MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of Web Services-based billing, customer self-care and partner management, has announced that for the third consecutive year, the company has been nominated as a finalist for a prestigious World Billing Award. The winners will be announced at IIRâ€™s Billing & Information Management Systems 2007 conference in London next week.
The MetraNet deployment at Telus, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, is nominated for Best Billing/Charging Implementation. TELUS is among the first customers to fully deploy MetraNet version 5.0, released in 2006. MetraNetâ€™s dynamic business modeling capabilities support complex customer and service relationships that the system user can tailor intuitively to match how business organizations configure themselves. MetraNetâ€™s ability to dynamically adapt to innovative business models gives system users a unique competitive advantage. For Telus, this can provide a significant advantage in the pursuit of large, complex corporate accounts.
The nomination follows MetraTechâ€™s victories in two categories at the World Billing Awards in 2005 and a further win in 2006. The latest nomination caps both a successful year for the company, and underlines its position as the unique player in the billing market.
Hugh Roberts, consultant director of BSS/OSS events at IIR Telecoms and chairman of the Judging Panel previously noted that the award judges believed that MetraTechâ€™s â€œmetadata-driven approach represents a significant development in billing methodology and is highly compatible with the evolving role of billing systems to cover end-to-end financial transaction management.”
Commenting on the 2007 Award nomination, MetraTech chief executive officer Scott Swartz said: â€œTo gain industry recognition â€“ for the third year running â€“ from a panel of our peers and experts underlines MetraTechâ€™s continuing progress. Although we feel the story is just beginning, itâ€™s gratifying that Dynamic Business Modelling is already so clearly recognised as a fundamental shift in the way both business, and billing, problems are addressed.â€
Swartz concluded: â€œCommunications companies like Telus have to stand out from the crowd. To do this, they require Business Support Solutions that give them a real differentiator. Thatâ€™s why MetraNet users, year-in and year-out, are at the top of the Awards lists. Theyâ€™re getting results.â€
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.