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iVUE Connect | Financials – HR Module

Driving Development NISC’s development cycle for new solutions goes through many phases, but one critical step is the beta testing process. During this process, NISC’s Members have a chance to try new solutions and help us determine if they’re working properly, help find bugs and generally optimize the solution for release to the Membership. NISC’s iVUE Connect solution has been going through this testing process. [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Case Studies|

SmartHub Connect

The Need for Speed Broadband – it’s not just for web surfing anymore. Having access to high-speed internet is becoming essential for more than just sharing funny memes and videos. Small businesses use it for quick and easy payments, doctor visits can take place right through an iPad or PC and education harnesses the power of connectivity at just about every grade level. Unfortunately, not [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Case Studies|

Broadband Expands Revenue, Customer Service for Public Power Utilities

Offering broadband services helps public power utilities achieve two goals at once. For one thing, they can incentivize economic development in their service area. They can also add a new source of revenue to help offset any decline in electricity sales. “The electric industry is evolving rapidly as energy efficient products proliferate in homes and businesses, so more and more people are using less and [...]

By | August 19th, 2019|Case Studies|

Pedernales Electric Cooperative

From the smallest of Members to the largest, NISC products and solutions have a proven track record of meeting our Members’ needs while providing an outstanding return on investment. The very largest of those Members is experiencing the benefits after more than three years of utilizing NISC’s iVUE® enterprise system. Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), headquartered in Johnson City, Texas, employs about 800 people and serves [...]

By | May 8th, 2019|Case Studies|

DirectLink

Two co-ops join forces to boost OSS/Billing integration and support With its OSS/Billing provider of 15 years preparing to replace its existing platform in 2017, Canby, OR-based DirectLink decided to see what kind of improvements it might be able to realize by evaluating what other OSS/Billing providers had to offer, according to Sharon Puhlman, Member Services Support Supervisor for the cooperative, which currently serves more [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Case Studies|

In With Mobile, out With Binders

Hannibal, Missouri’s dedication to historical preservation offers visitors a sense of what the small city on the banks of the Mississippi River may have looked like when Mark Twain walked its streets more than one hundred years ago. While Hannibal’s residents are proud of the city’s history, its 115-year-old public power utility realized that it needed to break free from its historical way of doing [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Case Studies|

From Assessment to Action: Defending Against Cyber Attacks

It seems like every day brings news of a new cvbersecurity threat, whether it is a sophisticated phishing attack or the latest malware developed by bad actors. No utility, large or small, is immune from cyber attack. While they recognize the seriousness of this issue, many public power utilities are not sure how to track potential threats or put defenses in place. The path is [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Case Studies|

Bundling Broadband with Electricity: A Kentucky Pioneer’s Story

Murray, Ky., is known as one of the most livable and friendliest cities in Kentucky. Its unemployment rate, cost of living and commute times are lower than the national average. It has plentiful recreation. And it boasts a college — Murray State University — which consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. regional universities by the U.S. News and World Report. One other little-known [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Case Studies|

Utilities Partnering with NISC to Offer Telecommunications Services

To meet community demand and provide more competitive solutions to end-consumers, utilities are expanding their traditional utility-specific operations to include broadband, cable and phone services. End-consumers want a one-stop-shop to simplify the signing up, payment and ongoing management of their home-related services. However, providing these additional services requires not just infrastructure expansion for a utility, but also utilizing software solutions to manage resulting daily tasks [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Case Studies|

Cass County Electric Cooperative

Prior to deploying NISC Operations Analytics (OA), Cass County Electric Cooperative in Fargo, N.D., was feeling inundated with time-series data, unsure of how to turn that data into something manageable and helpful. “We deployed Operations Analytics because we wanted to improve system efficiencies,” said Bryce Johanneck, meter data management technician for Cass County Electric. “Our previous way of managing our distribution system relied on a [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Case Studies|