Telarix's iXTools, a powerful suite of software modules, provides service providers with a comprehensive management, optimization and settlement solution for their interconnect business. Our solutions can provide real-time intelligence about the traffic moving across a service provider's network as well track settlement charges and enable partner invoice reconciliation. Through interconnect business optimization, iXTools allows service providers to improve the processes within their operations as well as provide the analysis tools necessary to detect and remedy areas of potential revenue leakage or cost inefficiency. By delivering real-time decision intelligence, business and operations managers now have a holistic view of their entire interconnection operation including agreement management, routing optimization, and revenue assurance.
The Yankee Group named Telarix as one of the only interconnect solutions providers to address the four critical value areas for service providers: Route Optimization; Pricing and Margin Management; Billing; and Verification, Audit and Reconciliation.
The iXTools Solution Suite consist of five primary business modules:
iXConnect is a business intelligence platform and serves as the core module for the iXTools Suite. As the central point of management and control, it collects and manages all business information such as network infrastructure elements, products, route plans, rates and agreements. iXConnect supports both single event-based and aggregate-level CDR processing, providing service providers with unparalled flexibility to transform basic call information into near real-time business intelligence on their entire interconnect network including revenues, costs, and traffic trends.
iXRoute enables service providers to identify and automatically implement optimal routing strategies, providing an unprecedented level of visibility and control of their interconnect traffic. iXRoute leverages Telarix's patented routing algorithm to incorporate vendor agreements, complex rate schedules, network data, quality of service requirements and other user defined criteria in order to produce the optimal commercial and technical routes. The system's easy-to-use workflow management tool tracks routing changes from creation to network implementation, enabling business users to define acceptable routing implementation parameters and receive real-time alerts when those parameters are exceeded.
iXTrade is powerful offer management and decision support solution which allows service providers to simplify and automate the buy and sell processes within the wholesale interconnect business. Driven by a powerful analysis engine, users are able to manage the international interconnect complexities resulting from non-standardized numbering plans for country, city and mobile termination. Leveraging Telarix's pioneering Vendor Specific Rating™, service providers can rate calls based on each partner's specific numbering plan to obtain near real-time margin visibility. By eliminating blended rates, estimated costs, and the labor intensive process of dial code translation, service providers can reduce the processing overhead and complexity of dial code management while quickly identifying any risks and opportunities associated with specific dial codes.
iXBill, one part of Telarix's revenue assurance solution, is a robust and highly flexible interconnect billing system that allows service providers to eliminate revenue leakage by ensuring that every call is captured, rated and invoiced correctly. Integrated with iXConnect, the solution is able to define and manage an infinite number of interconnect agreements with other carriers and content partners, regardless of the level of complexity. This level of sophistication enables a service provider to support a variety of agreement types and rating scenarios including multi-party settlements and sophisticated revenue sharing partnerships.
iXAudit, the second part of Telarix's revenue assurance solution, is an end-to-end audit and dispute management system designed to streamline the validation of interconnect invoices, reconcile charges and manage settlements. The system provides a data repository for all service provider invoices and a flexible workflow to expedite the identification and management of disputes. By supporting the automatic transfer of information to back-office financial management systems, service providers can efficiently complete payment processing and manage the accounting for any disputed amounts which might arise.