Winners of THE WORLD BILLING AWARDS 2001 to be Announced at the Billing Systems 2001 Gala Dinner Monday 23 April 2001 PDF Print The Winners of the World Billing Awards will be announced at the Billing Systems 2001 Gala Dinner at the Natural History Museum on the evening of the 24th April as a part of Billing Systems 2001. The short list was selected from the nominations received after careful consideration by Hugh Roberts (on behalf of IIR) and the Editors of the Official Publications for Billing Systems 2001, Billing International, Billing World European Communications and Mobile Europe. Billing Systems 2001 is the largest gathering of billing professionals in Europe and will be held at London Olympia from 23-26 April full details are available at www.iir.co.uk/billing. This year is the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the World Billing Awards, which were introduced by IIR in 1997 to raise the profile of billing within the telecoms industry. "The number of players in the increasingly complex billing marketplace has continued to increase rapidly. The winners of this years World Billing Awards will again be the standard bearers of the billing world's increasingly successful drive to educate the communications industry as a whole to the fact that effective billing will be the key differentiator for competitive next generation network service delivery. Without flexibility and innovation in billing no carrier or service provider will be able to exploit its product portfolio or manage effective customer relationships." - Hugh Roberts, Chairman of the World Billing Awards 2001 Judging Panel. The Shortlist is as follows: 1. OVERALL - BEST CONTRIBUTION TO BILLING For organisations who have had a major impact on the billing landscape over the past year. *Amdocs *GBA * Geneva Technology *ipdr.org * Openet Telecom Other companies given serious consideration include ADC, Portal, and Protek. 2. MOST INNOVATIVE BILLING PRODUCT For innovation and functionality in both product offering and approach to market. *BT Interconnect Solutions * Copernicus Global Billing Services *ComArch *Danet * NARUS Inc. * XACCT Technologies Other companies given serious consideration include: ADCAnachron, Apogee Networks, Cerillion Technologies, Digiquant, MaxBill, Netonomy, Openet Telecom, Protek and Trivnet. 3. BEST BILLING IMPLEMENTATION For efficient implementation of all (or part) of a system to deliver new or improved billing & customer care functionality. *Czech Telecom *KPN *NTT DoCoMo *Portugal Telecom *Virgin Mobile Australia Other companies given serious consideration include: Aliant/NB Tel, BT Cellnet, BT Spain, France Telecom Mobile, iPulsys, Telecom Italia 4. BEST CUSTOMER CARE OFFERED For effective and differentiated CRM together with an indefinable 'feel good' association with the branded offering to both customers and partners/suppliers. *NTT DoCoMo *Omnitel *Sprint *Swisscom *Telenor Mobil Other companies given serious consideration include: Eircom, ESAT Digifone, Optimus 5. MOST HELPFUL SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR For helpfulness and effectiveness in the process of systems selection and implementation. *Accenture *Cap Gemini E&Y *EDB 4tel *Logan Orviss *ICL Other companies given serious consideration include: AMS, Danet, PWC ENDS Notes to Editors: To request a press pass for Billing Systems 2001 please register at the Press Room http://www.iir.co.uk/billing Billing Systems 2001 Press Enquiries to: Neil Stinchcombe, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8449 1007 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8440 4449 Email: email@example.com For further details please visit our website: http://www.iir.co.uk/billing This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eskenzi PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.