THE KANSYS EDGE
TELECOM BILLING SOFTWARE
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Telecom Billing : A Challenging Landscape
With nearly ten billion active mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions worldwide, telecom service providers are seeing unprecedented growth in business revenue. This will only increase as more and more 5G and LTE services come online, bringing with it a need for next-generation, platform-agnostic telecom billing management solutions that support today’s complex telecommunications revenue requirements.
The question is: Are your current telecom billing solutions up to the task?
To ensure that your operations can effectively manage customer subscription and usage data, provide customer support solutions, and deliver real-time information, your telecom billing system will need to deliver the following features:
Telecom’s Billing Software Integration
Your billing software doesn’t exist in a vacuum. To be a truly effective solution, it needs to be able to reach past the billing silo and work seamlessly with your existing business and customer management CRM and ERP tools. Unfortunately, a lack of integration capability is one of the key challenges facing legacy telecom companies, who are finding themselves bogged down by older billing management systems that aren’t able to keep up with advancing technology.
A Flexible Customer Billing System
Your revenue depends on being able to support your legacy customers while at the same time creating/adapting to new markets, business models and/or competition. To quickly build and launch new products, services and bundles requires a telecom billing system that is scalable, flexible and adaptable to all business environments.
Customer & Billing Data Security
Data breaches are more of a threat than ever. Your telecom billing system has to be hardened enough, with the latest technological safeguards in place, to handle potential threats from bad actors. In this day and age, you can’t afford the reputational and monetary costs stemming from a lack of security caused by outdated and obsolete software.
The ability to have access to real-time data visualization is critical for flexibility and to be able to pivot operations according to market conditions. Unfortunately, too many telecom service providers lack access to this type of reporting, but it remains a critical component in today’s business climate.
Telecom Billing Software & Services: The Kansys Edge
The Experience to Understand What’s Better
At Kansys, we have a rich history in understanding the telecom industry along with all the facets that fall within the BSS/OSS market. Not only have we been working with over 100 different CSP’s since 1997 but during the first half of our existence, this was our primary focus.
Additionally, we have worked with over a dozen billing systems to deliver premium managed and professional services without experiencing a single billing failure.
And as the saying goes…“If you can do telecom billing, you can do any type of billing”.
How We Leverage The Kansys Edge Billing Software in the Telecommunications Space
How long does it take for you to create a new product? Chances are, if it’s taking weeks or longer it’s time for an upgrade. Many businesses are working with systems that are 30-40 years old. With technology that old, it’s virtually impossible to make any kind of adjustment to compete with more modernized solutions or to expand their existing product catalog to meet the demands of the buyers.
The Kansys Edge telecom billing software provides you with a nimble and agile monetization capability for any type of carrier. Nearly all of our telecom competition grew up in the carrier segment (cable, mobile, fixed line). This means that these hard-coded methodologies create a great deal of hurdles and inflexible boundaries when time is a very important commodity.
Complete Account Management Systems Integration
Telecom billing systems powered by Kansys allow telecom customers an unparalleled level of integration with a variety of incumbent and third-party software suites. From credit rating analysis to network data provisioning – regardless of your current software providers – our team can integrate with your existing services to provide a customized data management flow that works for your business.
Secure Customer Billing & Subscription Payment Processes
Your customers deserve nothing less than a fully-secure bill-payment process. Kansys offers a PCI-compliant payment system designed to support a variety of payment providers and methods, all backed by industry-leading data security processes.
Self-Service Customer Management Portal Access
You can give customers access to a secure and customized self-service portal allowing users to conduct a range of customer service activities, including call data and internet pricing data, service management, details of bills and charges, add new services, view service changes, see various service cost options, manage business & individual account information, etc, etc.
Offer Packaged or Customized Products & Services to Your Customers
A Kansys telecom billing solution will enable you to offer a complete range of products – from customized bundled service packages to individual a-la-carte service options. Your retail and business customers can see what options are available, preview their new bill, understand convergent billing, and select the right solution for their needs.
Customized Dashboards for Real-Time Billing & Payments Data Visualization
Get a birds-eye snapshot of your sales and operational performance in real-time, thanks to customized dashboards that keep your teams well-informed with critical data. A Kansys telecom billing solution means you’ll have up-to-the-minute visualization of your operations, giving you critical flexibility that keeps you one step ahead of the curve.
Telecom Billing FAQ
A telecom billing system is a system that bills end users for the services the telecom company provides. The software calculates the amount a user spends by taking into account the rate and the service consumption. It also considers a variety of fees whenever applicable.
The end-user receives a bill with charges for voice and connectivity services. If the telecom company also offers other services, they can also become a part of the bill. The system’s goal is to ensure accurate billing for all customers regardless of their plan and billing period.
Convergent billing involves centralizing charges for all telecom services and uniting them in one bill. For example, a user could be taking advantage of mobile services, data services, IPTV, and others. A telecom billing system can generate invoices for each service separately.
With convergent billing, the customer doesn’t need to sift through numerous bills. All charges are integrated into one invoice. This way, the user can cover all the charges with one payment.
Convergent billing isn’t just convenient for all parties involved. It reduces the number of errors and late payments.
Operational support systems (OSS) help telecom service providers provide, monitor, control, and analyze technical support for interface functions.
Business support systems (BSS) help the telecom provider support business operations, increase customer satisfaction levels, and improve the company’s bottom line.
OSS and BSS work in tandem to support customer-facing functions and end-to-end communication services.
For telecom billing, OSS/BSS help arrange proper customer support and optimize the network interface for the end-user. They also assist with system evaluation and improvement.
The key benefits of billing software include:
- Automation of manual processes to reduce human errors and take the burden off the team.
- Ability to create and process invoices online without extra paperwork or delays.
- Automation of customer communication, including support and notifications of overdue payments.
- Keeping all billing activities in one place.
- Managing complex pricing tiers.
- Save time and money on manual billing, mailing, and traveling.
- Simplifying analytics for company operations improvement.
- Better access and security with cloud operations.
Overall, billing software helps companies improve financial relations with their customers. It also reduces manual work and allows telecom providers to stay compliant with state and federal laws.