• APTIS RELEASES BILLING AND CUSTOMER CARE SUITE
    Aptis Inc. a subsidiary of Billing Concepts Corp., announced its release of Aptis ICP, a software suite for billing and customer care. The software is designed to meet the needs of integrated communications providers, especially the CLEC market and VoIP companies, and to be ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • TELEPACIFIC TO USE KENAN BILLING SYSTEM
    TelePacific Communications, an integrated communications provider, will use Lucent’s Kenan Systems Arbor/BP billing system and the Arbor/OM order management product to streamline customer service by growing its back-office infrastructure, TelePacific officials said. The ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Year 2020 Predictions and Beyond
    This being the millennium Issue of Billing World, editorial predictions are a must, so here they are. But why 2020? Because it’s highly unlikely that in 20 years I’ll be active in the telecom industry (although hopefully still active) to be reminded how far off these ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • WESTERN WIRELESS, VOICESTREAM SELECT AMDOCS
    Western Wireless Corp., a U.S. cellular carrier, has recently signed an agreement with Amdocs to implement Amdocs’ Ensemble customer care and billing system. Amdocs is also providing Western with implementation and support services. VoiceStream, a U.S. GSM provider, has ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • NARUS ANNOUNCES BMS UPGRADE
    NARUS Inc., a provider of IP business infrastructure solutions, announced the availability of its Billing Mediation System (BMS) 1.5. The system is designed specifically for usage-based IP services. BMS 1.5 delivers information about network usage activity in real time to ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • UNISYS, SEPRO PARTNER
    Irish telecommunications software development company sepro has signed a partnership agreement with Unisys, an electronic business systems company. Under the agreement, Unisys will include sepro’s telecommunications billing and customer care system, sepro vivaldi, as an ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Paying the Sales Force: It’s Not as Easy as Signing a Check
    One recent Friday, a leading East Coast CLEC had 22 out of 800 sales reps leave the company due to inaccurate and untimely commission payment, says the vendor that sold them a commissioning system the following Tuesday. According to the CLEC, the cost of training ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • TELENISUS, ANDERSEN TEAM
    Telenisus Corp., an e-business Internet systems provider, and Andersen Consulting will co-develop a network operations support system (OSS) that Telenisus will use for optimizing delivery and support. The OSS will be designed to integrate Telenisus’ network management and ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ERICSSON, VISA PARTNER
    Ericsson and Visa International recently signed an agreement to develop secure payment systems for purchasing goods and services over the Internet via a mobile terminal. The partnership will develop mobile e-commerce and drive open standards such as the WAP, Bluetooth, SET ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Large Systems Integration in a Multivendor Environment
    The prepackaged solutions available in today’s billing and OSS market can achieve what would have been thought miraculous only several years ago. As recently as the early ’90s, many carriers with complex pricing, billing or product requirements still had to develop many of ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing