News and Press Release

Read up on our latest news regarding Harris Utilities and our software solutions.

Monitor with news illustration
< Back
Cayenta | Otter Tail Power begins Cayenta CIS Project
May 1, 2016

Cayenta is pleased to announce that Otter Tail Power (OTP) and Cayenta recently kicked off their Cayenta CIS implementation project.

“OTP’s legacy system was no longer sustainable and provided little in terms of automation. Many core processes were still handled manually. OTP was looking for a CIS that could not only automate many of these functions, but also handle legislative mandates and very complex multi-meter situations with solar and wind measurement, billing and reporting capabilities,” commented Matt Bucher, Senior Project Manager.

“We selected the Cayenta system as it contains functions and features that our customers are wanting, is highly configurable, interfaces well with our other systems, provides streamlined workflows and automation. Of particular importance, Cayenta has assured us that their system can bill all current and future rates with accuracy and no necessary manual intervention. This was a key decision point for our selection team.”

“The team at OTP is a highly motivated group and we look forward to working together with them on a successful implementation,” remarked Brad Atchison, Executive Vice President of Cayenta. “We are very excited to have OTP join the growing number of power utilities who are turning to Cayenta for a comprehensive CIS and Billing solution.”

About Cayenta & Harris Utilities:

Cayenta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of N. Harris Computer Corporation that provides a fully integrated and comprehensive ERP solution 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.

About Otter Tail Power Company:

Otter Tail Power Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, is an investor-owned electric utility incorporated in 1907. Headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Otter Tail Power Company serves just over 130,000 customers in Minnesota (60,700), North Dakota (57,900), and South Dakota (11,600).