SAP will begin offering DigitalRoute's MediationZone solution to its customers as the SAP Convergent Mediation application by DigitalRoute. It's the result of a new global reseller agreement between the two companies. The scalable software is said to facilitate connectivity to the charging solution that supports key use-cases for telecommunications, high-tech, banking, postal and logistics companies across the globe.
The companies say the mediation layer is a critical component of a competitive billing solution, which seamlessly integrates network elements and data sources with the SAP Convergent Charging application. SAP says Convergent Mediation helps customers optimize data streams to shorten time-to-market for new services and respond quickly to changes in network infrastructure or regulatory demands.
SAP says its reseller agreement with DigitalRoute supports growth in a rapidly changing market, enabling companies to expand markets, offer innovative services and quickly address customers' changing needs without being constrained by their billing solution.
"SAP Convergent Mediation allows our customers to address new business requirements and drive profitable growth," said Jens Amail, senior vice president, services industries, SAP. "Working with DigitalRoute to provide out-of-the-box integration with SAP Convergent Charging for transaction rating and charging allows us to extend our support for the billing requirements of new 'telco 2.0' services and evolving customer demands."
SAP says Convergent Mediation delivers reduced total cost of ownership via deployment of an online and offline data integration solution along with improved competitiveness through flexible and rapid configuration options to adapt to new requirements. It supports a wide range of industry-standard protocols and data formats, and offers a scale-out architecture that allows for massive scaling on cost-efficient hardware footprint.