The ERA System is a complete and proven solution for prepaid environment management, offering seamless integration with Online Charging Platforms and 3rd Party Systems.
EMULOUS RECHARGE ARCHITECTURE
The ERA System (Emulous Recharge Architecture) is a comprehensive and proven solution for managing prepaid environments. It seamlessly interfaces with Online Charging Platforms and third-party systems, offering an open, standardized, modular, and flexible approach to Prepaid OSS/BSS. Despite the pre-paid paradigm enabling billions of people to access telephony and fuelling explosive growth in the mobile industry for almost two decades, operators face many challenges in managing this environment. From generating vouchers or value codes to eventual redemption, the entire lifecycle of a voucher needs to be managed securely and dependably. Fortunately, ERA offers a complete and proven platform that addresses all of these challenges. It interfaces seamlessly with third-party or existing systems and is built using open standards, making deployment a breeze. Moreover, ERA offers a completely secure, modular, easily scalable, and highly flexible platform for managing prepaid services environments
ERA KEY BENEFITS
The ERA System by Vas-X provides a comprehensive solution for managing prepaid environments with a focus on secure and dependable management of prepaid airtime. The platform seamlessly interfaces with third-party and existing systems, is built using open standards, and offers modular scalability. The system supports multiple currencies and provides detailed reporting and analytics for optimizing prepaid services. Overall, the ERA System reduces costs and improves efficiency for operators looking to manage prepaid environments effectively.
- Reduced capital expenditure through decreased development efforts and licensing costs.
- Reduced operational expenditure through cost-effective, non-proprietary deployment utilizing open standards.
- Minimal maintenance and support required.
- Flexible, reliable, and scalable platform.
- Reduced time to market for new applications/products and change requests.
- Operator technology preferences can be easily accommodated.
- Easy integration through open standards and interfaces.
- High level of security and encryption.
- 24/7 support backed by VAS-X with offices in South Africa and Australia.
VALUE ADDED FEATURES OF ERA
The ERA System offers an end-to-end prepay voucher management system that facilitates the generation, distribution, and management of recharge vouchers through various channels. It enables real-time reconciliation and reporting, providing operators with valuable insights into voucher sales and usage. With a comprehensive dashboard, operators can monitor voucher inventory levels, expiration dates, and more, ensuring full control over their recharge voucher operations.
The ERA framework with its various modules, can be deployed in several DRP configurations to ensure business continuity in the event of system failure, isolation or any unforeseen catastrophes.
The IN Gateway provides an exposed set of Web Service methods that enable external systems to access and administer core network systems.
FLEXIBLE BUSINESS RULES MANAGEMENT
The application and service is designed using a flexible & configurable set of rules for all counter administration transactions. This allows for quick administrative changes to the application to accommodate and apply new features.
MONITORING & ALARMING
ERA has a built-in capability to log events and provide basic alarm notifications via SMS. The system can also be enhanced to support integration with external Network Management systems through the use of SNMP.
TATISTICS & REPORTING
ERA supports detailed logging of all relevant transaction data. This information is available for statistical reporting and analysis purposes. This information can optionally be sent to and stored on an external system for offline analysis.
ENHANCED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Additional information could be provided to the operator’s customer care, such as to allow for better support of the end user. The operator’s preference and current architecture will be considered for each implementation.
FLEXIBLE ADMINISTRATIONThe system is flexible and can be customised to suit each operators unique requirements. ERA will provide the customer/operator with customised front end views and operational management tools.
ERA is designed to be fully redundant and allow for seamless failover. By making use of a modular design, the system can offer an availability level of 99.998%
OPTIMISATIONThe flexible design & development process provides an ideal opportunity to implement system changes. ERA’s functionality will be continuously reviewed to identify opportunities for optimisation.
WEB-BASED ADMINISTRATIONA web front-end is available to configure and administer all aspects of the GW SLA management. It has the capability to generate reports on traffic volumes, transaction history and system load.