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Axiom Systems Launches Industry´s First Closed-Loop Service Lifecycle Solution

AXIOSS(R) Active Catalog provides an end-to-end solution for the rapid introduction and management of complex and bundled services

(PresseBox) (München, ) Axiom Systems, the leader in Service Fulfillment software for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today launched AXIOSS® Active Catalog, the industry´s first solution to enable CSP´s to adopt a closed-loop approach to service fulfillment. The Active Catalog compliments a new version of the AXIOSS product suite, V6, which is also generally available as of this month and is being previewed at the show.

AXIOSS Active Catalog extends the componentized approach adopted throughout the AXIOSS suite, decoupling product lifecycle management processes from OSS, BSS and network engineering. This enables service bundles to be defined and commercial offerings created from robust, tested and reusable building blocks, dramatically increasing the speed and efficiency with which highly customizable services can be created and launched.

"The complexity created by the myriad of moving parts present in today´s networks means that CSPs are looking for highly structured service creation environments that can deliver flexibility in service design alongside consistency and control in maintaining ever-broadening service portfolios," said Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst Telecom Software Strategies at Yankee Group. "By borrowing lean design and lifecycle management concepts from the manufacturing sector, Axiom Systems has been able to develop a service design and assembly platform which, for the first time, is capable of addressing all aspects of Customer Fulfillment Lifecycle Management (CFLM)."

Yankee Group defines CFLM as an end-to-end service fulfillment process in which products and packages available to the customer are based on network capabilities, in order to eliminate or minimize service-provisioning errors. This process manages service and resource catalogs, handles order and process orchestration and is able to manage the end-to-end orchestration of the fulfillment cycle.

"AXIOSS Active Catalog introduces a new level of service intelligence that allows new services, products and variants to be quickly and securely assembled using pre-built and tested components." said Brian Naughton, VP Architecture and Strategy at Axiom Systems. "This effectively provides a seamless bridge between the offline product lifecycle processes and the operational and service execution environments, whilst refreshing legacy OSS environments with the agility and responsiveness needed to meet today´s market demands."

"One of biggest goals for CSPs today is shifting legacy OSS environments, designed to support a more stable utility-oriented telecoms business model, into more dynamic and agile environments that support the rapid and cost-effective introduction of relatively short-life products," said Gareth Senior, CEO and CTO at Axiom Systems. "AXIOSS Active Catalog achieves this goal by decoupling product lifecycle management from OSS, BSS and network engineering. Once adopted, AXIOSS Active Catalog will enable CSPs to clearly differentiate themselves in the market through innovative service creation and the bundling of products."

Axiom Systems will be demonstrating AXIOSS Active Catalog on booth #50 at TeleManagement World Nice, from May 21st to May 24th, 2007.

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.