Melbourne, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- January 6, 2011 - A strategic alliance has been established between Hansen Technologies Limited subsidiary NirvanaSoft Inc. and Milestone Software Solutions (MSS) Inc. to deliver a joint market solution to address the smart grid pricing and billing market in North America.

The Hansen-MSS alliance will deliver a “plug-in” modular solution that will work with any Meter Data Management (MDM) system and any CIS system to perform complex near real time rating, and provide bill ready data to the CIS system, thus eliminating the need for complete CIS replacements.

Hansen Technologies’ suite of best fit solutions leverages the NirvanaSoft Complex Billing Solution, Meter Data Management Solution, Peace® CIS, and HUB CIS platforms to develop, deliver, and support high value solutions for clients in 40 markets worldwide.

Milestone Software Solutions, established in 2002, has been providing custom development solutions and support services to utilities which use traditional CIS systems in North America.

Under the agreement, Hansen will supply its complex billing software to selected joint identified prospects undergoing smart grid pilots or implementation projects, while Milestone will provide smart grid strategy expertise, CIS solution delivery and application maintenance services to these customer projects.

“This alliance represents a powerful combination of utilities expertise, a premium smart grid solution propelled by defined process, methodologies and tools to ensure a successful project and results for our joint customers,” said Andrew Hansen, CEO of Hansen Technologies.

“We have been researching solutions with NirvanaSoft for some time and feel strongly that an alliance will benefit our mutual prospects,” added Ram Kasarla, CEO and founder of Milestone. “Now, we are delighted to have the backing of a global organisation like Hansen to lend further credibility and resources to our joint offering.”