Highdeal has been selected as a finalist to receive the Billing & OSS World 2008 Excellence Award for their product, Highdeal Transactive® in the Best Revenue Management Solution category, as announced by the Billing & OSS World magazine and Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo. The awards recognize the leading vendors, service providers, and integrators in the development and deployment of billing and OSS technologies and solutions.
Participating exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and attendees of the Billing & OSS World 2008 Conference & Expo, April 29-May 1, in Chicago were able to make nominations for the awards. With more than 90 submissions, the field was narrowed to three finalists per category, by a select judging panel of experts from the billing and OSS community. The panel included Ian Scales, independent OSS/BSS journalist and analyst; Jeffrey Cotrupe, CEO, MarketPower LLC; Shira Levine, senior research analyst, OSS/BSS, IDC; Sheryl Kingstone, director, enterprise research and customer centric strategies, Yankee Group; Ed Shanahan, partner, Excelerate Partners Inc.; Paul Hughes, vice president, enabling technologies, Yankee Group; Dan Baker, research director, OSS/BSS KnowledgeBase, Dittberner Associates Inc.; Susan McNeice, senior analyst, Stratecast; and members of the Billing & OSS World editorial team.
The winners will be announced by Billing & OSS World Group Publisher Mike Saxby and Editor In Chief Tim McElligott at a special ceremony at the Billing & OSS World 2008 Conference & Expo on April 30. Awards will be given in the following categories:
*** Best OSS Transformation;
*** Best Service Assurance Solution;
*** Best Service Fulfillment Solution;
*** Best Customer Loyalty Program;
*** Best Customer Care Solution;
*** Best Revenue Management Solution;
*** Best Billing Solution; and
*** Best New Product
Billing & OSS World 2008 Excellence Award winners and runners-up will be featured in an upcoming issue of Billing & OSS World magazine and on their companion Website: http://www.billingworld.com
“Billing & OSS World congratulates all the finalists in this contest. The response to the program was outstanding and the competition intense, so making the cut is by itself a significant achievement and an acknowledgement of Highdeal’s pursuit of excellence in billing and OSS,” said Saxby.
For more information on the Billing & OSS World 2008 Excellence Awards, visit
About Billing & OSS World magazine
Since 1995, Billing & OSS World magazine has been a primary source for coverage and analysis of telecommunications billing and operations support systems — from service creation, provisioning and customer management to fraud management, billing, revenue assurance and more. Published six times a year, Billing & OSS World provides in-depth analysis for executives and billing professionals at communications services provider organizations worldwide.
About Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo
Celebrating its 16th year in 2008, the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo is the premier conference and exposition focusing on the business and operations support systems requirements for next-generation communications networks. Billing & OSS World 2008 will be held April 29-May 1, at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. There will be five simultaneous tracks of education covering OSS transformation, service creation and delivery, service assurance, revenue assurance, billing and payment processing, customer loyalty programs, and customer experience management.
Highdeal is the world’s leading provider of Pricing & Rating solutions. By delivering unconstrained usage-based business models coupled with real-time, multi-party transaction management, Highdeal solves the billing problem for service providers. Proven by 200 deployments in more than 50 countries, the Highdeal Transactive® software solution provides greater business agility and lower TCO. From telecoms, Internet, and media sectors, to transportation, logistics, and financial markets, businesses across the service economy rely on Highdeal to increase their competitiveness.
Founded in 1996 in the R&D labs of France Telecom and spun off in 2000, Highdeal recognized the requirements the multi-service world would come to have on the billing area and developed a unique transactional, “service agnostic” pricing and rating engine, Highdeal Transactive®, which enables service providers to maximize revenues by giving them the ability to rapidly introduce convergent services with multi-party billing and settlement business models.
With an impressive list of partners including Nokia, Siemens, Motorola, Ericsson, Alcatel, SAP, and HP and over 200 customer deployments in over 50 countries, Highdeal has established itself as one of the world’s leading providers of revenue management solutions.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.highdeal.com