Sisteer, an expert provider and integrator of rating and billing services for fixed and mobile telecommunications, has chosen Highdeal’s software suite for integration to its own eBilling solution. This collaboration has already had major success with the solution being selected by Virgin Mobile, a leading mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).
Since 2006, Sisteer and Highdeal have been collaborating to build software bricks around Sisteer’s pricing and rating engine in order to expand the scope of their respective offerings. Through this collaboration, Sisteer now has a unique billing platform, based on technology that brings a lot of flexibility to fixed—including VoIP—and mobile service providers, who can in turn better manage their price offerings.
Thus, Virgin Mobile now has a complete, flexible and robust billing platform for its postpaid offering, operated by Sisteer and including Highdeal’s pricing capabilities.
Highdeal and Sisteer – a strong and promising partnership
Highdeal and Sisteer formalized their partnership in 2003 when they responded jointly to a call for tender by a telecommunications provider in France (The Phone House). However, when Sisteer’s current founders Alain Bureau and Xavier Grimaldi first started their business at the end of 2002, they already identified Highdeal as the perfect partner for their business development.
Sisteer was then looking for a cost-effective yet scalable pricing and billing solution, which could be easily interfaced to Sisteer’s powerful bus and workflow engine. They were rapidly convinced by the high performance of the Highdeal Transactive® solution as well as Highdeal staff’s listening ability and adaptability. Implemented on top of the Highdeal solution, this bus provides an easy interface to any external application (such as CRM) or network component, with a high degree of reproducibility. In this configuration, the Highdeal solution fits easily and consistently into the information system.
This comprehensive solution is already in production and part of a number of current offerings.
“Highdeal has allowed us to expand the scope of our offering and to now have a comprehensive and long-lasting solution for fixed and mobile operators,” said Alain Bureau, CEO of Sisteer. “We use the Highdeal solution in a wide range of customer environments and we always appreciate its high performance and operating flexibility.”
Highdeal and Sisteer are already looking to the future and are currently reworking Sisteer’s marketing offering to add new software bricks, such as mediation, resource management (for SIM cards), roaming, CRM, etc.
“We are now working to evolve from our current postpaid offering to prepaid and converged services. Highdeal’s virtually unlimited real-time rating capacity will help us provide our existing and prospective customers with a wider range of services very soon, which is a huge benefit for us,” added Alain Bureau.
Sisteer provides an end-to-end BSS solution for multi-operators such as mobile or fixed network operators, MVNO, ISP, VoIP and IPTV providers. The BSS solution is a suite of flexible and scalable applications and functions including all aspects of customer lifecycle management, provisioning, resource management, mediation, convergent rating and billing, roaming agreement management, etc… Sisteer is a leading company in the French MVNO market providing integrated solutions for telecom information systems. For more information: www.sisteer.com
Highdeal is the world’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 has named Highdeal the fastest growing billing and rating vendor defined in terms of announced customers. With over 180 implementations in more than 50 countries, service providers around the world rely on Highdeal.
For more information, please visit www.highdeal.com