Axiom Systems Demonstrates Dynamic Product Creation through Product and Service Assembly Catalyst at TeleManagement World Nice
TeleManagement Forum (TMF) Catalyst shows Service Providers how to dramatically reduce the cost and time to market for new innovative services
The PSA will be showcased on Stand C4 at TeleManagement World (TMW), from May 21-24, 2007, on the ground floor of the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France.
"The ultimate goal of the PSA was to build a service creation environment that drastically cuts new product delivery times for telecommunications service providers," said Dave Milham, OSS Architecture and Integration at BT Group, and TMW Distinguished Fellow. "Like all major telecommunications service providers today, BT is looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and retention rates while reducing the time and cost if takes to roll out new IP-based services. The PSA has allowed us to explore a realistic and promising approach to these issues."
"A major obstacle to implementing such a service assembly environment is the lack of agility in service provider´s front and back offices to support the ad hoc and rapid change paradigm that is needed in today´s competitive telecoms market," said Brian Naughton, Vice President of Strategy and Architecture at Axiom Systems and Lead Architect for the PSA. "The PSA reference architecture provides a blueprint that is cost-effective to deploy and supports the rapid roll out of new services by minimizing the need for customizations."
The PSA draws its inspiration from other industries where Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) are used to drive automated production.
At the core of the architecture is the concept of an "Active Catalog", where all of the service and product building blocks are modeled, for example network equipment, applications, or even more abstract building blocks such as work instructions or even instructions for rating. These building blocks are modeled as components within the Active Catalog and can be assembled into service or product offerings that make sense to the customer or to a product manager.
Initiated by Axioms Systems, the first phase of the PSA involved Atos Origin, BT, Cable & Wireless, Huawei, Oracle (Siebel) and TeliaSonera, and was successfully demonstrated at TMW Dallas 2006.
The second phase welcomed Microsoft, TIBCO, QinetiQ and Convergys, and will demonstrate at how TMW Nice 2007 how innovative telecom products can be created extremely quickly and cost-effectively with little or no impact on customer or network facing systems.
Axiom Systems Ltd.
Axiom Systems is the leader in software for the design, assembly and delivery of new communications product and services. The company´s AXIOSS® Suite incorporates products for Order Management, Service Inventory, Service Activation, and a Designer Tool. The company also offers an Active Catalog(TM), a service design and process orchestration platform which enables products and services to be quickly created and rolled out, from robust, reusable building blocks. Global customers include - Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, AOL, Telekom Austria, TDC, Telecom New Zealand, NTL, Telecom Italia and TelMex. The company is headquartered in the UK, with regional offices in Rome, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Seattle USA, Sydney and Singapore.