CBSW / UMS.net

4.5 / 5 155 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Utility sector, water companies, sewer companies, electric companies, gas companies


Average Ratings

155 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Continental Utility Solutions
  • www.cusi.com
  • Founded 1984
  • United States

About This Software

CUSI delivers Customer Information Systems, Utility Billing, Accounting and Work Asset Management worldwide. CUSI develops, implements and supports a comprehensive line of technology solutions for managing the operational requirements of utilities and local governments. Today over 1100 water, sewer, gas, electric and waste management companies utilize CUSI's Windows, SQL, and .Net applications to fulfill their operational needs.


CBSW / UMS.net Features

  • Account Management
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cable
  • Collections Management
  • Customer Management
  • Electricity
  • Meter Management
  • Metered Billing
  • Move In / Move Out
  • Natural Gas
  • Non-Metered Billing
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Penalty / Cut-Off Processing
  • Rate Management
  • Service Call Management
  • Trash
  • Water
  • Work Order Management

CBSW / UMS.net Reviews

Less than stellar

May 17, 2017
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: Not
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Pros: Product tracks accounts very well and includes a plethora of options for customer information. The software is relatively easy to use and priced well.

Cons: Their payment system integration was not compliant with PCI DSS standards at the time we used this product. Big problem!

Best company ever!

Dec 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: Not
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Comments: I have been at NDWS for 20 years and CUSI was the billing system when I started. I had no training from the person before me and I was the only one in the office at that time. So needless to say I was on the phone with them a lot back then. Over the years CUSI has done nothing but gotten better and better. I am thankful that I have gotten to grow with such awesome people that are willing to stay on the phone with you for as long as it takes to get things right. Would not want them to change a thing! Thanksfor everything CUSI!

Extremely Satisfied

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using CBSW for approximately 9 years.

The program is user-friendly and has numbered step by step instructions for most processes such as billing, late fees, collections, and disconnections, etc. Expansion modules allow for numerous options like automatic recurring payments and a fully intergrated real-time website.

A few features I've found most useful are the customizability of the program to fit our needs, the work orders that sync with our Outlook calendar, and the ability to create custom reports.

Customer support is knowledgeable and typically quick with response times; they also recently launched a "Live Chat" option to rapidly assist with simple questions or issues.

I've found the company is open to user suggestions for software updates; they have a website for submissions. And I know first-hand that the suggestions are taken and used as they have added few of my recommendations.

During my time using the program, the only thing negative would be that sometimes, after a software update, we run into a few "bugs" that require additional updates. However, when this has occurred customer support typically works with their software development for a "fix" which is implemented within a few hours.

Webportal- recently installed

Mar 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is so user friendly that making a change is easy and stress free. We recently implemented the Webportal option and our customers love it. We are only open three days a week which can be frustrating for a customer when they want to know if we received a payment or compare their water usage. Now, once they register their account online they can view account history 24/7, pay their bill online and opt for going paperless.
I love the expertise and customer service of their tech. support team. I always receive a call back in a short amount of time and they quickly answer my questions. If I need to implement a change they use the remote connect so I can see how it¿s done which is why it¿s so user friendly. I would highly recommend this software.

One of the best decisions we have made! Wish we had made it sooner!

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I work for a small municipal water utility with about 1700 accounts. After having used an older billing system, with very high maintenance fees, for 15 years it was time to make a change. I did my homework and recommended to the Board the change to CUSI. I could not be happier that they agreed. The conversion process was painless. This was due to solid preparation and CUSI¿s own Steve Romine, who led the project.

Besides the very knowledgeable staff that did the conversion CUSI has very capable, patient and pleasant people on the customer service and tech side. I have made calls for assistance and they made it a breeze. In 9 months I have called 2 times and the issue was resolved immediately. Another important thing to mention regarding their help line is that if you have another person waiting with you, perhaps an IT person that you are paying, CUSI will move you to the front of the queue so that the person you have waiting is not waiting long and you are not paying more than you have to. Sounds like a small thing but it¿s that understanding of their customers that impresses me.

The cost of this software is very reasonable, more than reasonable I think when you consider the ease of use and what it is capable of. I would urge anyone considering new billing software to look at CUSI. I not only looked at it I went out and visited other municipalities and spoke to the people that use it. Every single one was on board with this software for the same reasons I have stated above.

