Colorado utility to deploy CIS and utility billing solution


Arvada, CO, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 9, 2007 – The City of Arvada has chosen Advanced Utility Systems Corporation (Advanced), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems (Harris), to implement CIS Infinity® as its 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; the utility engaged the services of industry specialists TMG Consulting to ensure the solution will meet all of the City’s key requirements.

Hammond said: “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.”

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.