1888 PressRelease – BizConnect lets utilities deliver information, usage alerts and ad hoc notifications to its commercial and industrial customers, while providing those C&I users with tools to analyze usage, manage utility costs, reduce risk and even make better operational decisions.
Ottawa, ON – A revolutionary new online utility portal is available from Harris Utilities SmartWorks. The BizConnect portal brings utilities closer to their commercial and industrial customers by making it vastly easier to communicate and collaborate. BizConnect lets the utility deliver information, usage alerts and ad hoc notifications to its biggest customers, while providing those C&I users with tools to analyze usage, manage utility costs, reduce risk and even make better operational decisions.
The big difference between BizConnect and other solutions is the ability for both the utility and the portal users to ‘make it theirs’. The utility can dictate the branding and set up the system to suit its customers. That means configuration choices for display of meter notifications, weather, rates or environmental impact. On the customer side, users set up their own IDs, create their own meter names and groups and add their own information to the utility data, then tailor the default dashboards and reports to their own needs. They also use the system to share information on energy conservation measures and their financial benefit.
“BizConnect is going to make a big difference for our customers,” stated Roel Cahinhinan, Smart Grid Program Manager for Guam Power Authority. “We made strategic investments in AMI and analytics in order to better serve our customers. BizConnect gives us an effective way of sharing usage and pricing information to help them manage their usage, especially at peak times.”
Chris Lewis, Executive Vice President of SmartWorks, added, “The utilities’ key accounts have never had a tool that is so powerful yet so easy to use. It’s easy to deploy either on light infrastructure or as Software as a Service. Plus it’s mobile ready and can be a seamless extension of the utility’s existing online experience or stand alone. It works with any Customer Information System and any meters that can deliver the data.”
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 the Harris Utilities portfolio of focused products developed directly for the utilities market.
Its SmartWorks division empowers utilities to navigate change and unleash the potential of their smart infrastructure. SmartWorks’ goal is to create whole new categories of products that will transform the industry and evolve the smart grid. The SmartWorks portfolio includes a growing number of innovative products that are essential to advance business intelligence and enable unprecedented interaction between utilities and their customers.
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Harris Utilities SmartWorks
Tim Berson, Director of Products and Research
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