We will be implementing the web portal and web payments in the 2nd quarter and I am looking forward to doing that. I have every confidence that it will go smoothly.

CUSI Billing Software

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI Billing Software is easy to use and provides the user with wizards to walk you through the steps.

Customer Service is first-rate. All employees are friendly and easy to work with.

Our Village has used CUSI since 2004 and we are very happy with it.

A+ Software, Add-On Modules, and Services

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is easy to navigate and user friendly. Easy integration with meter reading software allows for faster billing. Reporting options are plenty, but also can be customized if necessary. Friendly and responsive customer service.

Highly Recommend!!

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using the product for almost 20 years. Support is always very helpful, patient and very understanding. Updates are easy to install. I have absolutely no complaints about CUSI!!!!

Just switched to CUSI and are very happy with the product

Mar 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We just switched from an older billing software to CUSI and could not be happier. The data conversion team led by Phillip Stewart did an excellent job with making lemonade out of lemons. We would recommend this product to anyone. Also, the cost is reasonable compared to other programs but keep in mind that the amount of manpower time you save each day from CUSI's ease of use should be taken into consideration.....basically it pays for itself each year.

CBSW IS THE BEST SOFTWARE ON THE MARKET FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM UTILITY COMPANIES

Dec 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our utility billing program began June 1, 2007. CBSW was the software chosen for this new project and has proven to be absolutely the perfect choice. The software has done an excellect job of fulfilling our needs during the past six and a half years and I'm sure will continue to do so in the future. I consider the most impressive feature of CBSW to be the constant work of the development team to improve the software to meet the ever changing needs of all CBSW users. The customer service technicians are patient, well trained and always ready and willing to go the extra mile to assist with any questions or concern I've had. They are also very gracious when fixing MY ERRORS which occaisionally prove to be a learning experience for both of us. I have and will continue to recommend CUSI and the CBSW product to anyone looking to update their billing software and for new utility billing projects.

Positive Experiences

Dec 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had not worked with a computerized billing system, but found this one easy to learn. Many times I've been able to work through a problem because of the logical, common sense procedures in the programs. The positive, helpful attitude of the tech support staff is a real plus. The only con is the updates that throw an unexpected change, but with the helpful online tutorial & tech support, not hard to overcome those glitches. Everyone with whom I've dealt is friendly and supportive even though they know so much more than I about this system.

Excellent program, awesome customer service!

Dec 17, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The city has used CBSW since 2000, and it has been a very easy program to get to know because of its intuitiveness. With each update, the program gets better and better, using customer feedback as the basis for changes. I have always been impressed with the customer service; both the speed at returning my call and the knowledge base of the reps. Thank you for always being there for me!

Excellent Utility Software with Excellent Technical Support

Dec 17, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been the utility clerk for nine years. Although I have nothing to compare it to I find no reason to ever switch from CUSI. The software does everything and much more. The staff and technical help I have received during this time is of the utmost quality. I would highly recommend their product (as I have in the past) to anyone. They have never failed to meet my demands even as I was training for this job. Very courteous

FANTASTIC Software and Customer Service

Dec 17, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: You couldnt ask for better customer service department - very prompt in returning your call(s) with questions or concerns. CUSI is a great company to deal with .

Love the reports

Dec 17, 2013
4/5
Overall

Comments: We have been using the CUSI billing software since approx. 2000. I love that reports can be designed to suit my needs and we can re-design our monthly customer bills whenever we want to make changes. Also, being able to keep notes on customers and locations is a big bonus. Their customer service has always been great to work with.

If you can think it

Dec 12, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If you can think it, CUSI can do it. All you have to do is ask, and have the right module. The software is extremely user friendly, and most new features can be figured out by testing it without any training.

Some features should come standard and not involve a module cost, so we are giving a 4 out of 5 on overall. We have, and will continue to recommend CUSI.

Just be very clear about exactly what you want it to do, and they will help you out.

Easy to Understand

Dec 10, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had worked for another water system before coming to my current employer, and had never heard of CUSI. Even though I had been out of the work force for several years, I was able to jump right back into this position without a lot of training due to the user friendly software!

