TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced the launch of a Certified Compliance Testing program. The new program offers reassurance to communications service providers seeking to future-proof their IT architecture through use of TM Forum’s proven and flexible set of Solution Frameworks (NGOSS).
The Certified Compliance Testing service – the first of its kind for the industry – will allow suppliers to test and certify adherence of their products to TM Forum frameworks and standards through a combination of prescribed self-testing and external verification. The Forum’s Information Framework (SID) is the first framework to be made available for certified compliance testing.
Products which successfully pass the tests, which are independently verified by the Forum, will be awarded a TM Forum Compliance Mark for each framework they successfully adopt. Martin Creaner, TM Forum President commented, “The Compliance Mark illustrates a supplier’s commitment to interoperability, and provides reassurance to customers seeking standards-based, flexible ‘plug and play’ solutions. With TM Forum’s flexible set of Solution Frameworks playing an increasingly central role in service providers’ IT architecture, an ability to prove compliance to these standards will set companies apart from their competitors.”
Tribold, a TM Forum member since 2005, was the first company to be awarded a TM Forum Certification Mark for the Forum’s Information Framework (SID) with its TRIBOLD 3™ enterprise software application. The certification recognizes the degree to which Tribold’s Enterprise Product Management (EPM) solution complies with the TM Forum’s Information Framework model, and the ease with which TRIBOLD 3™ can be integrated into communications service provider (CSP) technical architectures, delivering lower cost implementation, reduced integration effort and alignment to a strategic data model.
“As the first company to receive the TM Forum’s Compliance Mark, we are leaders in the industry in showing our commitment to providing cost effective and flexible solutions to our customers. Tribold have long been supporters of the Forum’s work, and our TRIBOLD 3TM product has been built to be compliant with important aspects of the information model such as Product, Service and Resource Specifications” said Catherine Michel, Tribold’s founder and CTO. “This compliance has benefited our customers by minimizing integration costs and allowing our product to be deployed rapidly, allowing our customers to see benefits in as little as 3 weeks as they design and introduce new products.”
The Forum will publish a publicly available directory, including assessment scores, of approved products which qualify for the Compliance Mark. For further information please visit the TM Forum website at www.tmforum.org or contact Geoff Devlin, PR director for TM Forum at [email protected]