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.
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.
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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