Competition and deregulation have brought about a new set of challenges for growing international service providers including the need for improved revenue assurance, least cost routing, buy and sell-side agreement management and accurate dial code management. Telarix's iXTools ASP, a hosted interconnect business optimization and settlement service, provides fixed, mobile and VoIP service providers a cost-effective solution to address these challenges.
Service providers can leverage Telarix's award winning technology to optimize their interconnect operations without traditional capital outlay or IT resource support expenses. Telarix will host, manage and provide 24x7 access to iXTools at its secure data center. This flexibility provides a fast time-to-market implementation enabling service providers to quickly and easily reduce costs and increase profitability across their interconnect business. iXTools ASP's simple pricing includes everything your interconnect business needs including platform hardware and associated applications.
As a hosted service, iXTools ASP is supported by an extensive, high-availability infrastructure. Telarix manages the service on dedicated, high performance servers at a state-of-the-art data center and provides day-to-day management of the equipment, operating environment, and application software. iXTools ASP provides full 24x7 monitoring and management of the service and offers industry-leading firewall and security features to ensure protection of critical data.
As a modular interconnect optimization services solution, iXTools ASP offers a comprehensive range of services which can be tailored to meet your exact business needs including:
Interconnect Agreement Management
iXTools ASP serves as the central point of management and control of your interconnect operation and collects and manages all business information such as network infrastructure elements, products, route plans, rates and agreements. The service can compare vendor offers against a service providers own number plans, enabling users to proactively identify and eliminate the risks associated with dial code discrepancies. iXTools ASP also enables business users to define a number of acceptable rate parameters and receive real-time alerts, enabling service providers to react quickly to changing margin opportunities.
iXTools ASP offers an unprecedented level of visibility and control of interconnect traffic by enabling service providers to identify optimal routing strategies. Leveraging Telarix’s patented routing algorithm, the system produces optimal commercial route guides which incorporate vendor agreements, complex rate schedules, network capacity, quality of service requirements and other user defined criteria. By incorporating
knowledge of cost and margin with network conditions and user defined service benchmarks, iXTools ASP enables service providers to improve the profitability and
the quality of their interconnect operations.
With iXTools ASP, purchasing teams can focus on high value activities, rather than the costly and labor intensive data validation process associated with interconnect buying. Driven by a powerful analysis engine, the service uploads and analyzes all vendor offers and provides users with detailed destination breakout and associated cost savings analysis. With iXTools ASP, service providers can now manage the international interconnect complexities that result from non-standardized numbering plans for country, city and mobile termination.
Sell Management and Pricing Capabilities
To simplify and automate the sell processes within a service provider's wholesale interconnect business, iXTools ASP enables carriers to define their pricing policies and automate their offer generation process. By actively monitoring rates and true margins, carriers can ensure their target prices are achieved and the risks of under bidding minimized. The service also enables users to define pricing formulas and create reference price lists, including target and minimum price levels to provide greater financial management.
CDR Processing and Financial Risk Management
To optimize profitability and proactively guard against market risks, iXTools ASP offers comprehensive financial management capabilities to detect and remedy areas of potential revenue leakage or cost inefficiency. The service leverages Telarix's groundbreaking Vendor Specific Rating (VSRTM) capabilities to give service providers near real-time margin visibility by rating calls based on each partner's specific numbering plan. By eliminating blended rates, estimated costs and the labor intensive process of dial code mapping, carriers can immediately identify the true costs and associated margins of all their interconnect traffic. This unparalleled financial control allows carriers to effectively manage their business risks while protecting their overall margin advantage.
iXTools ASP Business Benefits
- Ability to leverage iXTools' award winning interconnect business optimization capabilities without capital outlay
- Provides a quick time-to-market implementation to make immediate impact on your interconnect operations
- Enables you to easily and cost-effectively scale the solution as needed to meet business needs or growth requirements - pay as you grow
- Increases productivity and simplifies operations & impact on IT resources
- Reduces complexity of managing technology and eliminates costly implementations
For more information on the iXToolsTM
ASP, download our iXTools ASP brochure.