TMF Business Agility Catalyst Project uses the SID model to simplify and accelerate integration of a fulfillment solution scenario defined by Covad Communications, France Telecom, and Internap

NICE, France – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading software solution providers, IBM, Pantero, Ceon, and telecom I.T. services firm, Patni, today announced the successful demonstration of the use of the TMF’s Shared Information/Data Model (SID) to radically simplify the integration of OSS/BSS components in a Catalyst project presented at the Telemanagement World conference in Nice, France from May 16 to 19. The Catalyst demonstrates integration across both non-standard and OSS Through Java Initiative (OSS/J) Interfaces using commercial integration technologies in conjunction with the SID to reduce the costs, risks and timelines associated with OSS/BSS solutions deployment.

TeleManagement Forum’s (TMF) Business Agility Catalyst Project, sponsored by Covad Communications, France Telecom, and Internap brought the four vendor/services partners together to show how the incorporation of industry standard models with commercial tooling, integration software, and standardized services methods reduces integration costs and project durations for complex OSS implementations. The project is based on a DSL service fulfillment scenario.

“The high costs and lengthy deployment times associated with integrating OSS applications are impacting the ability of service providers to quickly respond to market changes and customer demands,” said Jeff Davies, Director of Architecture and Standards for Covad Communications. “The speed and ease with which the integration effort was completed in this project is directly related to the use of SID, standard interfaces, and commercial integration technologies. As solution providers adopt standard information models and standard application interfaces, they will help service providers significantly increase their ability to expose the OSS as a collection of services that can be shared more effectively by various parts of the business.”

“The Catalyst program is about utilizing the TM Forum’s standards and guidelines to enable a real world view of how multi-vendor solutions work. Successfully leveraging the SID to simplify integration and promote re-use in this project exemplifies the benefits of the program,” said Martin Creaner, Vice President and CTO, TM Forum. “The industry is clearly increased interest in the SID. The Business Agility Catalyst makes an important contribution, demonstrating both the value of the SID for OSS/BSS integration, and the availability of required commercial tooling to ensure practical usage of standards like the SID, OSS/J, and MTOSI (multi-technology operations system interface) for service providers.”

The Business Agility Catalyst implemented a design developed collaboratively by IBM, Pantero, Ceon and Patni. The Catalyst leveraged IBM’s WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation for process orchestration, Pantero’s software for lifecycle management of the SID model and data validation, Ceon’s software as the core service activation platform, and Patni’s expert telecom I.T. services for implementation.

About IBM

IBM is the world’s largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key business partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, financing, solutions and technologies that enable customers to take full advantage of the on demand era. More information about IBM can be found on the web at

About Pantero

Pantero ( delivers breakthrough technology for validating business data in integration projects. Pantero’s software is the first metadata-driven solution to go beyond managing the format integrity of data to address the far costlier challenge of managing the business integrity of data shared between applications

About Ceon Corporation

Ceon ( is the leading provider of proven fulfillment and provisioning solutions for next generation broadband and IP-based services. Ceon’s solutions help service providers get to market faster, scale service offerings profitably and efficiently, and increase customer satisfaction for bundled products. Ceon’s Integration and Provisioning Suite is a high-performance, rapidly-configurable, flexible and customizable platform with advanced order management, service activation and provisioning capabilities. Ceon has experience in provisioning millions of subscribers of Video, Voice, High Speed Data, VoIP, IP-Centrex and IP-TV services for the most advanced telecommunications and cable companies worldwide

About Patni

Patni Computer Systems Limited is a global IT Services provider servicing Global 2000 clients. Patni caters to its clients through its industry-focused practices, including insurance, manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, and its technology-focused practices. With over 10,000 employees and multiple offshore development facilities across eight cities; Patni has 26 international offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Patni has registered revenues of US$ 326.6 million for the year 2004. Patni’s service offerings include application development, application maintenance and support, packaged software implementation, infrastructure management services, product engineering services, business process outsourcing and quality assurance services. For more information please visit us at

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News issued by: Ceon

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Original Story ID: (377) :: 2005-05-0516-001

Original Keywords: IBM, Pantero, Ceon, Patni, global IT Services, The Business Agility Catalyst, TeleManagement Forum, Shared Information/Data Model, SID, Telemanagement World conference in Nice, OSS/BSS integration, OSS/J, MTOSI Ceon

NEWS SOURCE: Ceon | Published: 2005-05-16 11:33:00

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