Posts Tagged ‘revenue assurance scope’

What is Revenue Assurance?

datePosted on 13:02, March 10th, 2012 by grapa

What is revenue assurance? What kind of question is that to ask? Especially, what kind of question is that to have as a topic for a blog? In recent months, GRAPA and Revenue Assurance as a whole, has been getting some pretty exciting press coverage. It seems that Revenue Assurance (as promoted by GRAPA at least) is becoming more and more a “top of mind” issue for a lot of C Level executives and even telecoms board members.

What If Your Revenue Assurance Problem Is IT? Look In A Mirror.

datePosted on 17:59, August 19th, 2010 by grapa

I’ve been in the telecommunications industry for a very long time. My first job after university, back in the ancient times, was with ATT in Chicago. Since then, I have been privileged to work for many different telcos in a lot of different capacities.

What most people don’t know is that even though I have degrees in Statistics and a Masters Degree in Telecommunications, my original career was in IT. For more than half of my career, although I was working for telcos, I was doing that work as a telecoms IT guy. I am a true IT geek.

Elephant Envy and Other Disorders

datePosted on 08:56, May 27th, 2010 by admin

Having goals is wonderful. That is how set up measures for ourselves and assess our progress. However, goal setting can create problems, especially when it comes to choosing role models. What happened to those who regarded Toyota as the example of how to run a car company? What about those who chose Tiger Woods as a role model for the professional and ethical behaviors of “winners”?  Yes, the business of setting goals and selecting a role model to follow can have some serious backlash.

In a previous article, I discussed the issue of revenue assurance and our involvement in the assurance of sales channels. As we considered in that article, it was clear that even though sales channels might be considered off the beaten path for the typical revenue assurance team, more and more telcos are realizing that:

a)     Breakdowns in sales channels can have an enormous negative effect on revenues.

b)    Revenue assurance teams are exceptionally good at addressing those risks.

One of the most exciting and challenging things about the revenue assurance world as we evolve as professionals, is how the scope of our responsibilities continues to expand. Few revenue assurance professionals do not understand the process of tracking and assuring the integrity of a CDR. But many of us are finding that following CDRs is a small part of the job.

Case in point is assuring sales channels. Not long ago people would tell you revenue assurance had no business poking around in the sales channel area. Indeed, Sales Managers did not want anyone else looking “under the covers” of their operations, and for many organizations accounting and internal audit was assumed to be “in control” of those areas.

Revenue Assurance: Professional Perspectives for 2010

datePosted on 10:23, January 11th, 2010 by admin

With the beginning of a fresh new year, we are seeing a lot of new exciting growth for GRAPA and for revenue assurance professionals around the world.

Revenue Assurance Professional Staffs Growing At Astronomical Rate

The biggest single landmark for revenue assurance has been the almost continuous growth in the size of revenue assurance departments around the world. As the latest generation of entrant telcos staff up, and as companies continue to see the incredible benefits of revenue protection, risk amelioration and new product development support that professional revenue assurance teams can offer, CFOs around the world are saying, “I need more people to do this job”.