OPINION: We are initiating coverage of SAP Billing and Revenue Management (BRIM) solution (part of the SAP Hybris Customer Engagement and Commerce portfolio) with an MGI 360 Rating of 66 and a Positive outlook. BRIM is aimed at very large enterprises with complex, often real-time requirements. BRIM stands apart in its extreme scalability—some customers exceed a billion transactions per day. We rate BRIM’s product capability highly (13 out of 20) but note complexity as well as time and cost of implementation. BRIM has a solid management team (14 out of 20) while its plan to address the current trend towards agile billing is still evolving (10 out of 20). BRIM is growing at 35%+ p.a. (MGI estimate) with strength in financial and operating performance (13 out of 20) as well as in channel breadth, depth, and focus (16 out of 20).
SAP AG is a key supplier of enterprise software to Global 2000 organizations. Billing and Revenue Innovation Management (BRIM) grew out of a combination of internal, high-volume billing development and the 2009 acquisition of French BSS provider Highdeal—a company originally spun off from a France Telecom R&D lab in 2000. BRIM provides sophisticated multi-party settlement and pricing abstraction capabilities as well as close integration with SAP financial and analytics products including SAP HANA in-memory processing. SAP has been able to retain many of the original Highdeal technologists, and the BRIM division continues to grow faster than the rest of SAP.
USE CASE: Organizations with complex billing requirements that are comfortable with an on-premise solution and seeking an opportunity for tighter integration between billing, financials, and BI (SAP HANA).
COMPETITORS: Amdocs, Aria Systems, Comverse, Orga Systems, and MetraTech. BRIM’s peer group includes 15 companies.