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

ABS Utility Billing is Flexible Enough to Handle All Metered Billing Requirements
ABS Utility Billing`s Metered Billing option expands ABS Utility Billing to include features for metered billing of water, gas and electric utilities. This powerful system is both flexible and powerful, giving you the ability to quickly bill the most complex setups at the touch of a button.

Processes single or unlimited billing cycles at one time. Support for recurring, automatic billing, estimated and seasonal billing. Accommodates consumption billing, flat rate billing, miscellaneous charge billing and billing based on other services (like sewer billing based on water consumption)
Allows billing of unlimited number of tiered rates. It works with user-defined, tax-ready rates. Smoothly handles rate changes, including prorating for changes within a billing cycle.
Meter change-out wizard handles replacement of meters mid-cycle, including total usage of meters for billing. Allows easy addition of services and rates as needed to respond to management requirements.
Billing performed using electronic meter reading sheets. All sheets stored permanently for reference and reporting. Meter Sheets can be organized in route walk order or in numeric order.
Usage reports for routes, zones and for leak detection and reporting. Export of all usage reports to Excel. Meter sheets can be automatically checked for erroneous readings. The meters are then flagged for correction.

Bill all your utilities for your entire system in seconds with one button.
Metered Billing`s flexible route structure lets you bill everything from a simple single-route clipboard-based system to a complex multi-route radio read system.

Fully Automatic Billing - Bill an entire route automatically. Billing is performed using meter reading supplied on a meter sheet. This mode lets you bill an entire park in a matter of minutes. Semi-Automatic Billing - Bill a route with the system calculating each set of charges. These charges are presented to the operator, where they can be confirmed. This mode gives the operator complete control over the billing process.
Manual Billing - Bill an individual meter. The system includes the capability for billing for multiple meters per account, compound meters, deduct meters and master/slave meters.
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Meter Reader Tablet for reading all sight-read meters
The Meter Reader Tablet option expands Metered Billing to take sight-read readings easily in the field. Enter readings once and then 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. The ABS Meter Reader reads and writes ABS Utility Billing Metered Billing meter sheets directly, so it is always ready to go. 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.
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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