Telecom network planning & inventory system
Manage all your network platforms and vendors in 1 single system, with multiple BSS & OSS functionalities including GIS, Workflow, Trouble Ticket Management, Leased Line Management, Impact Analysis, Single Point of Failure, Warehouse (Stocks and Spares), Auto Discovery and Network Reconciliation and Service Fulfilment
One single inventory management system
Are you still using Excel sheets for your network inventory management? Or a home-grown system that isn’t that good? IMS makes it easier, with one OSS inventory management system to register al your different network platforms and vendors. One central system results in one single truth and provides you full control.
Our telecom network planning and inventory system helps your business improve the services it offers by allowing staff to complete everyday tasks faster than before and in a much smarter way. VC4-IMS has a strong off-the-shelf offering, thus reducing customization costs. The inventory network system enables you to increase revenues and expand margins while reducing risks, OPEX and CAPEX costs.
About VC4 network planning and inventory system
Easily search for any object in IMS. For each network object, users can find related information simply by pressing their right mouse button or by a single click.
In addition, preconfigured and customized reports can be created and viewed in different screens, allowing for easier, simpler network management.
VC4-IMS offers your network planners all the tools they need to design new or update existing network designs before they are built in the actual network. IMS can also be used seamlessly with the IMS workflow and trouble ticketeting module.
The following features are available for efficient network management:
VC4 IMS benefits
Find out what information can be managed within VC4-IMS
IMS allows you to register multiple vendor platforms in one central system - ONE SINGLE TRUTH.
Platform supported samples (not limited to!) by VC4-IMS:
Network planning and change management
Use IMS to design new or plan updates to the network before it is built in the actual network. Every network item, such as location, equipment, shelf, card and connection has a status to identify in which phase in the delivery or planning life cycle that it is currently in.
IMS Network Planning can be used seamlessly with IMS Workflow, enforcing planners to follow the correct process. In the case where IMS Workflow is not being used, IMS can be integrated with another workflow/order management system, if so desired.
Multiple tools are built in to assist in the planning and design of your network:
Manual and automated planning
VC4-IMS allow users to manually create, change or delete network items and circuit routes.
The automatic connection configuration functionality allows network operators to automatically plan connections and services in IMS. This functionality is based on “least cost routing”. Rules to define the “costs” can be implemented based on customer requirements (for example shortest distance, least hops, least financial costs or combination).
If so required, IMS can link the automatic planning functionality with the workflow engine of IMS, so that workflows
can be fully automated.
Network planners can plan new network in VC4-IMS such as new equipment, new cards, new connections, etc.
Existing networks may be updated. These updates can be planned beforehand allowing the notification of all departments (ex. NOC, Customer Services and Management) prior to these changes. After changes have been implemented successfully, the object statues can be updated to “In service”. the prior configuration, such as old routing and port info, will be stored in the IMS history.
The following changes can be managed: