Online Charging & Voucher Server
N-Squared’s Online Charging Server
The N-Squared Online Charging Server (N2OCS) is a cost-effective, extensible charging platform suitable for small-scale and market-entry deployments where mainstream industry solutions may not be appropriate.
Our OCS is deployed with a comprehensive range of built-in features, including:
- A robust rating engine capable of both immediate and reservation-based rating, with:
- Session and event rating support.
- Rating selection, based on the rating context supplied by the requestee.
- Balance cascade rules for ordering buckets for rating.
- Hierarchical geographic and non-geographic definitions for rating based on best-match.
- Non-Hierarchical rating, where hierarchical rating is inappropriate.
- Flexible reservation control, with rules to determine minimum quanta, maximum charges and reservation expiry.
- Wallet management for managing balances by bucket, with:
- Support for shared wallets, and shared wallet controls.
- Support for bucket controls over bucket types and value limits.
- Wallet lifecycle notifications, such as SMS notifications for lifecycle changes or upcoming bucket or wallet expiry.
- Subscriptions and subscription management.
- Custom service exposure for named services for credit or debit over API.
- Customisable state machines for managing wallet and voucher lifecycles, subscriptions lifecycles, notifications and bucket expiry.
- A flexible policy management system supporting product type definitions which apply variable functionality to different call scenarios based on wallet details.
- Thorough published APIs, including:
- Extensive support for extensions to the OCS.
- Comprehensive operational support with:
- Event Data Records (EDRs)
- Statistics and Java logback logging
- An end-to-end reporting/BI solution with end-to-end data flow management and dashboard reporting tools.
When integrated with the N-Squared INAP+CAMEL/Diameter Gateway, N-Squared’s software stack can form a complete prepaid charging solution for small-scale and market-entry deployments with INAP/CAMEL voice call control, Diameter session control and SMS/Event charging.
N-Squared’s Voucher Server
The N-Squared Voucher Server is a scalable voucher management solution for managing encrypted PINs which may be redeemed by customers/subscribers for a benefit.
Our voucher server is deployed with all the important features of a voucher management solution, including:
- Voucher generation, based on configurable encryption profiles.
- Configurable-length PINs (HRNs), with each voucher HRN being unique and managed by a customisable voucher lifecycle.
- An extensible voucher distribution management to manage secure distribution of vouchers in batches to partners and edge-network sales and distribution systems.
- Voucher type configuration, to define the value of vouchers when redeemed.
- Thorough published APIs, including a comprehensive REST API for BSS integration and atomic voucher redemption (including N2OCS and 3rd party system redemption).
When combined with the N-Squared OCS, the voucher server provides a whole-lifecycle management solution for prepaid vouchers which may be redeemed by subscribers for balances against an OCS wallet.
N-Squared’s OCS Customer Relationship Management System
The N-Squared OCS can optionally be deployed with the N-Squared CRM, a lightweight customer management system to manage customer account details and their associated OCS wallets.
Our CRM supports a set of core features, including:
- The creation of and lifecycle management for customer accounts, with:
- Management of one or more wallets per account.
- Just in time and batch provisioning of wallets and account data to both the N-Squared OCS and 3rd party systems (e.g. HSS, PCRF and other network components).
- Support for key Customer Service Representative (CSR) functions, including:
- Event history, including charging and credit history against OCS wallets.
- Balance adjustments via direct credit, direct debit, voucher pack (add-on), voucher and voucher type adjustments.
- Fraud detection and management.
The N-Squared CRM is designed to compliment the N-Squared OCS administration screens, and is suitable for customer service representatives and call center staff.
N-Squared’s Web-Self Care
A comprehensive telecommunications pre-paid solution may be deployed with self-care features via USSD/SMPP or IVR, and with the N-Squared web-based self-care solution, subscribers may also manage their accounts directly via any web-enabled device.
Our web self-care supports the following features:
- White-labelling, to align the self-care application with client branding.
- User self-registration, account and wallet self-management.
- Support for self-registration of MSISDNs via a secure SMS authentication process.
- Voucher redemption and bundle purchase.
- Support for adding credit via 3rd party payment gateways such as Stripe.
- Credit transfer between wallets.
- N2OCS Product Summary (PDF Download)
- N2OCS User Guide (HTML Online)
- N2OCS Technical Guide (HTML Online)
- N2OCS Diameter Conformance (PDF Download)