All-inclusive Program and Great Customer Service

Dec 06, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was hired in a position with very little to no training on how to use CBSW from my employer. I signed up for their annual maintenance contract and it was the best thing ever. CUSI always made themselves available to help train me, answer all my questions, fix forms, troubleshoot any issues and much, muchmore. The more I use CBSW, the more I have learned that it really meets all of our company's needs and each new release makes it even better. I am VERY happy with the program and would highly recommend it!!

Highly Recommended!

Dec 06, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using CUSI since 2005. This software is very easy to use; even for people with minimal computer knowledge. My favorite thing about CUSI is the staff. I was in banking for 8 years and have managing our water district for almost 10 years. In all that time, I can honestly say that the technical support department is the best I have ever dealt with! Thank you to all the employees at CUSI for caring about your customers!

A great experience

Dec 06, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is a great company to work with. We have been using UMS since 2007 for our water utility billing and they are easy to work with. Technical support is prompt and efficient when an issue arises. I would highly recommend CUSI for all your utility billing needs.

CBSW: Excellent System

Dec 05, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are very pleased with this system for tracking customer information, meter readings and processing our monthly billing.

User Friendly

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have enjoyed using Continental because it's so user friendly. I especially like the ACH function and Final Billing is a breeze. I would love to see some online tutorials since I work for a small company the only training I have received was from a previous employee and from Customer Support when I run into a problem, I know I'm not using all of options the software has to offer.

I really like this new version

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like the new version, has a lot of new and easy steps to save time, more things that you can see from the customer page without having to get out of the customer tab to see like the balance or work orders that they have outstanding. I love it!!

Great Billing Software

Dec 04, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using CUSI/CBSW since 2000 and it has been a great product for us. The interface is very user friendly and the reports are highly accurate and extensive. The customer service could be slightly better as it has always been excellent in the past. We have had an issue with the program "not responding" or acting quite slow on some of our desktops that run it off the server. This was all working fine until we did the last two upgrades. I'm sure they will figure it out eventually. Overall this is a very good program and I highly recommend it.

User-friendly

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The company and system are both very user-friendly from set-up to present use. Each call that I make, whether it is for troubleshooting the system or just tweeking the program to fit our needs is professionally handled and in a timely manner. No complaints on our end.

Highly Recommend CUSI

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI has always displayed excellent customer service and support. Products have always been update and innovative. Highly recommend CUSI to any Utility.

Great at resolving problems

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Only thing I can think of is: Need to add a second owner in the personal part. We need a place to put in the SS# & DL#
Thanks

Great Software, Easy to Use

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We switched from American Business Software to Continental Utility Solutions Inc. in 2009. The transfer of customer information went very quickly and smoothly. Customer service is always very friendly and helpful. We are so glad we made the switch to CUSI. The software is very easy to use and the reports are wonderful. We highly suggest this company!

Office Clerk

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The only issue is exporting reports, too detailed.

CUSI Great Company!!

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The McCrory Water and Sewer purchased this program in 2004. I totally love the program and the support that I have received. Very easy interface and the tech help are so nice and helpful. I do not have long wait times for call backs. I truly am so glad to be on board with this company.

CUSI

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our municipality has been using CUSI for billing of water, sewer, and trash services since 2005. In my experience, it is superior to any of the previous software we used. There have been few problems and CUSI support staff have been able to correct issues and advise use in a very professional, courteous and helpful way.

Cusi - EUMS

Dec 04, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our program runs pretty smoothly, it would be nice to get a more detailed "End User" training. It's not always practical to call into to customer service for all the little things.

CUSI / CBSW

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have worked with Continental for over 16 years and couldn't ask for a better software company. The people are very friendly and always accomplish whatever I need big or small.
The program is user friendly and that makes it easy for someone to fill in when I'm not here which
is a peace of mind. The Company has expanded to be able to take care of everything you need
to run our water billing service from start to finish. Thanks Continental.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate Richwood being a longtime CBSW user!

CUSI

Dec 04, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great product - implementation was lengthy. Tech Support is good

CUSI works for us!

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a small - under 600 customer - municipality which bills out for water & sewer. This program is very user friendly, easy to learn to use, and the customer support has never left me down. They offer many expandable options to use as we grow. Hopefully we'll never need another software system!

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love CUSI! I had no idea what I was doing when I began this job, CUSI saved my sanity and my job! Thank you!

Harrisville Fire/Water Dept.

