ASC Announces Carrier Relationship Management Solution

Advanced Software Concepts (ASC, Booth 1517), a tailored telecommunications contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions provider, announced today at the COMPTEL show its new Carrier Relationship Management solution. With ASCs CLM engine, ASC Contracts, at its core, this solution automates the buying, selling, pricing, quoting, ordering and auditing activities between carriers.

ASC appreciates that the single biggest purchases and sales made by telecommunications organizations are with other carriers. It is critical to their overall financial success that they be able to effectively manage these carrier relationships, said Shawn L. King, president and CEO of ASC. ASCs Carrier Relationship Management solution efficiently manages the selling and buying of network services while facilitating the billing and invoice validation processes.

ASCs Carrier Relationship Management offering is a Web-based solution that leverages the ASC Best Practices framework and is tailored to each carriers environment and processes. The solution encompasses management of carrier agreements, automation of the carrier RFQ process and carrier order tracking while providing a central tool to facilitate off-net circuit auditing.

Using ASCs Carrier Relationship Management solution, carriers have a platform in which all carrier buy, sell and reciprocal agreements are housed and managed through a single process and with a central, easy-to-access repository, according to the company. Armed with a complete picture of its suppliers, carriers will be able to better negotiate terms and conditions, isolate unneeded facilities, and definitively identify supplier invoice problems. The net result is improved control over off-net carrier costs.

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