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B&CC Billmaster version 8.0 a new stage of development and new opportunities for telecoms operators

30.05.2011

The new version of the billing system Billmaster has all the necessary tools with regard to provision, accounting and tariffication of communication services, that is required by the majority of modern telecoms operators, which aim at dynamic development and increase of service quality.

Main features, which were added to B&CC Billmaster version 8.0:

  • Support of IPv6 (RFC 3162) protocol.
  • The system of bonus points accounting, which allows to carry out different marketing campaigns:
    • the possibility to create different bonus campaigns through the operators Web-interface;
    • displaying of bonus campaigns, bonus balance, statistics of bonus accruals in "Personal profiles" of subscribers and in the operator interface;
    • the possibility to accrue bonus points for subscribers automatically or manually through the operators interface;
    • the possibility of spending bonuses through the "Personal profile" of a subscriber or through the operators interface;
    • possibility of mass accrual of bonuses through he operators interface.
  • Service packaging. There was added the possibility to unite services of different types into packages. The operator can create packages of services of different types with joint subscription fee for all services from the package.
  • Sending of information messages to subscriber by E-mail, SMS. There was added the possibility of mass sending of any messages to subscribers by E-mail and SMS. The administrator interface now has a new working place "Sending of messages to subscribers", where the operator can create the subject of the message, text of the message, select groups of subscribers, the message will be sent to, and the way of delivery: E-mail or SMS.
  • Cashiers work place. The operator Web-interface now has a cashiers work place. A cashier finds subscribers according to different search criteria, specifies the size of payment for each personal account, confirms payment. The system automatically shows change and a recommended payment for each personal account. A cashier can also print a receipt for the sum of money paid.
  • Change of tariff plans with the subscription fee at any time. There was added the possibility to change a tariff plan of a service at any period of time with recalculation of the subscription fee. The system allows to plan the date for changing of a tariff plan.
  • Support of promotional campaigns "First month is free". There was added the option to realize such campaigns as "Fist month(s)" is (are) free or at lower prices. During creation of a service it is possible to specify, to how many subscription periods this discount for subscription fee will apply.
  • Improvement of service blocking (suspension) functionality. There were added the following possibilities to functions of service blocking:
    • the possibility to edit the data of service blocking expiration in future with recalculation of a payment for blocking;
    • the possibility to set the time, which shall pass after the last service blocking, in order to request another blocking of a service;
    • the possibility to set how many time and for which maximum time service blocking can be requested.
  • Individual subscription fee for a service. During creation of a service it is now possible to specify a random coefficient, by which the subscription fee, which is set in the service tariff plan, will be multiplied.
  • The possibility to limit the list of tariff plans, which can be changed to in the "Personal profile". There was added the possibility to limit the list of tariff plans, to which services can be switched in subscribers "Personal profile", for each type of service. Limitations are set in properties of tariff plans for access to the "Personal profile".
  • The possibility to limit the use of tariff plans by groups and types of customers. There was added the possibility to limit the use of tariff plans by groups and types of customers. In properties of tariff plans it can be set for which types of customers and groups of customers the tariff plan is intended. Further, during assigning of a tariff plan the system will automatically offer only tariff plans, which are allowed for this customer.
  • The possibility to notify subscribers about insufficiency of funds for the next billing period. There was added the possibility to notify subscribers about insufficiency of funds for charging of a subscription fee for all services of a personal account for the next billing period.
  • Viewing of subscription fee arrears. There was added the possibility to see arrears of subscribers (charge subscription fee as arrears). This option allows a telecoms operator to see arrears of subscribers in respect to subscription fee, if such payment conditions are provided for by the agreement.
  • Filtration of tariff plans according to different criteria. In the working place "Tariff plans" there was added the possibility to filter the list of tariff plans according to different criteria. This increases convenience of work with the list of tariff plans in case there is a large number of them.
  • New possibilities of the mass billing subsystem. The subsystem of mass billing was considerably revised. The agreement now contains the parameter "Billing", which determines the bill type for a subscriber. These are possible variants of billing:
    • Issuing of bills for credit subscribers, the bill is issued at the beginning of the new financial period. The bill includes: work of the previous period + debts/excess payments for previous periods (optional).
    • Issuing of bills for advance-credit subscribers, the bill is issued at the beginning of the new financial period. The bill includes: work of the previous period (SF for the old period +one-time charges for the old period) + regular charges of the new period (SF for the new period) + debts/excess payments for previous periods (optional).
    • Separate bills there is created one bill for subscription fee of the new period and another bill for charges of the previous period (SF for the old period +one-time charges for the old period) + debts/excess payments for previous periods (optional).
    • Not to issue a bill automatically.
  • The system of settlement control of bills, which are drawn by the mass billing subsystem. The system of control finds all overdue bills and blocks all credit services on the corresponding personal account.
  • Order Management System. Will let a telecoms operator:
    • ensure quick connection of new subscribers;
    • increase the quality of service and loyalty of existing subscribers;
    • control activities and evaluate efficiency of telecoms operator divisions work during processing of subscribers orders;
    • accumulate statistics of subscribers addresses for further analysis and decision-making;
    • eliminate losses and delays during processing of customers orders.

  • There was added the possibility to subscribe for notification by SMS through the "Personal profile" of a subscriber.
  • Transfer of funds between personal accounts of a subscriber. There was added the possibility to transfer funds between personal accounts of a subscriber through the "Personal profile".
  • Blocking of a service in the "Personal profile". There was added the possibility to block a service (order suspension of a service) in the "Personal account" of a subscriber. As well as edit the date of blocking expiration for the future with recalculation of the payment for blocking.
  • Viewing of the bonus balance, control of bonus use in the "Personal profile". There was added the possibility to view the bonus balance of a subscriber, statistics of bonus accrual and active bonus campaigns in the "Personal profile" of a subscriber. A subscriber can also spend accrued bonuses, if he has such rights.
  • Sections "News", "Specials" in the "Personal profile" of a subscriber. There was added the possibility to create news/specials for subscribers through the Web-interface of the operator in the special working place. Created news/specials are displayed in the "Personal profile" of a subscriber in the section "Information"/"Specials".
  • New E-mail notifications. There was added the possibility to subscribe for new notifications by -mail in the "Personal profile":
    • Notification about payment accepted;
    • Notification about specials.
  • The possibility to cancel planned changing of a tariff plan in the "Personal profile". There was added the option to cancel planned changing of a tariff plan in the "Personal profile" of a subscriber.
  • Viewing of financial documents in the "Personal profile". There was added the possibility to view bills, invoices, reports of provided services, agreements in "Personal profiles" of subscribers.