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We here, in the little town of Burrillville, RI, are very satisfied with CUSI. Whenever there is an issue, which is very few, they immediately call back and work it out. It's user friendly. We're in the process of switching out meters to radio read. The transition is going smoothly. We also collect fire district taxes, which they have created special programs and custom reports. We're always recommending CUSI to other districts in RI.

CUSI utility billing software

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have had CUSI utility billing software up and running for 2 years. I can't even quantify the number of areas of efficiency and accuracy this program has made a difference in for us. And even more than the software itself, the tech support is the best of anything we deal with. I always get a timely, professional response. I am never made to feel foolish for anything I call about. They have always been able to fix my problem in a timely way as well as educating me in the process. I can't honestly think of any cons. It ties backflows, workflows, curb box locations-everything to the property.

CUSI Review

Dec 04, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My overall experience with CUSI has been a good one. The customer service is awesome. They are always nice, friendly, and willing to help. The biggest complaint that I've heard from the other staff was that the system didn't communicate with the other system such as payroll & and quick books, other than that it gets the job done and does what I need it to do.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for the comments Shavyonne. I'll reach out to you or Rachel soon about our Accounting Interface Module to see if it is something that you might find useful. I'm glad that our customer service team has been meeting your needs! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Awesome customer service

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Knowledgeable, patient and professional team! Every time I call them, they take the time needed to handle my situation.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for the kind comments! I look forward to seeing you guys soon. Maybe you can make it to the users group next year. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

USE OF PROGRAM

Dec 03, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: THE PROGRAM HAS A LOT OF SCREEN THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO COMPLETE CERTAIN WORK PROGRAMS AND IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE THERE'S NO WAY TO CHANGE SOME OF THEM I FEEL THAT THE ACTUAL COMPANY DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH CONTROL OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED IN CASE OF AN INCORRECT ENTRY. SOMETIMES IT TAKES THE CUSTOMER SERVICE TOO LONG TO RETURN OUR CALLS AND YOU HAVE TO CALL THEM BACK AND THAT PUTS YOU ON HOLD AND WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO COMPLETE ON YOUR JOB. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ALWAYS SEEM TO HELP GET THE PROBLEMS SOLVED. BUT SOMETIMES IT SO SMALL THAT IF WE HAD THE ACCESS TO CHANGE WHAT NEED TO BE CHANGED THAT WOULD BE TIME SAVED.

CUSI Water & Sewer UTility Software

Dec 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Excellent and easy to use product. Customer service is excellent, dependable and personable. Several employees have been at CUSI since we began using the system 9+ years. Highly recommend this product and company.

CBSW Water Billing Software

Dec 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Great product, lots of nice features, software is mostly intuitive - meaning it is easy to use. Many types of standard reports: meter, billing, and financial. Reports that are easy to read and use - therefore functional. This company offers: customized bills, customized letters to customers - this software is accommodating.
I have worked with four other water billing software companies - and this is by far the best I have used.
Implementation manager was great to work with.
The owner of the company extremely accommodating with some of our special needs.
Cons: This is a minor negative and possibly a personal issue for me - I am not a fan of having to set meeting times with the implementation manager to get questions answered. This was during implementation - not once you are live with the product. It seems that implementation managers may be stretched a little thin.
Overall: Extremely happy with the product. My implementation manager went above and beyond to help during the implementation phase of converting to this product. I would like to see the board of trustees at my second job purchase this product. It is that good - and it is that easy to use.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

CBSW plus Karen's attention to detail equals a great success! We appreciate you taking advantage of so many of the features CBSW offers!

Manager

Dec 03, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Product was easy to set up with the help of a customer service rep, and is easy to use. If you have a question or goofed something up customer service always calls you back usually within the hour or two and always before the end of the day. They explain how they fix a problem for you to understand and the manual can be downloaded on your desktop for quick reference.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

It's great fun to deal with staff that work "inside and out"! The overall knowledge of how the entire water system works gives you a definite advantage. We appreciate you!

CUSI Billing

Dec 03, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pro-A good detail based billing program. Easy to enter data and has a good selection of reports available.
Con-The Accounts Receivable and account breakdowns(i.e. payments) are confusing and hard to reconcile.

cusi-cbsw

Dec 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Awesome software, easy to use. tech support is great and fast.

New Customer

Dec 03, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our City is currently still in implementation, so we are not real versed on the software yet. I still never feel like our implementation manager gets frustrated with my sill and or repeated questions.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

CUSI is very excited to welcome City of Lake Winnebago to our family of customers, and it has been a pleasure working with you all!

