Press release, Krakow, February 15th, 2011COMARCH REBUILDS ITS BSS AROUND CENTRAL PRODUCT MANAGERIn answering the crucial requirements of modern communication service providers, Comarch hasrebuilt the architecture of its flagship product suite - Comarch BSS - to support operators inoptimizing IT architectures and cost savings, unlimited innovation, acceleration of business andshortening of time-to-market.
The BSS Suite is designed to support the core B2C business of mobile, fixed and cable operators. However, it also enables entering new markets such as B2B and M2M and allows for increasing the revenue in these areas,which is very important.Comarch BSS Suite consists of a set of products which support various domains: marketing/sales, product management, billing, supplier/partner management, service control and application integration infrastructure. An important fact is that it has been prepared with integration of OSS in mind. Together with Comarch OSS oran existing OSS system, it can provide for unique BSS/OSS convergence.Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, BSS Product Manager, at Comarch's Telecommunications Business Unit, said:"From theIT perspective the optimal architecture is very important. And that's why our entire BSS architecture is modularand perfectly integrated. BSS is developed as a consistent product but all its componentsare open for integration with other systems. For example, the crucial component - CentralProduct Manager - is an integral part of the architecture. It enables managing offers,specifications, and product lifecycle in one place and is perfectly integrated with all otherBSS modules as well as with the OSS service catalog. However it provides many openinterfaces which can be used for integration with legacy systems. It is the same with othercomponents such as Convergent Billing or CRM. This approach allows us to deploy onlyproducts which are needed by the customer and integrate them with existing infrastructure,while still keeping the architecture very consistent." Products within the Comarch BSS Suite have been designed and developed in-house, meaning that CSPs cancount on shorter delivery times, as well as better quality and more secure deployment, as compared to suitesfrom large vendors that arose as a result of mergers and acquisitions. All BSS products are based on a unifieddata model for reference data and product catalog. This provides a short time to market, while facilitatingsystem management and configuration. Mass and real-time, rule-based data processing is the core of Comarch's competences. This includes service-agnostic and multi-industry rating, charging and billing.Business process orientation based on TMForum eTOM means that there are no limits to workflows andbusiness processes, as they are delivered out-of-the-box or configured during the implementation process. It isalways possible to reconfigure business processes and workflows to suit particular needs of the customer.Comarch BSS Suite is already implemented at KPN - Netherlands, Auchan SA - France, Bite Latvia andLithuania, OnePhone - Germany, DTMS - Germany, Belize Telemedia Limited - Belize, Cable Onda - Panamaand many others. In 2010 the following operators also decided to use Comarch BSS Suite: GTS Poland, Fring,OXYCOM and five others including Tier-1.