AB Volvo wanted to change the behavior of the Volvo Group regarding the use of collaboration tools. At the same time, they wanted to train in a new range of tools, for example, Meeting Workspace and Live Meeting. The solution was a training package, consisting of a teaser film, scenario/based web development, and monitoring components. The package is for 65,000 global users across the whole of AB Volvo, and is available in 12 languages. Sigma's digital communications agency, Maverick, was responsible for the idea and concept, script, design, film editing, development, and graphical production.
With a new concept for IP Address Management, Sigma is helping Scania to centralize administration of servers and clients over the entire world. Supported by the new concept, Scania has created a global standard that provides greater fl exibility and allows information to be shared on a global scale. The new standard creates a foundation for establishing global coordination teams while giving Scania greater predictability in connection with changes.The concept also has favorable effects with respect to security in conjunction with central administration of servers and clients and improves logins and mobility.The project progressed from evaluation and product selection to design, implementation of infrastructure and roll-out of IP Address Management in all of Scania’s production plants in Sweden (Södertälje, Oskarshamn, Luleå, Falun and Sibbhult), Europe (Holland, France and Poland) and South America (Brazil and Argentina).In the future, it will also be possible to offer this service to Scania’s workshops and sales offi ces throughout the world.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2006
New proof of Sigma Kudos’ good name in terms of reliable software deliveries connected to built-in systems was received a few months ago. Sigma Kudos was entrusted to be in charge of project management in an initial stage of a very extensive and important assignment for a commercial vehicle manufacturer.The assignment covers new development of the IT support for the diagnostics and repair of trucks and buses in the global aftermarket. It involves the drafting and review of the requirement specification for how this IT support will be used and will function in the service centers.The requirement specification should result in concrete project plans, which involve the development of a new integrated diagnosis tool to support service center mechanics.The project plans must also present how existing information will be migrated to the new system, try to ensure a flexible solution to cover future changes, and choose an implementation strategy that takes maintenance costs of the continued operation of the system into account.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2007
SIGMA DELIVERS:In a project at Scania, with the help of project management from Sigma, a new IT infrastructure has been built-up in a Portuguese Scania company and has been integrated with the company’s central IT environment. In addition, a number of support systems within Scania’s departments for sales and service have been migrated and implemented. The assignment, which lasted for more than one and a half years, also comprised integration of users and workplaces as well as the rollout of thin clients to distributors and all Scania-owned workshops in Portugal.SCANIA:Scania is a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, busses and industrial and marine engines. In addition, the company sells a large range of service-related products and financial services.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2009
SIGMA DELIVERS:Volvo IT and Sigma have jointly developed a new e-commerce platform that is based on Microsoft Commerce Server. For Sigma, the project is further proof of a strong ability to deliver large, complex and international e-commerce solutions.VOLVO IT:Volvo IT, which is part of the Volvo Group, is a global company that delivers industrial IT solutions and telematic services to companies within Volvo and external companies. Recently, a complete e-commerce solution was launched that can be used by all Volvo companies internationally. The first to launch e-commerce based on the new platform will be Volvo Penta, which has retailers over the entire world.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2009