Applications and Industries
Intoollect’s clients are public and private utilities, and any organizations using the Oracle Customer Care and Billing (CC&B), Public Sector Revenue Management (PSRM, formerly ETPM) and Revenue Management and Billing (RMB) applications. We specialize in practical approaches to maximizing “Return on Technology” (ROT) and optimizing customer service and revenue management business processes. Through the Perfacto Framework and our honed methodologies, Intoollect delivers complete solutions for:
- Operational Intelligence
- Automated Testing – Functional, Regression, and Performance
- Revenue, Rates, and Usage Management
- Business Process Measurements
- Big Data Appliances
Perfacto Information Server
The Perfacto Information Server is an innovative open architecture for analytics and performance management of Oracle-based applications. Underlying all of Intoollect’s software products, Perfacto integrates with our own dashboard tools, or with our clients’ BI and data warehouse applications using our Application Programming Interfaces (API’s).
Self Service reporting and Operational Intelligence don’t require millions of dollars in BI/Data Warehouse investments. Intoollect offers Perfacto Meter to Cash (MTC) and other “practical BI” solutions for Web Browser or Excel access. Actionable reporting is the theme, including summary to drill down details, with up to the minute or historical context, meaningful visualizations, and flexible publishing. Our library includes hundreds of out of box dashboards. Works with our Perfacto standalone server, Oracle BI Publisher, or other popular reporting servers.
Automated Testing Suite (ATS)
Functional and Regression Testing
It seems that there is never enough time or people for testing, and the risks of undetected errors can be both costly and publicly visible. The Perfacto ATS includes an end–to-end test framework for all aspects of functional and regression testing. With out of box libraries for Oracle CC&B and PeopleSoft ERM, we cover the full “V” and Meter to Cash lifecycle. We adapt our pre-existing library of scripts to your target configuration, using your automated test tool of choice and including reports and test condition scorecards. We save thousands of staff hours, reduce repetitive testing resource burdens, and establish a regression testing library for future rate changes, upgrades, and enhancements. The payback is typically less than a year, and gives immeasurable assurance against customer-facing errors or incorrect billing.
Online Performance and Load Testing
How does your application work under load, or in failure scenarios? Moving to a new datacenter, operating system, or infrastructure? The Perfacto ATS includes tools for online performance and load testing, with a best practices methodology and a base library of user scenarios adapted to your environment. Our tools examine the “real life” user navigation, business process steps, and system performance at all layers of the stack (database, web server, application server, network, load balancing) to determine best possible performance and identify bottlenecks and outliers. Soak testing is done to shake out infrastructure or application issues and determine best maintenance practices for post implementation support. The suite works with both open source and leading test harness platforms. With Perfacto you can isolate, measure, and tune every element of your system that impacts online response time, from the database to the network to the user’s mouse-clicks.
Revenue, Rates, and Usage Analytics
Wish you could keep every financial transaction and/or meter read for “slice and dice” long term trending, deep analysis, or planning? Intoollect offers a platform for detail-level revenue analytics, accrual and unbilled revenue forecasting, rate case “what if” scenario simulations and consumption/usage behavior measurement. We have a unique approach that provides 100% data set vs. sample set analysis, AND uses the exact billing rate configurations vs. often oversimplified Excel spreadsheet models.
Business Process Management and Application Performance Monitoring
Which users are performing the best? How are the new trainees doing? And who is complying with internal or regulatory procedures? Is the application performance consistent day to day and screen to screen? Perfacto UXM allows you to measure, analyze, improve and forecast performance for your web-based applications. Our software provides application-specific insight to optimal user transaction behavior from design, system performance and user navigation viewpoints. The product can be tailored to most web-based applications. Out-of-box packages are available for Oracle Customer Care and Billing, PeopleSoft Enterprise Revenue Manager, Oracle Revenue Management and Billing, and Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management.
Big Data Appliance
We can offer “Big Data” for revenue, usage, and metering analytics in an “all-in-one” appliance that can reside in your data center or ours. Store decades of data for customer and company trending, “what if” planning, rate case support, and consumer behavior analysis. Offer the data to customers or for internal use.