Archive for the ‘Cloud Billing’ Category

  • Billing market growing – but questions remain

    on Dec 15, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing, News, Slider • with No Comments

    Billing market growing – but questions remain

    An obviously very comprehensive report has just been published on the ‘state of the billing market.’ The report, by Information Communication Technology predicts that the market for a wide range of communications billing – and revenue management – software will grow from $7.80 billion in 2014, to $11.78 billion by 2019. This is clearly good news. According to the summary, the demand is driven by “subscriber growth in developing countries, and improved customer experience with real-time charging information.” The biggest share of the market will come from Asia Pacific, followed by Europe and the Middle East

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  • The Internet of Things – biggest opportunity for communications but are we ready?

    on Jun 18, 14 • in Beyond Billing, Big Data, Cloud Billing, Digital Content, News • with No Comments

    The Internet of Things – biggest opportunity for communications but are we ready?

    If you had a million dollars and you gave your partner a thousand dollars a day to spend, he or she would be back in 18 months time saying, presumably slightly out of breath and out of closet space, ‘done.’ If you had a billion dollars and you gave said partner a thousand dollars a day to spend, presumably while you lounged on a yacht somewhere, your grandchild would come back to you when he was 18 (assuming he was being born when the first tranche of loot was being handed over) and say ‘done’ and

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  • Do you know where your billing data is?

    on May 29, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing • with 1 Comment

    Do you know where your billing data is?

    No matter what kind of billing system you’re using or how it’s deployed, the real value in the system is the data. Customer information, usage details and anything else captured and stored are precious commodities that bring the service provider closer to the customer and give them an edge over other organizations that don’t have this valuable data. With traditional, legacy billing system models, providers didn’t have to worry about their data’s whereabouts and how to access it since it was located on site or at an off-site facility under their control. That’s changing as

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  • Taking out a subscription for billing

    on May 27, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing • with 2 Comments

    Taking out a subscription for billing

    Netflix has set the bar high, and not just as an early player in the DVD rental and streaming video space. The company’s model of charging customers a flat, all-you-can-eat rate for unlimited discs and digital content essentially changed how companies look at recurring revenues as a way to bolster their bottom line. The subscription-based model is now found everywhere. Newspapers and magazines have been running on that model for years, and we see some popular physical world subscription models like themed monthly boxes delivered to your door or gym memberships, but the challenge is

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  • Teaming up on cloud services

    on May 20, 14 • in Cloud Billing, News • with No Comments

    Teaming up on cloud services

    A new survey commissioned by Amdocs has thrown some interesting light on the subject of cloud services. As previously mentioned here, the vast majority of the 1,300 decision makers at small and medium businesses surveyed (74 percent) would prefer to get their cloud services from their primary communications service provider. So why aren’t they? According to the survey, these SMBs are working with an average of three different vendors for their cloud-based services, with only 45 percent receiving cloud services from their primary service provider. So it’s a missed opportunity for those CSPs that cater

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  • Heads of SMBs want cloud services from their main provider

    on Apr 29, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing • with No Comments

    Heads of SMBs want cloud services from their main provider

    Globally, almost all Small and Medium Sized businesses (SMBs) are either using Cloud services (57 percent) or are actively considering it (44 percent). Not surprisingly, perhaps, almost three quarters of the group surveyed by Coleman Parkes on behalf of Amdocs use it for storage and back up. While some SMBs believe that they can find good deals if they shop around, 74 percent of the group said they prefer to receive cloud-based services from their primary service provider and 44 percent said they would switch to their primary service provider if they were offered bundles

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  • Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

    on Apr 10, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing, News, Policy Management • with No Comments

    Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

    When you read an article entitled ‘Operator business ability linked to BSS agility’ you cannot help smiling. At least not if you have worked in the BSS world for 20 years. In fact, immediately the team at BillingViews saw the headline, they headed to Twitter with the happy news. The survey and resulting report that produced the headline is from respected publication Telecoms.com and commissioned by real-time provider Openet. The headline statistics in the report confirm the buzz in the industry – that ‘current market conditions require increasingly agile BSS that give operators the ability to

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  • It is no joke – there’s a Cloud in the Boardroom

    on Apr 4, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing, In Depth, News • with No Comments

    It is no joke – there’s a Cloud in the Boardroom

     When Forbes reports on a quiet, Boardroom led revolution called Agile Billing you have to sit up and pay attention. There is, says the article, a perfect storm of forces at work that is pushing major change across the business. The eternal pressure to reduce cost has not let up, even in the face of an almost equal pressure to improve customer experience, innovate with pricing and launch services in time frames unheard of three years ago. The philosophical arguments about the Cloud will rumble on for years but the truth is that companies are being

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  • Is the Cloud fuelling a pricing revolution?

    on Mar 21, 14 • in Billing, Cloud Billing, News • with No Comments

    Is the Cloud fuelling a pricing revolution?

    When Alexander McCall Smith finished his latest novel, ‘The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon,’ he tweeted “the sky has been cloudless, quite empty, and yet I managed to save my manuscript to the Cloud; quite amazing…” The Cloud is quite amazing. If you ask Peter Cochrane, futurologist and one time CTO of BT, he will tell you. To him, it is a question of scale. The internet cannot support 9 billion connections all demanding data. The Cloud, according to Cochrane can. It is our only hope. So why is everybody not doing everything in the Cloud

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  • The rules about centralised billing explained

    on Sep 26, 13 • in Billing, Cloud Billing • with No Comments

    The rules about centralised billing explained

    The issue of centralizing IT, particularly BSS, brings with it some interesting issues. Not least of these is who is responsible for customer data when it resides in a different country. Some years ago, a particular example emerged in Switzerland – a land known for its discretion – where the physical billing system had to be in Switzerland. There was, it seemed, no way round this, and contracts were lost as a result. It seems as if the rules are not quite as strict now, but BillingViews sought the views of leading law firm,

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