Info Directions (booth #1731), leading provider of net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for communications service providers, has announced a joint marketing agreement with Network Services Group (NSG), a leading provider of switch activation services. The agreement offers service providers an integrated approach to connecting and managing interfaces for a wide range of the industryâ€™s top softswitch and traditional switch vendors.
The two companies are connecting their solutions to provide flow-through provisioning from Info Directionsâ€™ CostGuardÂ®.NET operations and billing solution through NSG’s Service Automation Master product. Service Automation Master (SAM) offers interfaces to switches from Nortel, Siemens, Lucent, MetaSwitch, Sylantro and more. SAM is also designed to communicate with voicemail, intercept and DSLAM equipment. The partnership will give service providers a single source for interfaces already tested and deployed, helping them reduce the amount of time required to launch a new switch. NSGâ€™s interfaces have also been optimized to reduce the time it takes to process orders and to ensure greater accuracy in those orders. A joint Info Directions and NSG solution is slated for deployment at a customer site in June.
“At NSG we welcome the opportunity to work with Info Directions and provide enhanced services for their facilities-based clients. Combining Info Directionsâ€™ award-winning CostGuard operations and billing solution with our Service Automation Master delivers bottom line benefits that help service providers operate more efficiently,â€ said Peter Broikou, NSG president. â€œWe look forward to working with the team at Info Directions.”
â€œInfo Directions and NSG are taking a proactive approach of meeting the needs of service providers engaged in the deployment of next-generation services,â€ said Donald Culeton, president of Info Directions. â€œCostGuard.NETâ€™s back-office application and NSGâ€™s Service Automation Master solution provide the foundation that service providers need to streamline the deployment of new switches, and in turn, deliver new products and services to the market faster.â€
Network Services Group (NSG) provides software solutions for Telecom Network Management. NSG has a suite of software and hardware tools to assist companies in managing, monitoring, and protecting network integrity. The companyâ€™s products include: Maintenance Monitor, Traffic Analysis, Transport Monitoring System, Subscriber Line Test, Plant Records, Alarm Monitoring, Service Automation Master (SAM), SAM Self Care, and Dig One Call. For additional information about NSG, please call 585.872.7760 or visit www.networkservicesgrp.com.
About Info Directions, Inc.
Info Directions is a software engineering company that designs, hosts and installs net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for progressive communications service providers. Info Directionsâ€™ benchmark CostGuardÂ® line of installed and ASP OSS/BSS products deliver convergent, web-enabled solutions to service providers offering VoIP, local, long distance, wireless, broadband, content, data, ASP usage, utility, and xDSL services. The company also provides the Lexys Point of Saleâ„¢ product to wireless retailers throughout the U.S. Info Directions is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a member of the MSDN ISV Program. To learn more about Info Directions, please call 1.888.924.4110 or visit www.infodirections.com.