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The Verax OSS/BSS Suite is a service delivery platform (SDP) allowing Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to define, provision, monitor and bill services in convergent, multi-play, telco 2.0 …

The Verax OSS/BSS Suite is a service delivery platform (SDP) allowing Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to define, provision, monitor and bill services in convergent, multi-play, telco 2.0 environments.

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  • 1. Verax OSS/BSS Suite Product overview Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved.DL228
  • 2. About Verax OSS/BSS The Verax OSS/BSS Suite is a service delivery platform (SDP) allowing Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to define, provision, monitor and bill services in convergent, multi-play, telco 2.0 environments. The OSS/BSS Suite enables CSPs to retain ARPU, prevent churn and generate additional revenue streams through rapid development of new services. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 2
  • 3. Business rationale Verax OSS/BSS Suite is a crossbreed between a development framework and COTS software, enabling rapid development of bespoke telco solutions with typical 1:1 license vs. service cost ratio. It is targeted for CSP needing rapid deployment of new services at affordable price („telecom-in-a-box” approach). Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 3
  • 4. Exemplary solutions built on the OSS/BSS Suite The OSS/BSS Suite has been successfully used to deliver: Provisioning systems for DSL, VoIP and HFC networks. Provisioning and billing of applications in the SaaS model. Data retention solutions. Provisioning validation systems. AAA management: user traffic analysis and usage policy enforcements on DSL devices. Data Center Management solutions. Large optical & ATM network management solutions. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 4
  • 5. Verax OSS/BSS Suite vs. TMF OSS/BSS stack BSS Stack OSS Stack Typical operator applications Customer Payment Confi- Rating Fault Accounting mgmt. gateways guration Product Perfor- Billing Security mgmt. mance Inter- Business connect Intelligence Lifecycle Inventory C-EIR settlement (BI) Fraud mgmt. Fulfillment Provisio- (FM) ning Implemented & available Revenue BSS parts that are customer driven assurance Service and currently not or partially implemented (RA) assurance OSS parts that are customer driven and currently not or partially implemented Customer facing Network facing Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 5
  • 6. Verax OSS/BSS Suite vs. TMF OSS/BSS stack BSS Stack OSS Stack Customer Confi- Typical operator applications Customer Payment Fault Confi- Accounting Rating mgmt. – Fault guration Accounting mgmt. BCC/TT gateways (NMS) guration (NMS) (NMS/AAAM) Product Perfor- Billing Product Perfor- Security Billing (BCC) mgmt. mance Security mgmt. (PC) mance (NMS) (NMS) Inter- Business Business connect Intelligence Intelligence Lifecycle Inventory C-EIR settlement (AC +(BI) reports) Fraud Provisio- mgmt. Fulfillment Provisio- ning (FM) ning (PROV/AAAM) Implemented & available Revenue Service BSS parts that are customer driven assurance Service and currently not or partially implemented Assurance (RA) assurance (AC + reports) OSS parts that are customer driven and currently not or partially implemented Customer facing Network facing Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 6
  • 7. OSS/BSS Suite applications OSS level: Network Management System (NMS), AAA Manager (AAAM), Provisioning (VPS). BSS level: Product Catalogue (PC), Billing & Customer Care (BCC), Self-care Portal (SCP), Trouble Ticketing (TT). Core system: Administrative console (AC), platform (user management, security, business reporting, batch manager), Workflow and KPI Dashboard. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 7
  • 8. OSS level: NMS NMS (veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#nms) is a highly scalable IP and other network management (3GPP, CORBA, TL1, Q3/CMIP) system featuring full FCAPS (fault, configuration, accounting, performance, security) functionality and network visualization using map services. The NMS supports rules-based business logic for tasks like alarm correlations, generating system events, notifications and others. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 8
  • 9. OSS level: AAA Manager AAA Manager (veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#aaamanager) is a GUI front-end allowing seamless management provisioning on multiple AAA servers such as Radius, Diameter and others. AAA Manager helps network operators to provision and manage AAA users and groups across distributed servers, manage attribute templates as well as generate cross-server graphical charts and reports on usage and sessions. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 9
  • 10. OSS level: Workflow Manager Workflow Manager is a GUI front-end allowing for process management enabling creation and control of provisioning flows, IT service assurance processes, disaster recovery and others. Workflow Manager employs jBPM to execute business processes defined by BPMN 2.0. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 10
  • 11. BSS level: Product Catalog Product Catalog (PC, veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#pc) allows CSPs to describe and manage their product offering. It allows to manage product categories, items and package bundles in an easy, graphical and intuitive way. The PC can handle both products (i.e. hardware) and services (e.g. voice calls), one-time and recurring charges, fixed as well as dynamic ratings. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 11
  • 12. BSS level: Self-Care Portal Self-care Portal (SCP, veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#scp) allows CSPs to reduce customer care and call center costs by allowing users to manage their subscription (e.g. activate new services) and easily access the call center. It also improves and reduces costs of client communication and increases customer loyalty. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 12
  • 13. BSS level: Billing & Customer Care Verax Billing and Customer Care (BCC, veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#bcc) enables CSPs to bill their customers for products and services. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 13
  • 14. BSS level: Trouble Ticketing Verax Trouble Ticketing is an issue tracking system that enables management and maintenance of incidents. Trouble ticketing is tied with other OSS/BSS applications allowing for building of help desk environments. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 14
  • 15. Core platform: Services & Administrative console Core platform includes common OSS/BSS services (e.g. user management, security profiles, logging and tracing, security audit, user authentication, process management and others) and GUI management interface – the Administrative Console (veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss#ac). Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 15
  • 16. Core platform: KPI Dashboard KPI Dashboard (http://www.veraxsystems.com/en/products/kpidashboard) allows for defining, collection and visual presentation of CSP’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI). KPI Dashboard is a tool for determining trends and forecasts that are essential for taking up both short- and long-term management decisions. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 16
  • 17. EAI-readinessVerax OSS Suite has been designed with easyintegration in mind and is open and EAI-ready: Externally-initiated integration options include: Native – using RMI to communicate directly with OSS/BSS services. SOAP-based – using SOAP gateway. OSS/BSS-initiated integration options include: Batch Manager (BM) driven – batch manager can run the OSS JRuby scripts within the JVM at certain times. Event driven – the scripts are invoked reactively to events in the system (e.g. NMS events, alarms, etc.). Workflow controlled – for advanced scenarios. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 17
  • 18. Operating platforms Server-side operating systems: IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Linux, OS/i (OS/400), Windows. J2EE Application Servers: IBM WebSphere, JBOSS, Apache Tomcat, Sun, Oracle and others. Database systems: Oracle, DB2, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server. Front-end: Windows, Linux, Mac (all Flash-enabled browsers). Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 18
  • 19. Summary Complete, integrated solution from network to billing aimed at rapid service deployment. SOA-ready: open for cost-effective integration with other applications via Enterprise Service Bus through industry standard RMI or web service interfaces. Short time-to-market and deployment times through productization to the maximum extent possible. Low TCO: can be deployed and migrated between open source and commercial OS and database platforms. Low OPEX: clients can design their own business reports and write business rules without external (e.g. SI’s) services. Ease of use: first OSS and BSS applications on the market designed from the ground up to be user-friendly and have high user experience factor. Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 19
  • 20. For more information, please visit veraxsystems.com/en/products/ossbss Copyright © Verax Systems. All rights reserved. 20