ABS allows you to automate the management and evaluation of
telecommunications traffic: rating traffic (EDR), creating invoices, routing
traffic and other business activities.
EDR pricing defines rules from the simple, based on individual EDR attributes or reference data, to the complex, based on the tariffs, free units contained in the tariffs and price ranges according to the volume used. The system allows you to create also recurring charges or one-time charges.
ABS is modular and lets you use only the modules you prefer. ABS has a user-friendly web interface.
Loading - Data are loaded from a mediation process. The accuracy of the data format and duplicates check are inspected during the load.
Guiding - This process assigns an operator (‘owner’) to A, B, C numbers. The operator is assigned based on national numbering allotments and number portability information.
Pairing - EDR records from more sources (switches) for one call are paired. The real call between two subscribers may be realized (routed) over several switches. Each of them generates own EDR. The pairing process composes the final EDR for the call.
Rating - The core of ABS is a very fast module for rating of EDRs. The rating module assigns a product to each EDR based on rules which are configured by the user. Rating is done as soon as the source data is available. Changes to rating rules automatically invoke re-rating requests. After the changes in rating rules are done you can confirm or discard them.
Aggregation - This module ensures ongoing aggregation of data. The aggregation is used for calculation of invoices and for reporting.
Billing - A module for creating invoices. The invoice is available in either pdf or xls format.
Adjustments - The billing process is able to create adjustments/credit notes for invoices which have already been closed and sent to customers. It is possible to make out the adjustments stand alone or to include them to the following invoice of the customer.
Least Cost Routing - The LCR module generates an international routing table based on the reference data to minimize the routing cost.
Price List Loader – The PLL is a tool which automatically loads price lists (your own and your partner's) from an Excel file.
Own destinations – Allows you to define your own view on the call destinations of your wholesale partner.
Price List Generator - The PGL automatically generates price lists provided by partners on the basis of costs, required margins and target prices.
The illustration shows the standard ABS interface with the surrounding IT systems. The main source of data (CRD) for ABS is the mediation system. Other sources are the CTO numeric allocations, ported numbers, price lists and dialed inputs from the billing system and data warehouse.
ABS, in contrast, provides data to the data warehouse and the billing system (data for the creation of invoices), and, subsequently, to the accounting system.