Lake Saint Louis, Mo., May 13, 2014 — Inland Power and Light Company (Inland Power), based in Spokane, WA, has selected National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) as its primary provider of software services to support its operational and member service efforts.

Inland Power, a large distribution cooperative providing electric service to 13 counties in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, will take advantage of NISC’s suite of applications to support its accounting, billing and mailing, engineering, operations and member service needs. NISC’s enterprise-wide iVUE® software platform offers Inland Power members the benefits of a fully-integrated software package designed for and used by distribution cooperatives and mid-size utility systems in 48 states.

“Inland Power is pleased to partner with NISC on this enterprise-wide software platform. We feel that this platform will streamline processes, build efficiencies and bring operational cost savings within the cooperative,” said Chris Cable, Chief Information Officer for Inland Power. 

Inland Power selected NISC as a strategic business partner to help leverage technology for their membership. Inland is able to improve business processes and better manage day-to-day tasks through a single, integrated platform.

“At NISC, when a cooperative like Inland Power joins the NISC family, we know it’s about more than technology,” said David Bonnett Vice President of Marketing. “It’s a deeper connection that is reflected in our relationship, something rooted at the core of our business model…doing the right thing…always, having strong business ethics and being a transparent partner with every NISC member.”

“Having all of our departments working in one system will help all employees have access to real-time information, even when they are out in the field. Moving to NISC’s iVUE system will streamline processes tremendously and we believe this partnership will provide great opportunities for Inland Power and its members,” Cable stated.

“We are thrilled to have Inland Power joining the NISC family,” said Vern Dosch, NISC President and CEO.” Our software has been shaped by the collaboration we share with our membership. Today, our collaboration is helping to drive the development of new solutions that meet our Members’ current needs and incorporates their vision. We welcome Inland Power as one of our newest members.”

About Inland Power and Light
Inland Power and Light is a nonprofit electric cooperative providing affordable, safe and reliable electricity to over 39,000 member-owners in 13 counties throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Founded in 1937, Inland Power is the largest electric cooperative in Washington. For additional information about Inland Power visit www.inlandpower.com.