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Arizona's Fastest Growing Water Utility now also State's Leader in Advanced Customer Information Systems

Phoenix, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. November 28, 2006

Global Water Resources (“Global”), the owner of ten regulated water and wastewater utilities and Arizona’s fastest growing water company, now operates the most advanced Customer Information and Billing System (“CIS”) available. After six months of a highly focused implementation, Global has successfully made the transition to CIS Infinity®, the solution offered by Advanced Utility Systems Corporation (“Advanced”).

The Advanced CIS Infinity solution provides Global the ability to consolidate its customer service activities and standardize on a state-of-the-art platform for customer support. The systems tracks and graphs customer water usage on every bill and flags Global when customer water usage is irregular. This is just one more step in Global’s regional conservation initiative. The platform will also provide advanced systems for payment and improved internet efficiency for those customers who prefer to pay on-line. The next joint initiative, known as eCare, Advanced’s web based, electronic billing and bill presentment solution will allow customers to view their actual bill on line.

“Shortly after the start of the project, we added two new water utility companies to the implementation requirements”, notes Leo Commandeur, Global’s VP Business Development and project sponsor. “The Advanced Project Team responded quickly to our request and accommodated us without missing a beat. I’m amazed that we were able to meet our original project schedule.”

“The ability to successfully react to the additional project scope is a testament to the commitment we make to all of our clients and to each of our implementations”, comments Ron Caruso, Advanced Project Sponsor. “And while we welcome the unique challenges each new implementation brings to our team, we strive to ensure we identify and manage the risks along the way.”

Advanced CIS was selected after an exhaustive research process in which Global measured value by testing the various competitors as to their ability to continuously improve customer service and to enhance the customer oriented conservation features. The rich features and functionality of CIS Infinity were a perfect match to the requirements and a clear winner in a competitive environment.

Global Water is committed to investing in and improving the regulated water and wastewater companies it owns and operates, and to the conservation and preservation of Arizona’s precious water resources.

Harris is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to all levels of local government as well as public power and water markets throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time

For more information on Global:

Paul Walker
Husk Partners
Public Relations firm for:
Global Water Resources
602-307-5080
www.gwresources.com 

For additional information contact:

Peter Fanous, General Manager
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231
pfanous@advancedutility.com

For more information on Advanced and CIS Infinity ® visit www.advancedutility.com 

 

Press Releases

Northern Kentucky Water District:
"Our customers needed a seamless upgrade. We had more confidence in the Advanced strategy than any other vendor's -- their implementation and conversion process were designed to flex for a unique situation like ours."

City of Bellevue:
"Throughout the 10-month conversion and implementation project, Advanced brought excellent people to the table, and we've arrived at the end of the project with all our requirements met."

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