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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Legacy TDM to next gen optical WDM/OTN, as well as MPLS, IP, WIFI, IoT, 4G/5G. VC4-IMS covers all use cases.
Understand the location of all assets, with full geo-positioning, based on different sources of geographic data
Secure a complete picture of your network and how every physical, logical, virtual, and service assets are connected
Understand leased lines, end-to-end, across all necessary assets, with full ROI calculations for SLAs
REST, CORBA, ONF T-API, MTOSI, TL1, SNMP and more, providing comprehensive connectivity
Integrate with existing systems, or use dedicated IMS functionality for efficient task and process flows
A unique, automated reconciliation process tracks network and equipment changes, ensuring accuracy
APIs enable inventory and asset data to be shared with other business processes, boosting automation
Manage and track all your assets (in the live network and warehouses), material costs, and depreciation in one tool
Take control of planned work, with automated impact analysis, efficient customer communication and more