Channel Media Solutions Services
Vendor Evaluation & Gap Analysis
Based on the background and experience of the CMS leadership and staff, we are in a unique position to understand and navigate the vendor landscape in the national cable network space. Clients look to CMS to objectively evaluate, compare and document their unique business needs against the existing system offerings.
Among the clients that have hired CMS to evaluate system replacement options are two NYC based entertainment companies; one owns and operates 4 award winning cable networks, an independent film company and an art house movie theatre, and the other client is divided into sports, media and entertainment divisions with a major events arena.
CMS has managed Vendor Evaluation and Gap Analysis projects for both clients, providing Executive Consulting, Project Leadership and Business Analysis services.
Full Project Lifecycle Management
CMS clients value the experience and track record that our consultants bring to their organization. The professional resources at CMS are able to work with all levels of management to ensure project success. Several clients have hired CMS to fully staff system evaluation and replacement projects - we partner with them to initiate, manage and guide technology projects to completion.
One of our clients is a privately held financial software, data and media company based in NYC, their holdings include a global television network, radio station, websites and two magazines. CMS was hired to manage and provide strategic direction and accountability for an Ad Sales and Traffic system replacement project for this client. Our team managed the RFI/RFP Process, Vendor Selection, Gap Analysis, Data Conversion, Quality Assurance Testing, System Implementation and Customer Support services. CMS roles included:
- Executive Consultant
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Quality Assurance Specialists
- Customer Support Analysts
CMS provides business and technical resources to meet the individual staffing needs of our clients. Our professionals consultants supplement client teams on a vast array of projects for several of the largest U.S. based media conglomerates in the world.
One of these clients is the world's fourth largest global media conglomerate, operating over 170 networks worldwide. The other is an entertainment and media company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news and information products and services to a global customer base. This client owns and operates mutiple television networks, cable channels, local stations, motion picture companies and theme parks.
CMS provides both clients with staff augmentation services for numerous projects, including two major, multi-year Ad Sales system platform conversions which currently require CMS Project Managers, Business Analysts, Data Conversion Support and Customer Support Analysts to work side by side with the client teams.