Comarch, a global supplier of IT products and services, has successfully implemented a software package to empower the introduction of cloud services for T-Mobile Poland.
The main elements of this solution include: Comarch Cloud Marketplace, a module which integrates the operator’s own services with third party services and offer them online, a self-service portal together with a mobile application and a package of specialized modules of Comarch BSS, such as a central product catalog and an authorization system. Aside from the Cloud Service Management platform, Comarch also delivers business applications, which can be made available from the cloud, and includes an application for invoicing, warehousing and accounting.
"Companies already know that the cloud is not a technological revolution, but an evolution in using computer software. At the moment, over 28,000 of our clients are using cloud services. Cloud-based products have been a part of our offer for 12 years now, but in 2012 the sales of these solutions increased by over 30% in comparison with the previous year", said Zbigniew Rymarczyk, Vice President, Director of the ERP Business Unit. "Companies are more willing to buy cloud services because it means benefiting from the latest IT software without having to make large investments. The barriers to entry and to exit are low", added Zbigniew Rymarczyk.
According to Analysys Mason the cloud services market is growing faster than the general IT one – in 2012 it was evaluated at 18.3 billion dollars, and is forecasted to grow to 31.9 billion dollars by 2017. According to Analysys Mason, telecom operators will have an 18% share of the global revenue from these kinds of services.1
1Source: Enterprise cloud services revenue by enterprise size segment, and communications service providers' share of revenue, developed markets’ share of revenue and year-on-year growth rate, worldwide, 2012–2017 [Source: Analysys Mason, 2013]