TransNexus (News - Alert), a provider of VoIP routing, number portability, reporting and billing solutions, offers its customers NexOSS Manager, a solution for least cost routing. NexOSS offers organizations relief from back-office routing and billing, as well as gross margin shrinkage. With a complete and integrated suite of operational support system utilities, NexOSS helps in the management of VoIP services.
Here is how it works:
The route provisioning application of the NexOSS Manager continually optimizes routing for VoIP peering based on interconnect rates, quality of service, customer credit status and end point capabilities. A Web interface will be provided to create and manage complex routing and number translation policies.
The least cost routing (LCR) functionality is an integral part of the route provisioning application, importing origination and termination rate plans for each interconnect carrier. LCR routes are built based on the profit margin threshold configured by the operator. LCR has the ability to be applied route by route, mixing customer specific routing policies with least cost routing. Additionally, LCR combined with Grade of Service scores allows the automation of new products based on least cost routing.
The collection of CDRs from all NexSRS servers is necessary in checking to make certain no CDRs are missing or corrupted. The CDRs will then be analyzed, creating traffic analysis and quality of service reports. If the quality of service for a VoIP termination device or route falls below configurable thresholds, an alert will be sent via e-mail.
Then, NexOSS’ mediation function automatically reformats the CDRs for export to an external billing system. NexOSS’ multi-currency settlement rating engine is designed for settlement billing of VoIP peering interconnect traffic. Hourly billing reports provide total revenue, expense and profit. The NexOss rating engine will perform a credit check, in which the customers with a net account balance less than their credit threshold are barred from originating traffic, but can terminate traffic.
NexOSS uses a capabilities exchange module, and as VoIP devices come on-line or change their capabilities, they can automatically report their status, updating the VoIP device's status in the Route Provisioning utility.
NexOSS Least Cost Routing will benefit your bottom line. The easy to use copy and paste rate provisioning from carrier rate plans, support for millions of VoIP routes, and least cost routing base on inter-state and intra-state rates, as well as customized local calling areas, cannot be overlooked.
Recently, TMC’s (News - Alert) CEO, Rich Tehrani interviewed Jim Dalton, CEO of TransNexus, and he asked, “How do your company’s’ products help customers in a slow market?”
Dalton replied, “The simplest and most powerful value proposition we offer is Least Cost Routing. Service providers can increase their gross profit margins by 20% or more with least cost routing. It is a simple concept, but not trivial to implement. We make the implementation easy. We offer a free 90 day trial period complete with technical support and remote training. Some of our customers save more money from least cost routing during the free 90 trial than it costs to buy our software. This means that our software has a zero payback period for the customer. This is an easy business case for CFOs to understand.”
Jaclyn Allard is a TMCnet copy editor. She most recently worked on the production team at Juran Institute, a quality consulting firm producing its own training and marketing materials. Previously, she interned at Curbstone Press, a nonprofit publishing press in Willimantic, CT, and fulfilled the role of Editor-in-Chief for the literature and arts journal published by the University of Connecticut. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny