The US Interactive Customer Management Platform
The US Interactive Customer Management Platform supports the fastest development and deployment of comprehensive customer management solutions in the communications industry. Hence new services can be brought to market in record time, providing an enormous competitive advantage.
The business environment of the global communications industry is characterized by intense competition. More choices and the rapid introduction of new services are the norm. The net result is that market survival demands an intense focus on delivering a superior customer experience. USI believes that the best response is a comprehensive business solution that presents a single view of the customer and automates all customer interaction processes in a flow-through manner and that can be delivered in the fastest possible time.
The US Interactive Customer Management Platform enables such a solution with its ability to integrate enterprise and supply chain partner applications and present a single web-based view of the customer that can be extended across multiple channels and devices.
The platform consists of 3 components:
eViews eViews deliver a single, unified and 360-degree web-based view of the customer. It is designed specific to the needs of communications companies with a focus on the presentment of information surrounding product and services, Order Management, Billing, dispute resolution, payment and Customer Service. The business logic for eViews is encapsulated in Industry Business Models. US Interactive has built Industry Business Models for ISPs, ASPs, CLECs and service providers in Broadband, Digital Media and Wireless. e2e Hub is the infrastructure which hosts eViews. It combines J2EE standards based, Internet-grade infrastructure for modeling and hosting web applications and an industrial strength EAI/B2Bi Integration infrastructure. Connectors provide business-rich out-of-the-box connectivity to packaged applications such as CRM, Billing, Order Management, Provisioning and ERP. US Interactive has "productized" connectors for the Portal Infranet billing system. In addition, it has configurable connectors for a host of systems, including:
- Generic – XML, Flat Files, Databases, HTTP etc.
- CRM – Vantive (Peoplesoft), Siebel, Remedy
- Billing – Lucent Kenan, Amdocs, Saville, Jupiter, LHS
- Order Management – Eftia
- Reduced time to market: US Interactive builds
comprehensive solutions for specific segments of the
communications industry by integrating best of breed
applications with the e2e Hub. With 80% of the solution
pre-fabricated, clients can go live with a greatly
accelerated "time to market". This results in substantial
cost savings in both the development and delivery
of the solution.
- Enhanced Customer Loyalty: A single unified
view of the customer helps resolve customer problems
faster. Automating processes ensures they are completed
faster and without error. The end result is a superior
- Reduced cost of operations: Automating customer
interaction processes helps remove slack time and
makes resources more efficient.
- Increased Revenues: By making a single view
of the customer available at the point of interaction,
the organization can more effectively cross-sell and
up-sell. Moreover a completely integrated platform
facilitates the development and delivery of a new
generation of products and services.
- Protected investments in existing systems:
The e2e Technology Framework does not obsolete your
current systems. Instead, it extends their life by
linking them seamlessly into the new framework where
they can be integrated with other applications.
ISPs/ASPs/CLECs: Asia Online, one of the leading
ISPs in Asia, used the US Interactive e2e Hub v2 to
integrate Portal Infranet billing system with the Vantive
Customer Service application and a host of internal
and partner systems to build a complete customer management
solution that delivers a single view of the customer
and complete automation of customer processes.
Wireless Carriers: Mobil Rom, a France Telecom
subsidiary, uses e2e Hub v2 to provide contact center
automation and web self-service by integrating Vantive
CRM, Genesys CTI, Jupiter Billing and many other systems
and tying them into the web.
Broadband/Digital Media: Massive Media Group,
the world's first clearing house for Digital Content,
uses e2e Hub v2 to integrate the Portal Infranet billing
system with Digital Rights Management technology from
Intertrust. ISPs, ASPs and CLECs such as Loudcloud,
Via Networks, Encanto, Navinet and Xevo, Wireless Carriers
such as Bellsouth, Mannesmann, Telefonica and Cable
and Wireless, and Broadband / Digital media companies
such as Sirius radio and Cidera use the US Interactive
Customer Management Platform to deliver superior business
solutions for customer management.