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XO Communications Successfully Completes Extensive OSS Data Migration to Single MetaSolv Inventory System

 

August 2, 2005, Plano, Texas– MetaSolv Software, Inc., a global leader in comprehensive service fulfillment solutions for next-generation communications service providers, today announced that XO Communications, Inc. has completed a very comprehensive OSS data migration. XO Communications is a national provider of telecommunications services to businesses, larger enterprises and carriers in more than 70 markets across the U.S.

This deployment has successfully combined XO’s customer, network, and service data with the corresponding data from the company’s acquisition of Allegiance Telecom, marking another major milestone in the integration of the two companies. The process included migrating over 1 million Allegiance circuits, 200,000 locations, and 5 million pieces of equipment into the existing XO implementation of MetaSolv inventory.

Merging the large, complex data stores of the two service providers will enable XO to improve and streamline its overall operations processes. XO chose MetaSolv to provide the data migration services due to MetaSolv’s extensive history of successful migrations, as well as MetaSolv’s comprehensive and intimate knowledge of XO’s OSS and its deployment of MetaSolv. Prior to the merger both XO and Allegiance were live with MetaSolv’s advanced inventory and order management solutions.

This thorough process has enabled XO to achieve a complete, consolidated database of record, resulting in a single entry point for all types of data, with automated flow-through to other systems. XO’s large database is fully synchronized with the data from other corporate sources, helping ensure data integrity across the organization. In addition, MetaSolv’s expertise in data migrations means that this integration is flexible and scalable, making upgrades and additional modifications to existing applications faster, easier, and more efficient.

“MetaSolv’s unmatched industry experience made it possible for XO to combine our separate databases with minimal disruption to our business,” noted Rob Geller, chief information officer for XO Communications. “It was imperative that we get all our OSS data into a single repository, and we’re very pleased with the results we’ve achieved with MetaSolv.”

“MetaSolv’s experience with our large customer base has enabled us to develop techniques and processes that help ensure successful data migrations for our customers,” said David Sharpley, Senior VP of Marketing and Product Management for MetaSolv. “It has been very rewarding experience to enable XO to move its business forward with this data migration project.”

MetaSolv’s services team consists of industry experts who provide insight into best practices developed through years of industry experience, coupled with a vision for the integrated global service provider. MetaSolv offers a proven methodology for successful data migration that includes:

  • OSS Architecture Mapping – MetaSolv maps out the entire architecture of the OSS and analyzes the most effective integration methods.
  • Integrated Testing – MetaSolv provides the planning and techniques to enable XO to test the interoperation of various systems - from CRM to Activation to Billing.
  • User Training – MetaSolv’s training supplements the original user training with techniques for operating the newly integrated system.
  • Assessment – MetaSolv also provides a comprehensive assessment of the OSS, which facilitates the integration process.

About XO Communications
XO Communications (OTCBB: XOCM.OB) is a leading provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and telecommunications companies. XO offers a complete portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and Web hosting services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, national facilities-based IP network and serves more than 70 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

About MetaSolv
MetaSolv, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSLV) is a global leader in comprehensive service fulfillment software solutions for communications service providers. MetaSolv’s multi-service order management, inventory management, and service activation capabilities automate the order-to-activate provisioning process for traditional and next-generation IP-based wireline and mobile service providers. More than 180 global service providers – including Brasil Telecom, BT, Cable & Wireless, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and others – use MetaSolv's solutions to achieve increased revenues, reduced costs, and enhanced customer service. MetaSolv is a global company, headquartered in Plano, Texas. Visit http://www.metasolv.com/ for more information.

MetaSolv is a registered trademark. The MetaSolv logo and MetaSolv Solution are trademarks of MetaSolv Software, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


 


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