Price: $4,999.00
Course Number: 9007
Length: 4 Days

OSS/BSS training course covers all aspects of operations and business support systems including fulfillment, assurance and billing.

What is a TONEX Boot Camp?

TONEX Boot Camps are intensive learning experiences that cover the essential elements of your chose subject. Boot camps are ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in their fields but have limited time to be away from the office.

All boot camp includes:

  • Experienced instructors including senior technology leaders, project managers, technical authors, engineers, educators, consultants, course developers, and CTOs.
  • Real life examples and practices.
  • Small class size.
  • Personalized instructor mentoring.
  • Pre-training discussions
  • Ongoing post-training support via e-mail, phone and WebEx.

Objectives

TONEX OSS/BSS Boot Camp is the answer to your OSS/BSS technology needs from current to next generation technologies. Our mission is to simplify highly complex OSS/BSS technical standards and topics. Learn how to:
  • Reduce opex and capex
  • Increase loyalty and revenue assurance
  • Reduce fraud
  • Improve ROI
  • Reduce churn
Topics Covered
  • Business Needs and Drivers
  • Different Service Providers and their Needs
  • Critical Business Processes
  • Automation and Integration
  • Operations Re-engineering Efforts
  • Effectiveness of BSS/OSS Infrastructure
  • Evaluating OSS and BSS Technology Investments
  • BSS and OSS ROI Model
  • Current BSS/OSS Development
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
  • Planning and Engineering (P&E)
  • Service Provisioning
  • Service Activation
  • Workflow
  • Inventory
  • Customer Care and Billing (CCB)
  • Interconnection
  • Billing Mediation
  • Rating and Tariffing
  • CRM
  • Fraud
  • Revenue Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Network Management
  • TMF TOM/eTOM
  • NGOSS
  • CORBA and XML
  • J2EE and .NET
  • Web Services
  • OSS for Next Generation Services - Multiple Case Studies (Cable/MSO, Wireless and Telco Examples)
  • Products and Services

