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

telecom-network-planning-inventory-software

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.

Features

The application offers all features for efficient network management:

  • Physical (active and passive) and logical Inventory and asset management
  • GIS and Network Maps
  • Network planning
  • Manual and automated planning
  • Change management
  • Workflow
  • Trouble Tickets
  • Leased Line Management
  • Impact Analysis
  • Single Point of Failure calculation
  • Warehouse (Stock and Spares)
  • Auto Discovery and Network Reconciliation
  • Service Fulfilment

Benefits VC4 IMS

  • One Single Truth for all physical and logical resources in the networks
  • Clear view of live network assets, its utilization and configuration
  • Automatic Discovery and synchronization of live network, improved quality
  • Single Point of Failure calculation, preventing unexpected outages
  • Automatic Planned Work impact analysis
  • Smart Sales – sell close to network
  • Lease Line Management, save costs by checking invoices
telecom-network-planning-inventory-software
  • Plan new network build just ahead of demand curve, improve capacity planning
  • Quicker Time to repair, improved “trouble to resolve” processes
  • Optimized processes with IMS workflow
  • Vendor management, manage KPI’s and improve SLA’s
  • Linked to BSS/OSS systems, reduce double keying and data pollution
  • Support efficient day to day network operations
telecom-network-planning-inventory-software
telecom-network-planning-inventory-software

Save time and get in control

Call of send an e-mail and we will send you the information you need. Call + 31 72 562 17 71 or send an e-mail to sales@vc4.com

Find out what information can be managed within VC4-IMS

  • Circuits, connections and cables, including outside plant (GIS)
  • Contacts
  • Contracts
  • Customer data
  • DDF/ODF and patch panels
  • Equipment, shelves and cards
  • IP addresses
  • Leased lines, including contractual and financial information
  • Network sites / locations and floor plans
  • Orders
  • Parameters and settings
  • Ports
  • Products and services
  • Racks
  • Warehouse / Stocks and spares
  • Trouble tickets
  • Vendors
  • Voice routes and logical ports

IMS allows you to register all of the different vendor platforms in one central system - ONE SINGLE TRUTH.

Platforms

Platform samples (so not limited to!) that can be managed in VC4-IMS:

  • MPLS / IP
  • WDM / OTN
  • Ethernet / Metro-E / NGN
  • Fibre and copper networks (including GIS)
  • FTTx / GPON (including GIS)
  • Mobile RAN (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G)
  • Mobile Core
  • Radio / Microwave
  • SDN / NFV
  • SDH
  • SONET
  • PDH
telecom-network-planning-inventory-software
  • xDSL
  • ATM / Frame relay
  • Broadcasting
  • DCN
  • IP
  • Subsea cables
  • Sync
  • Voice
  • VoIP
  • VSAT
  • Power
  • and more.
telecom-network-planning-inventory-software

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:

  • Automatic Connection Configuration
  • Site templates
  • Equipment templates
  • Duplicate circuit
  • Ring and network overviews
  • Available routes from node

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.

Change Management

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:

  • Automatic Connection Configuration
  • Site templates
  • Equipment templates
  • Duplicate circuit
  • Ring and network overviews
  • Available routes from node

Save time and get in control

Contact us and we will send you the information you need.
Call + 31 72 562 17 71 or send an e-mail to sales@vc4.com

network inventory features

  • Network Inventory Planning and Capacity Management
  • Workflow Order Management
  • Stock, Spare & Asset Management
  • Leased Lines and Interconnects
  • Planned Work impact analysis
  • Network Discovery and Reconciliation
  • GIS and Graphical Network overviews
  • Trouble Ticket Management
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • IP Management
  • Single Point of Failure calculations
  • Service Provisioning

Privacy settings

We use cookies to ensure that our website runs as smoothly as possible. In the settings you can choose which cookies you want to allow or refuse.

Privacy statement | Close
Settings