Sigma administers and further develops SMHI's (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) weather app for iPhone and Android. For Android, the app also has an accompanying widget.In the app, users can either search by location or use automatic positioning to view the forecast for the weather at their current location. The current weather conditions are presented, as well as the forecast for the coming hours, divided into four time periods, with clear and logical images representing different kinds of weather.Users can even view a ten-day forecast and see a detailed forecast for each day.The app also shows weather warnings and users can view radar images of Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region.
With over 12,000 employees, it is a challenge for Försäkringskassan to create commitment with new employees from the start. To help make new employees feel welcome, a web-based introductory training is sent out to new employees before they start their first day at work. The training aims to create an understanding of the company's mission and values in an enjoyable way. Sigma's digital communication branch, Maverick, had full responsibility for the project, including the concept, procedure, and production.
The requirements for security within Försäkringskassan are high, both in terms of physical security and information security. To meet the requirements, it was decided to develop a web-based training in two versions: one version for all employees and one version for managers. Sigma's digital communications branch, Maverick, had full responsibility for the project.
The SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden develops and mediates technology for the development and competitiveness of the business community. It also contributes to security, sustainable growth and a favorable environment in society. This means that SP’s public website must have a structure that can accurately guide a visitor through a jungle of information. Together with Sigma, SP succeeded in developing sp.se into such a website in 2007.Forerunner on new SharepointIn connection with the name change to SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, the time was deemed right to overhaul and upgrade the company’s website, which was previously composed of a number of different websites maintained and published by some 40 editors with the help of Frontpage.The new website is currently one of the first implementations of a public web portal based on Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007.Clear profileAn important part of Sigma’s assignment was that the website should contribute to honing and clarifying SP’s profile as a broad-based research institute with considerable research resources and a commercial relationship to its customers. SP has resources to involve cooperating experts from several different fields, when the customer presents their problems.At the same time, this makes it difficult to have a single website that reflects this.KeywordsBy using a system of well-analyzed keywords with connections to a content index and a search function, it is now easy to find the information one is looking for as well as related information.Today, the sp.se website is wellstructured, inviting and a prominent example of state-of-the-art design in the area.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2007
The Swedish Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, was established in 2002 through a parliamentary resolution. SEMA is a government agency charged to coordinate the work of developing emergency management in Sweden and in Swedish society. In this context, SEMA allocates significant funding to research every year.Like growing numbers of authorities in Sweden, SEMA follows the current trend and is moving from a paper-based way of working to managing operations digitally as the requirements of greater transparency, access and control of case handling over the Internet grow.Electronic platform prepares for the futureSigma delivered a platform to SEMA with the overall objective of digitizing operations, making it possible for the agency to manage all of its documents electronically and to publish its records so that they can be monitored on the Internet. Sigma is now reviewing each work process with SEMA on this platform.Yesterday: A very paper-intensive procedureThe first process concerned the research unit’s handling of applications for research grants. This involves considerable annual funding and a large number of applications. The processing of this was in principle impossible. Just the work of copying the documents and distributing them to all concerned was extremely burdensome, both in terms of effort and cost. Traditionally, researchers applied for grants by sending in their research proposals to SEMA in an application, which generated large amounts of paper.SEMA in turn copied all submissions for distribution to expert groups charged with the task of reviewing the applications and submitting their views on the proposals. The experts then returned the documents with their comments.Everything was compiled and decisions were made. Then there was post-approval work in the form of a check that the researcher had kept his or her promises.Today: Efficient and understandableToday, the researchers use the Internet to submit their applications, including all appendices, electronically. Sigma built an electronic administration system around this, where an administrator can indicate which experts should be involved. These are then given access to the information in the original electronic documentation. They can also perform their evaluations directly through the administrative interface.The entire process thereby becomes electronic and virtually nothing needs to be on paper.Gain: Half a rainforest. Annually .The work together with SEMA is a clear example of how many of today’s IT investments can have a decisive, green impact on considerable savings in paper and thereby in forests. Moreover, the agency in this case avoids a considerable amount of administrative work. The entire process becomes better, more efficient and easier to supervise at the same time as it will be significantly easier for the Swedish Emergency Management Agency to handle the government’s new requirements with regard to how research funding is distributed.*Source: Sigma Annual report 2007