Revenue Assurance Implementation on Online Rating Architecture
(Doc ID 2729860.1)
Last updated on MAY 05, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Communications BRM - Elastic Charging Engine - Version 184.108.40.206.0 and later
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How to implement some kind of Revenue Assurance (RA) system to have control of the online usages received from network elements and then validate them with those loaded to the Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) Database?
The requirement is to have all the online usages that Elastic Charging Engine (ECE) receives from Network Elements be registered, just like in Oracle Communications Offline Mediation Controller (OCOMC) Revenue Assurance system, the usages received per batch and how many of them where rated (Before Mediation, After Mediation, After Rating Control Points) are registered.
When General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) usages have been sent to ECE but they never were loaded to BRM Database. It is difficult to find out the reason from checking NoSQL Lag or any missing Rated Event Loader (REL) File, etc., while the root cause was a network connectivity problem between ECE and NoSQL, so the events were never loaded to NoSQL Database.
It would be useful to have a register for the events that are created on ECE before they are loaded to NoSQL Database or even have a way to check what is coming to ECE before it is rated.
To get information from online traffic, some custom development must be performed on the extension points, the event information is written to flat files or loaded into a database. This action will be executed for each event that is generated in ECE; however, the performance could be impacted because response time could increase too much.
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