Highdeal, the worldâ€™s leading provider of pricing and rating solutions, has reinforced its position as market leader by announcing yet another bumper year in 2006, with 33 new customer wins, 40% increase in revenue and an impressive 13% profit margin. Highdeal ends 2006 with over 170 deployments in more than 50 countries, with its technology being used by a range of fast growing start-ups and well established Tier one service providers.
Repeated success in high-growth markets
In 2006, the Highdeal TransactiveÂ® platform proved its uniqueness and versatility with implementations spanning a range of high-growth markets including MVNOs, WiMAX, M2M, IP and on-demand services. Highdeal also entered into other markets beyond telecoms, including travel and transportation, telematics and logistics.
While more than half of the contracts signed in 2006 were for broadband and on-demand providers, Highdeal also continued to build momentum in the wireless sector. Numerous new deals were signed with leading, innovative service providers around the world, such as Videotron, SFR Vodafone and Maroc Connect, supporting services such as quad-play and MVNO.
Successful partnership strategy
Leading Network Equipment providers continued to recognize Highdeal for its product excellence. This was marked by Highdealâ€™s extended geographic reach into Asia and Latin America through strategic partnerships with Alcatel-Lucent. Reinforcing its partner strategy, Highdeal signed seven new partnership and reseller agreements in 2006 and achieved the â€œCertified for SAP NetWeaverâ„¢â€ status.
Highdeal was also recognized in 2006 for its product strength and overall market leadership and innovation, with the Yankee Group identifying Highdeal as the fastest growing billing and rating vendor in the market. Highdeal was further recognized in OSS Observerâ€™s December 2006 report has having the highest number of global signed contracts. Highdeal also won numerous, prestigious industry awards, including the IIR World Industry Awards for the â€œMost Innovative Billing Productâ€ and the Red Herring 100 award as one of the most promising technology companies.
â€œWe are extremely proud of the repeated annual success that Highdeal has experienced since our beginning in 2000. We are benefiting from a rock-solid product strategy and market insight, dependable sales channels and a firm commitment to our customer needs. We are highly confident that 2007 will be an ever more successful year which is reflected in our plans to significantly increase our investments, headcount and focus on sales and marketing activities.â€ Eric Pillevesse, CEO, Highdeal.
Highdeal is the worldâ€™s leading provider of Pricing & Rating solutions. By delivering unconstrained pricing and packaging flexibility coupled with real-time transaction management, Highdeal solves the billing problem in the multiservice world. The Yankee Group recently named Highdeal the fastest growing billing and rating vendor defined in terms of announced customers. With over 170 implementations in more than 50 countries, broadband, mobile and on-demand service providers around the world rely on Highdeal. For more information, visit www.highdeal.com.