The world is growing increasingly real time, with telecommunications at the forefront. Consumers need everything now (if not before) and they want it newer and better and faster. Prepay is the dominant global payment method, but prepaid charging traditionally was more straightforward than the sophisticated and varied new services, and value-driven charging algorithms, required today. And critically, alerts, sales and loyalty opportunities, and service messages must be delivered in real time or not at all.
Singleview intrinsically supports real-time transactions. The Singleview suite uses a common rating engine, product catalog and business rules: Commerce Engine. The solution extends the Singleview footprint towards the network, adding real-time account and balance management— Singleview’s 3GPP-compliant Online Charging System. Commerce Engine provides real-time authorization and credit control for voice, data, content and commerce services, creating a common, flexible, transaction charging framework across any network or service platform—performing the Online Charging Function.