Telecom network planning & inventory system
Manage all your network platforms and vendors in 1 single system, with multiple BSS & OSS functionalities included such as 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? Let’s make 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 to 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
It is extremely easy for IMS users to search for any item or object within the system. For each network object, users can find related information, opening these up 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 features they need to plan new or change network before it is built in the actual network. It can also be used seamlessly with IMS workflow and trouble tickets.
The application offers all features for efficient network management:
Benefits VC4 IMS
Find out what information can be managed within VC4-IMS
IMS allows you to register all of the different vendor platforms in one central system - ONE SINGLE TRUTH.
Platform samples (so not limited to!) that can be managed in VC4-IMS:
Network planning and change management
Use IMS to plan new or change 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 process it is.
IMS Network Planning can be used seamlessly with IMS Workflow (see IMS Workflow), so that planners follow the right process. In case IMS Workflow is not used, IMS can be linked to another workflow/order management system, if so desired.
All kinds of handy tools are available to help the planner to plan their network in VC4-IMS, such as:
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 this automatic planning 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.
Also existing networks may be subject for change. Those changes can be planned on forehand so that all departments (like NOC, Customer services) are aware of these changes. After changes have been implemented successfully, status can be changed to “In service” again. Old information, such as old routing and port info, will be stored in the IMS history.
The following changes can be managed: