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Advanced Utility Systems Corporation and Tectura Corporation sign partnership agreement

Toronto, Canada and Burlington, Canada, August 4, 2005

Advanced Utility Systems Corporation, a leading provider of customer information and billing software for the utility industry and Tectura Corporation, the world’s leading Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) partner and number one provider of Microsoft-based ERP, CRM and technology solutions have recently signed a partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement Advanced and Tectura will leverage their North American presence and utility industry experience to offer a complete enterprise solution for the utility market.

Advanced provides customer information and billing solutions exclusively to the utility industry, including municipalities, cooperatives and investor-owned utilities. Founded by three partners, Advanced quickly emerged as an innovative software provider that today has a client roster of more than 65 utilities. Since its 1997 start-up, Advanced has rapidly become a key player in the diverse CIS market across North America and the Caribbean.

Tectura provides Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, consulting, and Information Technology services to more than 4,000 clients in 63 countries worldwide. Customers benefit from Tectura’s vast experience and the solid commitment of more than 1,300 dedicated employees, in over 19 countries.

In partnership, Advanced and Tectura will offer the utility market a complete business management solution from back office through billing, across all MBS platforms including Great Plains, Navision and Axapta. Jointly Advanced and Tectura will develop a robust interface between CIS Infinity and Tectura’s line of products.

Dave Savel, North American Sales Lead at Tectura comments "We are looking forward to working with Advanced as their technological vision meshes extremely well with our suite of products. In particular, I refer to the latest developments from Microsoft Business Solutions and the Axapta ERP solution."

"Our partnership with Tectura will allow us to extend the functionality of our existing Great Plains interface,” commented Philip Playfair, Chief Marketing Officer of Advanced. “We are looking forward to offering our existing and prospective clients seamless integration between CIS Infinity, and the job costing, works management and project accounting functionality available in the Tectura line of products."

Advanced and Tectura are currently providing services to Belize Electricity Limited and Shawano Municipal Utilities of Wisconsin.

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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