In number of businesses, telecommunication is imperative in ensuring that the business is running smoothly. The most vital aspect of telecommunication business is its billing system. It has become very popular now-a-days, as one has everything now, from simple phone line to new modular cell phones.

The billing software also has to make sure that the businesses are budgeting their costs and expenses. With the advancing technology, consumers have umpteen number of options available on their doorstep. So, because of the increasing competition, it is becoming obligatory for the provider of these telecom services to offer these services, to raise themselves in the eye of the consumers and to maintain their name in the market for being the best in offering the telecom billing solutions.

Being a ISP, it becomes very important that despite of the customer usage, each byte that travels through the network is reported and justified for. This is the real importance of Telecom Billing Solution. The telecommunication billing solution is also known for trimming down or eradicating the new and recurring billing errors. Even a single error can cost a company a lot of bucks. Not entirely, but billing errors have something to do with failed communications or clash among programs.

As the importance of Telecom Billing Solution is made clear, its positioning needs to be looked at in more detail. There are many other aspects also for a proper and apt billing solution which should be considered. The key requirement for a billing solution is the hardware, the system which can run the billing software. And, the next is obviously the software itself. The software, too, needs to possess some vital features, as, it should be flexible enough to deal with various service offerings and good enough to scale to a many customers.

Then arrives the billing cycles. Several billing solutions allow for a definite number of billing cycles where the management is billed in bulk processing. It is the ISP that decides and finalize how many cycles per month and when to have them. The next aspect of the billing solution is the collection and distribution. ISP is supposed to distribute the bills and ensure the proper collection of bills. The process of bill distribution includes the printing and mailing of bills. On the other note, the collection entails a good network which let the users pay the bills conveniently. This usage of online billing and payment has made it easy for both the customers and the ISP.

And, then at the end arrives the customer support on the billing queries. There is no surprise that most customers get confused and conceive queries regarding the billing details. So, a good support in the name of the customer is required, the one who can handle all such queries and settle the issues amiably with the customers.

Author's Bio: 

CareTel specializes in hosted OSS based Billing solutions for telecom and CLEC service providers. CareTel includes much more than just accurate Telecom Billing and consolidates all the time consuming activities required to process, provision and bill orders and simplifies everything through a single source software interface.