Scalable and flexible, high-performance rating engines. Rating is based on various parameters such as peak & off-peak hours, time and day, special days & holidays. Discounting is based on volume of traffic through a particular trunk/route or to a particular destination or to/from a particular carrier. The Interconnect Billing Engine normalizes the Call Detail Records (CDRs) to fit the reference set-up and business needs. Records are classified in an early stage and further processing and rating is unique per class. The fully configurable reference setup and agreements determine the correct price information and charges are calculated.
Processed data is sent to the database for storage and aggregation. Interconnect Billing automatically generates invoices, statements and these are used to bill your partners. Statements are connected to a consolidated statement - containing all kinds and all types of statements that contributes to the invoice. Billing of one-time and recurring charges are supported along with the usage/call charges.
Reconciliation of invoices coming from an interconnect partner which relates to outgoing Call Detail Records(CDRs). Every month interconnect partners exchange their CDRs for reconciliation purposes. It is common to have discrepancies in the CDRs provided by the two partners. Billing Systems provide reports facilitating reconciliation of incoming and outgoing interconnect CDRs. These reports keep parameters such as call-type, destination, cost band, and duration so that these CDRs can be used by both operators to match those parameters and identify missing CDRs. There may be a situation, when some CDRs are found missing at either of the operator’s side. After doing required reconciliation if matter does not settle, then various negotiations happen between the partners, and finally, matter is settled by paying some nominal amount to the impacted interconnect partner.
RConnect Interconnect Billing, is a complete end-to-end solution for interconnect billing and settlements. It enables all types of telecom operators to exchange settlements and invoices. The solution is equipped to handle the most complex business models including revenue share between multiple partners and service providers. RConnect Interconnect Billing is equipped with advanced rating and volume-based discount functionality with the possibility for penalty deﬁnition, for both post and near real-time rating. RConnect also brings features such as Accounts Receivable and invoice generation which makes Interconnect Billing a true end-to-end billing and settlement solution. Settlement can be done on monthly or bi-weekly basis using manual or automated process. Every Billing System has its own way of supporting partner’s settlement. We believe RConnect has the most usable and tried-tested-proven partner’s settlement system which has rich features and functionalities.