At its annual user conference held in Prague, Enterprise OSS software leader Cramer announced the general availability of Cramer5 Release 3. Building on the success of the award-winning Cramer5 product suite, Cramer5 Release 3 includes new adapters, and product related componentsâ€”such as a new catalogue of network technology models, the introduction of language localization packs and extended support for IBMâ€™s Websphere Application Server 6.0.2. The combination of new functionality will enable telecommunications providers worldwide to improve integration of business processes, accelerate deployment and increase productivity.
â€œSuccessful next generation transformation requires telcos to reduce time to market, to increase operational efficiency and to lower cost. Our customers demand that OSS meets these requirements,â€ said Guy Dubois, President and CEO, Cramer. â€œWith Cramer5 Release 3, we continue to provide products to further reduce deployment time, automate business processes and deliver productivity enhancements.â€
Improved Integration for Enhanced Process Efficiency
Faster, lower cost delivery can be achieved if the cost and time inefficiencies created by disintegrated systems, commonly referred to as â€œthe integration taxâ€, are removed from business processes. Cramer5 Release 3 continues to deliver on its productized adapter approach with the Synchronization Adapter for Micromuse Netcool/Precision, developed jointly with Micromuse. The new Synchronization Adapter makes Cramer the only OSS vendor to deliver productized integration of autodiscovery and inventory. The solutionâ€™s ability to integrate inventory and external applications automates the dataload, on-going synchronization and process audits required to ensure inventory accuracy for the automation of processes such as fulfillment and assurance. As a result, companies can reduce risk by gaining a precise view of inventory and achieve a lower cost of ownership.
Enhanced Usability with Cramer SyncEngine
Cramer SyncEngine provides Data Integrity Management that automatically synchronizes and reconciles other network-held or system-held data sources to ensure that inventory accuracy is maintained. Cramer5 Release 3 introduces enhancements to SyncEngine to improve usability and simplify deployment. These enhancements include a new Synchronization Difference WebReport with more extensive filtering, grouping and sorting capabilities, and improved process statistics to show how closely aligned a customerâ€™s inventory is with external systems. In addition, Cramer5 Release 3 provides a new streamlined architecture, attribute-only comparison and simplified configuration for SyncEngine.
New Technology Models for Rapid deployment
Cramer5 Release 3 introduces Technology Models to accelerate deployment and reduce risk. The new Technology Models consist of documentation and optional metadata that describe how technologies, such as SONET or ATM, are modeled in the Cramer solution. As a result, project teams can save time and ensure implementation consistency by re-using well-documented models based on Cramerâ€™s in-depth industry knowledge derived from work with leading telecommunications companies around the globe.
Language Localization Packs
This new release of Cramer5 Release 3 introduces the first in a series of language localization packs. Building on the globalization capabilities available in Cramer5, the first of these productized localization packs is designed for the Japanese market and provides a full Japanese product suite and local configurations such as date and time initiated to support Japanese formats. These language localization packs increase user acceptance, enable rapid deployment and improve productivity.
Wider Choice with Expanded Support for IBM Websphere
Cramer5 Release 3 provides extended support for IBM WebSphere 6.0.2 Application Server. Cramer continues to build solutions that support this proven, scalable technology and enables customers to gain access to a wider choice of platforms. Cramer is involved with a number of IBMâ€™s key telecom initiatives including Network Lifecycle Management.
Cramer is the global leader in enterprise software that changes the economics of telecommunications. With more than 300 staff and more than 70 customers on five continents, Cramerâ€™s inventory-powered process automation solutions empower telecommunications carriers to lower costs, reduce time to market and enhance customer service. Cramerâ€™s customers include Bell Canada, Cablecom, KPN and Vodafone.