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Transverse Launches OSS/BSS Industry's First Open Source Platform.

The End is Near For Predatory Vendor Lock-in In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in, customer lock-in, lock-in is where a customer is dependent on a vendor for products and services and cannot move to another vendor without substantial switching costs, real and/or perceived.  

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden  -- Transverse, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
., a pioneer in open source business solutions, today announced the launch of their innovative open source OSS/BSS platform called Business Logic Execution Environment and Platform, or blee(p). The blee(p) solution extends the true promise of open source computing to telecom operational support systems -- better quality, application agility, innovation, and lower total cost of ownership.

Conceived by an experienced group of industry-leading telecom operational support systems (OSS Oss (ôs), city (1994 pop. 62,141), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands; chartered 1399. It is a significant industrial center. Manufactures include meat products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, and metalware. ) industry professionals, Transverse has developed and deployed a new model for delivering complex back office support systems. Transverse's business model centers around the design, deployment, and support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services  for its platform.

"It is not a question of if telecom companies adopt open source in the back office, but rather when. They want open source throughout their operations, not only at the handset, but also in the back office," says James Messer, president and chief executive officer at Transverse. "We have a world-class group of experienced OSS professionals who are committed to giving operators the freedom to select and use software without predatory vendor lock-in."

blee(p) takes advantage of the newest technology innovations and the most advanced open source projects to deliver an end-to-end telecom back office that is flexible and adaptable to the rapidly changing needs of carriers. It is designed as a fully integrated set of business management services for back office systems. blee(p) services are grouped into business domain structures that provide more than 2100 services via meta-domains. Utilizing service oriented architecture (SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.

(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability.
), these domains are easily extended through a plug-in framework, allowing a limitless number of business solutions to be assembled in days, instead of weeks or months.

Capabilities of the blee(p) telecom solution include:

* Multi-Service Billing and Customer Care Solutions

* Order and Service Management Solutions

* Real-Time Service Delivery Solutions

* On-device Portal Solutions

* Broad ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer.  Applications

* Consulting Services

* Documentation & Training

* Post Deployment Support & Maintenance

"We are poised to disrupt the market with this approach by offering open, feature-rich, low-cost business solutions," said Chris Couch People named Chris Couch include:
  • Chris Couch (born 1982), Software Developer.
  • Chris Couch (born 1973), American golfer.
  • Chris Couch, Australian broadcaster.
, chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
 at Transverse. "Our open source model and open architecture ensures that our products are agile and flexible, and are supporting changes in our customers' business in significantly less time than with closed, and proprietary systems."

Transverse is showcasing this new solution at the CTIA (1) See CompTIA.

(2) (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Washington, DC,, A membership organization founded in 1984 that is involved with regulatory and public affairs issues in the wireless industry.
 Wireless I.T. & Entertainment Show, September 10-12, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, booth # 826 and September 17-18th at OSiM World 2008 in Berlin, Germany.


Transverse is an Austin, TX-based provider of business solutions that allow companies operating in saturated markets with shrinking margins to find new business models and revenue streams. Founded in 2007 and privately funded, Transverse uses new software architectures and an open source business model to create greater business agility, by breaking down legacy cost paradigms, and ending vendor lock-in. For more information, please visit
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