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BLAM has been built from an entirely operational focus. Every function of the platform can be mapped to a business benefit derived from a specific real world operational requirement. BLAM is built on operational experience and as a business Blue Lucy support media operators from project inception through to day-to-day service.
The typical technology “on-boarding” process doesn’t do enough to help media companies realise the full business benefits of a media automation platform like BLAM. That’s why every new BLAM implementation includes Blue Lucy’s workflow consulting package which covers;
- The definition of the project including the scope, the target outcomes, the plan for realisation and definition of how the project will be managed.
- Definition of the target operating model and the workflows required to support it.
- The implementation of the workflows on the platform and optimisation.
- Administrator training.
- Transition to operational service.
The package is designed so that project goals are defined, the delivery controlled and, ultimately, the business benefits realised. Blue Lucy’s consulting and projects background ensure that operating models are optimised, and projects deliver measurable business value.
In addition to our packaged services, Blue Lucy offers additional bespoke software development, consultancy and training services for defined projects. We only charge clients for bespoke development if the software is being provided exclusively for your use – software which is subsequently rolled into the core product or made available as an optional connector to other customers is included in the BLAM deployment fees. Bespoke development of this kind is typically for integration with a proprietary or legacy system. Blue Lucy recognise the value of integrated systems and readily offer tailored development expertise to deliver this, even for systems which otherwise would be isolated.
SUSTAINING SERVICE AND SUPPORT
BLAM has been designed, and is typically operated, as a cloud solution in a true PaaS operating model, with Blue Lucy responsible for the management of the software and infrastructure. In this operating model customers typically manage the operational administrative tasks such as user management, project specific configuration and modification of workflows. Blue Lucy do provide this level of operational support in some cases, but it is not necessary, and the platform has been designed to be configured by operators with only an intermediary level of technical understanding. BLAM may also be deployed ‘on-prem’, this is common with service providers and these, by their nature, require the customer to provide support up to the operating system and database layer. Administrative support of the platform is, in these cases, also typically managed by the customer although we can also provide this. In addition to administrative workflow configuration assistance we also cover issue (fault) management. Support is ‘packaged’ and available in a number of models from office hours right up to 24/7.
international system integrators
We are supported by the very best international integration and support partners.
Australia + New ZealandAmber Technology is Australia’s largest and most respected distributor of high technology equipment solutions to the professional broadcast, film and live production markets. Amber are BLAM integrators covering Australasia.
Asia PacificRenowned for providing innovative systems solutions and consultancy services to the broadcasting sector, Ideal are BLAM integrators covering the region.
CanadaApplied Electronics are Canada’s leading designers, suppliers and integrators of professional audio visual, broadcast and post-production technology.
GermanyNetorium work with clients to provide individually tailored solutions to meet the needs and challenges of production operations. With a reputation for competence and first rate support Netorium are the BLAM system integrators for Germany.
HungaryThey are specialists in identifying and defining the needs of broadcasters and establishing partnerships for the introduction of new products, technologies and business areas.
United KingdomThe Hawk Media Partnership is a new type of broadcast and media consultancy, providing our customers with a one stop shop of technical expertise and leadership.
BLAM has been designed from a user centric perspective and provides a highly intuitive user experience. Short tutorial videos are available here which guide you through the operation of core features.