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Advanced Utility Systems Announces Partnership With GBA Master Series

Advanced provides a new integrated CIS and Works Management solution to utilities and municipalities

Toronto, Canada. November 17, 2009

As part of its commitment to provide proven and comprehensive software solutions to its clients, Advanced Utility Systems (Advanced) today announced a partnership with GBA Master Series, Inc. (gbaMS). This partnership will deliver an integrated customer information and works management solution to the utility and municipal industry.

“The integration between Advanced’s CIS Infinity and the GBA Master Series® suite of integrated software products from gbaMS will offer utilities the depth and breadth to address their Customer Management, Billing, Asset Management and Maintenance Management requirements,” said Steven White, Vice-President, Research & Development for Advanced. “By integrating our two mission critical applications we are providing one robust system that can easily transfer information back and forth. This eliminates the duplicate entry of information thus reducing manual work and the potential for error.”

The result of the partnership between Advanced and gbaMS represents a solution that offers wide-ranging functionality without the need for expensive customization. As well, both companies’ solutions are built on proven technology. Both solutions are designed using Microsoft development tools and support SQL Server and Oracle databases.

“Advanced is pleased to announce its partnership with gbaMS, with over 200 clients and 4000 users, they are a premier provider of proven enterprise asset management solutions,” said Peter Fanous, General Manager for Advanced, “By being able to expand Advanced’s solution with an asset and work management solution, this partnership enables us to provide a new and strong offering that covers a larger footprint of utility process needs.”

“We have worked with Advanced successfully in the past and are excited to formalize our partnership,” said Don Pinkston, President for gbaMS, “We strongly believe that this partnership is the right fit as CIS Infinity and GBA Master Series respectively, is a valuable complement to the other.”

Advanced already has a client - Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA), SC - taking advantage of the integration between CIS Infinity and GBA Master Series.

For additional information contact:

Peter Fanous, General Manager
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231

Jim Graham, Vice President
GBA Master Series, Inc. (gbaMS)
(800) 492-2468 x320

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.
For more information on Advanced and CIS Infinity ® please contact us at

About GBA Master Series, Inc.:

GBA Master Series, Inc., (gbaMS) is a privately-owned corporation focusing exclusively on the design, development and implementation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications for the management of Public Works and Utilities infrastructure systems. GBA Master Series® software is currently in use by more than 200 agencies and 4,000 software users in the United States. Our software is continually enhanced by these agencies, directing us in ways that we can design software to better meet their needs.
For more information on gbaMS and GBA Master Series, please contact us at


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