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MGI 360 Ratings - SAP SE Feb 16 2016 Billing Management Systems

MGI 360 RatingsWe re-iterate the MGI360 Rating of SAP Hybris Billing (f.k.a. SAP BRIM) at 66 with a POSITIVE outlook.

The product is aimed at large enterprises with complex, often real-time requirements. SAP Hybris Billing product stands apart in its extreme scalability and functional depth - some customers exceed 1Bil transactions per day. The company is addressing implementation complexity and cost through its Rapid Deployment methodology and the largest in the industry implementation group. SAP hybris has a solid management team (14 out of 20) while its plan to address the current trend towards agile billing is still evolving (10 out of 20). The division is growing at 35%+ p.a. (MGI est.) with strength in financial and operating performance (13 out of 20) as well as in channel breadth, depth and focus (16 out of 20). SAP Hybris Billing resonates best with SAP-centric organizations with complex billing requirements, comfortable with an on-premise or hosted solution and in need of tighter links between billing, financials and BI (SAP HANA).  

SAP Hybris is an SAP SE division focused on customer engagement, commerce and monetization. SAP Hybris Billing grew out of a combination of internal high-volume billing development plus the 2009 acquisition of a French BSS provider Highdeal – a company originally spun off from a France Telecom R&D lab in 2000. Product provides sophisticated multi-party settlement and pricing abstraction capabilities and close integration with SAP financial and analytics products such as SAP HANA. SAP has been able to retain many of the original Highdeal technologists and the division continues to grow faster than the rest of SAP.  

Competitors: Oracle Billing and Revenue Management (BRM): Amdocs, RedKnee, MetraTech/Ericsson, Aria Systems, goTransverse. Peer group includes 16 companies  

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