Water billing works great

Dec 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using CUSI for our water billing for several years. The company is easy to work with and resolves any issues quickly and efficiently. The utility billing software is user friendly and easy to use.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We especially value longtime customers such as you! Thanks for growing with us from the DOS days!

UMS.net

Dec 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The past two years of using this program has been an overall experience of greatness. This software is user friendly and i would highly recommend to any business that wants to get rid of many headaches their current billing software offers. "I know i relieved mine" since making the awesome switch. CUSI strives to listen to their customer needs and offers great customer service.

Excellent Software Company

Nov 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI designed exactly what I needed for my water company billing needs. It was not difficult to learn and their customer support team is outstanding!!! I would highly recommend them!!!

UMS

Nov 27, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: UMS is a very user friendly application that is intuitive to use. I appreciate software that is built on this premise as so many are not.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on November 27, 2013

Jeff, Thank you for the response and for being a loyal CUSI client. Jennifer Perryman Director of Technical Support

CUSI

Nov 25, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Although, our Utility is still in the process of implementing CUSI software. We have been extremely impressed, thus far, with their services and the knowledge and professionalism of our salesperson and implementation manager.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We are extremely happy to be adding Pineville to the CUSI family, and look forward to a long and mutually satisfactory relationship!

Excellent Customer Service

Nov 22, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI customer service is by far the best I have ever come across. There is never a question that they have not answered and they never make me feel dumb. It is like I am always talking to a friend. I love the product and it is very easy to use.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on November 27, 2013

Tina, Thank you for the response and for being a loyal customer. I am proud to hear Technical Support continues to provide the highest level of support. Jennifer Perryman Director of Technical Support

CBSW - CUSI SOFTWARE

Nov 21, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We began using this software in 2007 for residential natural gas services. The software is easy to use and manage. It also can be tailored for specific purposes and needs of our company, which is nice. It also interfaces with payment applications, Automated Reading Software and Web Services, which is a plus. Over the years it has worked well for our company, but we have come across alot of bugs recently. Because of our customization, updates sometimes do cause our company issues. Though tech support is available for assistance, you do get put into a call log. But for the most part, calls are returned the same day and problems/issues are addressed efficiently. If not, higher priority issues are passed on to the appropriate personnel.

CUSI

Nov 21, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My overall review is good.
There are a couple tasks I would like to see changed.
One is being able to leave a customer account open until payment is made, showing them on an outstanding open balance report, but still allowing me to move on with the current customer at the same service ID.

ALWAYS THERE

Nov 21, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CBSW has been providing service to this small district for 6 years now and we receive the same great service as any larger district. Software updates continue to make programs user-friendly and tech support has been excellent.

General Manager

Nov 20, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great Company, Great people, and Great Experience.

ed Castaneda
GM - Orchard Dale Water District

CBSW through CUSI: Consistently meeting our needs

Nov 20, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have loved our experience with CUSI over the last 11 years since deciding to purchase CBSW. They are able to fix problems remotely, and are always very helpful on the phone in diagnosing any issues we run in to. The only drawback is that when you have an issue, you call them to request a call-back. I understand that this is a method that works best for many software support centers. However, sometimes when the question or issue is small/quick, it feels odd to be waiting a couple of hours for a fix. Other than that, we really have been very satisfied with our product. Each of the updates that are provided give helpful shortcuts, without taking away shortcuts or options that we are used to. This ensures that each update transition is smooth and painless. The software integrates well with our other utility equipment, and is compatible with our internal computer network. We look forward to working with Continental for many more years!

Big Park Water

Nov 20, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The customer service is unbeatable.

CUSI for a small water company

Nov 20, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The product is easy to use and contains enought flexibility to be tailored to specific company needs. There are a lot of options on the program that we don't use, which can be confusing at times. The programs is segmented however, so that a person doesn't have to know the entire program to be able to enter payments, for instance.

Back flow

Nov 20, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The product for back flow I am using has all the features I need to keep track of customer back flow testing and back flow information.

Cusi

Nov 19, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this product for water billing for over 5 years. It is easy to use and virtually trouble free. I would have appreciated more follow-up training. I think for the price of tech support - additional training to ensure I am using the program to its fullest would be reasonable. The written manual is somewhat difficult to navigate and tech support always involves a wait for them to call back. I can't imagine how difficult my job would be without CUSI. It is a great timesaver.

