CGI-AMS, formerly American Management Systems Inc. prior to this weeks acquisition by the CGI Group Inc., announced the Partner Business Suite at Billing and OSS World 2004. Designed to manage telecom provider relationships with data service companies like application developers, media organizations and content providers, the suite offers end-to-end process automation and control for launching, selling and managing partner applications, to make sure the revenue matches the cost of the partnership. Among the practice areas are billing options and integration with campaign management.
After years of searching for the elusive killer data app, telecom providers are realizing that the killer data application is choice, says Nazzic Turner, senior vice president of CGI-AMSs communications, media and entertainment practice. They also realize that many of the most profitable applications or service ideas will originate outside their own environment and will be short-livedspecifically, providers must drive complexity and cost out of their relationships with short-term partners.
A partner portal for interaction, a settlement engine, analytical tools and a gateway that interacts with pre- and postpaid business support systems to ensure provider revenue and deliver services to customers based on their preferences.