Outsourcer Billing

sp Outsourcer Billing is a powerful tool that enables service providers to produce accurate and meaningful data which can be further used as a basis for billing their customers for outsourced network services.
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 Outsourcer Billing is a powerful tool that enables service providers to produce accurate and meaningful data which can be further used as a basis for billing their customers for outsourced network services.
CA Spectrum
 Outsourcer Billing users should be familiar with the following:
  • CA Spectrum
  • Network management
  • UNIX and/or Microsoft Windows
  • The networks and devices you intend to bill for with 
    CA Spectrum
Outsourcer Billing Users
Many end-customers would rather pay for managed network services as they use them, rather than buy, install, and maintain 
CA Spectrum
 themselves. 
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 Outsourcer Billing helps the 
CA Spectrum
 equipped service provider bill these customers based upon the number of devices being managed or monitored by 
CA Spectrum
 in an outsourcing relationship.
Service providers who should consider using 
CA Spectrum
 Outsourcer Billing include:
  • ASPs (Application Service Providers)
  • CLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers)
  • DSPs (Data Service Providers)
  • ISPs (Internet Service Providers)
  • IXCs (IntereXchange Carriers)
  • MSOs (Multiple Service Operators [e.g., cable, DSL, wireless, etc.])
  • MSPs (Management Service Providers)
  • RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies)
Preliminary Information
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Outsourcer Billing is installed as part of the SpectroSERVER base installation.
Before you use 
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 Outsourcer Billing for the first time you should gather some pertinent information about the network upon which you are utilizing Outsourcer Billing:
  • The number of devices on the network.
  • The types of devices on the network.
  • Whether or not your customer has a distributed SpectroSERVER (DSS) environment (e.g., more than one SpectroSERVER).
  • Pricing schedules and volume discounts.
Such information will assist you in determining the best way to use 
CA Spectrum
 Outsourcer Billing to extract the most accurate information and eliminate billing inconsistencies.
Usage Fees
You will also need to design a usage fee schedule that meets your needs and those of your customers. You may or may not wish to incorporate volume discount pricing for your larger clients as well. This should be researched carefully to ensure an acceptable mix of value for your customers and profit for you.
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