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LOGIS selects Advanced utility billing solution for 18 cities

Golden Valley, MN and Toronto, Canada. October 7, 2004

LOGIS (Local Government Information Systems Association) has selected Advanced Utility Systems to provide a utility billing solution for 18 of its member cities. Advanced will implement and configure CIS Infinity® to meet each city's business needs.

Collectively, the cities serve a customer base of 663,000 and deliver over 1,000,000 bills annually.

LOGIS is a not-for-profit consortium of Minnesota government entities in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area. It provides management information systems, support and related services to its members, essentially acting as their information technology department.

"Each of our member cities has different needs" explains Mike Garris, LOGIS Executive Director. "So we need a CIS solution that's configurable without expensive customization. It has to integrate smoothly with our larger enterprise, with an easy-to-learn interface for users. We conducted a careful selection process, and Advanced came out with the best solution."

"One project, 18 unique CIS Infinity implementations" the LOGIS business model really plays to our strengths" says Patricia Sorbara, President and CEO of Advanced. "CIS Infinity is a highly configurable solution, and the Advanced implementation methodology is flexible by design. LOGIS is a natural fit."

The Web interface in the upcoming Version 3 of CIS Infinity not only provides the expected performance benefits, but it also allows each LOGIS user to arrange the interface to suit individual needs, and bring high-priority information to the forefront. "This will be especially valuable in a diverse, distributed environment like ours, where we can't always anticipate how users prioritize information" says Mr. Garris.

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, or call 888-847-7747.
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