Toronto, Canada and St. Louis, Missouri, August 23, 2005
Advanced Utility Systems Corporation, a leading provider of customer information and billing software for the utility industry and Mitchell Humphrey, a long-time specialist in financial accounting software and related services are pleased to announce that they have formalized a business partner agreement. Under the terms of this agreement Advanced and Mitchell Humphrey will leverage their North American presence and utility industry experience to offer an integrated and comprehensive customer information, billing and accounting management solution for the utility market.
Advanced Utility Systems Corporation offers CIS Infinity®, feature-rich, flexible customer information and billing software, exclusively to utilities and municipalities. CIS Infinity combines comprehensive functionality, a reliable technology base, and an industry-leading integration strategy to help utilities improve their revenue stream and provide first-rate customer service. Founded in 1997, Advanced quickly emerged as an innovative software provider that today has a client roster of more than 65 utilities. Since its start-up, Advanced has rapidly become a key player in the diverse CIS market across North America and the Caribbean.
Founded in 1977, Mitchell Humphrey offers a highly customizable, feature-rich accounting software solution. FMS II, developed and supported by leading CPAs and IT professionals, is widely utilized in the government and public sectors, as well as by mid-sized firms and Fortune 1000 companies. Mitchell Humphrey continually invests in new technology and has recently developed FMS-CashTrack; a cashiering software solution suitable for municipalities and other mid to large-sized organizations.
Kim Schaefer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mitchell Humphrey commented, "We look forward to working with Advanced on our new partnership. Much of our client base is municipalities and Advanced offers a comprehensive customer information and billing software that will be attractive to the municipal segment of our business."
Patricia Sorbara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Utility Systems had this to say about the partnership: "We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Mitchell Humphrey. This partnership will allow us to offer our clients and other organizations a choice of accounting management products. Mitchell Humphrey offers a complete suite of products as part of FMS II including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting and Financial Planning which can be purchased individually as modules or as part of an integrated solution."
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
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"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."