Inventory and workflow management systems

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sat May 25 16:42:47 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Morrow" <morrowc.lists at>

> On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM, vijay gill <vgill at>
> wrote:
> > Resurrecting this thread. Anyone?
> > What software solution do people use for inventory management for
> > things
> > like riser/conduit drawdown, fiber inventory, physical topology
> > store,
> > CLR/DLR, x-connect, contracts, port inventory, etc.
> > Any experiences in integrating workflow into those packages for work
> > orders, modeling, drawdown levels, etc.
> isn't it odd/lame that in many cases the answer to this is 'build your
> own' ?

In fact, I don't think it's all that odd.  Ontology recapitulates phylology,
as they say, and *all* carriers are sui generis these days, excepting
possibly what's left of the RBOCs.

So it's probably not all that surprising that there's no "template" to fit
them into; the software has to be bolted on around the systems, rather than

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