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Conformance Certification

NetCracker TOMS Suite Release 8.2

NetCracker TOMS Suite, Release 8.2

Company:
NetCracker Technology Corp.
Product title and Version: NetCracker Telecom Operations and Management Solutions (TOMS) Suite, Release 8.2
Product Description:
NetCracker’s comprehensive Product Suite has gradually adopted the TM Forum’s most accepted and applicable standards, including eTOM, SID, and TAM, as well as OSS/J and MTOSI, to help service providers overcome challenges on the way to optimized and efficient service delivery.

From a data model perspective, the NetCracker Product Suite adopts a SID-based data model that covers the following domains: Product, Customer, Service, Resource, Supplier/Partner, and Common Business. This Assessment certifies conformance to the following Information Framework domains: Product, Customer, Service, Resource, and Common Business as per the scope outlined in this report.

This model has been implemented in production environments at a number of CSPs worldwide and has proven to be flexible, extensible, and capable of providing a comprehensive way to unify and manage data that is relevant for Strategy & Commitment, Infrastructure Lifecycle Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Operations Support & Readiness, Fulfillment, Assurance, and Billing & Revenue Management.

The NetCracker Product Suite covers eight critical areas of Customer Management, Product Management, Revenue Management, End-User Devices, Service Fulfillment & Assurance, IT Platforms, Resource Management, and Network Management and provides:
  • Centralized, unified, up-to-date view of customer, product, services, resources, faults, trouble tickets, performance event history, and other important data
  • Open, published, secure integration interfaces suitable for usage through self-service portals and partner systems outside the service provider’s back office, as well as for other B/OSS and TOMS components
  • Scalable, high-performance processing platform capable of supporting a Tier 1 load of customer requests and other related transactions with quick response time
  • Flexible, configurable data modeling and process automation capabilities able to accommodate and quickly adjust as necessary to support a mix of multi-access, multi-device, and multi-service platform offerings
  • Flexible, unified metadata-based approach of reusable product, service, and resource components to enable the quick creation and delivery of new service offerings, and thereby provide an important competitive advantage
  • Advanced visualization capabilities for important data entities and relationships to speed product and service introduction, fulfillment, and assurance processes
Information Framework version: 9.0

TM Forum has reviewed and approved the self-assessment of the product listed here against Information Framework (SID) version 9.0 Domains/Aggregate Business Entities. Each ABE was measured using an Information Framework (SID) conformance scale of 1–7, with 1 being the lowest, 3 being the acceptable minimum, and 7 being the highest level of conformance.

Scope of Assessment – Information Framework Footprint
The following figure illustrates the Information Framework Level 1 ABEs (blue border) that were presented in scope for the Assessment, and the textual callouts represent the domain areas of the NetCracker Telecom Operations and Management Solutions (TOMS) Suite that were assessed and support the corresponding SID ABEs.


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Information Framework (SID) Conformance – Summary
The following chart gives an overview of the conformance levels granted to the ABEs presented in scope for the NetCracker Telecom Operations and Management Solutions (TOMS) Suite, Release 8.2 Information Framework Assessment. Each ABE was measured using an Information Framework (SID) conformance scale of 1–7, with 1 being the lowest, 3 being the acceptable minimum, and 7 being the highest level of conformance.


Information Framework (SID) Conformance – with comments

Information Framework (SID) Conformance
Information Framework (SID) Domain Information Framework (SID) ABE Organization
Domain
Conformance Level Comment
Common Business Entities





BusinessInteraction
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Location/ GeographicPlace/ GeographicAddress
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Party
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Party/ Contact
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Party/ Roles
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

TroubleTicket
NetCracker Framework
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.
  Root Business Entities/ Characteristic ABE  NetCracker Framework  Level 7 Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
Customer
Service Information Management

Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Customer
Customer Information Management
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Customer Order
Customer Order Management
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.
Service
Service
Service
Inventory
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

CustomerFacingService
Service Inventory
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

ResourceFacingService
Service Inventory
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

ServiceOrder
Service Order Management
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

Service Specification
Service Information Management
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.

CustomerFacing ServiceSpec
Service Information Management
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities.
  ResourceFacing ServiceSpec  Service Information Management  Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
Resource
Resource
Resource Inventory
Level 7
Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Resource/LogicalResource  Resource Inventory  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Resource/PhysicalResource  Resource Inventory  Level 7 Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Resource Specification  Resource Inventory  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
Product
Product
Product Information Management  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Product/ Product Price  Product Information Management  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Product Offering  Product Information Management  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Product Offering/ Product Offering Price  Product Information Management  Level 7 Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Product Offering/ Product catalog  Product Information Management  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 
  Product Specification  Product Information Management  Level 7  Core entity, required attributes, dependent entities, required attributes of dependent entities, all attributes of the core entity, and all attributes of dependent entities. 



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