CBSW Review

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is simple use and easy to navigate. Our company has numerous integrated systems such as our website which functions "live" and immediately processes and posts customer's payments. CUSI Tech Support is professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I recommend CUSI to any utility seeking to provide their staff AND their customers a convenient, easy to use software.

Review

Nov 19, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I HAVE HAD THIS PROGRAM EVER SINCE WE PUT OUR BILLING ON COMPUTER. I HAVE SEEN
IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS. I LIKE THE PROGRAM AND I HAVE HAD GOOD EXPERIENCES WITH SUPPORT.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

And that was 1993....wow, 20 years!!! We appreciate having you as a customer!

CUSI

Nov 19, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very comprehensive and useful billing system

Village of Palestine

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We would like to thank CUSI for this program and your assistance. We have been very happy with the product and the service. Keep up the good work.

Village of Palestine
Margaret Littlejohn, Utility Clerk
.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

You are a long time valued customer, and we greatly appreciate you!

CUSI

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI has been a great product for our utility. Over the years the company has listened to its customers and made improvements that have enabled us to keep up with "the times". The program is very easy to use and has good "built in" reports. There has been some frustration in tweaking them for a specific purpose but tech help usually can guide you through it.

CBSW / UMS.net

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used CBSW since 1999 and through user group sessions have helped develop the product to fit a wide variety of needs. I would highly recommend this program.

Excellent Software for a Small Utility

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI Software is very user friendly. The interface is well laid out, so I can find my way to what I need to do. There are separate tabs for customer info, billing, payments, etc. What really sets this product apart is the customer service. I rarely have problems, but the 4 or 5 times I have (over the past 8 years), someone quickly assists me. I love the fact that CUSI reps can remotely access my computer (with my permission) and repair the database! I don't know enough about databases to customize reports, which is the only thing I can think to add.

CUSI Utility Billing software

Nov 19, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good product, but many issues with billing. We have not had an issue free billing in a year.

Love it!

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We upgraded in 2007 from an old Unix system to CBSW and couldn't be happier! The implementation team walked us through every step of the change over and were always there to answer any questions we had. We were a little overwhelmed at the amount of automation this software brought to our office. Work orders, normally filled out by hand, are just a click away. Customer paperwork, normally filling many cabinets, are now scanned in and attached to the customers account! We even have a website with a CBSW payment portal! Team CUSI rocks!

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Sherri, thank you for the review. Dade County has been an active customer for several years and we really appreciate your feedback and comments. Thank you for being such a great customer. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

CBSW

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like that the program is user friendly.
CUSI staff are friiendly and promt with responses for support

Great Program

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Just recently began using the Utility Billing Software and must say I am very impressed. Much easier to use than our previous system and includes much more. We are a very small utility but could see this program working great for large systems too. So happy to finally have a program that does what it says it will, and great support along the way.

Very Good Billing System

Nov 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Billing program is very user friendly and if any questions CUSI has the staff to answer and solve ALL problems. Their staff is very knowledgeable and they never make you feel like you've asked a stupid question!! Very kind. I would like a little better ACH; being that what deposits come into our bank, sometimes come in as a group and therefore hard to reconcile, but other than that I'm very well pleased with CUSI.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We are pleased to have you as an important member of our CUSI family!

Overall Great Product

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Fairly simple to navigate, tech support is great - always professional and friendly!

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on November 27, 2013

Tanja, That you for the response and for being a loyal customer. Jennifer Perryman Director of Technical Support

Great Product with Great Customer Service

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great Utility Billing Software. All you will ever want for utility billing is included in this product. Will grow as your utility grows. The customer service we receive is excellent! Always a quick response to any question and a willingness to deliver whatever we need. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to upgrade their system.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful review Connie. I'm glad that CUSI is meeting Pelham's needs so well. We will continue to strive to develop the latest software for you to keep you on the cutting edge. Thank you for being our customer! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Exceptional CUSI Staff

