[asterisk-biz] Rates Importer Tool
rhuddleston at gmail.com
rhuddleston at gmail.com
Mon May 9 20:25:18 CDT 2011
And in this time you may have written one yourself.
Also saw your post on Freeswitch mailing list.
Nothing is free in this world.
Have you looked at A2Billing? If you want free - start there
On May 9, 2011, at 9:06 PM, "A E [Gmail]" <all.eforums at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> On 05/09/2011 08:31 PM, A E [Gmail] wrote:
> Sure, like I said, not expecting to be spoon-fed, just trying to
> reduce the dev. time by taking existing code / scripts etc from
> anyone who's willing to share and tweak them to make it work for
> the carriers we end up getting our rates from, as well as then
> converting them into some format/template that we choose to feed
> into our rating/routing engine. Incidentally, we're planning to buy
> only from the larger/major suppliers and are hoping that someone
> would've the templates/scripts to normalize those suppliers' rate
> decks and that they'd be willing to share them :)
> At the risk of impetuousness, I think this is a somewhat misguided endeavour, simply because the code/templates/scripts you're asking for are inextricably found up in the specificity of a given ITSP environment, vendor blend, billing engine, etc.
> Agreed, but there have to be people who've written a standalone tool that uses templates of carriers they buy from on a regular basis handling complete A-Z as well as rate updates and then normalize it to then save it to a CSV/Excel or some other format which can then be imported into either a BI system, handed over to BI SaaS provider, as well as consumed locally in their own rating/routing engine. In fact, I know of a company that have built one that is quite generic and is a standalone tool and is NOT tied to their switch/routing/rating engine but just spits out a CSV file which can then be consumed any number of ways. Unfortunately, I can't get it from them.
> Also, there are commercial tools available which are relatively generic and handle rate import/export, so clearly it IS possible to build these tools that are general enough without being that specific. And finally, just like Asterisk is a FOSS general/customisable PBX/Switch alternative to a fully-functional commercial PBX/Switch, was hoping there's one for rate imports as well put out by a generous developer in the community :)
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