Axiom Systems, the leader in Service Fulfilment software for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), has recently launched AXIOSSÂ® Active Catalog, the industryâ€™s first solution to enable CSPâ€™s to adopt a closed-loop approach to service fulfilment. The Active Catalog compliments a new version of the AXIOSS product suite, V6, which is also generally available as of this month and is being previewed at the show.
AXIOSS Active Catalog extends the componentized approach adopted throughout the AXIOSS suite, decoupling product lifecycle management processes from OSS , BSS and network engineering. This enables service bundles to be defined and commercial offerings created from robust, tested and reusable building blocks, dramatically increasing the speed and efficiency with which highly customizable services can be created and launched.
â€œThe complexity created by the myriad of moving parts present in todayâ€™s networks means that CSPs are looking for highly structured service creation environments that can deliver flexibility in service design alongside consistency and control in maintaining ever-broadening service portfolios,â€ said Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst Telecom Software Strategies at Yankee Group. â€œBy borrowing lean design and lifecycle management concepts from the manufacturing sector, Axiom Systems has been able to develop a service design and assembly platform which, for the first time, is capable of addressing all aspects of Customer Fulfillment Lifecycle Management (CFLM).â€
Yankee Group defines CFLM as an end-to-end service fulfillment process in which products and packages available to the customer are based on network capabilities, in order to eliminate or minimize service-provisioning errors. This process manages service and resource catalogs, handles order and process orchestration and is able to manage the end-to-end orchestration of the fulfillment cycle.
â€œAXIOSS Active Catalog introduces a new level of service intelligence that allows new services, products and variants to be quickly and securely assembled using pre-built and tested components.â€ said Brian Naughton, VP Architecture and Strategy at Axiom Systems. â€œThis effectively provides a seamless bridge between the offline product lifecycle processes and the operational and service execution environments, whilst refreshing legacy OSS environments with the agility and responsiveness needed to meet todayâ€™s market demands.â€
â€œOne of biggest goals for CSPs today is shifting legacy OSS environments, designed to support a more stable utility-oriented telecoms business model, into more dynamic and agile environments that support the rapid and cost-effective introduction of relatively short-life products,â€ said Gareth Senior, CEO and CTO at Axiom Systems. â€œAXIOSS Active Catalog achieves this goal by decoupling product lifecycle management from OSS , BSS and network engineering. Once adopted, AXIOSS Active Catalog will enable CSPs to clearly differentiate themselves in the market through innovative service creation and the bundling of products.â€
Axiom Systems will be demonstrating AXIOSS Active Catalog on booth # 50 at TeleManagement World Nice, from May 21st to May 24th, 2007.
About Axiom Systems
Axiom Systems is the leader in software for the design and delivery of wireline and wireless services for Communications Providers. The companyâ€™s AXIOSS Suite which incorporates modules for Order Management, Service Inventory, Service Activation and a Designer Tool, provides customers with advanced solutions for new services that include IPTV, VoIP, IP VPN and Triple Play. More Communications Providers in Europe use AXIOSS for IP and broadband service fulfillment than from any other vendor. Global customers include – Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, AOL, Telekom Austria , TDC, Telecom New Zealand , NTL, Telecom Italia and TelMex. The company is headquartered in the UK , with regional offices in Rome , Munich , Paris , Madrid , Budapest , Seattle USA , Sydney and Singapore .