UAE's Etisalat Completes First Phase of IT Transformation
Published on: 18th Dec 2013
UAE based Etisalat has announced the completion of a transformation project implemented by Ericsson. During the first phase of the project Etisalat and Ericsson reengineered the telecom operator's business processes.
Etisalat has so far migrated its postpaid mobile consumer subscribers to the new BSCS iX billing and customer care system and integrated other third-party software components. The next phases of the program will address Etisalat's enterprise customers, as well as fixed telephony, internet and television sections for both retail consumers and enterprises. In addition, Ericsson will streamline Etisalat's automated order management capability and deliver a new sales force automation capability and point-of-sale payment system.
Sabri Ali Yahya, Etisalat Chief Information Officer, says: "The increasing competition and rapid technology evolution have put enormous pressure on our Business Support Systems landscape. Hence we decided to transform our BSS systems to increase our speed and agility in addressing the competition and growing market share as well as improving the customer experience and capturing new revenue streams."
The transformation involves process re-engineering and delivery of Ericsson BSCS iX convergent billing and customer care system and Ericsson order management as well as delivery and integration of third party products: point of sale, enterprise service bus, bill presentment and sales force automation.
Paolo Colella, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson, says: "This is the first phase of a comprehensive, long-term business transformation project that has been ongoing for four years. We have worked with Etisalat for many years in other areas, but this is a real milestone because it is the biggest business transformation project that we have ever been involved in."