Content Procurement

Automate and Streamline Service Provider Content Procurement with ASC Solutions

Automate and Streamline Service Provider Content Procurement Management Requirements

Cablecos, satellite and traditional telcos (telecommunications service providers) all struggle to manage the complexities and details of content provider agreements and transmission rights. ASC's service provider content procurement management solutions provide a central repository to streamline the generation, capture, storage, notification and management of all types of content provider agreements including Pay Per View (PPV), network and network programming contracts.

Service Provider Content Procurement Management Challenges

ASC has helped our cableco, satellite and traditional telco customers efficiently manage their provider agreements and transmission rights challenges, including:

  • Manage programming procurement contracts
  • Host all required network and Pay-Per-View contracts and contractual terms
  • Assist in the change management and revision process
  • Provide auto-renewal of contracts and auto-notification of contract expiry
  • Assist with the application of contractual obligations
  • Maintain relevant historical information
  • Reduce revenue leakage and billing discrepancies

We've also helped our satellite service provider customers with operational inefficiencies such as:

  • Paper intensive contract management processes
  • Lost or misplaced contracts, order re-issues, faxing of contracts, no automated renewals, etc.
  • Lengthy contracting processes affecting sales cycles
  • Tracking and managing multiple versions of a single instance of content
  • Maintaining relevant historical information

And major billing discrepancies and revenue leakage concerns such as:

  • Missing contracts and multiple versions of the same contract
  • Missed contract renewals

ASC Solutions Best Practice Framework

In solving any customer's contract management and business process management challenges, ASC's best practice framework includes:

  • Identifying key cross-organizational stakeholders (e.g., Product Manager, Sales, Provisioning, Billing, Customer Care, etc.)
  • Gathering and documenting business processes and requirements
  • Prototype definition, field trial, refinement and buildout
  • Training the teams (train-the-trainer, one-to-one, one-to-two, team and online)
  • Deploying hosted and managed solutions

Quick ROI

  • Speed of implementation
  • Easy-to-use web-based application
  • Scalable and configurable

Operational Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation

Benefits of deploying ASC's content procurement management solution include: 

Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation

  • Assures billing accuracy
  • Allows for successful invoicing
  • Allows for usage analysis and billing discrepancy resolution
  • Eliminates revenue leakage

Operational Efficiencies 

  • Automates paper intensive contract management process
  • Automates capture and management of customer agreements and order activity
  • Improves compliance, enforces business rules
  • Provides instant online access to all contract information 
  • Barcoded signed contract images ensure authenticity and accuracy
  • Automates change management process
  • Automates monthly collection and rating of usage data
  • Enables automated invoice generation and transfer to billing department
  • Mechanizes monthly generation of detailed and summary ISP billing and usage reports
  • Provides a central repository of all contract information 
  • Automates contract renewals and notifications including expiry notifications
  • Captures and manages historical information
  • Provides flexible and powerful search and report capabilities (adhoc and scheduled)

ASC content procurement management solutions help service providers better manage content procurement contracts, increase margins and improve overall communications operations.

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