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Corporation of the City of Brantford to Implement Advanced Utility’s CIS Infinity

January 22, 2013

Brantford, ON and Toronto, ON. January 22,2013

AdvancedUtility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation ("Advanced”)is pleased to announce that the Corporation of the City of Brantford (“the City”)has selected Advanced’s  flagshipcustomer information and utility billing solution, CIS Infinity, to support itsin-house water, wastewater and water rental billing and customerservice functions.

The City ofBrantford is located in the heart of Southern Ontario.  Brantford is known as the Telephone City, asit was there in 1874 that Alexander Graham Bell first conceived the idea forthe telephone.  It is also the birthplaceof hockey player Wayne Gretzky. Brantford is a vibrant community with a population of approximately97,000.

The City required a customer information system(CIS) that could support the City’s customer service objectives and wasconsistent with its objective of leveraging technology to provide solidmunicipal services to its citizens.  Afterconducting a comprehensive review of proposals from qualified vendors,reference checks and on-site demonstrations, the City selected Advanced UtilitySystems’ customer information and utility billing solution, CIS Infinity. 

Chris Harrington, Utility IT Project Managercommented:  “CIS Infinity offers integrationimprovements with other systems in which the City has invested.  This will provide greater visibility tocustomer service representatives who are responding to citizen inquiries.”  Mr. Harrington goes on to say, “CIS Infinity alsooffers improved reporting and customer service administration efficiency which willallow users to quickly enter information and generate reports as needed.  All these capabilities will result in timelierand efficient responses to our customers and for improved workflow between Citydepartments.” 

PeterFanous, Executive Vice President for Advanced comments: “As we kick off thisproject, our primary objective is to ensure that the City’s transition to CISInfinity occurs on time, on budget and meets the City’s businessrequirements.  I am confident that our experiencedproject team, in working very closely with Chris and the rest of the City’steam, will achieve this objective.”

 

For additional information contact:

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

Chris Harrington

Utility IT Project Manager
Corporation of the City of Brantford
(519) 759-4150 x3279

chrisharrington@brantford.ca

About Advanced and Harris:

Advanced is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris ComputerSystems that provides Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively toutilities and municipalities. Harris is a leading provider of financialmanagement and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutionsto all levels of local government as well as public power and water marketsthroughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationshipswith our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of ourcustomers over time. For further information on Harris Computer Systems, pleasevisit our website at http://www.harriscomputer.com, or call 888-847-7747.

About Harris

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 Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

Further information about Harris may be obtained from its website at www.harriscomputer.com.