Category: Business

Acuiti Labs at Mobile World Congress (MWC) – Experiences and Insights

Acuiti Labs recently participated in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) which took place from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th February, in the events center La Fira, Barcelona, Spain.This event brought leading-edge technologies from more than 2,400 leading companies from all around the globe together, all which displayed innovative solutions for a wide range of audiences from tech, automotive, manufacturing, publishing and marketing backgrounds.The most talked about tech during this event was Artifical Intelligence (AI) and 5G.

Acuiti Labs’ Products at MWC

Our technical team presented two unique products of our own which received an overwhelming response from the crowd at MWC 2019:

  • Acuiti Video Player
  • Captare

What are these products, and how do they work?

1) Acuiti Video Player

First of its kind, an Artificial Intelligence enabled video player. This product is a unique player which can be embedded onto the front end or back-end as per the use case. It operates on speech-based search, which finds video Neural Networks based on speech recognition, object and people recognition, making it one of the most forward-thinking innovations in the fiend of (AI).

Features which distinguish the Acuiti Video Player from any other video player in the market:

  • High quality of speech-based search and finding the video using Neural Networks based speech recognition.
  • You can directly pick up from any point in the video by simply using certain words or phrases which match objects or people.
  • This video player comes with play backwards and fast-backwards functions.

2) Captare Security

Captare is a security device which comes with a built-in video image capability.It takes images upon being triggered by some movement.The clicked imagery is then sent to cloud, where Artificial Intelligence runs preselected algorithms to determine the reason behind why the camera was triggered.Based on the conclusion, an alarm is immediately sent to a mobile device along with the clicked image.Yes, this security device will notify you about any suspicious movement directly on your mobile, and help you take any precautionary measures necessary.

Captare devices can be easily be set up using a mobile application, but for more sophisticated corporate systems, there will be a full pc interface for configuration and reporting.

Our favourite products at the event

The Huawei Mate X is certainly the most interesting device from amongst the all we’ve seen, and undoubtedly, the competition was fierce. Foldable phones might be viewed as futuristic for now, but by the end of this year, we might see these devices in the hands of ordinary people. Apart from Huawei Mate X, have a look at some other exciting products at the show:

  • Microsoft HoloLens 2
  • LG DualScreen
  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Huawei Matebook X Pro
  • Energizer Power Max P18K Pop

MWC 2019 Highlights

The MWC 2019 was one of the largest mobile phone shows, packed with huge announcements from major companies operating within the smartphone space. Acuiti Labs witnessed some amazing innovations based on latest technologies such as new form factors (especially foldable designs), new chipsets, latest battery solutions and 5G.

Contact our technical team to know more about our tailor-made solutions and applications.

What is SAP BRIM’/ ‘SAP Hybris Billing’? and Business Transformation using BRIM

What is SAP BRIM?

To understand the importance of SAP BRIM, It is very important to have an idea about what SAP BRIM is and how it is helping businesses in transforming their billing procedure. Well, it is a high-volume usage-based solution that simplifies complex billing and invoicing processes. Industries like energy, telecom, utilities, etc. are already utilizing SAP billing services to ease their billing process. But, its usage is rapidly increasing in other similar areas too.

What is SAP BRIM? Let’s talk about a few real-life examples to understand this better. 

1. We all use credit cards, and we know that credit cards come with a predefined credit limit. Have you ever thought about what helps them know that you have exceeded the credit limit? Well, the answer is the SAP BRIM Solution.

2. Similar is the case when your operators know that you’ve already consumed the 1 GB data from your broadband quota. SAP based BRIM solution helps the company with the entire process and simplify the billing operations. Billing and Revenue Innovation Management or BRIM is basically an end-to-end cross-industry solution that is a combination of SAP Sales Order and Management, SAP Convergent Charging, SAP Convergent Invoicing, and SAP Customer Financial Management.

Transform your business with SAP BRIM

BRIM, with further innovations, has been transformed and given a new name as ‘Hybris Billing’. SAP  BRIM can speed up the billing process and also increase the transparency across the complete revenue management process. The process also includes customer engagement and revenue recognition.

SAP BRIM is an innovation that gives businesses the power to coordinate and work in a more profitable way with their partners/customers. It eases the entire process of selling and re-selling products and services. This also helps in sharing revenue in the most appropriate way. SAP Billing allows you to simulate the latest pricing models and thus help you to create targeted offers both for products and services. SAP BRIM also has the advantage of having proper control over distribution and fulfillment across the complete billing cycle. This means focusing on customer retention and innovation is more simplified now.

