The European market is a very challenging environment for multinational organizations taking on a Telecom Expense Management initiative. The multitude of operators, countries, languages, currencies, organizational size and other variables are counterproductive to execute telecom expense management projects and tedious for even the most advanced ICT departments.
Recognizing these complexities, Convergence has invested during over two decades in software development to address the challenges of the European market.
Convergence BillIntelligence™ addresses the need for central processing of invoices coming from many countries and operators, in as many languages and a variety of formats.
To allow management to have a central view of their telecom expenses services have to be mapped to a common denominator, a common language and classification is required, while maintaining full access to the original invoice data.
BillIntelligence™ captures billing data from EDI, XML, XLS, CSV, TXT and other electronic formats, processes the billing data, maps data down to the CDR level to a common format, provides in normalization, data transformation, data mapping and language translation and produces output to any database or any alternate file format.
Convergence BillIntelligence™ now allows large organizations to get control of the high volumes of the most complex monthly recurring invoices and process those invoices electronically, thus reducing time spend on cost allocation, enabling detailed control and integration of billing data for auditing, expense management and reporting.
BillIntelligence™ also provides in the Intelligent Bill® standard invoice output format, providing a SBO – Standard Bill Output to CIMPL, thus allowing invoice load to CIMPL and other operational applications through a single format.
BillIntelligence supports more than 250 electronic billing formats from over 100 communications carriers in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), the USA and Asia-Pacific. BillIntelligence™ allows to integrate and standardize billing data from telecommunication bills for electronic processing in financial systems such as Oracle Financials, SAP, Lawson, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage and others, in Telecom Expense Management solutions such as CIMPL and TEM analytic applications such as Convergence TEMExpert and third party TEM applications.
Billing streams are received directly from carriers or through electronic billing presentment and payment (EBPP) carrier platforms from and e-bill platforms worldwide.
New e-bills are easily added to the portfolio within days, through application of Convergence’s RBI – Rapid e-Bill Integration methodology as they become necessary.
Processing of telecommunication invoices has always been a painstaking and resource intensive task for large telecom users, limiting the visibility and their ability to get detailed insight in telecom expenses. Problem solved.
BillIntelligence Manager provides as a standard for executing in one system batch, which allows to bring multiple tasks to be executed in one command.
BillIntelligence Automation however allows - based on preset conditions - to launch multiple batches and even drives automatic report generation. With BillIntelligence Automation you have a real single keystroke automation solution.
This allows for complete automation of the processing cycle: from collection and processing of the electronic invoices, population of the analytic database with billing data and enrichment information from the TEM system till distribution of individual reports to your users.
A onetime configuration hence makes sure every manager for each billing or calendar period is automatically informed about call behaviour and expenses in his department and/or cost centre.
Each individual user will be informed of calls made in the previous period and associated costs.
File exports for cost allocation or split bill charge through may be distributed to finance and/or HR.
BillIntelligence Automation produces printable information, export files in PDF-, XLS or TXT format, or a XML record set for distribution via the internet or intranet.
BillIntelligence Automation however allows - based on preset conditions - to launch multiple batches and even drives automatic report generation.
With BillIntelligence Automation you have a real single keystroke automation solution.
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Today’s world economy accelerates Technology and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) adoption. TEM’s capabilities have in recent years expanded far beyond just checking telecom invoices for errors that are inevitably found in telecom bills. Technology Expense Management software covers management of Internal IT, IT Assets, networking, storage, Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud services and 'everything-as-a-service' or 'XaaS', with traditional Telecom Expense Management covering Mobile Voice and Mobile Data, Fixed Voice, VoIP, SIP, Conferencing, UCC and Data Network Communication Services.
TEM Technologies includes typically a web accessible platform supporting procure to pay processes, bill integration and business intelligence. In addition, auditing ad optimization software is used in the back-end for automated validation, rate plan simulations and optimization.
Life cycle management capabilities may be included in a solution as well as integration with Mobile Device Management (MDM)), asset tracking for IoT, UCC and IT assets. Further areas are UEM/EMM and ITSM integration, and more recently SaaS license tracking and optimization are added to the technology footprint.
Convergence Analytics develops advanced Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions for the Technology and Telecom Expense Management market. Convergence Analytics data integration software is used to solve the bill processing challenges for the TEM industry. Its Billing and Business Intelligence solutions are used in the for TEM Analytics and Technology Supplier Billing and Reporting systems.
Convergence Analytics develops advanced software for Telecom Operators:
XORD provides in a billing solution for custom billing.
VENTURA provides in a revenue forecasting application allowing to simulate contract revenue.
CIPHER is a plan optimization software for initial and ongoing mobile services plan optimization.
ACIES takes invoice reporting and analytics to the next level.
