Fincons Group, a leading IT business consultancy, and The Associated Press will present their new flexible distribution platform at the NAB Show 2019.
Working with Fincons, AP transformed its business model to build content bundling or unbundling into products, improve product definition, and define specific pricing tools to match different customer needs. The flexible distribution platform also took into account sales opportunity management and order fulfilment.
AP selected Fincons Group for this project because of its proven track-record in the Media and Entertainment industry, which was fully established in the European market, where they have delivered various high-profile innovative projects over the years. Fincons Group is exporting this expertise to the US market, where they have opened two new locations also enabling them to fully immerse its teams in AP’s business.
Fincons’ support consists in the development of a Cloud component (i.e. Amazon) based engine that enables AP’s sales teams to configure new custom products and prices in a user-friendly and automatic way. Now, just a year from the start of the project, the platform is ready for its pilot.
Francesco Moretti, Deputy CEO Fincons Group and CEO Fincons.US, comments: “Our work with AP is particularly rewarding as we have been able to support the business from the very initial stages of scoping out a business transformation itinerary, right through to delivering innovative technology and a tailor-made content distribution platform to respond to the needs of their new business model. We are continuing to work in synergy proposing new solutions from the wider international technology arena while remaining close to their specific customisation requirements. We hope to continue delivering best-of-breed solutions to AP as well as the US market as we continue to cement our position in this highly competitive market.”
Gianluca D’Aniello, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at The Associated Press, says: “AP’s mission is a very bold one: to inform the world. Fincons immediately tuned in to our values, the way we approach projects and transformation, and our mission. The Fincons teams that worked with us were not just very experienced but shared our same drive. Our relationship immediately started out as a collaboration and not a client-developer interaction, with Fincons Group CEO Michele Moretti and Francesco Moretti taking a personal interest in the project. As we begin to reap the rewards of our first project together, we are already exploring new areas to work on.”
Find out more in D’Aniello’s video interview here or meet us at booth SU9024CM at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.