Ericsson Adaptive Inventory

Gain full visibility of network, service and application-specific resources for faster service rollouts, more accurate fulfillment, improved trouble resolution and new network efficiencies.

Ericsson Adaptive Inventory Overview

As we enter the Networked Society, operators find themselves in a decidedly new era. Massive amounts of data traffic continue to shift and surge, taxing the network and every operational process - from planning to fulfillment and assurance. The evolution of IP-centric and Ethernet services is accelerating, as is the move to virtualized network functions and network-as-a-service offerings. These factors call for a new kind of network and service resource management solution – one that delivers the speed, accuracy and insight operators need to ensure the best possible customer experience.

Ericsson Adaptive Inventory, formerly Granite Inventory, meets all those needs, and more. It gives you the comprehensive network insight you need as you seek to speed cloud deployments, augment capacity supporting virtualized networks and plan for the future-state network. The dynamic topology feature uses data from a broad range of available sources, including disparate inventory systems, to let you visualize the most complete picture of your network at any given moment – past, present and future. The result is faster service rollouts, quicker restoration of service outages and new network efficiencies as mobile data and IP-centric service delivery becomes more fluid.

With the data accuracy afforded through dynamic assembly and presentation of network data, you can make better decisions and confidently predict the future-state network from an amalgam of current and proposed network plans. You gain a 360-degree view of all assets, across networks and services, even as they are in a constant state of change. Ericsson Adaptive Inventory is able to keep up with all changes, giving you the insight you need throughout your fulfillment and network inventory management processes. This way, you can deliver the best possible experiences to customers while adapting to a fast-changing industry.

What is Ericsson Adaptive Inventory?

Spanning the Plan-to-Provision and Lead-to-Service ensemble of our OSS/BSS suite, Ericsson Adaptive Inventory lets you keep track of your physical and logical resources, automate network design and provisioning, and improve the reliability and efficiency of your operations processes – from network inventory management to fulfillment to assurance. A platform for planning, designing, rearranging and documenting the inventory of complex communication services and networks, Ericsson Adaptive Inventory can provide a comprehensive view of resources and the relationships among them.

  • Unified Inventory Engine. Dynamically construct an end-to-end network topology even as surrounding systems and data change, for efficient planning, provisioning and trouble resolution.
  • Network Designer. Use the rules-based service component registry to speed resource selection and end-to-end design for Ethernet, IP-VPN, radio access, mobile backhaul, FTTx and more.
  • Extension Kit. Achieve agility by building your own applications, interfaces, rules and models, without relying on external development resources.
  • Provisioning Dashboard. Visualize and drive your network changes with cutting-edge usability, and compress time to results via the intuitive interface.

Why Use Ericsson Adaptive Inventory?

Ericsson Adaptive Inventory plays a central role in providing a new level of automation to every aspect of your operational environment that depends on accurate inventory. It has all the flexibility and functionality to be your inventory hub, helping you make the best use of your resources and capital. Consider Ericsson Adaptive Inventory if you want to:

  • See the data clearly. Use a single interface to view all of your data, even from other sources, with graphical views supplemented with more detailed tabular information.
  • Work faster. Quickly introduce services and speed order processing with up to 70% faster provisioning and 95% flow through, as reported by operators in real-world implementations.
  • Operate more efficiently. Save time and money by automating your inventory assignment and provisioning processes – including network rearrangements involving cloud and virtualized network elements.
  • Get exceptional data accuracy. Increase inventory data accuracy to 90% or better, and properly control the integrity of operational data associated with related tasks or projects.
  • Cut IT costs. Use the Extension Kit to keep solution development in-house.
  • Use all your resources. Recover stranded and lost assets, uncover unused capacity and keep track of how capacity is configured.