SAP announce local release of new telco solution

By Nathan Dukes

SAP ANZ today announced the local availability of SAP Highdeal, its next-generation rating, pricing and charging engine for telecommunications carriers.

SAP Highdeal, built on SAP NetWeaver, can process up to 45,000 transactions per second- four times faster than industry benchmarks.

SAP believes that Highdeal will be a profit-enabling engine for telecommunications companies in a post-NBN world.

With SAP Highdeal, organisations can more easily manage rating and pricing, enabling them to charge consumers for real-time purchases, such as music downloads, mobile applications and other not-yet-conceived products and services.

SAP Highdeal calculates how much a user should be charged for any given service using a wide range of variables including volume, time, content, promotions, category and quality of service in accordance with their services plan, tariff and bundle.

Mike Robinson, Head of Telecommunications, SAP Australia and New Zealand, said he expects the new technology to have a large impact on the local industry.

“We’re already seeing a shift towards next generation networks and multi-play service offerings, rising consumer expectations and increased competition,” he said.    

“Telecoms companies today need flexible billing solutions that enable them to process high volumes of transactions via mobile devices and the Web in real-time.  We have completed the integration of the Highdeal platform into SAP and can now offer customers a robust solution to manage billing and consume-to-cash processes across extended business and partner networks.”

The tool will formally be launched at SAP Telco Infoday events in Melbourne on the 10th and Sydney on the 12th of November 2009.

As part of SAP’s Telco Week 2009, SAP said these will convey SAP’s vision, technology roadmap and thought leadership for organisations in the telecommunications sector.

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