Technology cooperative welcomes Butler Electric Company into its Membership

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., October 12, 2017 — National Information Solutions Cooperative® (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions and services for utility and telecommunications organizations worldwide, is excited to announce it will now provide software services in all 50 states in the United States after signing its newest Member, Butler Electric Company, based out of New Jersey.

The largest software cooperative in the country, NISC serves more than 820 electric utilities and telecommunications companies across the U.S., Canada, American Samoa and Palau.

“True to name, we are National and NISC is pleased to welcome Butler into our membership,” said Jasper Schneider, NISC Vice President of Member & Industry. “Our partnership with Butler marks our presence in all 50 states, but also marks significant progress toward serving municipals and the public power sector. We are pleased to expand our services into this market.”

Butler Electric Company is operated by the Borough of Butler in New Jersey and serves approximately 12,000 customers in Kinnelon, Bloomingdale, Butler and small portions of West Milford and Riverdale. The Borough has continuously operated the electric utility since the early 1900s, and today Butler Electric Company is a $30 million operation.

In 2012, Butler invested in Aclara TWACS® Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and soon realized that in order to take full advantage of AMI data, they also needed to deploy robust customer care and billing solutions that are  fully integrated with work management, meter data management and outage management solutions. NISC’s iVUE Enterprise System, along with other NISC mobile and data-management solutions, are able to provide an integrated system paired with a proven track record of working with Aclara’s TWACS AMI.

“We are excited to work with NISC,” said Jim Lampmann, Borough Administrator of Butler Electric. “Their progressive and tightly integrated solutions will provide us the efficiencies and reliability we need to best serve our customers, manage our business and leverage other critical solutions like advanced metering.”

NISC was formed in 2000 when Central Area Data Processing (CADP) in Missouri and North Central Data Cooperative (NCDC) in North Dakota merged with the goal of creating a unified software solution for electric and telecommunications organizations across the country.

About NISC
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members/Customers. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to more than 820 independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including billing, accounting, operations, automated mailroom services, third-party integration as well as many other solutions. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Shawano, Wis., NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,150 professionals between the four locations.

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