Capana at Next Generation Billing conference

IIR-Telecoms Next Generation Billing
Monday 29th November – Wednesday 1st December 2010
NH Danube City, Vienna, Austria

Capana will attend the IIR-Telecoms Next Generation Billing conference starting Monday 29th of November 2010. During the conference, Henning Lindow, CEO for the Capana Telecom branch will present a case study on how to boost your Wholesale Revenue via MVNO & Service Providers.Capana will also be present with an exhibition stand where our team will be available to discuss and answer questions on how our Wholesale Settlement Suite as well as our other solutions can be adapted to fit your business needs. For more information regarding Capana or if you would like to book a meeting, please contact us at capsettle@capana.com.

The key themes which will be addressed during the 2010 conference are:

  • Establishing how to transform billing from a cost centre to a revenue generator
  • Determining how to achieve the cost-effective migration from a legacy to a converged billing system
  • Understanding how to exploit real-time capabilities to effectively manage the increase in data traffic
  • Learning how to extract optimal value from your subscriber data and monetise your existing assets
  • Establishing how to extract value from the content provided to your subscribers
  • Discovering how to capitalise on the deployment of cloud services
  • Determining how to incorporate mobile payments into your billing system

For more information regarding the conference, please visit: http://www.iir-telecoms.com/event/ngb

About Capana

Capana is a software and IT service company with many years of experience providing business critical systems to the telecommunication and media industry. Our mission is to minimize complexity, bridge the gap between IT and business and constantly challenge the norms of problem solving. Our telecommunication solutions include our suite for wholesale billing, CapSettle, which helps operators to cost-efficiently deploy fast and accurate traditional interconnect and roaming settlements, as well as next generation content services. We deliver a multi scalable system, enabling any operator regardless of size to utilize all the functionality from the start or by simply activate more features as the company grows or required to by new business interests.

MTN Congo upgrades to Convergent Settlements 3.1

During the past week, another upgrade of the Ericsson and Capana, Convergent Settlements solution, for interconnect and roaming settlements, has gone live.

The customer, MTN Congo, has upgraded their current release 3.0 to 3.1, and the upgrade has been performed on site by engineers from both Capana and Ericsson. The upgrade has provided MTN with the latest tools for securing revenue and performance of their wholesale billing business.

Telenor Denmark upgrades to Convergent Settlements 3.1

On the 16th of June, Telenor Denmark went live with the upgraded roaming and interconnect settlements solution; Convergent Settlements.

The upgrade from CapSettle 2.1 to 3.1 has been performed by Ericsson and Capana during the end of May and beginning of June, providing Telenor with the latest tools for securing revenue and performance of their wholesale billing business.

The introduction of the convergent settlements concept has been a great success for us. The new application has widely exceeded our expectations and the project has been delivered right on schedule! The CapSettle framework and supported processes have provided us with the necessary tools to perform correct and accurate settlements with our partners. The flexibility and performance of the application secures our growth and we look forward to an exciting roadmap. Telenor Wholesale Billing Manager Claus Bodenhoff

Capana in partnership with Microsoft

Capana is proud to announce a partnership with Microsoft, in which Capana will be of help within the communication sector. The cooperation concerns Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Capana looks forward to seeing the partnership grow stronger in the future.

Dagbladet Børsen signs order on SalesTrack

Dagbladet Børsen has signed the order on their current SalesTrack to include Add booking.

Børsen is our oldest customer on SalesTrack, therefore it is great that they keep including new business areas to their existing platform

says Capana Group chairman and partner Anders Frost.

Capana implements SalesTrack for IntraFish

IntraFish in Norway is a subsidiary of Dagens Næringsliv. They are currently using Capana’s SalesTrack for advertising, and have now also bought SalesTrack for subscription. The implementation is set for February of this year.

Capana sell SalesTrack to A-Pressen

A-Pressen has chosen SalesTrack as analysis and reporting tool (B.I.) for the subscription booking system InfoSoft. A-Pressen already uses SalesTrack for their advertising booking system Mpress. The order is to be implemented in the first quarter of 2010.

Børsen appoints Capana as a gazelle company

Capana was appointed as a Gazelle company by the Danish business paper Børsen in 2009. To be appointed as a gazelle business, a business needs to have had a turnover for at least 1 mio. DKK, or a net profit of 500.00 DKK, and a positive growth in the turnover, which exceeds 100% from the first to the last accounting year during the period that is measured.

TDC goes live with Capana’s CapAssure solution

Capana’s CapAssure solution using QlikTech software goes live at Danish mobile operator.

Today CAPANA, Danish QlikTech representatives specializing in user friendly analysis tools, handed over their CapAssure solution to the no. 1 mobile operator in Denmark, TDC Mobile. CapAssure is a WEB solution using the data analysis tool QlikView. This will improve the data analysis of all Revenue Assurance related activities of the company, especially analysis of large volume Call Detail Records passing through from the network to the billing system. Revenue Assurance can be defined as securing and optimizing the company’s revenues and correctness in any aspect.

The chosen solution CapAssure is based on QlikView 6.0 WEB, and is a solution specializing in analysis of large volumes of data from many different data sources and features state of the art drilling functionality. Analysis is done on any number of sources in the network-to-bill process chain. A data event can be a telephony CDR (call detail record), an SMS billing record (short message service) or anything else which a telecom operator’s system generates to track customer usage of their services.
In the TDC implementation, QlikView is a supplementary tool to the existing ERP systems. No expensive database storage is required because the QlikView WEB solution will provide fast analysis with sharing options within the company.

Peter Ferlev Jensby, TDC Mobile’s Revenue Assurance Manager, said “the implementation of the CapAssure and QlikTech products is a cost effective solution where standard analyses and ad hoc analyses designed and developed jointly by TDC Mobile and CAPANA will improve a number of areas. Together with our existing systems it brings TDC to the fore in confronting the Revenue Assurance issues facing leading mobile companies today. The pay back time was less than 1 month.”

Anders Frost, CEO of CAPANA added: “CapAssure enables on–the-fly state of the art analysis of all major “hot spots” in the billing process together with a cross system data assurance and balancing. What comes into the billing machine also comes out in form of a bill, and if it doesn’t, it is brought into the open. One key part of the solution is the fabulous analysis tool QlikView that besides “state of the art” analysis opportunities secures high return on investment due to rapid implementation time”

While CAPANA have an impressive track record in the Scandinavian mobile industry, this is the first implementation of CapAssure as a full WEB based solution at a mobile operator.