Clarity, the telecommunication industryâ€™s Operational Support System (OSS) business process automation company, has signed a global alliance agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm.
The agreement enables TCS to resell Clarityâ€™s Next Generation OSS to customers worldwide, and also includes provisions for skills development on Clarity software, lab implementation of Clarity licences and joint marketing. Based on increasing telecommunications operator demand for a Unified OSS, both organisations anticipate increased sales and the potential for joint product development as a result of the alliance.
â€œThe agreement will allow TCS to supplement its existing portfolio of best-of-breed OSS products with a unique end-to-end platform that meets the growing customer demand for a Unified OSS Suite,” said N Sivasamban, Vice President and Global Head Telecom vertical at TCS.
â€œThe Clarity Unified OSS solution provides operators with many benefits including: ease of deployment, lower TCO and reduced inventory synchronisation issues. The Unified OSS also provides executive visibility of the network’s impact on revenue and customer experience across both service fulfilment
Raj Thangiah, Clarityâ€™s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, added: â€œForming an alliance with TCS is part of our strategy to develop a limited number of quality system integration partnerships that will enable Clarity to offer the benefits of Unified OSS to a wide range of telecommunications operators worldwide.
â€œIn addition to providing our expertise to TCS and its customers, we expect to be able to take advantage of TCSâ€™s renowned leadership in systems development to help with the future evolution of our products. We believe that combining TCSâ€™s leadership in Next Generation OSS transformation with the Clarity Unified OSS solution creates an extremely strong joint value proposition for both our companies.â€
Today, TCS not only possess one of the worldâ€™s largest R&D facilities, but a global network of offices reaching to almost 50 countries. This provides TCS with the technical expertise to take advantage of a global telecommunications market currently seeing a massive upswing in demand for OSS fuelled by support for Next Generation Networks and IP-based services. The Clarity OSS adds to the TCS capabilities as it is a Next Generation OSS solution uniquely designed to support convergence as it engineers, provisions and assures voice, data and IP services over legacy and next generation networks.
Clarity is the telecommunication industryâ€™s Operational Support System (OSS) business process automation company â€“ providing a pre-integrated product and database that streamlines the 17 eTOM elements of OSS into a single suite. This also allows Clarity to provide executive visibility of the network’s impact on revenue and customer experience across both service fulfilment and assurance.
Having simplified the management of both legacy and next-generation network environments, Clarity OSS is network and services neutral, driven by templates that are rapidly configurable to allow operators to cut time to market for any new service by two-thirds. Today Clarity simplifies network support for over 90 million subscribers worldwide.
Established in 1993, Clarityâ€™s global headquarter is in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit www.clarity.com.
About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organisation that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Modelâ„¢, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata Group, Indiaâ€™s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 89,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 47 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $4.3 billion for fiscal year ended 31 March, 2007 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit www.tcs.com.