Ontology Systems Unveil Latest Version Of Semantics-Based Service Management Application At Management World 2009

May 6th, 2009 Nice, France – Today, Ontology Systems announces the launch of OSS/CAD 2.0, the semantics and ontology led service management application that uses virtual Unified Service Modeling to deliver overall BSS/OSS data integrity and alignment, service impact and fault prioritization, and SLA impact analysis to service providers.

Launched at last year’s conference, Ontology Systems’ OSS/CAD 1.0 has been widely used by fixed, mobile and next generation carriers to build and deliver OSS Service Management applications. Version 2.0 now brings a wide range of new features and functional improvements including a Service Impact Analysis OntoPack and the OSS/CAD Modeler development tool.

• Service Impact Analysis OntoPack exploits OSS/CAD semantics capabilities to deliver an out of the box SIA application with a very low total cost of ownership.

• OSS/CAD Modeler is a visually driven toolkit for rapidly building, deploying and managing OSS/CAD service management applications.

Ontology’s CTO, Leo Zancani, commented: “I am particularly proud of OSS/CAD 2.0 and the talent and capability of the engineering team behind it. We have delivered semantics and ontology led service management application that has been deployed in a wide variety of scenarios including: overall BSS/OSS data integrity and alignment, service impact and fault prioritization, and SLA impact analysis”. Zancani continued: “In operator deployments we have been able to align up to 7 separate OSS/BSS systems in under 3 weeks”.

OSS/CAD 2.0 is already in use with service providers across the globe including South African based converged services provider, Internet Solutions. Richard Askham, Senior Operations Manager – Systems at Internet Solutions commented: “We originally embraced OSS/CAD 18 months ago and have continually increased its use. We have recently deployed OSS/CAD in an OSS data integrity application to detect and rectify misaligned systems, misused and unused assets and thus speed us on our path towards end-to-end service management”.

OSS/CAD 2.0 can be seen at Management World 2009 in Nice on Ontology’s booth (111) or by visiting www.ontology.com.

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