Project Studio streamlines and standardizes proposal generation for BT’s Global WAN designs. The innovative solution enables BT to rapidly create validated graphical WAN, LAN network designs and proposals, dramatically improving time-to-bid and design “right-first-time”.
BT’s challenge was to streamline their internal quoting and proposal processes and meet internal system interface requirements. To do so, they built the Project Studio solution on the structures of Netformx DesignXpert®. Through tight collaboration, the companies developed software advisors to automate the initial design of key products, such as IP Connect Global. Multi-vendor, distributor, and internal BT data that reside in the Netformx KnowledgeBase™ drive the advisors and enable accurate, implementable proposals and quotes. The end result is a validated graphical design that satisfies the customer’s needs as well as the input requirements of BT’s quoting systems.
Designs generated in DesignXpert flow into BT’s Network Design Studio and Service Design Studio tools for further configuration and customer-specific data that enable creation of site delivery and test documentation.
As a result, BT’s Network Architects and Technical Design Architects can quickly produce consistent, validated configurations and designs that conform to BT’s master templates. Manual work was automated and processes standardized. Reusable design patterns sped the design process.
“With Project Studio, validated BT WAN designs and proposals are created much faster and more accurately — and with fewer expert hours — than previously. This means the design process is not a bottleneck and existing staff can create more designs. Also, accurate designs and quotes supports error-free implementations. Customers are delighted by our rapid response to their requests and our expert implementations. The end result is an enhanced Customer Experience; more deals won, and reduced operating costs. The benefits from Project Studio exceeded our expectations.”
—Jason Peacock, Business Operations Director at BT
“Netformx DesignXpert is the industry benchmark for enterprise technology solution design and proposal generation. It automates the collaborative, end-to-end design process to produce accurate proposals and validated designs and solutions. In our collaboration with BT we created innovative advisors and interfaces to meet their specific service and system requirements. BT’s goals of agility and simplicity were met through the use of design building blocks, standardization, and automated flow-through.”
—Ittai Bareket, CEO at Netformx
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