Asset Management Software

Fulcrum/MDSI Webinar: 5G is Coming; Your Assets Are On The Line

5G wireless networks are going to usher in a new age of higher data rates, Industry 4.0, IoT devices, and driverless cars. To support the millions of devices invading our lives we must first take all of our supporting infrastructure to the next level. This transformation will have a significant impact on Communication Service Provider (CSP) assets and infrastructure, and those companies who have a solid Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) practice in place will have the most cost efficient roll-out. The fact is, equipment and other assets move around a lot during their lifecycle – whether it is due to regular maintenance, the upheaval of merger/acquisition activity, or the ‘technology cascade’ that occurs when new equipment is deployed and old equipment is reassigned to new locations or retired.

Information is power. With the right information you can make smarter decisions, faster.

The asset information collected and managed by an ALM system can dramatically transform the effectiveness of your organization. Armed with real-time asset information, your teams in Accounting and Finance, Operation and Engineering, Planning/Supply Chain, and IT can work more accurately and efficiently. Gain full visibility of your hardware landscape - what you have, where it is, and how it can be used. Then you can determine when to purchase, sell, redeploy, repair, or recycle your 5G (or other) assets. 

The MDSI and Fulcrum Technologies partnership provides tailored technology solutions for telecom, cable, and data center infrastructure environments – focused on reducing costs, centralizing visibility, and optimizing value at every stage of the asset lifecycle. 

The time to prepare is now. Hear overviews and strategies from experts who have implemented best practice solutions for some of the largest carriers in the world, helping to manage literally billions of dollars of Network Assets and CPE Equipment.

The webinar will be May 3, 2017 11:00 AM Pacific, SIGN UP HERE:

Asset Management Software

CATS is the leading global solution for powerful, flexible, and intelligent Asset Lifecycle Management, letting Communication Service Providers (CSPs) get visibility, gain perspective, and take control of their disparate assets and inventory.  CATS gives an end-to-end competitive advantage through extensive Capex reductions and operational efficiencies.

The variety of networks and continued growth through acquisition have increased the need for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to accurately capture asset value. As a result, many have begun to look for a more robust asset management system that will allow them to efficiently utilize their network and IT assets while focusing on their critical enterprise processes.

CSPs need to manage different types of assets for networks, IT infrastructure, customer premises equipment (CPE), leased property, and many more types. Another challenge is supporting the augmented complexity of modern telecom equipment. CPE has evolved dramatically from having a simple internal structure, or set of options (such as a POTS telephone), to being a complicated set of devices, such as PDAs, provider-managed business/home LAN equipment, and IPTV STBs, that require professional management. To increase usage efficiency and eliminate stranded assets, it is essential for CSPs to have granular reporting on all network assets, outdated hardware, leases, etc.

In addition, strict audit regulations now demand a much higher level of financial transparency and understanding of network-related assets used for service delivery. To this end, intelligent asset management must also provide forecasting capabilities, such as indicating available capacity to support revenue growth.

To gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, CSPs need state-of-the-art asset management capabilities that provide a single, end-to-end view of all assets and their components, including up-to-date information on every device and plug-in, as well as spares and repairs management, and warehouse management.  They can do so with ALM, also known as "Asset Management Software" or "Enterprise Asset Management".  

The CATS Asset Lifecycle Management suite is tailored to provide CSPs with telco-specific tools to track all network-related assets and their components (including CPE, software licenses, and spares) throughout their lifecycle in a single, centralized system, and help them minimize manual and routine tasks, maximize the value of IT assets, and meet software and regulatory compliance.

Asset Management includes the following 5 components:

Asset Lifecycle Management: We track and manage widely distributed sites and equipment for CSPs of all sizes.

Spares and Inventory: Our inventory and spares management will ensure reduced Capex through operational efficiencies.

Compliance and Control: Accurate financial, supply-chain, and operational information will give you real-time control of your assets.

Warehousing: Find ghost assets and dead equipment in your warehouses to ensure efficient reporting and allocation.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), IFRS: Keep financial reporting compliant with SOX and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Key benefits include:

  • Greater efficiency in resource usage and decreased CapEx through an up-to-date view of all types of assets across disparate operational states and locations.
  • Improved financial transparency across an enterprise through clearly defined revenue-generating and stranded assets.
  • Reduced operational costs as a result of optimized assets lifecycle management
  • Increased return on assets through maximized lifetime value of assets

Try CATS Asset Lifecycle Management today: 

Fulcrum's CATS Asset Lifecycle Management Suite Helps Find $100m Savings in a Merger Through Spares Management

A Telecom customer needed to consolidate spare network equipment and reduce overall sparing levels following a merger with another major entity. A CATS implementation was at the core of a ‘rationalization’ project, which assisted in the identification (through electronically polled data reconciled with the data collected by CATS users) and re-use of existing spare equipment. The bottom line: the customer saved over $100 million using CATS.