Enterprise Networks
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.

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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.

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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, GSM-R, FMRCS. 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

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