If you have a home chef who prefers cooking meals with gut and guesstimates rather than measuring cups and spoons, then you understand why a lack of standardization is a problem. And it doesn’t taste good.
If a weekend-long DIY plumbing adventure leads to discovering that you need a bespoke part from a long-shuttered manufacturer, you also know that standardization is a big deal. Because company is coming tomorrow.
And, perhaps most fittingly, if you know the feeling of importing a data set from one software platform to another, only to keep crashing the system, then you absolutely know that standardization is 100% critical. Because the report is due right now.
If you work in the industry, you’re probably nodding right now. This lack of standardization in areas runs rampant, hampering productivity and efficiency at every turn.
Why is Standardization Missing?
Part of the reason that the square-hole-round-peg phenomenon causes so much frustration is that it often results from an earnest effort to improve or enhance a company: an acquisition, the adoption of a new technology, or some other move made for the betterment of the organization. But unless the reality of the absence of standardization is acknowledged and fixed, the celebration will be short-lived.
We know standardization is the answer to creating more harmonious integrations, but it can be tough to break the cycle. Sometimes, the perceived time or cost required to remedy these inefficiencies can be the reason. Other times, it’s simply competing processes – with champions and cheerleaders on each side – that stymie the effort to streamline operations.
Essentia has a long, successful history of supporting Cable MSOs with OSP and ISP services. But over the past few years, we’ve been able to dramatically enhance our offerings thanks to our eSpeed Technology Platform. We define eSpeed as a set of software, hardware, and tools that we use to deliver our OSP and ISP services faster, more accurately, and with greater reliability than legacy methods.
We built eSpeed to solve your standardization problem – including the following benefits:
- Managing one platform vs. numerous platforms
- Having one location for all OSP documentation
- The ability to connect to other internal platforms
- Increased visibility for budgeting purposes
- Enabling easier management of business partner relationships
- The freedom to focus teams in other areas where there is more of a need
- Ensuring engineering consistency
- Reduction of errors and faster turnaround times with automations vs. manual processes
Listen, you may be ordering your next meal out. And the downstairs shower may require a professional replacement. But if you work for a Cable MSO, you do have a clear path to standardization: eSpeed.