• EBPP: Strategic, But How Do You Justify the ROI?
    Presenting a formal business case and measuring return on investment are sometimes neglected when time-to-market pressures prevail. But they are a necessary evil if billers want to avoid costly surprises. Electronic billing is becoming a strategic initiative for most, as it ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • NETWORK COMPLETES TESTING
    Network Telephone Corp. has completed the first step in implementing its $10 million automated, flow-through OSS using MetaSolv Software Inc.'s Telecom Business Solution (TBS) order management software. TBS is designed to automate order management and service fulfillment ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • FCC says goodbye to tariffs
    IXCs face notification burden after court ruling
    The FCC is getting out of the long-distance tariff business, and the implications for IXCs are broad. Now that IXCs can't file rate changes with the FCC, they'll have to mail new contracts or rate change notification to customers whenever they change their rates. But FCC ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Real World Lessons:What You Should Know About Your Billing Vendor and System Integrator Before You Sign the Deal
    Let’s face it, the whole RFP process can be excruciatingly difficult. How do you mastermind purchase of a system when you are dealing with so many unknowns? And worst of all, how do you make this critical decision in the midst of all the showmanship by both the billing ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • NEW E-BILL DELIVERY METHOD
    Just in Time Solutions debuted its wireless capabilities for delivering interactive electronic bills and statements at NACHA Payments 2000. The company unveiled new BillCast technology designed to permit users of BillCast Internet billing platform to deliver interactive ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Technical Tutorial: Enterprise Integration
    Companies constantly struggle between a quick-fix versus a long-term strategy. Adding to that mix, technology and methodology wars within an organization can further muddy the waters. Every company, large or small, needs an enterprise integration strategy now, even if the ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • AUSTAR CHOOSES JONES
    Austar, an Australian Pay-TV provider with more than 370,000 customers, will use Jones Cyber Solutions’ Intelligent CRM software for its convergent telecommunication services. The software handles the convergence of telephony, broadband and cable. Austar will initially use ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • TELEKNOWLEDGE, UNISPHERE INTEGRATE SYSTEMS
    TeleKnowledge, Inc. and Unisphere Solutions, have completed the first integration phase of the companies' products. TeleKnowledge's Total-e billing and customer care software has been embedded into the Unisphere Management Center (UMC) product, Unisphere's service and ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • CONVERGYS TO GET XACCT SYSTEM
    Xacct Technologies Inc. will integrate its IP mediation system, XacctUsage, with Convergys' Catalys billing and customer care system. The combination is designed to provide carrier-class, usage-based billing and customer relationship management (CRM) services to ISPs. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • MURPHY CONSULTING DEBUTS AUDIT SOFTWARE
    Murphy Software Consulting Inc. recently released Version 2.0 of its Local Audit Software (LAS). The software lets CLECs automatically decode encrypted electronic invoices sent by LECs and import the vendor's invoice data. The database is designed to give CLECs critical ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News