The TEMPOR Technoilogy Expense Management portal powers Convergence's managed services. TEMPOR provides in an Enterprise grade portal environment, providing access to the Convergence and CIMPL TEM software and productivity applications. Collaboration features include web publishing, content management, collaboration and social networking.
CIMPL: The Expert Software Help That You Need To Manage Technology, Cloud, IoT, Telecom and Mobility. Cimpl tracks usage and cost, automates procurement processes and day 2 activities for mobile, wireline, M2M, IoT, cloud and IT.
Cimpl empowers employees, through its self-service portal, enhanced reporting capabilities, integrations and intuitive dashboards, to control the costs and usage of the technology in use.
In most organizations, finance, IT, and Telecom support teams simply do not have the time, resources or the necessary experience and tools to effectively manage monthly technology expenses on an ongoing basis.
"CIOs and other technology managers face turbulent times where both economic and accounting challenges will drive the need to control costs, either as part of a sustained cost-reduction effort or to act as responsible financial stewards for digitally-drive businesses."
Convergence Analytics has over 15 years of experience in Telecom Expense Management. We executed over 250 projects with over 100 customers and achived a 99% success rate. From a strong IT background, we use proprietary and third party software to consistently provide efficiencies and savings with Managed Services and Professional Services. We are serving large national and global customers and work with US, South American and Asian partners to support their global customers with our international experience across EMEA countries.
We love to use technology to create value for our customers and bring simplicity where complexity reigns. We bring clarity, control, compliance, and cost savings across our customer’s global technology expenditures. We leverage decades of experience in Data Management and Business Intelligence to provide data integration and expense reporting and even shadow billing solutions to help our customers get a grip on technology expenses. But we go the extra mile and provide technology enabled solutions that produce actionable savings. In our Business Consulting solutions we often work on a contingency basis, which assures our customers of guaranteed exceptional ROI results from their TEM initiatives. Through best practices, spend visibility and automation, we keep the digital footprint under control and cost-effective.
With TEMExpert Business Intelligence you can track previous spend and usage, capture data from reports and analytics and perform accurate analysis of the health of your organization’s telecom environment. Predictive analytics allow your organization to anticipate, to execute trend analysis, and avoid unnecessary expenses. Dashboards with drill-down capabilities provide accurate executive information and deep analysis capabilities, while gauges and graphs support comprehensive, visual analysis for full spend insight and transparency..
Convergence BillIntelligence™ addresses the need for central processing of invoices coming from many countries and operators, in as many languages and a variety of formats. BillIntelligence™ captures billing data from EDI, XML, XLS, CSV, TXT and other electronic formats, processes the billing data, maps data down to the CDR level to a common format, provides in normalization, data transformation, data mapping and language translation and produces output to any database or any alternate file format.
Convergence has developed a dedicated audit application, TEMAuditor Workbench to automate the auditing processes and increase the efficiency of telecom auditors. TEMAuditor Workbench: supports telecom analysts in invoice validation and optimization assignments prior to the deployment of a TEM solution and during recurring deep validation and optimization processes. With TEMAuditor Workbench our experts dig deep in the history of your telecom records to uncover billing errors and determine savings opportunities.
The Convergence Advisory Services Consulting solution helps organizations to achieve substantial savings from Technology Expense Management solutions and processes. Convergence experts help your team to optimize expenses incurred from communications services, cloud infrastructure and subscription-based technology services. Sourcing is a key part of the service portfolio..
Convergence XORD Billing Software provides Telecom Operators with an extraordinary billing solution for their extraordinary customers. Which allows you to provide them with extraordinary service with regards to their billing requirements. Integrating seamlessly with your existing systems, XORD allows you to deliver a personalized experience. XORD allows to work with personalized rate plans, so you can make an offer in tenders without being restrained by standard offerings.
User behavior from telecom service users changes faster than ever. And your extraordinary customers want timely advise for the optimization of their service plans as user behavior changes. Convergence CIPHER Service Plan Optimization Software allows you to do just that on an ongoing basis during the lifetime of your service agreements. This allows you to provide your extraordinary customers with a credible cost management service beyond their expectations.
Convergence ACIES Reporting and Analytics Software provides Telecom Operators with a state-of-the-art Business Intelligence solution for their most demanding customers. Not only can you provide your customers with a standard portfolio of metrics and insight, ACIES allows for fully customizable intelligence. With the help of Convergence or through self-service by the customer. Which addresses the requirements of large and profitable customers at every level.
TEMPOR is an enterprise web platform integrating Technology Expense Management and Telecom Expense Management solutions that deliver immediate results and long-term value. It provides centralised acces in the cloud to the operational and analytic applications that enable TEM. The core TEM applications provided through TEMPOR include Convergence BillIntelligence and TEMExpert as well as the third party software from CIMPL and other partner solutions.