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SAP and DigitalRoute Join Forces to Enrich Customer Experience for Telcos

Feb 20, 2014

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SAP NEWSBYTE — Feb. 20, 2014 — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a significant expansion of its relationship with DigitalRoute, a leading provider of new approaches to Big Data management. The targeted result is an enhanced solution that shall bring together data from both operational and business support systems (OSS and BSS), providing unique insights that are expected to help communications service providers (CSPs) navigate toward monetizing their Big Data in today’s stormy market conditions.

OSS and BSS

Historically, it has been difficult for CSPs to create a bridge between data stored in OSS and BSS systems and, as a result, they have relied on incomplete information when engaging with customers. Connecting these two key data stores makes it possible to give carriers a more complete view of customers’ experiences and interactions, and could be the basis of insight that helps to reduce churn, create more successful service offerings and drive deeper customer satisfaction. This is particularly important in today’s market, which is characterized by increased margin pressures, new categories of competition and rapidly changing consumer expectations and needs. Faced with these pressures, CSPs are focusing on customer experience and loyalty in order to secure future margins and maintain profitability.

By working together to create this enhanced offering, SAP and DigitalRoute are uniquely positioned to deliver the holistic view and rapid insights that telecoms operators need. The SAP® Convergent Mediation application by DigitalRoute collects and processes data from operational and business solutions, which can be used to power analytics based on the SAP HANA® platform in conjunction with the SAP® InfiniteInsight® solution and the SAP® Customer Usage Analytics analytic application. Merging Big Data derived from both network and business sources in real time, SAP and DigitalRoute plan to offer a solution that directly enables the CSP to address challenges like churn management, real-time IT and OSS-based Policy Control (PCRF), network experience management and more — all in a real-time and predictive way. This is intended to enable a CSP to quickly enrich and maximize a customer’s experience.

 

 

SAP

“SAP and DigitalRoute’s combined expertise in the OSS and BSS domains is unrivaled. This partnership will enable us to help our customers engage more meaningfully with their customers, providing 360-degree customer insight that is real-time, actionable and even predictive.”

— Added Howard Stevens,
Global General Manager, Telecommunications Business Unit, SAP.

Real-time insights based on Big Data drawn from operational and business sources gives telcos a platform and toolbox to drive enhanced customer experience. This quickly supports minimizing churn and enabling new services to reach market far more accurately matched to the customer’s interests than could be accomplished before. This also clearly shows that the partnership between SAP and DigitalRoute delivers real value beyond not only BSS but, now, across all aspects of the communications industry. I believe that the Big Data movement in telco will look to SAP and DigitalRoute to lead the way.

Joahn Bergh

— said Johan Bergh,
CEO, DigitalRoute

 
About DigitalRoute

DigitalRoute has been providing new approaches to enterprise data management since 1999. Its software platform offers high throughput and provides a unique degree of user configurability, processing all usage and statistical data extracted from the networks, including both billable and non-billable events. This means customers gain greater cost efficiencies, improved times-to-market for new service offerings, the ability to monetize any data, and the means to enhance end-customer satisfaction. DigitalRoute makes network events available to the right systems in the right formats in the most appropriate volumes at the required times, without losing a single bit. This is the foundation from which multiple, mission-critical use-cases can be addressed in the areas of Online Control and Data Processing.

Over 300 leading companies worldwide actively use DigitalRoute technology to meet their data management needs, including a number of OEM partners who use our platform as a central part of their own offerings. DigitalRoute is built on the core values of Expertise, Open- Mindedness and Commitment. DigitalRoute is a venture-backed, privately held company with a turnover of 30m EUR in 2013 and a record of profitability since 2005. With close to 200 employees, the company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Gothenburg, Atlanta, and Kuala Lumpur. .

For more information, please contact:
Keith Brody, Director of Global Marketing
Digital Route AB
Email:
Skeppsbron 34 | SE-111 30 Stockholm | Phone: +44 (0)7455 434333

 

 

About DigitalRoute

DigitalRoute has been providing new approaches to enterprise data management since 1999. Its software platform offers high throughput and provides a unique degree of user configurability, processing all usage and statistical data extracted from the networks, including both billable and non-billable events. This means customers gain greater cost efficiencies, improved times-to-market for new service offerings, the ability to monetize any data, and the means to enhance end-customer satisfaction. DigitalRoute makes network events available to the right systems in the right formats in the most appropriate volumes at the required times, without losing a single bit. This is the foundation from which multiple, mission-critical use-cases can be addressed in the areas of Online Control and Data Processing.

Over 300 leading companies worldwide actively use DigitalRoute technology to meet their data management needs, including a number of OEM partners who use our platform as a central part of their own offerings. DigitalRoute is built on the core values of Expertise, Open- Mindedness and Commitment. DigitalRoute is a venture-backed, privately held company with a turnover of 30m EUR in 2013 and a record of profitability since 2005. With close to 200 employees, the company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Gothenburg, Atlanta, and Kuala Lumpur.