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Advanced Utility | City of Independence, Missouri to implement CIS Infinity
March 24, 2016

Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation (Advanced) is pleased to announce that the City of Independence, MO (the City) has selected CIS Infinity and Infinity.Link (Customer Self-Service) – the premier, flagship solutions offered by Advanced.

The City, looking for opportunities to modernize as well as maximize efficiency, selected CIS Infinity as its new customer information and billing solution (CIS) along with Infinity.Link. Infinity.Teleconnect for interactive voice response (IVR) functionality and Infinity.BI for business intelligence and analytics were also selected.

Since the City’s existing CIS was written in outdated technology, there was concern about the ability to support the system in the future as well as its ability to meet future business process requirements. With CIS Infinity, which is 100% C#.NET, built using the latest Microsoft development tools, and includes proven functionality, the City is looking forward to taking advantage of a modern and reliable CIS system.

Additionally, Infinity.Link and Infinity.Teleconnect will enhance the customer service experience by offering the City’s customers new and more convenient ways to interact with the utility as well as pay their bills and lookup account information. Infinity.BI will provide critical data to City management for decision-making.

Mark Baumann, Director of Technical Services for the City notes, “By selecting these Advanced solutions we are investing in our customers and staff by ensuring we provide the tools necessary to facilitate the most streamlined and effective customer service possible.”

Peter Fanous, Executive Vice President for Advanced comments: “Advanced provides a broad suite of solutions that excel at supporting existing business processes as well as being flexible enough to adapt to changing business requirements for modern, progressive utilities. Our easy-to-use solutions, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, makes us a great choice for the City.”

“The City’s implementation is now well underway and represents the beginning of a successful collaboration that Advanced is committed to over the long term as a dedicated business partner.”

The City of Independence – the 4th largest city in the state of Missouri - provides electric, water and sewer services to a customer base of approximately 65,000 commercial, residential, and industrial accounts.

For additional information contact:

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

Mark Baumann, Director of Technical Services
City of Independence
(816) 325-7032

About Advanced and Harris:

Advanced is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems that provides Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to municipal, investor owned and cooperative utilities. 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.

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