• ILLUMINET, QUINTESSENT WORK ON OSS
    Illuminet Holdings Inc. and Quintessent Communications Inc. recently released interconnection software for carrier-to-carrier OSS mediation and e-commerce functionality. The companies will offer the product under a service bureau model. Illuminet will use Quintessent’s ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • GROUP 1 LAUNCHES DATA ENGINE
    Group 1 Software will work with ASP USinternetworking Inc. to develop and manage Group 1’s new DataQuality.net engine. The Web-accessible portal provides real-time, customer data quality and data enrichment systems for e-commerce and enterprise-wide applications. The ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ADC RELEASES OSS FRAMEWORK
    ADC recently released Singularit.e, an OSS framework for real-time customer contact and service management for broadband. The software is designed to automate key OSS processes. ICPs can use the software to manage a full range of IP, circuit-switched and wireless services ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • PAYTRUST, DERIVION TEAM
    Paytrust and Derivion are creating a system to give consumers a single access point for online bill review and payment. The companies hope to propel adoption and availability of EBPP by targeting not just billers, but consumers as well. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • 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