UDP’s datacenter processes over 2.5 billion messages monthly and hosts over 45 Terabytes of primary storage
Employing modern x86-based virtualization techniques (VMware vSphere4.x) technology, UDP is positioned to scale out as needed.
UDP adds workflow functionality to automate sequential task progression, introduced new plant and assignment tools and augmented its mapping interface capabilities
In 2010, UDP developed new products and completed successful customer trials for NAVIGATOR Accounting Tools and a time-saving integration and business process management tool for COMET users
NAVIGATOR Accounting Tools provide ERP functionality based on Microsoft Dynamics® SL, with modules developed by UDP for the telecom industry and unique requirements for FCC Part 32 compliance including continuing property record (CPR) management.
In 2002, the COMET® End User Billing system replaced SOMS, providing a graphical user interface built using the Oracle Internet Developer Suite
Since then, the functionality of COMET End User Billing has continued to grow and new application development is ongoing. New releases are rolled out to UDP’s entire customer base. Each release includes new features and capabilities that were identified by users and included in the product road map by UDP.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 fostered competition among companies that used the same underlying technology to provide service
With the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, UDP began offering billing services to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs). Recognizing that the Telecom Act would likely spur development of small competing companies, UDP modified its SOMS system to support a hosted model called Virtual Service Order Management System (VSOMS), which operated from the San Antonio Datacenter.
In 1990, message processing services were initiated to provide data processing solutions for NECA’s Billing and Collection platform (NECA Services, Inc.)
In 2005, NECA Services, Inc. changed its name to Solix Inc. UDP continues to support the needs of the more than 850 Solix member companies. The METEOR Data Exchange and Analysis platform handles Solix transactions.