OPINION: OpenCell is a modern, microservices-based billing system deployable on-premise and in the cloud via Docker. At the time of its rating, OpenCell did not offer a SaaS-based version of the product. The company has been rapidly adopted by customers in France and select EU countries, often displacing larger, incumbent vendors and systems developed in-house. Its product capabilities include quick-time mediation, sophisticated rating and billing, support for channel partners, revenue splits, and commissions management. REST APIs are supported. The product includes some functionality (e.g., a customer care module) traditionally associated with a legacy billing system, and its open source code base is unique among agile billing solutions. The company’s founder-led management team is evolving, as is its growing roster of technology and service providers. OpenCell is investing heavily in product development and innovation but is making slower progress on visibility and a more focused marketing strategy.
USE CASE: Mid to large EU-based organizations requiring medium to high complexity and billing volumes with projects driven by IT teams that embrace the open source model.
COMPETITORS: Amdocs, BillingPlatform, Ericsson, goTransverse, LogiSense, Oracle, SAP, Zuora