In part two of our blog post series, we discussed the four key requirements of a resource management solution and how to manage implementation costs. In part three, we’ll share how to prevent vendor lock-in and how to remain competitive among digital transformation.
“Vendor-lock-in” is the most critical topic beyond the technical capabilities of a solution. It means that a solution, and its vendor, is mission critical and cannot easily be replaced. This allows the vendor to dictate the price for any innovation.
A productized software solution is one of the best ways to mitigate the risk of a “vendor-lock-in”. With the configurability of the software, the operator can independently configure and use new features. With a configurable interface adapter, they can even introduce new devices and modules without additional programming.
Finally, with a productized software solution strategy, the cost for the operator is limited to software upgrade and maintenance. Upgrading all customers is in the best interest of the supplier as the maintenance cost for older versions will increase with each new version.
Keeping Pace with Digital Transformation
Overall, how CTOs respond to these challenges will determine the overall success of an organization’s digital transformation and its ability to remain competitive in a digital world. An integrated software solution for network infrastructure management that delivers and maintains an accurate, up-to-date inventory of all physical, logical and virtual network and service resources is vital to achieve a holistic view of all assets and resources.
The resulting transparency is the hallmark of a modern infrastructure – it enables providers to maximize the use of network resources and make confident decisions about how to plan, build, deploy and manage the business. Additionally, this visibility enables providers to convert emerging opportunities into revenue by making sure they have the information and tools needed to support not only existing networks, but also networks of the future as they undergo digital transformation.
Resource Management from FNT Software
FNT’s standard software solutions are specifically designed to deliver end-to-end visibility across entire telecommunication networks. By managing all assets via a single, dynamically updated repository that integrates with key systems, providers not only have the information and tools to support existing networks, but also to support networks of the future as they undergo digital transformation. This visibility enables providers to convert emerging opportunities into revenue.
Our Telecommunication Resource Inventory solution enables the centralized, integrated management of all network and service resources in the telecommunications environment, thus providing the basis for a modern OSS/BSS architecture. This central source for network and service data encompasses all relevant resource information for the planning and engineering, service fulfilment, and service assurance processes of telecommunications providers and multi-service providers. The resulting transparency makes it possible for organizations to maximize the use of all network resources, boost the efficiency of planning, fulfilment, and assurance processes, and, ultimately, improve customer satisfaction.
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By: Bernd Pruessing, Senior Solutions Consultant at FNT Software