OSS (Operations Support Systems) are designed to be integrated in an enterprise’s telecommunications resources. These solutions are aimed at supporting telecommunication networks. They are classified into:
- TPS(Transport Processing Systems)
- MIS (Management Information Systems)
- ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
Understanding what each of them do and how they work will ensure you understand the importance of OSS in any telecommunication business.
A Transport Processing System focuses on the processing and recording of transactions in the business. The entire gamut of daily routines is encompassed by any TPS. Routines may include, but not limited to, billing, sales order processing and financial accounting. The general structure of a Transport Processing System is determined by the type of transactions in a company. For instance, a financial accounting system structures financial related transactions. That can include be invoices, payments and receipts. Each of these transactions are processed by a specific module.
This system is designed to meet the needs of managers, specifically with regards to the past and current operations. The majority offer a summary report of the enterprise’s operations. Some have the option of an on-line link to each transaction. MIS improves the efficiency of an enterprise by ensuring managers can perform their duties easily and as fast as possible.
Traditionally MIS has been based on inputs from transaction based processing systems. As such, they have continued to be designed around different types of transactions. With this in mind, organization structures determine the design of MIS. Under MIS, information is provided in the form of reports that will be needed for different departments. MIS modules would be based on the kind of departments in an organization’s structure. Currently, MIS is starting to lose its relevance. This is due to the increasing relevancy of flexibility involved to reorient MIS to a changing business environment. The buzzword of today is business process reengineering. This means enterprises need to change their approach towards business processes. Advancement in telecommunication technology has led to the emergence of a new information system known as ERP. An Enterprise Resource Planning system integrates each process of an organization with customer satisfaction while planning the management of resources. Such solutions help an enterprise to focus on production capacities, working out financial consequences of every decision and managing logistics, rather than just computing costs. Integrating business processes at all levels is the basic philosophy of an Enterprise Resource Planning system. It works by treating every resource in an enterprise as a common resource designed to cater to the various needs of clients. ERP systems recognize that the needs of clients are always changing. It offers adaptability to these changing needs with a faster response.
All telecommunication enterprises need more than one of the above mentioned OSS sub-categories. We at Tegloo5 have come up with a number of systems to ensure your telecommunication business runs as smoothly as possible. In the event your business module is unique, we can design and develop an OSS that will meet and even surpass your needs. Contact us today so we can figure out how to come up with the best OSS for your business.