UtiliPoint International Inc., provider of independent research-based information and analysis, has named Peace Software's Peace™ 8 software product the best utility CIS in its inaugural CIS Tier 1 Technology Vendor Analysis Matrix (TVAM). The TVAM is a comprehensive assessment and ranking of all CIS products for utility billing and customer care.

The TVAM provides utilities with a CIS pre-selection tool to assess the merits and risks of each product. It takes a holistic approach to benchmarking the systems, measuring key criteria and interviewing service providers, technology vendors and utilities. UtiliPoint judged Peace 8 the CIS market leader for 2005.

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