Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:13

Soprano Design secures Telstra Integrated Messaging contract

Sydney, Australia. 27/03/2008. Leading Australian software company Soprano Design today announced that it had signed an agreement with Telstra Corporation (ASX:TLS) for the provision of Telstra’s next generation of enterprise and government messaging solution to be known as “Telstra Integrated Messaging powered by Soprano” (TIM).

TIM is based on the SOPRANO Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite (MEMS) and is combined with Telstra’s carrier-grade messaging network. The initial release of TIM includes SOPRANO Campaign Manager (which includes SOPRANO Desktop, SOPRANO Desktop+ and SOPRANO Broadcast), SOPRANO StaffMatch and SOPRANO Mobile Authenticator.

SOPRANO Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite (MEMS) provides mobile network operators with a growing suite of sophisticated value added mobile messaging applications to increase SMS, MMS and Email revenue. Enterprise and government customers use SOPRANO MEMS to run interactive mobile marketing campaigns, automate job offers and shift confirmations, provide 2-factor authentication to secure online transactions, schedule appointment reminders to improve appointment attendance, and issue barcodes for product promotion and ticketed events.

SOPRANO MEMS enables mobile network operators to offer a set of ready to use applications as “Software as a Service”.

“By adopting the SOPRANO Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite for TIM, Telstra has positioned itself for long term enterprise messaging leadership.”, said Dr Richard Favero, Managing Director, Soprano Design. “SOPRANO MEMS is so much more than just web based SMS. It includes a set of ready to use applications already integrated with leading business applications that makes mobile messaging accessible to large enterprise and government organisations. The partnership with Telstra extends from technology supply, to product development and sales support to ensure that their customers get the right solution.”

Telstra Enterprise and Government’s Director of Marketing, James Maclellan said, “TIM is an integral part of Telstra’s strategy to provide our enterprise and government customers with the best value added services that enhance their operations. Our exclusive partner, Soprano Design, delivers a suite of business applications that are proven amongst Telstra’s enterprise and government base. Telstra provides direct access to one of the world’s most reliable messaging gateways and offers collaboration with leading developer Soprano, world-class infrastructure and real-world expertise, all in one elegant service. Telstra has the world-class network platforms to give you futureproofed, integrated messaging solutions that your business demands. Soprano has demonstrated a deep commitment to the product by ensuring a continuous improvement plan over the life of the product ensuring that Telstra maintains its leadership position.”

About Telstra

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best-known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia. Telstra strives to bring its enterprise and government customers the best applications using the best partners and delivered via the best network giving the best customer experience possible.

About Soprano

Soprano Design helps mobile network operators and service providers make mobile messaging and wireless applications relevant and valuable. Our technology, applications and solutions simplify and automate critical but common personal interactions to improve staff, customer and supplier communication. Our core software infrastructure and flagship product SOPRANO CGP that sends, routes and receives SMS, MMS and 3G traffic, underpins these solutions, which are accessible to everyone.

Our recognized innovation and expertise in mobile marketing, staff communications, 2 factor authentication and mobile payment solutions are captured in our ready built applications and core software infrastructure. The applications capture the experience of hundreds of organizations communicating with customers, staff and suppliers. Our validated integration points with leading CRM, ERP, HR, and Billing systems is our investment to ensure fast and effective activation and operation.

Soprano Design counts as its clients leading mobile network operators, financial institutions, government departments, hospitality, logistics and manufacturing organizations. Soprano Design is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in Paris and London and representation in the USA.


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