Smile News – December 2016

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automated billing system Reflections on 2016

December is a great time to enjoy a look back at the year that was. For Inomial, 2016 was a year of big changes.

For me personally, the most important event of the year was having my long time mentor, Ian Fry, join Inomial as CEO. After Ian took over day to day responsibilities for the business back in February, I’ve been able to return to what I love — being a huge geek.

When we planned Ian’s move to Inomial, he asked me about job descriptions. I said his job is to “Build a great business”; mine is to “Build a great product”. We’re both working very hard towards these goals.

Smile 6 is, of course, the next step in our journey to build the world’s best automated billing platform. It took a bit longer than we had hoped, and I take full responsibility for the delays – but I hope you will agree with me that it was worth the wait. Smile 6 is by far the most complex and important upgrade we’ve ever achieved, and it provides a significant new technical foundation for your current and future billing system needs.

Our biggest customer success story of the year was the deployment of our cloud product, Smile Pro, into Ultrafast Fibre. UFF is one of New Zealand’s largest fibre broadband wholesalers.

We’re super proud of our achievements with UFF. Following the signing of the Smile contract, the first successful billing run took just 56 days – “soup to nuts” – a huge effort for both companies. Compared to their previous automated billing platform, we’ve reduced the invoice processing time by 144 hours per month, allowed UFF to increase order throughput to 7,000 orders per month (the majority of which are new services added to Smile software), we’ve helped increase staff productivity by 255%, and UFF has been able to reduce both billing and human errors. We’re so excited about this that we put together an infographic to share with you.

Finally – and most importantly – I want to take this opportunity to shout out to all our customers, vendors, friends and Significant Others: you are the people who make Inomial the company it is today; we sincerely thank you for your ongoing support.

On behalf of the whole team at Inomial, may you have a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas – and a prosperous 2017!

Mark Lillywhite
CTO and Founder

billing system software Reconciliation report in Smile

You can configure Smile software to reconcile the payments it has recorded with your payment gateway(s). It will ensure that payments recorded in Smile and other payment handlers match. If errors or mis-matches are identified Smile will report a reconciliation failure, which can be investigated.

The Reconciliation Report – Quick Reference Guide outlines the configuration of a reconciliation source, setting payment types, how to view reconciliation errors and testing your setup.

Contact Inomial support if you require a Document Library logon.

billing system software Christmas office closure

Our offices will be closed over the Christmas – New Year period from Monday 26th December through to Monday 2nd January 2017.

We will be open again on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

billing cycles Smile 6.0.5 has been released
This release includes 2 features and 1 enhancement.

  • Added Smile standard CSV invoice charge importer
  • More fields supported in the Flexible CSV-based invoice charge importer
  • Westpac Recall BPay payment importer now supports PGP decryption
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For all support, sales and 24 hour emergency support enquiries please call +61 3 9663 3554
Support email: support@inomial.com
Sales email: sales@inomial.com

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Inomial develops automatic billing and subscription billing solutions for carriers, utilities and enterprises. Our products include Smile software, an integrated AR and recurring billing platform; BigRating, for real-time, scaleable and flexible voice and data rating and invoice generation for any kind of usage; Federadius, for high performance, fault tolerant, distributed RADIUS Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting (AAA); and FlowControl, an integrated NetFlow and SNMP polling collector and aggregator.
Smile manages every step, from initial ordering to provisioning, rating, billing, issue resolution and account settlement. Smile integrates CRM, credit card processing, throttling, and RADIUS. Inomial helps you achieve the goal of zero-touch customer on-boarding, billing and service management.
Contact Inomial if you’d like to know more about any of Smile’s latest enhancements and features.
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