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NorthStar | Selected by Hixson Utility District, TN
October 6, 2015

OTTAWA, ON – October 1, 2015 | NorthStar Utilities Solutions, a division of Harris Computer Systems, is pleased to announce that Hixson Utility District has chosen NorthStar CIS as its utility billing solution.

Hixson Utility District provides water service to a customer base of about 25,500 accounts. The water the District uses comes from an underground aquifer and the District is fortunate to have a source of high-quality water that nature has provided. The Hixson Utility District was created pursuant to the Tennessee Utility District Law of 1937 on June 14th, 1941. The District was started with 25 citizens residing within the boundaries of the Hixson community. The District has since grown to approximately 25,500 customers. There were initially 15 miles of water line serving Hixson and the District now has over 400 miles of water lines within our service area.

Hixson Utilities District’s ERP requirements were a great match for NorthStar’s CIS and for BDO’s Dynamics Great Plains. NorthStar brings a tremendous amount of utility experience and BDO brings a wealth of financial management industry knowledge. NorthStar and BDO have extensive experience working together and bringing our mutual customers complete and integrated solutions.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work in partnership with BDO to bring Hixson Utility District a fully integrated ERP solution,” said Ken Hayes, Executive Vice President of NorthStar Utilities Solutions. “We look forward to building a long term relationship with the District and to helping them with their current and future initiatives.”

Incorporating a state-of-the-art user interface, NorthStar v6.4 provides users with business-focused functionality in an easy to use, accurate, feature rich solution, designed with modern Service Oriented Architecture. The rich graphical user interface has been designed to optimize workflow and information accessibility. With NorthStar’s powerful Automation Platform, many of the day to day business processes can be automated, providing users with more time during the day than ever before, allowing them to focus on other tasks. NorthStar is dedicated to giving customers value driven software with unparalleled customer support.

About NorthStar Utilities Solutions

NorthStar Utilities Solutions is the original billing system and organizational structure of Harris Computer Systems and became a division of Harris as Harris continued to expand through organic growth and acquisitions. NorthStar Utilities Solutions has also been the breeding ground within Harris for product innovation. This includes customer web portals, mobile, meter data management, and more recently automation.

NorthStar has served the utility market for more than 38 years. We deliver integrated solutions for utilities' billing, customer information, meter data management, and web engagement needs. More than 250 customers in North America, the Pacific and the Caribbean use NorthStar solutions to manage revenues, deliver superior customer service, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

For more information on NorthStar Utilities Solutions and the NorthStar product suite, please contact