Inventory management for enterprises and NRENs
Effective inventory management for the delivery of agile services across complex, multi-site networks
Enterprises and NRENs (National Research and Education Networks) build communications networks for a range of needs, such as connecting retail chains, ATMs and healthcare devices.
These require consistent availability, high-speed connectivity, and meet diverse service requirements. Comprehensive inventory management is the key to delivering these services – and for the efficient integration of new technologies.
Network evolution demands effective inventory management
VC4-IMS is a complete, intelligent inventory management system that brings data together, eliminating silos and providing a consolidated, correlated record of your network assets – physical, virtual, logical, and service – giving you clarity and supporting the services your organization needs to thrive.
Understand the entire network
Each generation of technology brings new dimensions and challenges to your network and operations. MPLS/IP, Wi-Fi, IT, IoT, WDM/OTN, fiber, internal cabling, and leased lines all need to be brought into service quickly and efficiently. Inventory management is critical for achieving this.
Based on a unique reconciliation process
Compatible with every generation of technology and supporting a unique reconciliation process, VC4-IMS is automatically updated – providing flexibility to meet the demands of your customers.
Deliver high performance networks quickly and efficiently
VC4-IMS provides integrated workflow management tools to ensure efficient process automation and delivery, as well as efficient change management. It boosts your ability to deliver high-performance networks to your business and for researchers – nationally and internationally.
Network infrastructure planning and management
Operational task automation and workflows
Correlate physical with logical, virtual, and service resources
Integrated impact assessment for accurate change management
All communications networks covered
Legacy TDM to next gen optical WDM/OTN, as well as MPLS, IP, WIFI, IoT, 4G/5G. VC4-IMS covers all use cases.
Correlate with GIS data for location visibility
Understand the location of all assets, with full geo-positioning, based on different sources of geographic data
Understand network and service dependencies
Secure a complete picture of your network and how every physical, logical, virtual, and service assets are connected
Leased line revenue accounting
Understand leased lines, end-to-end, across all necessary assets, with full ROI calculations for SLAs
Standard & proprietary interface support
REST, CORBA, ONF T-API, MTOSI, TL1, SNMP and more, providing comprehensive connectivity
Workflow, ticket, and order management
Integrate with existing systems, or use dedicated IMS functionality for efficient task and process flows
Consistent, reliable, accurate and up to date
A unique, automated reconciliation process tracks network and equipment changes, ensuring accuracy
Integrate and share key data
APIs enable inventory and asset data to be shared with other business processes, boosting automation
Warehouse and asset management
Manage and track all your assets (in the live network and warehouses), material costs, and depreciation in one tool
Planned work and impact analysis
Take control of planned work, with automated impact analysis, efficient customer communication and more