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Quickly Build New Products and Services

Cisco Prime Active Catalog gives communications service providers (CSP) close control of their increasingly complex product and service environment. It lets them build and adapt commercial products quickly from reusable service components so that they can generate new revenue and respond quickly to competitor offerings.

Feature and Capabilities

Cisco Prime Active Catalog's design function allows the aggregation of capabilities into services, packages, and bundles, directly to customer-facing product levels. Depending on a CSP's preferred architecture, these product definitions can then be published upwards, typically to CRM platforms or commercial product catalogs, or directly to customer portals.

Cisco Prime Active Catalog's manufacturing function will take orders from any order capture function in the CSP architecture. It can then decompose those orders into individual service components and orchestrate their fulfillment across a number of activities and service platforms. Some of these include service fulfillment engines, workflow engines or service delivery platforms(SDPs).

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Figure 1 Prime Active Catalog accelerates service creation process

Features and Benefits

Some of the features and benefits of Cisco Prime Active Catalog include:

  • Shortened time span between product concept and revenue generated through product component re-use
  • Consistency of delivery across multiple service partners through structured delivery orchestration
  • Support and encouragement for innovation through a comprehensive product development environment
  • Increased opportunities for new services resulting from an increased number of products in the marketplace at any given time
  • Improved customer experience through better delivery orchestration

The Cisco Prime Active Catalog can reduce costs associated with complex query handling because of fewer complaints and rationalized product information. It extends the useful life of individual service platforms through a combination of service and product data. It also offers easy integration with partner capabilities through automated and standardized interfaces.

About Cisco Prime

The Cisco Prime portfolio of enterprise and service provider management offerings empowers IT organizations to more effectively manage their networks and the services they deliver. Built on a service-centered foundation, the Cisco Prime portfolio of products supports integrated lifecycle management through an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience. The portfolio of Cisco Prime solutions for service providers provides end-to-end management for next-generation IP networks, mobility, video, and managed services.

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