Ericsson placed in "Leaders" Quadrant in Gartner's Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM) Magic Quadrant for CSPs
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) today announced that it has been named as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management for CSPs" report.1 Gartner, a leading worldwide IT research and advisory firm, evaluated vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.
The integrated revenue and customer management market comprises communications service providers (CSPs) that want to purchase commercial off-the-shelf software packages that address business-critical revenue and customer management processes. Solution suites that were included in Gartner's IRCM analysis provide billing, customer care, rating, charging, pricing, partner relationship management, policy management, mediation, self-service, analytics and other related functions.
Ericsson Charging and Billing in One is an integrated IRCM suite that communications service providers use to flexibly deliver multiservice offerings. The suite includes convergent charging, business support and control systems and product catalog, for a streamlined approach across all customers and services. By providing end-to-end real-time billing and revenue management through a simple interface, subscribers are always aware of how they are being billed. Today, Ericsson has more than 875 charging and billing solutions in service, serving more than 2B users and managing more than 1B subscribers.
"We believe Gartner's IRCM Magic Quadrant analysis further validates our market position and commitment to providing customers with innovative, flexible and fully-integrated solutions that increase customer loyalty and improve customer satisfaction," says Per Borgklint, Senior Vice President and Head of Ericsson's Business Unit Support Solutions. "Ericsson is proud to have this recognition. Our IRCM solutions, global services organization and recent acquisitions support our continued innovation and growth."
To meet consumer demand, operators must keep improving the customer experience, capture new revenues and drive business efficiencies. Ericsson enables operators to become agile with a comprehensive, unified OSS/BSS software suite that is supported by world-class consulting and systems integration.
For a complimentary copy of the report, please visit: http://crmweb.ericsson.net/cn/ar0ma/Gartner-MQ-IRCM-2014
1Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management for CSPs" by Norbert J. Scholz, Jouni Forsman, Kamlesh Bhatia, October 20, 2014
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