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Partnership will speed integration and improve time-to-market for next generation IP services



Reading, UK, November 21, 2001- XACCT Technologies, the leading provider of business infrastructure software solutions for IP networks, today announced its participation in Convergys’ Geneva Carrier Grade Real-Time (CGRT) partner program, part of Convergys’ new Geneva Active Revenue Management (ARM) initiative. Under the program, XACCT and Convergys will develop and test integrations of XACCT’s real-time N2B platform with Convergys’ new Carrier Grade Real-Time interface to its Geneva’s active rating engine.



XACCT’s business infrastructure platform serves as a single, bi-directional point of interface between a network service provider’s back-office and the physical network. XACCT’s real-time N2B platform and the CGRT functionality from the Geneva ARM software provide a secure foundation for new content and commerce-based business models. Geneva’s active rating engine provides real-time features including: fail-over management, load balancing, and rejected handling, with XACCT providing mediation and connections to the network. Together, the two products support revenue generation and assurance all the way from the physical network through to billing.



“Our on-going partnership with Convergys provides the market with a proven solution to help service providers deploy new, value-based services quickly and cost effectively and maximize revenue streams,” said Anil Uberoi, senior vice president of marketing and business development at XACCT. “Active participation in Convergys’ Geneva CGRT program further demonstrates our continued commitment to bringing together best-of-breed products that leverage XACCT’s core technology platform to create complete solutions for communications carriers, worldwide.”



“Close collaboration with our key partners allows us to ensure that our technologies integrate seamlessly, and that we are able to help operators speed the deployment of new services,” said Stephen Thomas, managing director of Convergys EMEA. “Geneva version 5.0 provides the market with a step change in real-time capability. We are pleased that industry-leading partners like XACCT share our vision.”



XACCT Technologies, Inc. has been working with Convergys since April 1999. XACCT’s involvement with Convergys and the Carrier Grade Real-Time Program is an example of the continuing global relationship between the organizations.




About XACCT Technologies


XACCT Technologies is the market and technology leader in intelligent business infrastructure software for Internet carriers and network service providers. XACCT’s award-winning, carrier-class Network-to-Business (N2B™) platform makes networks profitable by speeding time to market and time to revenue for new Internet services while lowering service provider costs. XACCT offers the industry’s first and only platform that enables real-time data capture and enhancement; seamless integration with any upstream business or operations application; and instantaneous, flow-through service provisioning. XACCT was recently named by Red Herring magazine as one of the “Top 50 private companies most likely to change the world.” XACCT investors include Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Dell Computer (NASDAQ:DELL), Deutsche Bank (DTBKY:OTC US), Technology Crossover Ventures, Trident Capital, Ampal (NASDAQ:AMPL), Eucalyptus Ventures, and Israel Seed Partners. With offices around the globe, XACCT has more than 70 customers, including Bell Canada (NYSE:BCE), Boeing (NYSE: BA); British Telecom (NYSE:BT), Broadwing (NYSE:BRW), Cable & Wireless (NYSE:CWP), COLT (NASDAQ:COLT), Global One, Genuity (NASDAQ:GENU), Motorola (NYSE: MOT); Siemens (NYSE:SIE), Teleglobe (NYSE:BCE), TV Cabo, Verio (NYSE:NTT), and WorldCom (NASDAQ:WCOM).




XACCTusage, N2B and XDR are trademarks of XACCT Technologies, Inc. Convergys, the Convergys logo and Geneva are trademarks of Convergys Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders


For further information, please contact:


Mark James, AxiCom for XACCT Technologies
Tel: +44 20 8600 4622
Email: mark.james@axicom.com

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