Risk management is part of our project DNA. Our comprehensive suite of proprietary processes and tools allow us to identify and mitigate risk throughout the entire project timeline.
Experts in the design and build of Targeted Advertising, Broadcast, OTT and VoD platforms, BCi Digital’s Architects, Consultants, Programme Managers and Project Managers are available to contribute at every stage of your platform life cycle. We can help at any phase of a project, be it large or small. We can be involved in part or the whole of it.
Whilst the services in this model can vary from project to project, all these steps should be completed in a typical deployment to ensure effective operation and integration. The earlier BCi Digital get involved the bigger the impact we can make to your successful platform deployment.
1. Initial Consultancy
This refers to a general consultancy/support service where not covered by the additional services listed on this page .
2. Pre-Sales / Project Specification
Quite often the Systems Integrator is appointed after the contract has been signed and therefore after some of the key technical/architectural decisions have been made.
Once the Systems Integrator has engaged with the client, there is often a significant change in requirements. This short-term service will cost little but will mitigate this risk considerably.
3. Project Planning
We will either act as your Project Manager or support them in their role to ensure the project is managed in accordance with your/client requirements.
4. System Architecture
This is a key deliverable in any platform deployment. Baselined requirements are assessed and used to create a draft architecture. This will be circulated for comment and once approved will form the reference document for many future services in the platform’s deliverables.
5. Vendor Selection
We are often required to work with clients to assist them in selecting vendors. As a professional services company we remain vendor neutral and so can act as an independent party.
6. Systems Integration
This will be the core service where we will spend most of our time. It is the act of implementing the architecture through a series of negotiations with vendors and the client, and configuration of the kit to ensure end to end operation of the platform.
This provides documentation of test strategies, plans and scripts. Approval of these documents normally leads to the execution of the plans and scripts. All test results are captured and managed through to resolution and/or closure.
8. Handover / Acceptance
A crucial step where the client formally accepts the platform into live operation.
We’ve detailed every process in the project management life cycle with detailed inputs and outputs and use this methodology to manage parts of, or complete projects.
- Systems Integration
- We know what matters
- Key Drivers
Systems Integration is our bread and butter. We have particular strengths in the development and delivery of complex systems for On Demand, mobile and OTT.
We are very pleased to have played such a major role in the successful launch of Sky’s award winning AdSmart targeted subscriber advertising solution. Our mission is to see our clients succeed, and we can focus on any part of an integration process or take on full responsibility for a successful integration, to provide a cost effective, scalable and efficient solution.
With our work history
– we know what really matters to our clients.
- We are vendor independent – representing our clients’ best interests throughout the programme. Where problems arise, we manage the vendors to a successful resolution.
- We help our clients to design and deliver outstanding products and services that improve business performance.
- We know that cost optimization is a key priority for our clients and do our utmost to ensure that the right balance is struck between high performance and value for money.
- We are fully confident in our own ability and know that our integration process works, having deployed OTT, mobile and On Demand platforms throughout Europe for more than a decade.
We understand the key drivers of success.
Capturing your requirements from a technical, operational and business perspective is vital to a successful integration. From years spent working in the cable, broadcast and telecommunications industries as operators as well as suppliers, we know what questions to ask and what actions to take to map out a successful integration.
From requirements capture to handover acceptance, we can manage the integration process every step of the way. Our unique and robust testing methodology ensures that every interaction between systems is mapped out in advance and that responsibility and success criteria are fully understood by all parties, including vendors.
We are proud to name some of the broadcast and communications industry’s biggest players amongst our clients, including Sky, Virgin Media, Discovery and Arqiva.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Integration management
- Test strategy and execution
- Project planning and costing
- Quality assurance
- Software development and IT migrations
- Launch management
- Content delivery networks
- Asset management and distribution
- Support and platform maintenance
We do systems integration every day.
We live and breathe complex broadcast systems. From architectural design to planning, building and testing. We have full-time staff and a diverse pool of consultants, all with expert knowledge and skills.