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SAPIENT HELPS BE LAUNCH THE UK’S FASTEST CONSUMER BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE TO DATE

Sapient’s agile-based approach allowed Be to meet its goals and complete the solution in only five months

London, October 3, 2005 – Sapient, a business innovator, today announced it has helped Be, the UK’s new ultra high-speed broadband internet service provider (ISP), launch the UK’s first ever 24-meg broadband internet service. By using its agile-based, iterative approach, Sapient was able to build the entire solution in just five months, including design and development of all IT systems required to run the new web-based business.

Sapient designed the platform to automate every customer-facing process in order to ensure the highest customer satisfaction levels for Be. The solution features a consumer-facing, self-serve website, where customers can place orders and manage their own accounts; an internal customer service agent application with a full customer database and trouble-ticketing functionality; core order management and billing engines and a provisioning mechanism with an interface into the relevant BT systems.

“We needed a trusted partner who could quickly understand our business and deliver an effective, innovative solution, as well as value for money,” said Dana Pressman, managing director of Be. “Because our website is integral to every part of our business, the online infrastructure has to be rock solid. Sapient delivered on its promises, proving its unrelenting commitment to our success and operating as a real part of our team. Its speed of execution was also second to none.”

Sapient’s ability to deliver complex, business-critical projects on time and on budget is popular with clients that are intent on managing their budget and resources. To better understand Be’s overall business objectives, Sapient ran a three-week ‘Fusion’ workshop process with Be’s key stakeholders. Sapient’s Fusions are designed to help clients gain alignment around specific business goals, requirements and timelines in an accelerated workshop environment.

“We are excited to be helping Be pioneer 24-meg broadband internet services in the UK,” says Mike Reid, managing director of Sapient UK. “Sapient is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that help our clients achieve business success, and Be is a perfect example of this as it drives the next telecoms revolution in the UK.”

About Be
Be Un limited (“Be”) is the UK’s new ultra high-speed broadband internet service provider (ISP). The company was established in October 2004, with the working name Avatar Broadband Ltd., by Boris Ivanovic and Dana Pressman. The company will be deploying its own network in the UK, utilising the Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) EU directive, which allows independent operators to lease incumbent’s (British Telecom in the case of the UK market) last mile access infrastructure. More information about Be can be found at www.BeThere.co.uk

About Sapient
Sapient, a business innovator, helps clients achieve extraordinary results from their customer relationships, business operations and technology. Leveraging a unique approach, breakthrough thinking and disciplined execution, Sapient leads its industry in delivering the right business results on time and on budget. Sapient works with clients that are driven to make a difference, including BP, Essent Energy, Harrah’s Entertainment, Hilton International, Janus, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nextel Communications, Sony Electronics, the U.S. Marine Corps, and Verizon.

Founded in 1991, Sapient is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and operates across North America, Europe and India. More information about Sapient can be found at www.sapient.com.

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Text 100
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karolina.shaw@text100.co.uk


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