Outline

BSS/OSS Executive Summary
  • Operation Support Systems (OSS)
  • Business Support Systems (BSS)
  • Teleco vs. Enterprise
  • Telco vs. Cable/MSO
  • Wireless SPs
  • Current BSS/OSS Issues
  • Legacy BSS/OSS Environment
  • Next Generation BSS/OSS Market
  • Next Generation BSS/OSS Architecture and Requirements
  • Next Generation BSS/OSS Design
  • Role of ITU-T/TMN/ETSI/ANSI/TMForum Standards
  • BSS/OSS Integration
  • Middleware and EAI
  • Advanced Client-Server BSS/OSS Design Alternatives
  • CORBA/IDL/IIOP, Java/EJB, J2EE, .NET, Web Services, OSI/Q3, DCOM
  • BSS/OSS and Interconnection Issues
  • tML (T1M1.5/ANSI standardization of XML for OSS Interconnection )
  • Overview of TOM, eTOM and NGOSS
  • Optimizing End-to-End BSS/OSS Strategies
BSS/OSS ARCHITECTURE AND FRAMEWORK
  • Business and Enterprise Management
  • Service Creation and Delivery
  • Customer Care Management
  • Network Management
  • Processes and Business Logic
  • OSS/BSS Framework Components
  • Service Orders
  • Billing Mediation
  • Rating
  • Billing
  • Network Operations Support
  • Engineering and Planning
  • Network Planning & Development
  • Service and Network Provisioning
  • Workflow Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Trouble/Repair Management
  • Network Management
  • Network Maintenance & Restoration
  • Network Data Management
  • Data is Key
BSS/OSS Functional Characteristics
  • NGOSS and eTOM
  • OSS Functional Characteristics and Components
  • TMN Management Functions
  • TMN Management Layers
  • TMN Compliance Characteristics
  • OAM&P Requirements
  • Configuration Management
  • Fault Management
  • Performance Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Security Management
  • New OSS Requirements Supporting Next Generation Networks
Applications and Typical Implementations
  • Billing
  • Customer care
  • Provisioning
  • Marketing and Sales Support
  • Workforce Management
  • Network Management
  • Inbound Web-Based Gateways
  • Outbound Gateways
  • Interconnection
  • Fraud Detection and Security
  • Churn Management
  • Emerging Technologies
Impact of New and Advanced Services
  • DSL Services
  • IP based Services
  • VoIP
  • IP VPNs
  • Broadband
  • Data Services
  • Storage on Demand
  • Videoconferencing
  • IP-ATM Services
  • Service Level Agreement (SLAs)
  • Customer Self Provisioning
  • Real-Time Access to Customer Data/Accounts
  • Flow-Through Provisioning
Software Technology Trends
  • BSS/OSS Implementation Alternatives
  • Object-Oriented Programming Technologies
  • New Management Platforms and Middleware
  • DCE
  • CORBA
  • Java/J2EE/J2SE/J2ME
  • .NET
  • Web Services
  • TINA-C
  • XML/tML
  • Software Development Processes
  • Next Generation Expert Systems
  • Data Warehousing
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EIA)
MAJOR DRIVERS FOR NEXT-GENERATION OSS and BSS
  • BSS/OSS Infrastructure of Telcos and Enterprises
  • BSS/OSS market trends
  • Vital competitive elements for converged services
  • Telcos and enterprises need new business systems to support the proliferation of services they will offer
  • Convergence of telephony and broadband
  • Competitive and converged marketplace
  • Open-Billing solutions
  • How to evaluate a potential BSS for converged services
BSS/OSS Interconnection and Integration
  • Industry Approach
  • Service Providers Profile
  • Vendors Profile
  • Open Interfaces
  • Integration of Business and Systems Context
  • Business Process Optimization
  • Automation
  • Workflow Enabled Management Application Integration
  • Workflow Standardization
  • Building Integrated OSS Infrastructure
  • Integrated Platforms
  • Business Agreements
  • Information Agreements
  • Catalyst Projects
  • Implementing Workflow
  • Extension of the workflow to trading partners and incumbent local exchange carriers (ILEC)
  • Interconnection Gateways
  • BSS/OSS product solutions and vendors
  • Immediate and future needs
BSS/OSS Processes
  • Service Fulfillment
  • Provisioning and Activation
  • Flow-through Provisioning
  • OSS Interconnection
  • Engineering and Opertaions
  • Requirements for Creating and Managing the Network
  • Planning and Engineering
  • Inventory
  • Network Design and Provisioning
  • Network Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Network Data Mediation
  • Requirements for Managing the Service Offerings
  • Service Planning and Development
  • Service Provisioning
  • QoS Management
  • Usage Rating
  • Tariffing
  • Billing and Formatting
  • CRM
  • Managing customer relationships
  • Self-service shopping, provisioning, account maintenance, trouble reporting and billing applications.
  • Increased flexibility in Billing platforms to accommodate credit and debit cards, prepaid services, gaming and others
  • Customer's ability to create and maintain customized service offerings
  • Fraud
  • Churn Management
Creating and Managing the Next Generation Services and the Networks
  • Planning and Engineering
  • QoS
  • Inventory
  • Network Design and Provisioning
  • Network Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Network Data Mediation
  • Managing the Service Offerings
  • Service Planning and Development
  • Service Provisioning
  • Service Quality Management
  • Usage Rating
  • CRM
  • Creating and managing the network
  • Managing the service offerings
  • Managing customer relationships
  • Designs on OSS Integration
  • Incumbent concerns
  • Integrate now, benefit later
Process Modeling Approach
  • Level 2 Process Decompositions with Brief Descriptions
  • Operations Processes
  • Fulfillment (F) Processes
  • Assurance (A) Processes
  • Billing (B) Processes
  • Operations Support & Readiness (OSR) Processes
  • Customer Relationship Management Level 2 Process Descriptions
  • Strategy, Infrastructure and Product Processes
  • Enterprise Management Processes
  • Operations Support & Readiness Level 3 Process Decompositions with Brief Descriptions
  • The eBusiness SP Enterprise
  • eBusiness Environment
  • eBusiness Strategy and Service Provider Business Models
  • eBusiness Processes for Service Providers
  • Business Process Frameworks
BSS/OSS Vendors
  • Software Development Toolkit Providers
  • Solution Providers
  • Independent Software Vendors
  • Market Position
  • Products Offering
  • Standards Compliance
  • Strategy
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Assessments
TMForum (Telemanagement Forum) Activities and Standards
  • TeleManagement Forum’s Telecom Operations Map (TOM/eTOM)
  • Service Assurance Program
  • Service Fulfillment Program
  • NGOSS (New Generation OSS) Catalyst Projects
  • NGOSS Architectural framework
  • Overview of Catalysts

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