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using UMS for the last 5 years. We struggled a little at first, but the staff at CUSI have and continues to be the best for explaining, trouble shooting, fixing, and helping with any circumstance that we experience. I have never encountered a more friendlier bunch of people than the technical help staff at CUSI. The actual UMS billing software is farely user friendly; some people do however have some difficulties interpreting the billing history page. Other areas of confusion for our customers and staff is explaing the statement layout with previous balance and how adjustments calculate into the new charge total. There are some reports we would like to see some inhancements on such as pulling a certain date range to see how many AMR meters vs Manual Meters we have and to pull a date range to see exactly how many new meters were installed. Training closer to our location or web seminars would be awesome too. We are looking forward to upgrading to 4.0 and continue our working relationship with CUSI/UMS. UMS has its good points and bad points as any product does, but what makes this product outstanding is again, the staff. I have learned so much and became so much clearer on certain situations just by talking to the technical staff at CUSI. KUDO's to Angie, Stephanie, Jennifer, and Rodney for your exceptional customer service. I look forward to the future with each one of you.

CUSI Billing System

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used CUSI since 2001 and it so easy to maneuver through. I have trained many people on how to use this system and they catch one quickly without a lot of problems. The only thing is somedays it runs slow and I have to optimize it, especially before turn offs or billing, whenever I have to run big reports. Except for that I think it is a pretty good system to work with.

Great Software

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great software, easy to use, great customer service & technical service

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate you!

CUSI is user-friendly

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been working with CUSI since May 2010 and have found it easy to navigate around and the technical support has been quick, efficient, and thorough. I appreciate the varied reports that can be run in CUSI and would like to be able to further customize existing reports to tailor them to needs unique and specific to my company. Working with CUSI has been great and I look forward to more options and services...thank you!.

Utilities Database

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have found CUSI an easy database to learn and to teach myself. I do wish that is was easier to go in adjust print lines without having to call a tech though.

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I AM THANKFUL FOR THE PEOPLE AT CUSI FOR ALL THE SUPPORT THEY'VE GIVEN ME OVER THESE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE MODULES WE'LL BE GETTING IN THE FUTURE. I REALLY ENJOYED THE SEMINAR IN SAN ANTONIO.

Great system Overall

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are very pleased with CUSI and would recomend it to anyone. This System allows us to easily track our work orders and easy for our field people to use and understand. Our ladies in the office love using this system also because it so simple to use and look up information.

Great Company, Great Support, Decent Software

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The company itself has been very helpful to our system. I have had to call Technical Support a bit much lately, but Support always seems to address the issue in a timely matter. The software is very user friendly. We have had a few errors & issues the past few months, but the issues have all been solved to date. I believe with a few adjustments to the software, everything would be perfect.

Lots of Options

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: User friendly system and has lots of options available to tailor to you needs.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We're glad to have Ozarks Clean Water as a valued customer!

Customer Service/Tech Support

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: Customer Service & Tech Support always respond almost immediately & Tech Support Reps are very knowledgeable & friendly when assisting with whatever problem I have had.

User Friendly Utility Software

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This software is the easiest to use and navigate. The tech support has a fairly quick response time, and the tech support goes above and beyond to answer and take care of any questions or problems. I would highly recommend this software and company.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

It helps that you are one of our brightest stars! Thanks for your long term support of CBSW and CUSI

Great Product and even better tech support

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros
Ease of Use
Tech Support Staff

Cons
None

Highly recommend this to anyone looking for billing software

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Ron, thank you for the review and for being a user of CBSW for so long. We look forward to continuing to work with you as you grow and as technology changes. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Utility Billing Ease

Nov 18, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI's overall system is a decent program for water and sewer billing process. It would be nice to see the conversion of reports from the system to excel to show exactly what you need. Also, it would be easier to follow history of customers on accounts if the "location History" would show balances owing on individual accounts and if the accounts were in date order of occupancy.
Good program, but could use a few tweeks for my use.

GREAT SERVICE

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: GREAT JOB IN SERVICE

CUSI/Village of Millersburg

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is a great software. We are a Village of 3,025 people and the software meets our needs. Cusi has always been great at customer service and technical support is outstanding.

Several years ago, CUSI would have user meetings and I would go to the meetings. They seemed to schedule them at our busy time and I wasn't able to go. I did learn a lot at the user meetings and wish they would have them again.

Overall CUSI is a great company and the software more that meets the needs of the Village.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate you! Hope you can attend one of our regional user group meetings in the future, they just keep getting better!

