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Sapienza Consulting Signs Contract with TNO

Noordwijk, 14 March – Sapienza Consulting today announces it has signed a 3-year contract to supply the ECLIPSE suite and related services with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).

TNO has joined Sapienza’s rapidly growing European space industrial client base as the first commercial client in the Netherlands. TNO has procured the Document Configuration and Change Management (DCCM), the Review Items of Discrepancy (eRID) and the Action Items Management (AIM) modules of the ECLIPSE suite.

Andrea Bennetti, Group Commercial Director of Sapienza Consulting said:

Signing any new contract is pleasing but to obtain a new contract local to us in the Netherlands is particularly so. TNO, being a research institute, brings an additional feather to our cap at Sapienza and widens our current growth in the space sector.

Representative of TNO said:

We at TNO are very pleased that we could obtain Sapienza’s ECLIPSE suite. We decided to act to bring in a new system to help us with our growing documentation related to ESA projects. Our previous experience of working with Sapienza on ESA programmes, in the frame of Non-Conformance Management, led us to contact them to consult on options. Their 20-year heritage of supplying software to the space industry and knowledge of ECSS processes shone through, and after a brief trail of the ECLIPSE suite, it was a straight forward decision to choose them to support us for the coming years.

ECLIPSE is the only collaborative suite of integrated applications designed with the invaluable experience of space industry professionals for use by European space sector organisations ranging from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) all the way to International Agencies.

The ECLIPSE Suite helps space project and mission teams achieve higher efficiency, better control and compliance to ECSS standards in key project and business areas such as:

  • Project Management (PM)
  • Product Assurance (PA)
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Quality Assurance (QA)

The DCCM module fulfils all the document configuration requirements of a space project. All the integrated functions are tailored specifically for the space industry’s needs and best practises. Furthermore, it supports the document’s entire evolution (i.e. creation, modification, evolution and distribution) throughout its lifecycle.

eRID supports space project and mission teams through the preparation, set-up, management and control of formal project and mission reviews. The eRID application provides the means for project review participants to access deliverable data packs, contractual or technical baselines as well as requirements documentation via the web. eRID supports the complete work flow of the approval and review process, and the assignment and lifecycle management of actions and eventual closure of RIDs in accordance with the ECCS standards.

AIM is a web-based application that allows the creation, allocation, monitoring and tracking of Action Items and their associated information across small and large project teams alike. Each Action Item can be allocated to an Actionee and multiple Contributors, who can access and contribute to the Action Item’s progress, completion and closure via the web, in accordance to security permissions. Each AI enables all those involved to collaborate via a thread-based discussion capability which enables additional information to be provided in the form of video, images or documentation attachments.

About Sapienza Consulting Group

The Sapienza Consulting Group is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994 Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. The Group now consists of strategically located offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, The United Kingdom and France.

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