List of vendors of Telecommunications billing systems on one place
What is billing system? In general billing system is automated software product which generated invoice like output for different kinds of inputs and markets.
What kinds of billing system exist now? Today on market, there are lot of kinds of billing systems, for example: telecommunication billing system, hosting and internet billing system, energy billing system, water billing system, billing systems in logistic, shops and restaurant, joomla and e commerce billing systems ...
From aspect of time, billing systems can be devided: Real time billing, prepaid, convergent or post billing software.
From aspect of size billing systems can be divided in small business billing system (for one or two customers) or large business systems (to 200 milions customers)
Depending on the type of services, products and vendors here is list with the most popular billing systems on telecommunication market:
In telecommunication markets:
LHS Telekom BSCS – Business Control and Support Systems: PX, CX, MI, AR, FIH, PRIH, RIH, PCCH, CCH, RLH, BCH, BGH modules
Singl.eView Convergent Billing (CB and CM Intec Telecom Systems)
SunTec TBMS-T suite
Geneva - Convergys Infinys Rating and Billing
SAP AG SAP Convergent Charging (formerly Highdeal) and SAP Convergent Invoicing
Oracle Billing and Revenue Management (formerly Portal Infranet)
Aradial Technologies Aradial Converged Billing and AAA
Comarch Billing System for Convergent Services
Comverse Kenan FX
Crestel Elitecore Technologies
Ebillz Carrier Grade Billing and Customer Care Platform (United Kingdom)
Freeside Billing Platform
FTS Leap Billing - Customer Care & Policy Control
Info Directions GostGuard
Jazz Fusion SDD, Inc.
LogiSense Corporation EngageiP Billing and OSS
Mind CTI Billing
NICE2Billing carrier grade VoIP billing solution with a fully featured reseller and customer management platform
Orga Systems OPSC Gold
PETER-SERVICE Billing & CRM Solutions
Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing
Safe Online Billing - Billing and analytics for the UK Telecoms market.
Telecommunication software GMBH
Utilibill Billing, BSS/OSS
VBOSS - Virtual Back Office Support System Billing, Rating, Mediation, BSS/OSS, Analytics
Xiing - Commerce platform - product management, provisioning, channel, billing - from Global Data Logistix Inc
Dynasoft's telecom voice and data billing, mediation, reconciliation and rating BSS/OSS platform, Dynasoft TeleFactura
In billing systmes in telecommunications, most important processes are, provisioning, mediation, rating, billing, payment and adjustment. Switch is heart of one teleco system, and provisionig and mediation are process of activation and establishment the communication chanell between A party and B party. This online project is supported by TT-Group.net.
Swith generate CDR or EDR with details of event (for example start time of voice call, duration, parties which are involved and which need to be charged) The data about telecommunications events in billing systemd recive after mediation and provisioning in so-called CDR (Call Data Record) or EDR (Event Data Record). The name depends of vendors of swith. In telecommunications rating is the activity of determining the cost of a particular call.
In process of rating Billing System charge particular event, voice call, fax, sms, mms, video telefony, gps navigaotr, adsl data packege... So, the processes of rating means, converting call-related data into a monetary-equivalent value. In post paid billing systems, after one mounth for example, BS will make addition of all rated events, also all aditional services, including initial charges for actiavation, recuring charges, and prepare the invoice or the bill. In final bill also can be included some free units aand discounts. Flexible billing system means, that operator can easy configure any demand from marketing department and start in production with desired date. After successful finished billing, invoice can be print on paper, or send via email.
Than Billing systems needs to accept payment, make some adjustment if some error during payment is made. After that the life of billing cycle is finished.
Here we will define one more term. CRM is acronym from Customer relationship management. CRM is kind of software for controling and storing customers data. CRM is a broadly recognized, widely-implemented strategy for managing and nurturing a company’s interactions with clients and sales prospects. It involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize business processes—principally sales activities, but also those for marketing, customer service, and technical support.
The overall goals are to find, attract, and win new clients, nurture and retain those the company already has, entice former clients back into the fold, and reduce the costs of marketing and client service. Once simply a label for a category of software tools, today, it generally denotes a company-wide business strategy embracing all client-facing departments and even beyond. When an implementation is effective, people, processes, and technology work in synergy to increase profitability, and reduce operational costs.
And some billing systems just for info on other markets:
In logistic markets: SAP ERP, OPEN ERP
On web hiosting market: WHMC
For e commerce web pages: 2Checkout Payment Management
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