NGS Complete Pricing
Sysdate has created a price matrix that allows the customer to price a complete system including License, Implementation & support based on easily configurable parameters. (See Modularity Below)
- Sysdate Licensed Software Components
- Standard Implementation Services
- Standard Support & Services
There are three items that cannot be calculated exactly except for the actual final requirements situation. These are as follows:-
- 3rd Party Software Components
| ||(nos of Users)
|(Exact Hardware & Storage required by the Customer)
|(Individual Customer Requirement)
An Initial scoping study with the customer would normally be carried prior to the contract being signed to ensure that the requirements of the customer were confirmed. Any variations would then be made by mutual agreement.
3rd Party Software Components
The NGSystems is an open system in so far as it can work with a number of Middle Tier platforms like Oracle Application, Borland VisiBroker, & BEA WebLogic.
Oracle is recommended to be used for the database being the preeminent database used in the telecommunications business. Usually the latest versions are used currently 9i.
We can also supply detailed examples of several different standard configurations based on small to large system sizes and a set of standard assumptions. If the Customer requires different requirements for redundancy, backup storage etc this will obviously change.
Implementation Services (Individual Customer Requirements)
The feasibility study is almost always required to collect and agree all specific customer requirements. Sysdate has estimated, based on experience, it is likely that implementation has allowed for an element of customisation & modification costs for each installation.
Sysdate would provide complete plan after proper project scoping and analysis was completed. This always forms part of the initial Sysdate project planning process. Pricing could be lower depending on the result of the project scoping and analysis exercise. A complete project plan is worked out based on the number of days required to complete the project.
NGS is designed to be highly configurable in order to meet the requirements of a changing and evolving telecommunications market. Localization and Internationalization to different country requirements is catered for within the design and is configurable by changing the properties data. Workflow can also be implemented from here either using our proprietary tools or using tools supplied with Oracle or BEA.
The design is completely convergent and allows for new services to be added using parameters only. As the system is completely modular and object oriented it can incrementally added to on a component basis and is infinitely extendable. Old modules can be replaced with new or upgraded modules using standard interfaces.
NGS can also integrate with other EJB, Corba compliant products from 3rd parties.
NGS Modularity and its effect on Pricing
Only the modules required can be purchased and installed and therefore implemented. This
reduces the cost of purchase of the
NGS, as it allows the customer to choose only the modules that they require. Further modules can be added at a later date as finances permit.
Sysdate is committed to continual improvement of its systems as well as creating new modules and features for the system. These new modules will be offered to existing customers at preferential rates. Upgrades to existing modules are included in the annual support fee's.
Check the list of modules that are currently available in the