The Transformation of SAP BRIM / SAP Hybris Billing

SAP focuses on giving its BRIM customer, an incorporated customer experience under the SAP C4C/CEC umbrella. CEC here means Customer engagement and commerce, and the products that come under this umbrella include Hybris Commerce Suite/Hybris Marketing & C4C.

SAP Hybris Billing aims at using ADT (Audience discovery and targeting) that is provided by Hybris Marketing

SAP is intended to provide an easy yet much more efficient user interface to existing/new BRIM Customers. It is also focusing on bringing BRIM to be on the HANA platform.

What are the Advantages of using BRIM Solution to simplify your billing procedure?

Here are a few practical use cases to make the concept of billing automation using BRIM clear:

Practical Use Case 1 –

Get Unified Customer Experience with BRIM

When a customer goes to a phone store to buy a phone and data plan and due to some reason, the purchase couldn’t be completed at the store. Now, the customer goes home, opens the website of the store (on which the user was already registered, as the account was created when the customer was in the store), logs in, finds the order that was left incomplete in the store, and finishes the order placement with the same offers. SAP Hybris Billing / SAP BRIM has made this possible.

Practical Use Case 2 –

Find, Reach, and Target Right Audience with SAP BRIM

A customer purchases a high-end smartphone online with his account. A few days later, when the customer logs in to his account on the internet, he/she sees an advertisement offering some discount, on the compatible accessory of the recent high-end phone that he/she purchased from the same account.

SAP BRIM is an advanced billing solution that eases and automates the entire billing and ordering processes from the cloud. It does that by combining various billing streams to produce a bill of a single invoice.

Transformation of SAP BRIM to SAP Hybris Billing

In today’s competitive world, customers demand products/solutions which are readily available and can be tailored to their specific business needs. Fast-growing industries like retail, telecommunication, logistics, utility, media, hospitality, manufacturing, and digital media need business systems that support their multi-fold growth and eliminate challenges like:

  • Managing a growing customer base consisting of high volumes of transactions
  • Handling diverse credit rating classes to minimize outstanding debt
  • Ability to handle multiple payments with business process workflows
  • Comply with complex national and international regulations

This is where SAP BRIM (Billing and Revenue Innovation Management) solution comes into the picture to manage the entire consume-to-cash business processes which include rating and charging of services (Convergent Charging) to creating invoices of services delivered (Convergent Invoicing) and handling payment collections (Customer Financials Management). In a recent event, SAP announced the transformation of its popular SAP BRIM (Billing and Revenue Innovation Management) to SAP Hybris Billing to elevate the traditional solution suite. SAP Hybris Billing brings in agility, more speed, flexibility with below features: A unified customer experience under the SAP C4C/CEC umbrella. CEC stands for Customer engagement and commerce and the products under this umbrella are Hybris Commerce Suite/Hybris Marketing & C4C Leveraging ADT (Audience discovery and targeting) provided by Hybris Marketing for BRIM customers

SAP Hybris Billing integrates with the following products:

  1. SAP CRM
  2. SAP C4C – Cloud for Customer
  3. SAP Hybris Marketing
  4. SAP Hybris Commerce
  5. SAP Convergent Charging
  6. SAP ERP (FICA) – Convergent Invoicing

Below is our customer success story where we successfully helped to implement Hybris for our retail end client serving more than 1 million customers.

Business Need:

  • Enhance customer/user experience
  • Improve speed to market
  • Improve cash flow
  • Improve operational efficiency

Technical Challenges:

  • The customer was already using ECC, and required an upgrade
  • Integrating both SQL Server & Oracle
  • Business process & data anomalies
  • Data normalization & reporting from multiple systems

Why SAP Hybris?

  • Can easily integrate with the ECC / S/4HANA infrastructure
  • Supports high volume transactions
  • Many out-of-the-box functionalities which meet the business requirement
  • Flexible, easy to configure the system

SAP Hybris Difference:

Acuiti Labs has been delivering business technology solutions & digital transformation since 2015. We solve business challenges using technology, build tech platforms and enable market-winning digital strategies with a clear focus on value realisation and monetisation. The development and execution of strategies are delivered by a group of experts, who are experienced at big four and other consulting firms, using a combination of Open Source technologies, SAP solutions and other enterprise applications. For more information about our SAP Hybris Billing Services,

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