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CC&B for Telecommunications Industries

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions for telecommunications providers typically provide mediation; provisioning; retail rating and billing; reporting; financial systems; packages, discounts, and promotions characteristics; and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services.  

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 11, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSJeanswest selects Manhattan Associates Industry tags: Fashion/retail "Manhattan Associates once again shows the strength of its SCALE platform; Jeanswest was in much need of a supply chain solution that could help them streamline logistics across and between three continents. Jeanswest will now be able to better manage its operations across its branded stores and distribution

post and telecommunications  TEC Analyst TEC Blog post (June 5, 2012): CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? HighJump Software releases updated mobile presales application for direct store delivery (DSD) businesses Industry tags: Retail This release is good news for DSD suppliers looking to rationalize the hardware used by their sales force, as they will be able to install the HighJump solution on PC hardware such as laptops, tablets, or desktops. We can perhaps look forward to a possible Read More

BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I


I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for various customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors. One of the vendors that attended the conference was BigMachines, a provider of inventive software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote

post and telecommunications  2 of this blog post series will continue with recent events at BigMachines. Your views, comments, opinions, etc., about BigMachines and about the Q2O/CPG software category per se are welcome in the meantime. We would also be interested in hearing about your experiences with these software solutions (if you are an existing user) or your general interest in evaluating these solutions as prospective customers. Read More

Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 3


Part 1 of this series analyzed the phenomenon of the service economy or the increasing importance of the service sector in industrialized economies. Especially in a sluggish market, the service delivered after the initial sale of a product is what can truly differentiate competitors. The service opportunity is also there, since after-sale service is quite difficult to

post and telecommunications  satisfaction. A future blog post series will explain the logic behind service chains’ planning and execution. In the meantime, please send us your comments, opinions, etc. We would certainly be interested in your experiences with this software category (if you are an existing user) or in your general interest to evaluate these solutions as prospective customers. Read More

AT&T Has a Thing for Media


In February 2000, AT&T announced their 'Ecosystem' which offers network infrastructure and hosting services. They’ve done it again, but this time focusing on the delivery of media. The AT&T 'Ecosystem For Media' is designed to be the industry’s premiere end-to-end digital media platform with the goal to serve 10 million simultaneous streaming media internet users.

post and telecommunications  including studio, mobile and post-production services. Ecosystem for Media Co-marketing Program: AT&T is launching a co-marketing program for the Ecosystem for Media designed to ensure the success of businesses who are creating, managing or distributing digital media. The program will allow companies who purchase AT&T''s Intelligent Content Distribution services and who host in AT&T data centers to leverage the power of AT&T''s brand through multiple levels of co-marketing support. AT&T Ecosystem for Media Read More

The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 3)


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service management (SSM) suite. One such broad SSM suite has been advanced by Servigistics, and Part 2 zoomed into the capabilities of one particular part of the Servigistics SSM suite: Service Knowledge Management (SKM). Potential SKM Benefits

post and telecommunications  The Sourcing Innovation blog post offers some more useful details on SKM. Why Slow Customer Uptake, Then? With minimal personnel requirements, anticipated return on investment (ROI) in less than six months, and developed sets of tools and best practices being touted as additional possible benefits, we should expect companies to be harnessing KM solutions in droves, right? As a validation of the KM market, the combination of former Onyx and KNOVA has allowed Consona CRM  to combine service resolution Read More

Power and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions


As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers.

post and telecommunications  and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers. Read More

Amdocs


Marked by the Nortel years, Clarify is a customer relationship management (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can evolve towards a profit center rather than a cost center. Amdocs positions itself as the leading provider of billing and CRM software applications for the communication industry.

post and telecommunications  Marked by the Nortel years, Clarify is a customer relationship management (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and depressed environment. The continued organic growth has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and/or partnerships. More important, however, is the issue of whether Agresso has become a legitimate force to replace larger

post and telecommunications  comments and opinions about post-implementation agility and Agresso’ growth strategy? Do you think that Agresso has been ridiculously quiet in its marketing thus far? Has the time come for the likes of Agresso to siphon off research and development (R&D) expense and product/feature function building over to some serious noisemaking? Read More

Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Still, although it is indisputably better that Agilisys had not stayed any longer under a parent that did not quite fathom its direction, and had even imposed a heavy overhead burden on it to be part of that company, and hindered its growth, the company faces both new and many old challenges.

post and telecommunications  Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Event Summary Agilisys, Inc. , the former Process Manufacturing and Distribution division of SCT Corporation (see iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity ), has been showing us lately that it has swiftly moved beyond expected spin-off tremors, by leveraging its legacy of a prominent pure-process industries enterprise applications provider to 1) gain new customers, and 2) release new products under its new brand name and as Read More

Case Study: Falcon Technologies, Inc.


Falcon Technologies, Inc. (FTI) is a leading distributor of data and telecommunications products. After several years, FTI realized its legacy accounting system could no longer manage the growing business, and that it needed an industry-specific solution. The new system, with a few customizations, has allowed FTI to improve its efficiencies and productivity, resulting in a growth rate of over 50 percent. Find out more.

post and telecommunications  Study: Falcon Technologies, Inc. Falcon Technologies, Inc. (FTI) is a leading distributor of data and telecommunications products. After several years, FTI realized its legacy accounting system could no longer manage the growing business, and that it needed an industry-specific solution. The new system, with a few customizations, has allowed FTI to improve its efficiencies and productivity, resulting in a growth rate of over 50 percent. Find out more. Read More

What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

post and telecommunications  Productivity Pyramid (see blog post ) and Epicor ICE (Internet Component Environment) architecture (see blog post ). Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP ), the converged product from Vantage , Enterprise , Clientele , Avanté , Manage 2000 , and some other Epicor legacy products, received a hefty research and development (R&D) investment during tough times (compared with Oracle Fusion , Epicor 9 was much faster to market, see blog post ). The flagship next-generation offering has been growing nicely across the Read More

How One Vendor Supplies Agility to Post-implementation Enterprise Systems


Agresso's information warehouse, business process, and reporting and analytics information delivery models are inextricably linked in a virtual cycle. A change in any of these core competencies automatically informs a change in the others without instilling business disruption.

post and telecommunications  be entered when users post transactions to accounts. For instance, a direct cost account might require a cost center (which in turn requires a service area and division), a work order (which in turn requires officer, job, and job type), an element, etc. In the financial reporting context, careful use of the account rules in concert with attributes is absolutely central to the handling of complex multiple generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP), and to the ability to analyze the major geographies Read More

To Have or Not to Have Supply Chain Software: Can the Riddle Be Solved?


In a previous blog post, I discussed two approaches to bringing down the overall cost of your supply chain (by using either cost-cutting or -reducing methods). Another blog was about bringing cost down by using better or best inventory management processes and practices. As we have already discussed the methods, processes, and practices, let’s look now at some of the technological aspects of

post and telecommunications  In my next blog post, we will look at some of the top SCM players in the areas of inventory management, order management, procurement, logistics, supply chain planning and forecasting, return management, and incentive management. Read More

Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 2


In part 1 of this blog post series, we took a look at a major player in the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax. In what follows is a recent question-and-answer interview with Stacey Epstein‚ vice president (VP) of marketing at ServiceMax. Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building brand name global recognition for technology

post and telecommunications  or has malfunctioned. This post could trigger an automatic dispatch before the customer has even realized there is a problem with the machine. Looking Ahead TEC: What are the evident remaining white spaces (functional gaps) in your broad suite and how do you plan to fill them (e.g., parts pricing, warranty management, assembly instructions, etc.)? SE: Our suite is end-to-end, and there really aren’t major white spaces to speak of. We obviously have a full roadmap to deepen our capabilities in areas we Read More

Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact


Agilisys is also leveraging its former parent's pedigree on professional services and outsourcing, the 'Concept to Customer' and 'Early Upgrade Program' being good examples of the company’s focus on customer engaging product implementations and customizations.

post and telecommunications  Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact Market Impact As Agilisys might have changed its name and owners but never its nature, it has been executing the strategy it espoused at the time when the spin-off was announced. The new independent company has benefited from having control of its own financial and product development destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and objectives rather than being a small part of the much larger and consequently more rigid entity''s Read More