Cartesian Delivers Expanded Business Assurance Capabilities With Ascertain(R) 6.1

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

LONDON, May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cartesian, a TMNG Global company, today announced further enhancements to its .  Cartesian's Ascertain is a 6th generation platform for implementing the control and reporting functions necessary to support holistic Business Assurance solutions, including revenue, cost, and cash flow management, customer service and satisfaction assurance, data integrity and partner financial assurance solutions.

Commenting on the new enhancements, Rich Nespola, Chairman and CEO of TMNG Global, said:

"Cartesian's commitment to the support of business assurance in the communications industry has been renowned for more than twenty years. Having actively participated in the planning and implementation of systems and processes within the global communications industry for more than two decades, we have an unrivaled understanding of the challenges faced by the world's largest operators. We are making these significant investments in Ascertain® to deliver the most comprehensive approach to business assurance in the marketplace."

The real-time nature of today's complex communications environment, with its high volume of inter-connected services, third party operator and content partner agreements, dictates the need for more sophisticated audit, operational, and financial controls.  Widely deployed by fixed line, wireless, and cable operators around the world, Ascertain has been designed specifically to help manage this complexity with the most robust of capabilities in revenue, cost, cash, service, and risk management available today.

Providing new, advanced tools for data investigation, configuration and management, Ascertain delivers more power and control to financial and operational stakeholders and executives. Responding to the ever-increasing need of our customers to interactively investigate operational, financial and usage data, these new enhancements to the Ascertain allow our clients to proactively identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues before they have a negative impact upon business results. Through an easy to use, yet sophisticated, user interface to the analysis and reporting engine, executives, managers and analysts can now seamlessly promote the results of their individual findings or specific issues into permanently scheduled and deployable reports. With this added functionality, end users can quickly and easily investigate data, configure new controls, add new and enhanced reports, add additional thresholds, alarms, and apply complex business rules to assure the operational and financial integrity of their businesses.

Howard Watson, a Managing Director with Cartesian, added:

"With a common interface that effortlessly collects and reconciles data, while providing constant monitoring of activities and trends, Ascertain® ensures that data integrity issues are quickly identified and delivers actionable information that facilitates revenue recovery, cost reduction, cash flow optimization, customer satisfaction improvement, and the implementation of permanent corrective actions."

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About Cartesian Limited, a TMNG Global Company

Cartesian, a TMNG Global company, (Nasdaq:TMNG), is a leading provider of revenue assurance software and professional services to the communications, technology, utilities and digital media sectors in Europe. Through parent company, TMNG Global, sister division, CSMG, and 600+ senior consultants, Cartesian provides a full spectrum of services and solutions to clients around the globe. The company's clients represent all areas of the communications industry including mobile and fixed telecom operators; entertainment, media and technology companies; and the capital formation firms that support the industry. Cartesian is based in London with corporate headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, and other company offices in Boston, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. For more information about Cartesian, visit .

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