By Nir Asulin, CEO, FTS
February 26, 2015
FTS’ recent inclusion in Gartner’s IRCM Magic Quadrant for the first time is recognition of our focus on providing innovative BSS solutions to service providers, who face an increasing number of challenges in today’s increasingly digitally-driven telecoms market.
Whether its traditional telecom billing, M2M/IoT, video and content services, payments or mobile payments, FTS enables MNOs and MVNOs alike to offer innovative new deals, services and pricing models to their end users, whilst at the same time establishing dynamic and flexible contracts with their partners.
In its recently published Magic Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management for CSPs, Gartner placed FTS in the ‘Niche Players’ quadrant, citing our focused investment and marketing strategy; our additional targets for billing for M2M, MVNOs, mobile money, e-commerce and revenue sharing; our comprehensive IRCM product portfolio with integrated PCRF; and FTS express, our lightweight entry-level solution, as our key strengths.
As we’ve discussed previously, at whatever level of maturity the business is at, communications, content and payment service providers need to be able to meet the same challenges: supporting innovative services and improving collaboration with all the partners as they move towards being digital service providers. Our solutions provide unlimited flexibility in creating revenue sharing models across a number of innovative markets in the telecoms industry and beyond.
As service providers develop new business models and forge new relationships with partners, smart revenue sharing models enable them to establish relationships with all partners in the ecosystem, to rapidly on-board new partners, and to implement changes as quickly as the marketing department creates them.
Aimed at service providers’ CIOs, the IRCM Magic Quadrant evaluates solution suites that provide billing, customer care, rating, charging, pricing, partner relationship management, policy management, mediation, self-service, analytics and other related functions. FTS joins 18 other providers that met Gartner’s criteria.
Gartner advises CSPs’ CIOs to simply not choose players from the Leaders quadrant, as selections should be buyer-specific. Vendors from the Challengers, Niche Players or Visionaries quadrants may be a better match for a CSP’s individual business goals and solution requirements.
Published in October 2014, Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management for CSPs” report by Norbert J. Scholz, Journi Forsman and Kamlesh Bhatia, can be viewed here.
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