End-to-end network inventory management

Consolidate network inventory and asset data into a single source of truth for better operations and service delivery.

Networks span multiple generations of technology, creating a complex mix of resources and assets. Crucial data can be scattered in silos.

This  inventory and asset data is critical for understanding your network, capabilities, and requirements. It includes physical, logical, virtual, and service resources – the elements that drive performance and service delivery.

If you cannot clearly visualize and understand these assets, you can’t enable friction-free operations. You can’t plan efficiently, build out new infrastructure, or deliver services at the speed customers demand.

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VC4-IMS
The single source of truth for your network

VC4-IMS is a complete, intelligent inventory management system that brings data together, eliminates silos and provides a consolidated record of your network assets – physical, virtual, logical, and service – giving you clarity and supporting automation and transformation.

VC4-IMS extends to any network infrastructure – fixed, mobile, fiber, wholesale, and more – and domain – access, metro, transport, and core, for all legacy, current and future technologies, offering outstanding user flexibility.

It provides a single consolidated view of all your inventory and assets, from warehouse to the premises. With a user-friendly interface, rich search and reporting functions, data can be retrieved by any stakeholder.

  • xPON/FTTx, MPLS/IP, WDM/OTN, metro, transport, and core

  • End-to-end visibility to boost operations

  • Combine physical, logical, virtual, and service perspectives

  • Empower stakeholders with consolidated, consistent data

VC4 IMS core inventory module

Consistent, reliable, accurate and up to date

A unique, automated reconciliation process tracks network and equipment changes, ensuring accuracy

Correlate with GIS data for location visibility

Understand the location of all assets, with full geo-positioning, based on Google or OpenStreetMaps

Standard and proprietary interface support

REST, CORBA, ONF T-API, MTOSI, TL1, SNMP and more, providing comprehensive connectivity

Integrate and share key data

APIs enable inventory and asset data to be shared with other business processes, boosting automation

Workflow, ticket, and order management

Integrate with existing systems, or use dedicated IMS functionality for efficient task and process flows

Planned work and impact analysis

Take control of planned work, with automated impact analysis, efficient customer communication and more

Warehouse, stocks, and spares

Real-time asset control backed by serial numbers with full traceability through all transactions

Leased line revenue accounting

Understand leased lines, end-to-end, across all necessary assets, with full ROI calculations for SLAs

VC4-IMS Overview

Explore the next generation of network inventory management solutions

VC4-IMS. Trusted by leading network operators to deliver the end-to-end view they need

In any network infrastructure, VC4-IMS delivers immediate benefits and ROI, becoming integral to your network from day 1. It’s the heart of frictionless service delivery and management, effective network planning and rollout, as well as zero-touch operations. Based on a modular architecture, it provides complementary functionality to drive process optimization.

Automate network planning with least cost routes

Automated network planning functionality enables you to design and visualize network updates with a complete digital twin of your network.

It consolidates every physical asset such as fibers, equipment, shelves, cards, trenches, manholes, wayleaves with every virtual asset and the services they deliver and correlates them with the correct status in their lifecycle.

Agile, efficient change management and updates

VC4-IMS makes change management easy and dynamic, by helping you to identify all necessary plants, materials, customers and more. By identifying all impacted assets, all relevant departments can be notified prior to implementation. Each successive change is captured and stored, creating a complete historic record for tracking and KPI monitoring.

VC4-IMS is more than an inventory management solution – it’s a complete tool for supporting your network throughout its lifecycle, with deep integration to your business processes.

  • VC4 IMS streaming process diagram

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    VC4-IMS is field proven and deployed by leading organisations across the world

      • Vodafone
      • BT
      • Telenor
      • Telefonica
      • Telecom Egypt
      • Orange
      • Geant
      • BC Hydro
      • Granite
      • National Grid
      • Open Fiber
      • TPX Communications
      • Telxius
      • UGG
      • Ella Link
      • Lineox
      • Red Iris
      • Orange