STOCKHOLM 2013-05-18. Sigma is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ferranti Computer Systems, a Microsoft global independent software vendor and systems integrator operating worldwide. The agreement includes the rights of promoting and co-selling the MECOMS™ system, a complete business support system based on Microsoft Dynamics AX for Energy & Utility companies around the world.
Sigma, as a leading Microsoft Dynamics AX reseller, will get the rights to promote and co-sell the MECOMS™ business support system to energy & utility companies inside Sweden, Norway and Finland. Both Sigma and Ferranti are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners.
Sigma has been working with Dynamics AX over many years and has great experience in the Energy & Utilities Industry.
-“Through this partnership we will have a cutting edge solution for the energy business that supports all the different processes from prospect-to-cash. The system will also be able to support the common municipal billing needs of Water and Garbage collection in the same solution.” says Jonas Steffensson, CEO SIGMA Dynamics AB.
-“By this partnership with Ferranti we will position us even more as a complete IT-solution provider for the Nordic energy market. Sigma has been working many years together with some of the largest energy companies on the Swedish market. The need for a complete integrated business support system that can handle advanced requirements on Meter Data Management (MDM), Customer- and Interaction Management and Billing out-of-the box is something we have been looking for a long time. MECOMS™ is that cutting-edge solution that will help bring even more business value to our customers, existing as new ones. Our service portfolio is now complete, and we are ready to take on the new markets in Norway and Finland”, says Joakim Victorin, Business Manager – Energy & Utilities
-“This is a very compelling offer and will put Sigma in a front runner position delivering Dynamics solutions to the specific segments in the market”, says Thomas Laine, Dynamics Partner Lead at Microsoft AB.
-“We are excited about our partnership with Sigma because we can offer energy- and utility companies in Sweden, Norway and Finland now a very strong value proposition. The reason is that Sigma offers the unique combination of trusted relationships within the energy- and utility industry; passion and commitment to their customers; and demonstrated Microsoft Dynamics AX expertise. This ensures we can deliver our promise: cut cost to serve while improving customers‘ satisfaction.” Dirk Michiels, CEO Ferranti.
About Ferranti Computer Systems and MECOMS™
Ferranti, a member of the Nijkerk Group, was founded in 1976 in Antwerp, Belgium focusing on the energy & utilities industry.
MECOMS™ is developed by Ferranti Computer Systems, and is the result of more than 30 years of experience in the utilities industry. Development started in 1994, and in 2005 the first version based on Microsoft Dynamics AX was introduced. Since then, MECOMS™ has been implemented at more than 40 utilities around the world.
MECOMS™ is a business support system for energy and utility companies that combines flexibility, efficiency and smart insights to drastically cut cost-to-serve. It easily and quickly adapts to the changing business needs of any type of utility, both in regulated and deregulated markets. MECOMS™ enables utilities of any size to streamline business processes and combine high efficiency with first-class customer service. MECOMS™ also offers utilities the insight to detect operational inefficiencies and discover new business opportunities.