Lake Saint Louis, Mo., August 4, 2014 — Ozarks Electric ,with offices across Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, has selected National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) as its primary provider of software services to support its operational and member service efforts.

Ozarks Electric provides electric service to more than 70,000 homes, farms, businesses and industries across two states and nine counties with more than 6700 miles of power lines. NISC’s enterprise-wide iVUE® software platform offers Ozarks members the benefits of a fully-integrated software package designed for and used by distribution cooperatives and mid-size utility systems in 48 states.

“Our technology strategy depends on an enterprise system with fully integrated components and a thoroughly engaged business partner who understands the importance of how it all fits together,” said Carl Thomas, Manager of Information Technology, Ozarks Electric Cooperative. “We believe we have found the right combination in NISC and we are looking forward to our continued progress.”

Ozarks Electric selected NISC as a strategic information technology business partner to help leverage technology for their membership. Through integrated solutions, Ozarks Electric will be able to improve business processes and better manage day-to-day tasks through a single platform.

“We are excited to welcome Ozarks Electric to the NISC family,” said David Bonnett Vice President of Marketing. “Ozarks Electric has values that date back to 1938. Their membership has come to expect a reliable organization that is in tune with their membership’s needs. By becoming a Member of NISC, they are empowered to maintain their service standards while embracing technology to carry them into the next 75 years.”

“We are very proud to be new members of NISC,” said Todd Townsend, Vice President of Corporate Services. “We believe this partnership will enhance our business on a day-to-day basis and be very beneficial to our members as the Cooperative continues to grow.”

“Having Ozarks Electric as a Member of NISC is exciting,” said Vern Dosch, NISC President and CEO. “As an information technology cooperative, we know the foundation of our software has to work for many utilities. That’s why our software has been shaped by the collaboration we share with our Membership. Our collaboration helps drive the innovation and new solutions to meet our Members’ current and future needs while maintaining their standards. We welcome Ozarks Electric as one of our newest Members.”

About Ozarks Electric
Ozarks Electric is a non-profit, member-owned cooperative serving 70,000 members across nine counties in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.  Ozarks Electric is one of 750 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives in 46 states, delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 22 million members every day.


For more information, contact:

Jeanne Davis | Communications Manager
866.999.6472 x2307 | jeanne.davis@nisc.coop