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Union Street launches Data Removal Tool

Leading supplier of billing and provisioning solutions, Union Street Technologies, has announced the launch of the Data Removal Tool for its Affinity Billing Platform. This simple to use tool automates the process of decluttering old and unwanted data from the Affinity system, assisting resellers with GDPR compliance and helping to boost performance.

Over time, it’s easy for communication providers to accumulate large amounts of billing data which serve very little use after a certain point. In response to demand from Affinity’s user community, the Data Removal Tool has been developed to periodically purge legacy data according to a user-defined set of criteria. The tool will purge sites and associated data by default in situations where they have not been billed for seven years, however, it can be configured to purge data for any time period the user chooses.

According to Union Street, reducing the amount of legacy data held by Affinity can help to preserve and often improve the platform’s performance while enhancing the experience of using the system. Removing legacy data from Affinity will also make it easier for users to find what they need, and help communication providers to comply with GDPR directives that specify not to store data ‘just in case’. To help boost user productivity, the Data Removal Tool can be set to run outside of working hours, so the process won’t interfere with tasks performed by billing personnel.

Commenting on its release, Samantha Dennahy (Pictured), Product Owner said, “During meetings with our long-standing partners, we frequently received feedback that the amount of billing data held by the system can quickly become overwhelming. While it’s perfectly possible to cleanse data manually, when things get busy, it’s one of those jobs that’s easy to forget. We designed the Data Removal Tool to make life easier on billing managers, enabling them to make data cleansing an automated repeatable process that won’t interfere with their work.

“The Tool is on general release and ready to be implemented on request. Based on the feedback we’ve received so far, we are anticipating strong demand for this product. We’d therefore encourage any partners that are considering it, to contact their Account Manager early and schedule an implementation according to their preference.”

About Union Street Technologies
Union Street Technologies Limited is the UK’s leading provider of billing, provisioning, and customer management solutions to resellers operating in the communications, data, and IT sectors. Its award-winning solutions are used extensively throughout the UK and Europe to manage communications and data services including fixed line, cloud, mobile, data and next generation networks.

Following a sustained period of organic growth, profit, and financial stability, Union Street merged with fellow channel software vendor, Aurora, in 2020. Union Street acquired a third longstanding vendor, Shaftesbury Systems, shortly thereafter to create an independent cloud-based billing and provisioning software business for the channel. Union Street now serves a partner base of over 900 companies and combined its solutions are used to process circa £2bn of retail billing per annum.

Union Street has a policy of continual product development, investing millions of pounds per annum into R&D to ensure its product portfolio is always at the leading edge of technological innovation. This commitment to product development is matched by a commitment to provide comprehensive training, support, consultancy, and account management, enabling clients to leverage maximum value from Union Street’s solutions.

This approach of providing high quality software backed by outstanding support services is best summed up in the company’s strapline, ‘Powering Your Potential’.

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