MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of Web Services-based billing, customer self-care and partner management, has been nominated as a finalist for three prestigious 2008 World BSS Awards. These awards, widely regarded as the highest industry recognition of BSS excellence, are now in their 12th year. The announcement of the winners will be made at the BIMS 2008 Gala Diamond Drinks Party in Amsterdam on the evening of Tuesday 10th June 2008.
The three MetraTech nominations include reaching the final shortlist for the signature “Best Overall Contribution to BSS” prize. Additionally, MetraNet is listed a finalist for the highly prestigious “Innovation in Billing and Information Management” award. Completing the hat-trick, for “Best Billing/Charging Implementation,” is the MetraTech deployment at City of Chicago/O’Hare Airport.
The nominations underline why, recently, Paul Hughes, Vice President of Enabling Technologies research at Yankee Group, observed that, “The fact that business models are today ever faster moving, more complex and more divergent points to why we see MetraTech as a company to watch in 2008 and an important addition to any billing selection shortlist.”
Noted Hugh Roberts, Chairman of the Awards Judging Panel and Consultant Director for IIR’s BSS, OSS & RM events “The broader requirements of business transformation are beginning to subsume projects targeted at specific functionality enhancements, and as a result there has been a clear indication that the complexity of and interaction between what used to be discrete stovepipes is now being acknowledged with a greater sense of realism. The age of ‘joined up thinking’ is upon us.”
Commenting on the nominations, MetraTech CEO Scott Swartz noted: “We are delighted that a panel of our peers and experts in the industry has rewarded the company’s hard work and vision. Our groundbreaking deployments at City of Chicago for the world’s largest airport system and at a Blyk, the new mobile network for 16-24 year olds funded by advertising as well as at other recent implementations offer proof that MetraTech sits on the cutting edge of the billing market.”
MetraTech Corp. provides the leading Web Services-based solution for billing, customer self-care, and partner management. MetraNet, MetraTech’s modular flagship platform, empowers customers to invent new business models and enhance collaboration among IT, business groups and subscribers. MetraTech offers a variety of delivery options ranging from licensing to outsourcing. Headquartered in Boston, MetraTech has offices in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Paris and London. MetraTech is a venture-backed, privately held company whose investors include Accel Partners, Vesbridge Partners (formerly St. Paul Venture Capital), Meritech Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Lucent Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.metratech.com.