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London, UK, April 1 2008 – Tribold Product Portfolio Manager has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s TeleManagement Forum Excellence Awards in the category of Best New Management Product. The winners of the awards, which recognize innovations in the communications management industry, will be announced at a special event in Nice, France on the 19th May 2008 during TM Forum Management World 2008.

Tribold Product Portfolio Manager is the industry’s leading software application that allows Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to place products firmly at the heart of their business. The application provides a route to rapid delivery of new services through effective product management, reduction cost through the consolidation of multiple products into a single product catalog, and the overall business benefits of a single, centralized Product Management strategy.

Simon Muderack, COO and Founder of Tribold, commented: “Being shortlisted as a finalist in the TM Forum Excellence Awards is a wonderful endorsement of Tribold’s Product Portfolio Manager. We firmly believe that Product Management is one of the key strategic areas for CSPs in 2008 as markets become increasingly competitive and customer retention ever more critical. The fact that our Product Management application has been recognized in the Best New Management Product category is further evidence of how CSP senior management, marketing and business users can now take control over their entire product process through our application. . We are now looking forward to the announcement of the eventual winner.”

About Tribold

Tribold is the world's leading provider of Product Management enterprise software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The Tribold Product Portfolio Manager™ (Tribold PPM) is a single, integrated suite of enterprise product management applications that empower CSPs to put products at the heart of their business. Tribold PPM is based on a Unified Product Catalog and includes Product Data Management (PDM), Product Data Integration (PDI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Business Intelligence (PBI), and Product Channel Management (PCM) applications.

Dramatic improvements in product management performance enable CSPs to drive increased profit by taking products and services to market faster, improving customer service through self-selection and enhancing operational efficiency.

Headquartered in London, and with offices in North America and Asia, Tribold was founded in 2003 and is privately held. For more information visit

About the TM Forum

With over 660 members in 65 countries, the TM Forum is the world’s leading trade association focused on management of information, communications and entertainment services. The Forum provides leadership, strategic guidance and practical solutions to improve the way that services are created, delivered, assured and charged. Members include the majority of the world’s service providers, network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

The Forum currently facilitates over 80 technical programs and provides extensive training, conferencing and information services to its members. Through its initiatives to help providers move to 21st century ‘lean’ processes, the Forum helps its members automate business processes by deploying operational systems that will work seamlessly across various parts of the service delivery chain. The organization provides industry benchmarks, guidebooks, process and software frameworks and specific ‘plug and play’ standards. These give service providers the direction and specific roadmaps to achieve much greater business efficiency and operational flexibility.

For further information regarding the TM Forum, related programs such as the Prosspero initiative and its Management World conferences, please visit

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