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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? - Part 2


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utility trailers appleton wi  complex invoices such as utility bills. Namely, the system extracts information from complex and consolidated bills, applies multiple tests to check for accuracy (e.g., price and quantity discrepancies), applies coding from its aforementioned learning engine, and fires up workflows for addressing any identified errors. Typical benefits include saved time and money by streamlining the customer’s bill payment process and enabling informed management decisions. Other Recent Developments As mentioned in Read More

Customer Care & Billing RFI/RFP Template


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Working Together More Efficiently: Mapping Out the Company’s Business Processes


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Benefits of a Virtualized Data Center


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