There is a real opportunity for service providers to simplify their OSSs by taking a highly automated and dynamic approach to service operations. API-based approaches have long since become mainstream and are used in countless networks. This supports increased automation and highly dynamic operational processes that are now moving from the OSS into the cloud control domain. Automation is key and by automating manual back-office integration functions, service providers can significantly reduce time-to-market. BN offers Calix's Services Management Connector (SMx), a module for provisioning that can be integrated into the existing system landscape very easily via REST/JSON.