MTS Selected for Silver Membership in Panasonic Partner Program – Also Named Preferred Global Call Accounting Solution Provider
Ra’anana, Israel – March 1, 2010 – MTS – Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: MTSL), a global provider of enterprise Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) solutions for service providers today announced the completion of compatibility testing of its TABS call accounting solution with all Panasonic PBX product lines and selection for Silver Partner membership status.
MTS TABS system is a cost-effective, robust and feature-rich call accounting system which brings advanced TEM capabilities to companies who want to reduce their telecommunications costs with maximum ROI. Delivering complete visibility into telecom usage, MTS TABS runs on a Windows® PC and allows the tracking and control of calls in and out of the organization on any corporate PBX – traditional or IP-based.
MTS TABS call accounting delivers baseline communications usage information to corporate decision makers in a business-ready format. Armed with this information, department heads, business unit managers and decision-makers can make strategic, accurate assessments of telecom costs, business usage, and accountability for chargeback.
“MTS has a long partnership history with Panasonic and we’re pleased to successfully complete compatibility testing with their PBX product line,” said Tyrone Eclair, Vice President – International Sales, MTS. “As the preferred call accounting provider to Panasonic we’re committed to meeting their customers’ call tracking and usage reporting needs.”
MTS completed Silver Partner compatibility testing in December 2009 and is expected to certify TABS under the new Panasonic Gold Partner Program in spring 2010.
For over 10 years, MTS has partnered with Panasonic to deliver call accounting solutions to its PBX customers with a particular focus on the Panasonic hospitality product line. Panasonic is globally supported by MTS sales and support centers and regional dealers.
About Panasonic Corporation & Panasonic Center
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan , the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.77 trillion yen (US$78.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges.
Mer Telemanagement Solutions, Ltd. (MTS) is a worldwide provider of innovative solutions for comprehensive telecommunications expense management (TEM) used by enterprises, and for business support systems (BSS) used by information and telecom service providers.
Since 1984, MTS telecommunications’ expense management solutions have been used by thousands of enterprises and organizations to ensure that their telecom services are acquired, provisioned, and invoiced correctly. In addition, the MTS’s Application Suite has provided customers with a unified view of telecommunication usage, proactive budget control, personal call management, employee cost awareness and more.
Acquired by MTS in December 2008, AnchorPoint TEM solutions that MTS enable enterprises to gain visibility and control of strategic assets that drive key business processes and crucial competitive advantage. The AnchorPoint’s software, consulting and managed services solutions (including integrated Invoice, Asset, and Usage Management and Business Analytics tools) provide professionals at every level of the organization with rapid access to concise, actionable data.
MTS's solutions for Information and Telecommunication Service Providers are used worldwide by wireless and wireline service providers for interconnect billing, partner revenue management and for charging and invoicing their customers. MTS has pre-configured solutions to support emerging carriers of focused solutions (e.g. IPTV, VoIP, WiMAX, MVNO) to rapidly install a full-featured and scalable solution.
Headquartered in Israel, MTS markets its solutions through wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, Hong Kong and The Netherlands, as well as through OEM partnerships with Siemens, Phillips, NEC and other vendors.
MTS shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol MTSL). For more information please visit the MTS web site: www.mtsint.com.
Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks in product development plans and schedules, rapid technological change, changes and delays in product approval and introduction, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, market acceptance, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary rights of the Company and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government regulations, dependence on third parties to manufacture products, general economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Vice President, International Sales