Connexus Energy Successfully Live on CIS Infinity
November 12, 2013

Murfreesboro, TN and Toronto, ON— Connexus Energy (Connexus) has completed its implementation of CIS Infinity, the customer information and billing solution from Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation (Advanced). 

Along with CIS Infinity, Connexus implemented the complementary Advanced solution Infinity.CreditCheck. Infinity.CreditCheck provides users with direct access to the ONLINE Utility Exchange, a credit risk evaluation solution. With a single-click, Connexus can access the system and perform soft credit checks and validate member identities in accordance with Federal Red Flag rules. 

Connexus is among the 15 largest electric cooperatives in the United States, and the largest electric cooperative in Minnesota. They serve 125,000 members in the North Metro area of the Twin Cities - Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

CIS Infinity was selected by Connexus as part of its Information Technology strategic initiative. The objective of this initiative was for Connexus to replace its main software systems with solutions that offer greater cost and operational efficiencies through advanced functionality, flexibility and workflow and automation.

Some of the significant ways CIS Infinity’s commercial off-the-shelf functionality is helping Connexus to meet its objective include Advanced Search and Filtering options. This provides the end user with easy access to all the information they need without having to seek technical resources. As well, the ability to auto-generate Tasks, Letters, Emails and  Service Orders using Filters and Actions will provide significant time savings. Another benefit is the ability to easily export data into a spreadsheet from any screen, allowing Connexus to share information with other systems and its members.

Raquel Berg, Marketing and Member Services Manager, comments, “Connexus exists solely to serve its members who are both the owner and customer. Therefore, we are continuously looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction. CIS Infinity is going to allow us to communicate with our members more quickly and efficiently than before and provide them with essential information and data to keep them well-informed about how the cooperative is performing.”

Jeff Hendrickson, Customer Operations Manager, adds, “Using the tools inherent in CIS Infinity to manage Connexus’ business processes is definitely a best practices approach. This approach will greatly assist in driving process improvements, reducing operating costs, and controlling quality.”

Peter Fanous, Executive Vice President for Advanced states, “Advanced develops and implements software solutions for utilities, cooperatives and municipalities exclusively. We are highly motivated to deliver problem-solving tools specific to our customer base. The ultimate achievement is to see organizations such as Connexus benefit from the alignment of our products’ functionality and their process requirements.”

     

About Harris Utilities
Harris Utilities, an operating group of Harris Computer Systems, is the leading provider of utility technology in North America and the Caribbean.Harris Utilities provides enterprise level integrated solutions for customer information, utility billing, financial management, and smart grid applications. With over 35 years of industry experience, thousands of customers depend on our portfolio of focused products developed directly for the utilities market.

Its Advanced Utility Systems division was established in 1997 to provide Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Advanced has built its organization around its core competency: serving utilities’ needs with state-of-the art software and support.

For more information, visit harrisutilities.com

Contact  

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

Raquel Berg, Marketing and Member Services Manager
Connexus Energy
(763) 323-2677
raquelb@connexusenergy.com

Jeff Hendrickson
Connexus Energy
(763) 323-2635
jeff.hendrickson@connexusenergy.com