’ position within the Magic Quadrant reflects the company’s unique expertise serving communications service providers and is backed by a strong base of large global CSPs that rely on Sigma software for creating, selling, and delivering new digital products and services faster and more profitably.

It’s clear that companies are putting a strategic emphasis on transforming how they sell to their customers, especially those selling to business customers.  CPQ is a key enabler of transforming the selling experience, and a rapidly growing imperative within the communications industry.

Tim Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Systems commented:

“Sigma is the leader in solving the critical challenges of how digital service providers create, sell, and deliver new products and services within the communications, high-tech, and media space.  We believe our placement in this Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites is a testament to our expertise in helping service providers overcome the unique complexities inherent within the communications industry in selling and managing services for new and existing customers. As service providers look to transform their selling experience, Sigma CPQ should be a key consideration in any RFP or evaluation process where a communications industry specific CPQ is needed.”

For those service providers that want to create, sell, and deliver differently, we encourage you to check out our award-winning Create-Sell-Deliver Portfolio of software products and download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites.

For further information about Sigma Systems, Sigma CPQ and getting Next Done NowTM, visit us at www.sigma-systems.com or contact us at info@sigma-systems.com.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites, Christina Klock | Mark Lewis | Melissa Hilbert, 5 November 2018.

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About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning, Insights and Portfolio Inventory products, and offers a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services.  Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

Contacts

Chloe Purcell
Strategic PR Manager
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

or

Glenn Gibson
Vice President Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1 416 827 6851

TORONTO, ON – (November 7, 2018) Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced the launch of Sigma Portfolio Inventory, the latest innovation in Sigma’s Create-Sell-Deliver portfolio.

Critical to achieving high order conversion, throughput and monetization rates in an automated fashion, service providers need immediate and comprehensive access to a customer’s existing portfolio inventory – the products they’ve ordered, the services that were activated for those products, and the resources that were provisioned for those services.

These various layers of portfolio inventory – customer product inventory, installed service inventory, and allocated resource inventory – are what inform the critical path order-to-activation-to-cash processing in every service provider.

For most service providers, however, much of this information is dispersed throughout their infrastructure in a fragmented and isolated fashion. This disarray of crucial data is, for example, a major cause of high levels of order fallout, leading to costly manual intervention and a degraded experience for both B2C and B2B customers.

Sigma Portfolio Inventory addresses these challenges head-on by centralizing the product-service-resource portfolio inventory data into a single master and then making that data widely available for access and management by any external system via a microservices-based API layer. It incorporates the same catalog-driven architecture that powers the Sigma products and adheres to the TM Forum Open API standards. By providing a single, unified data management platform, Sigma Portfolio Inventory complements pre-existing BSS and OSS applications, enabling service providers to manage a comprehensive view of what products and services their customers have based on orders fulfilled.

Catherine Michel, Chief Technology Officer for Sigma Systems, commented: “Sigma Portfolio Inventory represents the type of innovation Sigma typically brings to market – capabilities that solve chronic technology problems in a componentized and highly interoperable way. We don’t want service providers to throw away existing systems or to continue to custom code their way around the issue. We want to give them compelling and architecturally sound capabilities that unlock the business value of their data. As a result, far more orders are automated, with far fewer resources needed to fix errors during the fulfillment process.”

To learn more about how portfolio inventory data can be leveraged to reduce fulfillment costs, improve the customer experience and unleash new commercial possibilities, register for the Light Reading webinar entitled “Managing Portfolio Inventory Data with a New Approach” on November 9 at 10:00 AM ET.

For further information about Sigma Systems and getting Next Done NowTM,  visit us at www.sigma-systems.com or contact us at info@sigma-systems.com.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning, Insights and Portfolio Inventory products, and offers a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services.  Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

Contacts:

Chloe Purcell
Strategic PR Manager
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

or

Glenn Gibson
Vice President Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1 416 827 6851

Sigma set to present with Telkomsel on meeting increased customer expectations in the digital era at Digital Transformation Asia, Kuala Lumpur; award winning software provider will also demonstrate innovative dynamic offer creation and NaaS in Action in TM Forum Catalysts

TORONTO, Canada – (November 5, 2018) Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, has finalized its program at this year’s Digital Transformation Asia from 13-15 November in Kuala Lumpur.

Sigma will be presenting the latest on launching new innovative services and business models in complex communications environments during TM Forum’s Asia event in Kuala Lumpur and demonstrating its full award winning create-sell-deliver portfolio which supports digital transformation, smart cities and Living Services at Booth #10.

