MEGA International Introduces eTOM Accelerator for Telecom Industry

MEGA International, the global leader in business process analysis and enterprise architecture modeling solutions, today introduced the MEGA eTOM Accelerator, a ready-to-use Enhanced Telecom Operations Map(R) (eTOM) repository that hastens and improves project implementation for enterprises in the telecommunications industry

The eTOM is the standard business process framework used by service providers and others in the telecom industry to standardize and categorize business process analysis (BPA) activities. It is an ongoing initiative of the Telemanagement Forum (TM Forum), an international organization focused on solutions to improve the management and operation of information and communications services, and has been endorsed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which coordinates global telecom networks and services as part of the United Nations.

The MEGA eTOM Accelerator provides a best practices structure for telecom business process analysis (BPA) projects. The new software:

-- Simplifies process management in a potentially complex enterprise structure.

-- Saves time expended on business analysis projects.

-- Promotes a clear understanding of impacts before changes are made.

-- Offers access to the eTOM framework definition to creates a smooth transition to the implementation phase of a project.

"The TM Forum welcomes the introduction of tools supporting eTOM in this way," explained Mike Kelly, who manages the eTOM program at the TM Forum. "It is important that the core eTOM Business Process Framework is enhanced with this kind of tool environment and linkage with other industry models. We welcome the MEGA eTOM Accelerator in growing the usability and capability of the eTOM approach."

The MEGA eTOM Accelerator is grounded on MEGA Process, the powerful process modeling tool of the MEGA Modeling Suite and based on the enterprise BPA expertise of MEGA consulting services.

The MEGA eTom Accelerator is available immediately and is priced at $15,000.

About eTOM

The eTOM describes all of the business processes required by a telecom service provider and analyzes them to different levels of detail according to their significance and priority for the business. It serves as the blueprint for process direction and provides a neutral reference point for internal process reengineering needs, partnerships, alliances, and general working agreements with other providers. For telecom suppliers, eTOM outlines potential boundaries of software components to align with the customers' needs and highlights the required functions, inputs, and outputs that must be supported by products.

About MEGA International

MEGA International ( is the global leader in process excellence and enterprise architecture modeling solutions. MEGA's proven methods, modeling software, and consulting deliver an enterprise repository that provides executives with the ability to understand, discover, align, and control information at the enterprise level.

Founded in 1991, with offices in North America, Europe, and Japan, MEGA has more than 35,000 licenses worldwide and delivers more than 15,000 consulting engagement days per year. Clients include the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, the Transportation Securities Administration, the US Department of Agriculture, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fort Lewis, National Defense Canada, Cardinal Health, DIRECTV, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, GeoEYE, Philip Morris USA, Michelin, and Wyeth.

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