26 September 2017
BT has developed what it claims to be the first ‘Business Platform-as-a-Service’.
Dubbed BT Personalised Compute Management System (PCMS), the telco says its new platform is designed to help companies accelerate time-to-market for new digital services, disrupt their traditional business models, and create new ways to grow.
PCMS is built on the same cloud management system used by BT to allow its customers to self-serve, purchase and access cloud services online. The company says the platform will enable users to curate the best services and create new business models. It offers more than 45 fully digitalised business support processes, such as product, customer, order and service management, user authentication, billing and collections.
According to BT, a single PCMS platform with a global catalogue of business support services simplifies how customers manage their digital services globally. It says the system supports multiple sales and execution channels, each with the appropriate local language, currency, pricing and contract terms.
The company adds that customers wanting rapid entry into the cloud market will be able to resell its existing digital ecosystem services which are available from a choice of 22 locations around the world. This can be for internal consumption or for sale to their own customers, value added resellers or to cross-sell to other PCMS users.
“PCMS brings to life a vision of how businesses can innovate in the digital economy,” says Neil Lock, VP compute, BT Global Services. “It is a ready-made platform that allows new ways for companies to digitalise, manage and build profitable business models from their own vibrant ecosystem of consumers, producers and innovators.”
PCMS was developed by BT in partnership with management and technology consultancy BearingPoint. The two firms will now work together to market the platform which will be available globally during the final quarter of 2017.