Resource inventory management is widely accepted as the cornerstone of any service- and resource-related activities (such as fulfillment and assurance) and as a core component for any modern OSS. NetCracker’s Resource Inventory consolidates resource topology, configuration, status, connectivity, and assignment information in a centralized repository.
Handling all resource-related data in an accurate, integral way, Resource Inventory feeds this data to design and planning activities (supported by NetCracker’s Network Planning & Design), and service fulfillment (supported by NetCracker’s Service Fulfillment & Assurance) and serves as a consistent, accurate source of data for the entire B/OSS.
Resource Inventory includes the following coomponents:
Physical and Logical Inventory: provides modeling and management capabilities for both network and IT resources
Location & Number Management: provides tools for managing numbered and range-based resources as well as different locations — from rooms to regions
Visualization & Reporting: are based on Network Configurator and Reporting Engine respectively and provide extensive graphical functionality and reporting capabilities
Key benefits include:
Complete, up-to-date view of the entire network that greatly improves the efficiency of fulfillment and assurance processes and thereby improves customer satisfaction
Central repository of network infrastructure information used by all back-office systems that enables a high level of automation, which lowers operational costs
Effective and comprehensive visual reporting capabilities that provide insight into the network and enable the optimization of capital and operational expenses
A metadata approach that allows for hierarchical resource modeling
"NetCracker’s superior architecture and ability to integrate easily with other systems will allow Videotron to track accurately the deployment of our state-of-the-art network. The breadth and depth of NetCracker’s solution and technical expertise — and their proven track record in supporting advanced technologies — will allow us to deploy services and networks faster, with reduced cost and increased customer satisfaction."