History

The history of Sigma Software can be traced back to 1995 when colleagues at several IT departments of Hartron Corporation set up the ITC Group. The main focus of the Group's activities was the development of software projects for European and US customers. In 2000, in order to enhance its competitive position on the growing outsourcing market, the eSP Consortium was created, bringing together more than 280 experts from six major IT companies in Kharkiv.

In 2002, the managing company of the Consortium was registered under the new name Eclipse Software Programming (Eclipse SP). So May 10, 2002 is the official founding date of the company as it looks today. From that moment, the active qualitative development of the company began. A developement office in Odesa and a representative office in Arlington, the USA were opened, as well as representative offices in Switzerland and Austria; the company achieved the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and established development centers for large US and European clients. Also, the company started to develop its own products.

In 2006, Eclipse SP became a part of the Sigma Group (www.sigma.se), which facilitated work on the Scandinavian market and together with Swedish colleagues, allowed it to participate in the development of new and interesting projects for major international brands.

In 2011, the company changed its name to Sigma Ukraine, thus confirming its status as a member of the international Sigma Group of companies, which has offices in eleven countries and employs more than 1600 specialists. In 2014 the company is going worldwide and changes the name to Sigma Software.

Chronology:

2014

Sigma Ukraine changes the name to Sigma Software.

Sigma Ukraine is moving to the next level, turning into a solutions provider, which delivers services to customers in various business verticals including automotive, life science, aerospace, telecommunications, banking, finance and real estate, entertainment and game production. Following this new strategy Sigma Ukraine participated at the CeBIT Global Conferences 2014 and met leading CIOs, startups and top decision-makers.

2013 Sigma Ukraine is among 6 main businesses in Sigma Group.
The company started working with Motorola Solutions. Launched new Hadoop and Big Data competence, working with the US leading tech company in the area of video advertising Collective Media.
Together with Sigma Connectivity we have delivered another successful solution in embedded area, by developing audio, video and WLAN drivers for high-technology project.
Sigma Ukraine expands cooperation with startups from different countries. For the US and UK-based startup we developed from scratch an innovative mobile messaging platform for publishers and advertisers.
In November 2013 Sigma Ukraine signed cooperation agreement with GTF fund. Within this agreement framework, the company provides best startups with technical and consulting support, using its profound knowledge in development processes and software technologies.
In the Q4 Sigma Ukraine ran through the process of rebranding. By the end of 2013 we were the team of 440 professionals.
2012 Sigma Ukraine celebrated its 10th anniversary and renewed the ISO certificate with an international upgrade.
Together with 5 Ukrainian and 3 European Universities, companies IKEA and Sigma Kudos (now Sigma Technology), Sigma Ukraine joined the Tempus project — an international program initiated by European Commission and aimed at promotion of the synergy between academic programs, research expertise and business.
Sigma Ukraine together with AT&T developed XAML controls to be shown on the launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
We have signed a strategic agreement with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) — the leading Scandinavian carrier. In the United States the company started cooperation with Bamboo Solutions — a leading provider of software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint.
Sigma Ukraine made a successful delivery of debt collection solution for the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB). The developed system fully supports collection process monitoring and reporting to enhance real-time decision-making at all management levels.
The company contributes to Ukrainian IT community development organizing Kharkiv biggest technological conference NETwork.
At the end of the year the company employs over 350 people.
2011 The company’s official name change to Sigma Ukraine confirmed the solid presence of the Swedish Sigma Group on the Ukrainian market. The company employed more than 300 people. Accomplished iPad projects for world-renowned Japanese automotive brands.
Sigma Ukraine is among initiators of Ukrainian IT education development. As a part of the Working Group led by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and aimed at educational system improvement, Sigma Ukraine representatives worked on the document that foresaw creating a bridge between universities and IT business and was supposed to meet requirements of IT industry and business associations as well as major technical universities from 4 Ukrainian largest cities. The company undertook organizing role in the elaboration of this document, which was signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine on September 2011.
2010 Successful development of mobile competences, the conclusion of a major contract with a Finnish company to develop a Microsoft SharePoint portal; held a contest for students in partnership with SPIELO G2. Active development of Kharkiv and Odesa offices. Began cooperation with a Swedish real estate software house.
2009 Opened offices in Austria and Switzerland, created the development center for Formpipe Software AB to develop document management software, partnered with the Greek IT company Qualco to sell their product, Qualco Collections Software, in Ukraine. Start of work for the American Los Angeles-based consultancy company JLOOP.
2008 Opened a representative office in Kyiv, participated in initiatives of the Swedish Government and the Swedish Trade Council in Ukraine. Increased our presence on the Ukrainian market with our partners' products in the field of document management. Entered the pharmaceutical market, gained confirmation of GAMP compliance, started a project with a major international pharmaceutical company.
2007 Achieved the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner®, acquired the status of official representative of Stellent® (as a part of Oracle since 2008) in Ukraine. Began long-term cooperation with a Swedish world-renowned automotive brand. Started development of an exciting E-commerce solution for a US-based technological startup company.
2006 Joined the Sigma Group, awarded the certificate of conformity to ISO 9001:2000 quality standard, established development center for the Swedish gaming company Boss Media (now SPIELO G2). The company employed 60 people. Started cooperation with an industry-leading digital mapping and navigation company.
2005 Opened an office in Arlington in the United States, set up partnerships with companies in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Started cooperation with Negentis. Developed the first application for the mobile industry for a client from Scotland.
2004 Gained experience in document management, started the development of an enterprise printing solution for a German company in Potsdam.
2003 The company employed 15 people, had active engagement in Telecom product development for a UK customer. Developed a startup web portal project for a company in Switzerland. Developed a complex portal solution based on .NET technology in the tourism industry for a US company.
May 10, 2002 Eclipse SP established.