Tribold, a software solutions provider, announced its selection as the preferred Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) vendor to ETIS today.
An enterprise architecture working group of ETIS, the global IT association of telecommunications, took on the selection process after ETIS CSP members struggled with developing "simple & rich" commercial product offers, Tribold said. Members also faced challenges dealing with an increased complexity when combining capabilities from specialized silos, legacy "telco" applications and "WebCo" platforms.
In the validation process, ETIS cited that product launches often involved many dedicated OSS/BSS and their different product data models or processes that were not designed to co-operate for product composition.
“The whole product lifecycle management process, and especially the time to market, are impacted negatively by this lack of flexibility and poor re-use capability," said ETIS director Terje Tondel. “Traditionally, product management is organized in silos such as voice, data, security, and so on, potentially generating conflict when offering converged bundles."
Tribold, a pure-play Enterprise Product Management solution provider, was selected as one of the preferred vendors following a comprehensive RFI selection process based on real-world requirements from ten ETIS members.
“The need to transform the CSP for new business models requires re-defining the customer and product models," Tondel added. "ETIS believes the implementation of a PLM process based on an enterprise product catalog should be the foundation of the new product model and Tribold clearly fits this requirement."