First Data Utilities to Install Peace CIS
MIAMI, Jul 17, 2007 (www.AllpayNews.com) -- First Data Utilities announced today that it will install its Peace(R) customer information system (CIS) for Gexa Energy, a retail electric provider serving homeowners and businesses throughout Texas.
The CIS install will be implemented with the latest Peace CIS, pre-configured with the First Data Utilities business processes optimized for competitive markets. Utilization of these pre-configured business processes in the Peace software reduces implementation costs by streamlining the initial system setup and customization.
Chris Warrington, president of First Data Utilities, said, "First Data Utilities' business proposition solves some especially difficult challenges facing the utilities industry. We are pleased to be partnering with such an innovative and ambitious customer as Gexa Energy."
About First Data Utilities
First Data Utilities develops top-rated utility billing software and provides outsourced utility billing and payment transaction services. The company offers a wide portfolio of outsourced services spanning the entire meter-to-cash transaction cycle, and is uniquely positioned to combine the best technologies and services -- including the top-rated Peace(R) Customer Information System (CIS) software -- in ways that achieve greater efficiency to drive down utility customer cost-to-serve. First Data Utilities is at the forefront of utility software development with its adoption of world-class Agile development techniques and Service Oriented Architecture. First Data has more than 300 utility clients ranging from entrepreneurial new entrant energy retailers to the largest dual-fuel utilities with millions of customers and multiple market operations. For more information, visit www.firstdatautilities.com.
About First Data Corporation
First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. Serving over 5 million merchant locations, 1,900 card issuers and their customers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company's portfolio of services and solutions includes merchant transaction processing services; credit, debit, private-label, gift, payroll and other prepaid card offerings; fraud protection and authentication solutions; electronic check acceptance services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile payment solutions. The company's STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 2 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.
SOURCE: First Data Utilities