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KADENCE leverages over 30 years of CABS billing expertise and our robust CABS platform to deliver tier-one functionality and professional services for any ILEC, CLEC, MSO or cable company. Depending upon business needs, CABS is available as a license, ASP or professional service and simplifies the intricate and vital process of carrier access billing and maximizes your company’s access revenue.

Why KADENCE for your Carrier Access Billing?

  • Customers give us a 94% satisfaction rating for billing accuracy.
  • Customers give us a 95% “willing to recommend” rating.
  • Expertise in switched access and special circuit and multiple company billing.
  • Maintain revenue streams with uninterrupted billing cycles.
  • 24/7 Secure Web Portal provides user friendly access to a suite of accounting and reporting tools.
  • Customize new accounts based on business needs.
  • Plan rate changes with “What-If” scenarios.
  • Follow revenue trends with our customizable reports.
  • Billing records are retained for a minimum of two years for dispute resolution services.
  • Insure that proper rate factors are being used.
  • Have electronic bills rendered in MECAB and SECAB compliant formats.
  • The CABS platform is robust enough to process in excess of 1 billion records per month.
  • We have strategic partnerships to assist in regulatory services and tariff needs.
  • The same developers that created CABS use it daily to support our service bureau clients.
  • FCC Access Reform affects terminating traffic only with rates adjusting to Bill and Keep by 2020.
  • KADENCE has been billing CABS since 1982 when CABS began.
  • Consulting is delivered in conjunction with new client set-up.

Description of Features

CABS User Interface Features

  • Our user friendly GUI is similar to Microsoft Outlook® style functionality.
  • The New Account Wizard is a step by step guided process that facilitates new account creation.
  • Our reporting module provides the user with standard and custom reports and allows the user to export them in multiple formats for use with Microsoft Excel and other programs.

CABS Billing Features

  • The automated electronic bill distribution feature conveniently allows the operator to bill without leaving our CABS system. The operator selects the Usage Icon to mark the files to be billed. Files containing errors are corrected and re-billed. Once all files are selected and corrected, bills can be distributed to the carriers. Log Viewers for the Application, Billing, Loaded EMI Records and Processing allow the operator to check for process errors and correct as needed.
  • Additionally, the operator can bill multiple periods within the same billing cycle with a click of a button. Usage from previous periods can be billed with a current period and is displayed by “Usage Date”.
  • The Secure Web Portal provides user access to the Accounting Tab to enter Adjustments, Payments, or to Edit these transactions as required.
  • The SQL Reporting Tool associated with the Secure Web Portal allows the CABS license operator or the service bureau client to recreate any number of standard or custom reports in the format desired.
  • A LEC may have interconnection agreements with wireless carriers that allow them to be compensated for the handling of the wireless traffic.  The system allows these agreements to honored.
  • A LEC may also “trade” traffic with other partners and have agreements (e.g. reciprocal compensation) for the handling of this traffic.  The system recognizes this traffic and bills accordingly.
  • Users can create analysis scenarios with our “What If” tool.  This analysis process entails making a copy of a current database and applying desired changes to rate elements or carrier factors to determine the resultant impact to revenues.  The live database is not impacted yet new data is available to make informed business decisions.
  • Additionally you can verify accuracy with our error reporting comparisons.
  • CABS is available as a licensed solution or ASP depending on your business needs.
  • Our software is equipped with numerous features to make CABS billing easier for your staff:
User Interface Billing Analysis & Audit
  • User Friendly Microsoft Outlook® style
  • Set-up Wizard to easily add new accounts
  • Reporting module with standard and custom reports, in multiple formats
  • Automated electronic bill distribution
  • Bill multiple periods within the same billing cycle
  • Calculate adjustments for billing inaccuracies
  • Create or re-create bill statements
  • Wireless Interconnection Agreement Billing
  • Local Reciprocal Compensation Billing
  • Support for multiple states and companies
  • Utilize archived records
  • Create analysis scenarios
  • Verify accuracy with error reporting comparisons
  • Clear, concise evidence to challenge carrier-supplied factors

 

MECAB & SECAB Compliant

Carriers require that CABS bills be in MECAB or SECAB format and KADENCE bills meet these requirements.