Accenture and MetaSolv Join Forces to Offer Complete Solutions to Next-Generation Converged Network
NEW YORK, February 26, 2001– In a move to simplify the deployment and management of next-generation voice and data networks, Accenture and MetaSolv Software, Inc., today announced they are working together to help communications companies automate and streamline the complex processes used in planning, building and operating reliable networks. Accenture is a leading global management and technology consultancy. MetaSolv is the leading provider of mission-critical operations support systems (OSS) software, including order management and service fulfillment solutions for next generation communications providers.
The global marketing agreement between Accenture and MetaSolv offers communications providers consulting services and recommendations for long-term solutions to business operations issues, including MetaSolv as the cornerstone of a comprehensive OSS solution. MetaSolv’s integrated software solution automates the numerous business and technical processes involved in network operations, planning and support, including order management and fulfillment, service provisioning and customer care functions.
Solutions offered through the alliance between Accenture and MetaSolv enable communications providers to streamline processes that support a full range of next-generation communications service offerings, from local and long-distance telephone service to dedicated access lines, enhanced voice and data services and a suite of Internet services. Communications carriers are increasingly bundling these services together to offer them to customers at reduced costs.
"The integration of processes involved in the various stages of network planning and operations makes this a compelling solution for the increasingly competitive landscape that communications carriers face around the globe," said Ab Krall, managing partner, communications and high tech group, Accenture. "An integrated solution helps service providers penetrate target markets and acquire new customers more rapidly, and it also helps roll out new product lines with greater speed and reliability."
"This strategic relationship offers next-generation communications providers solutions created to meet their current and future needs," said Dana Brown, vice president, marketing, MetaSolv Software, Inc. "Accenture’s worldwide reach and MetaSolv’s expertise in OSS software is a winning combination that will enable communications providers around the globe to quickly implement proven mission-critical solutions."
Next-generation networks, which are built predominantly using open standards and the Internet Protocol, are capable of providing multiple services. They are rapidly displacing proprietary, circuit-switched telephone networks, allowing communications providers to offer a wide array of products and services to customers and to bundle these service offerings together.
Network planning and operations support have become increasingly complex with the deployment of these networks and bundled services, which require tighter integration among the various network operating support systems and customer care procedures to ensure network reliability. Key processes integrated within the solution created by Accenture and MetaSolv include Web-based order entry, order management, service provisioning, network inventory, trouble management and workflow management.
MetaSolv, Inc., (Nasdaq: MSLV) headquartered in Plano, Texas, was founded in 1992. MetaSolv, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Metasolv Software, Inc., is a leading provider of customer self-care, order management and service fulfillment solutions for next generation communications providers. The MetaSolv Solution™ integrates a communications provider’s business from network planning and engineering to operations and customer care. With the MetaSolv Solution, communications providers can quickly and efficiently respond to market demand, optimize their service fulfillment processes, and build stronger relationships with their customers. MetaSolv has regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, McLean, VA and London. MetaSolv’s web site is http://www.metasolv.com. Contact MetaSolv directly at (800) 747-0791.
MetaSolv is a registered trademark. The MetaSolv logo, MetaSolv Solution, and Telecom Business Solution are trademarks of MetaSolv Software, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Accenture is a $10 billion global management and technology consulting organization. The firm is reinventing itself to become the market maker, architect and builder of the new economy, bringing innovations to improve the way the world works and lives. More than 70,000 people in 46 countries deliver a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. Under its strategy, the firm is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of client needs -- consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital. Accenture’s home page address is http://www.accenture.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from MetaSolv’s current expectations. MetaSolv assumes no obligation to update any such forward- looking statement. Using the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, MetaSolv cautions you that these statements may be affected by the important factors, among others, described in the documents and reports filed by MetaSolv from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 1999, as well as by other factors.
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