Inventory Management2018-07-27T15:22:18+00:00
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The Evolution of Inventory Management

As service providers scale and diversify their business, many face the inefficiencies of managing multiple inventories resulting from a lack of integration between vendor-centric technologies, or operating in siloed technology domains (network, data center, compute, cloud…).

Service Providers need a unified inventory management solution that will provide them with a consolidated view of their entire infrastructure, as well as help optimize their operations and business support systems. As they prepare for the software-defined approach and AI, the need for end-to-end visibility and unified inventory management is more critical.

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Multi-Layered Inventory

Built on open and technology-agnostic platform, Ni2 Inventory helps service providers to create, manage, and share the most complete service and resource inventory inclusive to any silo and domain. Ni2 Inventory Management is the central piece to all connected Ni2 and 3rd party applications, from operations to customer facing systems.

Ni2 offers advanced and intuitive schematic views of relations and dependencies between resources and services, resulting in unprecedented visibility and knowledge that allows for more efficient automated service fulfillment, problem resolution, planning and design and service assurance processes required of today’s leading Service Providers. Ni2 Inventory Management provides invaluable data and information and is the enabler to obtaining advanced root-cause analysis, impact analysis, optimal resource utilization, and effective lifecycle management.

Ni2 Solution

Multi-Layered Inventory

Built on open and technology-agnostic platform, Ni2 Inventory helps service providers to create, manage, and share the most complete service and resource inventory inclusive to any silo and domain. Ni2 Inventory Management is the central piece to all connected Ni2 and 3rd party applications, from operations to customer facing systems.

Ni2 offers advanced and intuitive schematic views of relations and dependencies between resources and services, resulting in unprecedented visibility and knowledge that allows for more efficient automated service fulfillment, problem resolution, planning and design and service assurance processes required of today’s leading Service Providers. Ni2 Inventory Management provides invaluable data and information and is the enabler to obtaining advanced root-cause analysis, impact analysis, optimal resource utilization, and effective lifecycle management.

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Ni2 Platform

Ni2 Inventory Management is powered by Ni2’s technology-agnostic software platform, built on an innovative cross-domain object model that enables the most advanced topological analysis. Service providers are able to quickly model everything (equipment, service, customer, incident, documentation, etc), and simplify the complexity of their infrastructure, in order to view relations and dependencies between resources and services, from the infrastructure layer (logical and physical) to the business layer.

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Ni2 Solution

Ni2 Platform

Ni2 Inventory Management is powered by Ni2’s technology-agnostic software platform, built on an innovative object model that enables the most advanced topological analysis. Service providers are able to quickly model everything (equipment, service, customer, incident, documentation, etc), and simplify the complexity of their infrastructure, in order to view relations and dependencies between resources and services, from the infrastructure layer (logical and physical) to the business layer.

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Ni2 Inventory Management Components

Service Inventory Management

Services Inventory

In addition to managing resources, Ni2 Inventory management tracks and updates information about services, including Customer facing services (CFS) and Resource facing services (RFS). This includes all relationships and mapping between RFS and CFS, and between services and infrastructure resources. Service Inventory capabilities are essential to leveraging service catalogs and orchestration in the automation of service fulfillment processes.

Resource Inventory

Starting with import and discovery, service providers are able to quickly build a complete resources and services inventory. Following this, Ni2 offers pre-integrated Network Resource Management and DCIM capabilities to design and model the infrastructure, as well as maintain its accuracy.  Ni2’s APIs allow to efficiently interface with 3rd party systems in order to document information and easily share it with the right stakeholders across the organization.

Ni2 Inventory Management can track and manage any service and resources, including:

  • Software & applications

  • Networks

  • Facilities

  • Data Centers

  • Power

  • Services

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Ni2 Inventory Management Components

Services Inventory

Service Inventory Management

In addition to managing resources, Ni2 Inventory management tracks and updates information about services, including Customer facing services (CFS) and Resource facing services (RFS). This includes all relationships and mapping between RFS and CFS, and between services and infrastructure resources. Service Inventory capabilities are essential to leveraging service catalogs and orchestration in the automation of service fulfillment processes.

Service Inventory Management

Resource Inventory

Starting with import and discovery, service providers are able to quickly build a complete resources inventory. Following this, Ni2 offers pre-integrated Network Resource Management and DCIM capabilities to design and model the infrastructure, as well as maintain its accuracy.  Ni2’s APIs allow to efficiently interface with 3rd party systems in order to document information and share it to the right stakeholders across the organisation.

Ni2 Inventory Management can track and manage any service and resources, including:

  • Software & applications

  • Networks

  • Facilities

  • Data Centers

  • Power

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