Arvada, Colorado and Toronto Canada. July 6, 2007
Advanced Utility Systems Corporation (Advanced), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems (Harris), is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the City of Arvada (Arvada), to implement CIS Infinity as their CIS and utility billing solution.
As one of Colorado's progressive communities with a population of approximately 105,000, Arvada will utilize the solution to bill its 35,000 utility customers for water, wastewater and stormwater services.
"Advanced is extremely pleased with Arvada's decision to move forward with CIS Infinity", states Steve Hammond, Harris Vice President for the Advanced Business Unit. "And we are excited to begin the implementation and look forward to building on our relationship with Arvada."
As part of the selection process, Arvada understood that selecting a CIS solution is a process that only occurs once every 10 - 15 years and engaged the services of industry specialists, TMG Consulting, to ensure the solution will meet all of the City's key requirements.
As Hammond notes, "Arvada and Gary Weseloh from TMG Consulting worked together from the CIS Selection process to the contract negotiations and we are confident that we know exactly what Arvada needs and that we can deliver on those needs."
With Arvada's commitment, Advanced increases its presence in Colorado, with three clients already utilizing CIS Infinity --- City of Boulder, City of Westminster and the City of Englewood in the state.
Arvada's solution will include CIS Infinity Version 3.1, Advanced's latest CIS offering, along with a number of enhancements including further integration with Teleworks' Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system.
Arvada and Advanced will begin the implementation phase over the coming weeks with the LIVE date scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.
For additional information contact:
Peter Fanous, General Manager
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231
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.
For more information on Advanced and CIS Infinity ® please visit our website at www.advancedutility.com or contact us at www.advancedutility.com/contact.asp
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