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Sleepy Hollow, IL, United States, 2009/08/06 - Un-Conferences/GRAPA User Groups (GUG©) being piloted in Cape Town 19-23 Oct, Dubai 12-17 Nov and Las Vegas 7-12 Dec.
With a membership crying out for change and the chance to attend a New Kind of Revenue Assurance Event, the Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) is piloting a series of GRAPA User Groups (GUG©) prior to their official launch in 2010.
“For too long our members have asked us to put on a genuine revenue assurance event where real RA professionals from telcos across a continent could get together, network and exchange the latest techniques and best practices. GRAPA wants to hold an event of pure substance where the focus is only on revenue assurance and nothing else, and where there will be no distractions from the hard work of mapping out our discipline’s future” said Rob Mattison, GRAPA’s President.
“We want a true meeting of carrier-based RA Professionals – organized by the professionals themselves and for their benefit. These are the people who deal with revenue assurance issues day in and day out, and who want to come to an event where they can really discuss their needs and help others find solutions. We believe that by exchanging information and practical expertise with others across a given region, GRAPA’s members can finally fulfill their vision of a self-sustaining community of experts pushing revenue assurance forward” said Louis Khor, GRAPA’s Director of Research and Industry Analysis.
New GRAPA members will have the option of certifying as Associates of Revenue Assurance by attending the GRAPA User Group.
At the same time, by attending the GRAPA User Group as well as the training activities surrounding it, members will have the opportunity to complete a Masters in Revenue Assurance Management (CM-RAM) or Masters in Revenue Assurance Information Technology (CM-RAIT), should they meet the testing and experience verification requirements.
For more information on the Un-Conferences/GRAPA User Groups (GUG©) being piloted in Cape Town 19-23 Oct, Dubai 12-17 Nov and Las Vegas 7-12 Dec, please see below.
For more information on GRAPA’s proposed certification program for 2010 please see below.
The Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) is a not-for-profit organization created to serve the interests of revenue assurance professionals throughout the world. As the leading standards, certification and professionalizing body in revenue assurance, GRAPA (grapatel.com) is committed to core principals of consensus, rationalization and integrity in all its endeavors. GRAPA’s goal is to further the professional stature of those working in revenue assurance, and to have their essential functions recognized at the core of efficient and effective telecommunications industry practice. GRAPA believes that this can only be achieved through the rigorous application of ratified global standards, the certification of trained and qualified professionals, and the continuous education of those who work in such an essential, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.
Revenue Assurance—The Profit in Keeping What’s Yours.