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TWC Loads Up Sincera

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sincera Consulting LLC today announced that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), the second largest cable operator in the U.S., has purchased its Simple Automated Services Interface (SASI) Loader. SASI Loader is a new product that allows users of Telcordia Technologies’ Granite Inventory application to automate end user activities in Granite that are large, repetitive, manual and time intensive.

SASI Loader lets Granite users automate bulk update activities that typically must be done manually through the Granite client, thus saving time, reducing costs and increasing data accuracy.

“The Granite Inventory application is a key component in our back office system architecture,” said Scott Strite, senior technical manager, OSS Tools, Time Warner Cable. “With network technologies constantly evolving and new products and services being offered, SASI Loader allows us to keep Granite in synch with the network faster and more efficiently than before. We are accomplishing much more work in Granite with the same number of resources and projects that were taking weeks to complete are now taking only hours.”

“Network carriers are being forced to continue making deep cuts in order to reduce costs,” said Tom Wanek, president, Sincera. “SASI Loader not only helps heavily loaded planning, engineering and operations groups keep up with their Granite workload, it enables them to switch to other tasks while SASI Loader automatically creates, updates and deletes Granite records.”

SASI Loader utilizes Granite’s Advanced Services Interface from Telcordia Technologies, their Java-based API that supports interaction with the Granite application and database. By using this API, the changes and updates processed by SASI Loader automatically honor the business logic built into Granite that governs the functionality of the application and validates the inventory data. Other methods for creating, updating and deleting records, which directly access the database, bypass Granite’s business logic and result in potential application errors, a difficult and convoluted upgrade path and possible data corruption.

“We see more and more Telcordia Granite customers seeking ways to enhance how they use Granite in order to reduce costs, eliminate database errors, increase accuracy and automate Granite activities as much as possible,” says Wanek. “Sincera’s SASI product line is aimed at providing Granite customers the tools they need to more effectively leverage their network inventory investment while providing the cost savings and ROI desired by senior management and transforming the way Granite users work within the Granite application.”

Sincera Consulting LLC

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC)

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