Toronto, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2009 - A partnership has been entered into between utility software providers Advanced Utility Systems and GBA Master Series to deliver an integrated customer information and works management solution to the utility and municipal industry.

“The integration between Advanced’s CIS Infinity and the GBA Master Series® suite of integrated software products will offer utilities the depth and breadth to address their customer management, billing, asset management and maintenance management requirements,” said Steven White, vice president, Research & Development for Advanced. “By integrating our two mission critical applications we are providing one robust system that can easily transfer information back and forth. This eliminates the duplicate entry of information thus reducing manual work and the potential for error.”

The result of the partnership between Advanced and gbaMS represents a solution that offers wide-ranging functionality without the need for expensive customization. As well, both companies’ solutions are built on proven technology. Both solutions are designed using Microsoft development tools and support SQL Server and Oracle databases.

“We have worked with Advanced successfully in the past and are excited to formalize our partnership,” said Don Pinkston, president for gbaMS, “We strongly believe that this partnership is the right fit as CIS Infinity and GBA Master Series respectively, is a valuable complement to the other.”

Advanced already has a client, Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA), SC, taking advantage of the integration between CIS Infinity and GBA Master Series.