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Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP

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Identify the Best Bandwidth Connection in Seconds with BandwidthFinder

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Mar 15, 2022 8:09:25 AM

With the number of tools and technologies available today, it’s easier than ever for telecom professionals to identify and gain access to bandwidth options. However, with the influx of bandwidth location tools over the past decade, it is clear that some options are superior to others.

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The Benefits of Using a Wholesale Bandwidth Provider

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Mar 3, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Ever heard someone brag about how they purchased something on wholesale? By avoiding the retail price, they have benefited from purchasing a large amount of something that, when priced out by the individual item, comes out cheaper.

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Why Carrier Location Access Can Be Hard to Pinpoint

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Jan 25, 2022 9:25:00 AM

Carrier location access is the process of finding the location of a carrier’s infrastructure. It’s important to know this information for two key figures:

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Can Your Software Solution Distribute Pricing for All Products Across All Channels?

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Jan 11, 2022 8:23:42 AM

In two previous blog posts, we gave an overview of the services a software solution should provide, including a rules-driven process; automating serviceability; costing and pricing across your on-net, off-net and near-net assets; dynamic visibility for who should see what; and an expandable architectural runway to meet your future needs. 

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Can Your Software Automate Price Points For All Sales Channels?

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Dec 20, 2021 11:20:09 AM

In a previous blog article, we gave an overview of the services a software solution should provide in order to automate your serviceability and costing needs. This article will focus on building upon the costing automation to apply automatic markups for any sales channel.

Many of our customers report having been told by external software vendors or other internal stakeholders that they can provide an “automated” markup solution, but those customers learned the hard way that the term “automated” has different meanings for different people.

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How On-Net Telecom Solutions Can Transform Your Business

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Nov 30, 2021 9:20:51 AM

As the world becomes more and more reliant on the nearly endless capabilities of the internet, there are also more ways to use it more effectively.

These days, businesses are turning to cloud computing so that teams can run applications, host and store data, and perform a number of other functions that allow them to operate optimally. This makes reliable connectivity not just a preference but a necessity for remaining competitive in the marketplace.

This reliance on reliable connectivity has created a massive opportunity for connectivity service providers to provide the fastest option with the best bandwidth capabilities. While the most accessible service is a direct connection to the source of the infrastructure, which is referred to as on-net, it is not feasible or cost-effective for connectivity providers to build infrastructure in every single building.

So although there are many benefits to on-net telecom connectivity, professionals in the telecom industry might be forced to consider other alternatives. In this blog post, we go over these options, the many benefits provided by on-net connectivity, and the importance of getting a solution quickly instead of spending valuable time researching.

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Can Your Carrier Access Software Handle Supplier Automation?

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Nov 18, 2021 7:33:28 AM

At some point in our professional lives, we’ve all run into a situation where one organization in a partnership isn’t able to hold up their end of the bargain. 

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How to Use a Fiber Finder to Locate Superior Internet

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Nov 8, 2021 2:00:00 PM

A fiber finder is a tool or service that allows users to distribute or find information on the location of fiber-optic infrastructure.

Fiber finders are often used by professionals—including providers, agents, and professionals—in the telecom industry to find where a lit building, which is referred to as “on-net,” is located or where the closest near-net infrastructure exists. Beyond the specific location of the fiber, these tools also generate data to offer insight into which carriers have a presence in a specific region, the competitive landscape of the region, and the fiber and bandwidth demands of the local consumers.

This blog includes helpful information for those interested in learning more about the features of a fiber finder and the benefits that can be derived from using one.

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Why Bandwidth Pricing Varies Based on Location

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Oct 6, 2021 11:46:38 AM

With increased accessibility to the internet over the past two decades, the internet has become vital to nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, how businesses operate, how money is exchanged, and more.

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BandwidthFinder Isn't Just a Fiber Locator Tool

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Sep 21, 2021 1:27:39 PM

A fiber locator tool is used to discover and distribute information concerning the existence of fiber optic infrastructure. Fiber locator tools are used most often by network operators, telecom providers, and telecom agents to determine the existence of fiber optics in a building. They also determine where the closest fiber infrastructure exists, if it isn’t already in the building they are researching.

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