Bellevue, Washington and Toronto, Canada. May 28, 2003
After an extensive and rigorous search for a CIS solution that aligns with their goal of providing exceptional public service, the City of Bellevue is pleased to announce the selection of Advanced Utility Systems' CIS Infinity®.
The City is in the early stages of implementing CIS Infinity to manage the Customer Service and Billing requirements for 40,000 drinking water, wastewater, and storm and surface water customers.
Nav Otal, Assistant Director, City of Bellevue Utilities, explains the value of the selection process that brought them to Advanced Utility Systems Corporation (Advanced): "We didn't want to get caught a few years down the road with a limited solution. We checked references and visited sites and scrutinized the next-phase plans for CIS Infinity and Advanced as a company. We feel great about moving forward with such a strong organization."
The "next-phase plans" include moving CIS Infinity to the Microsoft .NET framework, employing COM components, and taking advantage of the inter-operability of both. The result will be a forward-facing CIS solution built on a foundation of exceptional performance in the utility industry.
Patricia Sorbara, President and CEO of Advanced, sees great technical opportunities for the City of Bellevue implementation. "The City has a unique, progressive rate structure, like storm and surface water charges that factor in impervious surfaces for driveways and decks. It's a great opportunity for us to show what our technology can do, and demonstrate how CIS Infinity can present a bill with that level of detail and clarity."
CIS Infinity's Rate Infinity technology is designed to handle any degree of complexity in a utility's rate structure, for a wide variety of residential clients and large industrial accounts.
The City of Bellevue represents a consolidation of Advanced Utility Systems' market presence in Washington State, joining the City of Everett and Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor.
For additional information contact:
Peter Fanous, General Manager
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231
About Advanced and Harris:
Advanced is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems that provides
Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. 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 further
information on Harris Computer Systems, please visit our website at
http://www.Harriscomputer.com, or call 888-847-7747.
For more information on Advanced and CIS Infinity ® please contact us at www.advancedutility.com/contact.asp
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."