In addition, award-winning CTO Catherine Michel will join Telkomsel to talk about meeting increased customer expectations in the digital era on Tuesday 13th November at 11.50am local time.  On Wednesday 14th, Sigma will again take center stage at 11.40am and 4.00pm, firstly with Swisscom to discuss getting from vision to reality as a 2025 Digital Operator and later with Infosys, speaking on whether open source is the future of OSS/BSS.

Sigma will also be participating in two of the TM Forum catalysts at the event. The first, in collaboration with Telstra and BT, will look at NaaS in Action and demonstrate how to automate the rapid definition, orchestration, testing and ongoing closed-loop monitoring of a complex composite service across different technology domains.  The second Catalyst in collaboration with Ooredoo, entitled CEM/OSS for Hybrid Networks Predictive Analytics & Dynamic offer creation, looks to demonstrate an innovative analytics application to optimize and personalize offers for customers based on real-time predictive analysis of individual end-users.

To organize a personal demonstration or talk to Sigma about its software portfolio while in Kuala Lumpur, please visit https://sigma-systems.com/event/tm-forum-digital-transformation-asia/ or email info@sigma-systems.com.  If you are not attending this event, but would like to know more, please visit www.sigma-systems.com.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products in addition to offering a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services.  Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

Contacts:
Chloe Purcell
Strategic PR Manager
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

Glenn Gibson
VP Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1-416-827-6851

Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced that its CTO, Catherine Michel, has won the 2018 Total Telecom World Communications Women in Telecoms Award.

The World Communication Awards have recognized innovation and excellence for global telecoms for 20 years, and continue to be a prestigious mark of achievement in the telecom industry. The Women in Telecoms award recognizes the woman who has stood out within the telecom industry for individual achievement and contribution for technical prowess, business acumen, and leadership skills. The award was presented last night at the annual World Communications Awards in London.

The win at last night’s awards ceremony follows a long and successful year of recognition for Sigma, having achieved eight industry awards in 2018 including TM Forum’s CTO of the Year 2018, Leading Lights Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor of the Year and Pipeline’s winner for BSS Innovation.

On receiving the award, Catherine commented:

“It is an honor to receive this award and I would like to thank Total Telecom for their recognition. I am excited about the growing presence of women in IT and the promise that holds for the future of technology. I look forward to seeing more women in positions of leadership across the industry. It is my firm belief that more diversity in the workforce, across all facets of identity, brings more innovation and broader appeal to any organization’s products and services. And in these fast-moving and ever-changing times, it is the diversity, flexibility, and dedication of our people that will drive innovation and success in our business. Which is why the commitment from companies like Sigma to developing great people, encouraging them to grow, and valuing their diversity is so important.”

For more of Catherine’s insights, see a selection of her talks, including placing the digital catalog at the heart of operations, inclusion in the digital economy and dynamic offer creation in the digital economy.

For further information about Sigma Systems, its award-winning products, and getting the Next Done Now visit www.sigma-systems.com, or contact us on info@sigma-systems.com.

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)

Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management, Provisioning and Insights products in addition to offering a core set of services including professional services, cloud services, and managed services.  Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with technology and integration partners globally.

Contacts:

Chloe Purcell
Head of PR
Milner Strategic Marketing Ltd.
+44 1473 633123

Glenn Gibson
VP Marketing
Sigma Systems
+1-416-827-6851

TORONTO, Canada – (October 23, 2018) Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, is pleased to announce the expansion of its sales team in Asia and North America with the addition of Ivan Evans and Berlin Bedesse.

Ivan joins Sigma Systems as the Vice President of Sales for Asia-Pacific from Sandvine, the leading provider of network policy control solutions. At Sandvine, Ivan served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia-Pacific and helped lead the Asia-Pacific sales team to market leadership in the region. Previously, Ivan spent 15 years with Alcatel and Newbridge Networks in various sales leadership roles working with Tier 1 communications service providers (CSPs).

Berlin has 25 years of experience in the technology and communications industry and joins Sigma from Sandvine where he managed key business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) accounts with Tier 1 communications service providers in Canada. Previously Berlin held senior sales roles at Openet, Cisco, and Nortel. In his new role as Account Director, Berlin will focus on driving the sales growth strategy within Sigma’s home market of Canada.

“Sigma’s business is expanding globally, with continued strong momentum in both the Asia-Pacific and North American markets. Ivan and Berlin both have extensive experience in managing accounts at Tier 1 communications service providers, and their addition will allow us to support our existing customer base while simultaneously propelling us forward into 2019.  I am delighted to welcome both Ivan and Berlin to the Sigma team,” said Simon Muderack, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Sigma Systems.

For further information about Sigma Systems, its award-winning products, and getting the Next Done Now visit www.sigma-systems.comhttp://sigma-systems.com/ja/sigma-systems or contact us on info@sigma-systems.com.