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Metered billing for automatic billing of utilities.
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ABS Metered Billing for accurate billing of water, sewer, gas and electricity.
ABS Utility Billing provides you with a powerful, easy-to-use tool to manage your metered water, sewer, gas and electric services.

ABS Utility Billing is Flexible Enough to Handle All Metered Billing Requirements.
ABS Metered Billing includes metered billing of water, gas and electricity. This system is both flexible and powerful, so you can quickly bill the most complex setups at the touch of a button.

Billing for consumption, flat rates, miscellaneous charges and based on other services (like sewer based on water consumption).

Billing performed using electronic meter reading sheets. All sheets are stored for future reference and reports.
Allows billing of unlimited number of user-defined, tiered rates. Billing codes support multiple tax rates.

Meter sheets can be automatically checked for errors. The meters are then flagged for correction.
Smoothly handles rate changes, including prorating for changes within a billing cycle.

Meter Sheets can be organized in route sequence order for walking or in numeric order.
Allows the easy addition of rates and services to respond to management requirements.

Meter change-out wizard handles replacement of meters mid-cycle: usages added together for billing.
Bills single or multiple cycles at one time. Supports recurring, automatic, estimated and seasonal billing. Usage reports for routes, zones and for leak detection and reporting. Exports all the usage reports to Excel.

Bill your entire utility system in seconds
with one button.
The flexible structure lets you bill everything from a simple single route, sight-read system to a complex multi-route radio read system.

Fully automatic billing for an entire route, in a matter of minutes, using meter readings supplied by a hand-held device. The system is capable of billing for multiple meters per account, compound meters, deduct meters and master/slave meters.
Semi-automatic billing by manually entering current readings to quickly calculate the entire route. Prorate billing charges automatically for easily handling of mid-month move-ins and move-outs.
To play the video, click on the arrow in the lower left corner. Make sure your sound is working. Enlarge the video by clicking on the square in the lower right. Press Escape when done. Bill individual or groups of meters at any time during the billing cycle. Meter rollover detection and usage calculation is fully automatic.

Upload readings directly into Utility Billing with the Meter Reader Tablet.
The Meter Reader Tablet automatically uploads the readings into Utility Billing so you can immediately bill all meters with the touch of a button.
Meter Reader Tablet is ready to take and bill readings immediately. Gone is the process of downloading and uploading meter readings to the handheld. Meter readings can then be entered easily with the large keys on the display. Meters are automatically presented in read sequence order. Out of sequence reads can be performed, if required.
The ABS Meter Reader reads and writes ABS Utility Billing Metered Billing meter sheets directly, so it is always ready to go. This information can be updated in the field, if permission has been granted.
Meter Reader Tablet gives your staff the information they need in the field. For every meter, the reader can access customer information, meter information and complete history usage information. This information can be updated in the field, if permission has been granted. Meter Reader Software is available separately, without the hardware tablet. This allows you to use your own Android phone, as well as other smart devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPads. The Meter Reader Tablet includes a shockproof, water resistant case, data plan for synchronizing meter readings with Utility Billing and 2 year hardware protection plan. Battery life is about 12 hours of continuous usage and 13 days of standby time.

Metered billing supports industry standard meter reading systems.
Metered Billing includes support for all industry-standard meter reading systems, including sight-read, touch-read and radio-read technologies.
Handles billing for sight-read meters, touch read meters and radio read meters in any combination and in any sequence. Using a few simple steps, meter sheets with previous meter readings are transferred from ABS Utility Billing Metered Billing to the meter reading units. Once the readings are taken, current readings are transferred from the meter reading system to the
ABS Utility Billing for billing.
Supports complete information transfers to the reading units. Depending on the device, you can have notes in the field, alerts for readings out of range, previous usage, meter serial numbers, etc. Supports the following industry-standard meter reading systems:
  • Sensus
  • Badger
  • Neptune
  • Master Meter
  • Itron

  • Reports included with Metered Billing
    ABS Utility Billing Metered Billing provides you with reports for accurate revenue collection and cost reimbursement, management controls, audit support and regulatory compliance.
    Usage reports for customers, including annual 12 month usage for spotting trends, customer detail report showing meter readings and usages for any time frame. Export of all usage reports to Excel. Usage reports are provided by maintaining your system showing information such as exceptional readings, leak reports and zone reports to isolate usage patterns.
    Usage reports by type of service and billing unit for pricing and cost recovery. All usage reports can be displayed for any time period. All history is retained. All usage reports, with full formatting, can be exported to Excel with a single click.
    `With automated metered billing, I save 10-15 hours per month using ABS Utility Billing`s automatic system for checking readings and billing entire routes at once.` Nicole Polinar, West Village Water Company

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