Beyond Now is integrating its Infonova Digital Business Platform (DBP) with Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfilment (MCF) warehousing and distribution solutions. The integration aims to provide Communication Service Providers with new ways of quickly generating revenues from both the B2B and B2C sectors. Infonova DBP provides an interface for CSPs to complete digital fulfilment, and by integrating with MCF they will be able to complete physical shipping of the orders using Amazon’s fulfilment network.
The integration extends Beyond Now’s ecosystem orchestration and monetization capabilities with the power of Amazon’s world-class physical fulfilment network. CSPs look set to benefit from reduced lead time, risk and costs to help them launch successful digital marketplaces of their own.
These advanced digital marketplaces enable CSPs to co-create next generation technology solutions with their ecosystem partners, rapidly onboard and sell through digital channels, and monetize new technologies while settling deals at scale and speed. This is accompanied by complete automation of the digital and physical fulfilment process including zero touch provisioning.
Critically, CSPs can focus on new business growth and revenue generating opportunities as this integration eliminates the need to manage expensive inventory, logistics, shipment or installation. Amazon’s third-party logistics capabilities remove significant headaches that enable CSPs to optimize logistics operations, inventory management and ecommerce fulfilment from one interface.
Currently, when CSPs or enterprises sell a solution that includes one or more physical asset or pieces of hardware, the process involves costly overheads of engaging and signing agreements with local third-party shipping companies. This also often requires co-ordination with manufacturers. The integration between Beyond Now and Amazon’s fulfilment network will be beneficial to customers looking to automate the end-to-end order and physical fulfilment process to create frictionless buying experiences for customers. The integration will mitigate the need for CSPs to manage their own inventory and warehouse, while also removing a need for them to send their own engineers.
Angus Ward, CEO, Beyond Now, said: “The integration of our digital platform with Amazon’s physical fulfilment network will allow CSPs and enterprises to provide a seamless buying experience and best-in-class fulfilment. Enterprises are eager to reap the business resilience and growth benefits from a variety of technology solutions specific to their needs and vertical industry contexts. This integration provides CSPs with the opportunity to address that market demand and begin developing solutions with partners through their digital marketplaces. With support from an automated process for order fulfilment and monetization, coupled with removing logistics headaches, we look forward to enabling CSPs and enterprises to help their customers realize their ambitions for digital transformation.”
Beyond Now has become the first platform provider to integrate its marketplace platform with Amazon’s world-class fulfilment and distribution capabilities for CSPs. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, both Beyond Now and Amazon demonstrated the end-to-end capabilities of the integration in a joint demo for Smart Home and the Digital Business Marketplace Hub.