Great Tech Support

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love the ease of using the CUSI utility billing and the fact that the reports that I need are available. Whenever we call with a question, we have received prompt return calls and the tech staff take the time to explain what happened and if it is something that we can correct on our end, they will walk us thru' the steps. Usually when someone gets you as a customer, they don't care to be there to support you any longer but CUSI continues to give great tech support and training sessions for additional learning opportunity.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

You are a very special customer and we appreciate that you have taken advantage of so many of the opportunities for additional learning that we offer!

MoArk Water Company

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have no complaints on the billing program or the customer service. Every tech support technician has been very professional in their customer service and knowledge. If I had a complaint there is only one. The cost for web portal, processing credit cards, etc. is extremely high, especially for the very small water districts of 1000 connections or less.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate your kind comments, and still hope to find a way to get you set up with the web portal in the future!

CBSW Review

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been a customer for about 15 years. CBSW is the core of my business. Without it we would never have been as successful as we are. We ahve all the technical capabilities of much more expensive systems and we get support that solves our problems quickly when we need it.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for being a CUSI customer for so long, Orrin! You have always provided great feedback and enhancement requests that have helped us grow our product to what it is today. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Good for the price

Nov 18, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A good program, easy to use & very accurate. However, the lack of being able to export a report as it is seen is bothersome. Only the WHOLE raw data gets exported necessitating multiple sorts, subtotals, etc. to obtain certain results.

Great Product

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI billing for Utilities is a great program. Easy to learn, easy to use. Over 200 different types of reports! Love the ACH feature, use it every month. I cannot live without the Custom Operations Summary. One draw-back, you cannot cut and paste with MS-Word...

City of Paris review

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Well satisfied with the service

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

It's already been 3 years that Paris has been with us, and we appreciate your business! Hope you may take advantage of our "refresher" training courses or Regional User Group meetings in 2014!

Ease of use

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love the company and the software. The only downfall is when you call for tech support and have to be put on a call list for someone to call you back with help.
We typically are in need of our system 24/7 and the time we have to sit without it can be a burden. We would like tech support immediately.

Great Program for our small company.

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a simple program to use and billing is easy to do. Would like to be able to talk to someone immediately instead of waiting for a call back.

CUSI tech support

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The CUSI technical support staff is always friendly & answers our questions and concerns. I would like them to answer questions at the time of our call rather than having us wait for a call back.

Billing

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Very easy to use and to get around in.
Cons: Sometime it takes them awhile to get back when I have a problem. It is a lot better than it was years ago.
Overall: Top of the line on the Billing and works good tying in with our meter reading software. I have overall been very happy with the system.

UMS Product Review

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: UMS is a very flexible and robust software package. We are very pleased with it's stability and performance.

The product is great as well as the technical support

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Cusi is a great system and the support is great as well. My only suggestion is an updated manual.

Customer Service

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is a great billing system I would recommend it to any small utility system it is overall a program that can be used by any one. CUSI does updates often to make the program easier to use by the average person. I have talked to many of the Tech support personal, all have been very nice and helpful.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate all the great staff at Village of Cuba, you are a pleasure to work with!

Excellent company

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Software is reliable and easy to use, customer support is great.
Only drawback is that you have to leave a number and they will call you back. They will however typically call back within a couple of hours at the most. They have been able to assist us with any issues we have encountered in the past.

Great functionality, great service

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great system and awesome staff to work with! User friendly modules with logical user order of processes. And if your company has specific or out of the ordinary billing needs, the tech's listen and come up with solutions that makes sense.

Professional bottom to top.

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This company has been around for awhile and knows what it's doing.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thanks, and we are very happy to have you as a new member of the CUSI family!

User friendly Software backed by Outstanding Customer Service

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: With very little training I was able to begin using CUSI effectively and without frustration. When the system poses a challenge the Technical Support Staff is quick to respond and guide me through it; even making me a priority on billing days or read days! I have been unsuccessful in modifying a report (letter) that is produced for my late customers but have not been interested in paying for the modification; even so I have been able to use the letter currently in the system with satisfaction. Updates occur without interruption and there is a sense of confidence when sharing the information with a customer. I have recommended CUSI to other Cities and will continue to do so.

Good Customer Service.

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use, some working on program is confusing. Customer service is great once you get them. Call back time could greatly be improved.

UMS REview

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: An all around good utility billing system with well trained tech support.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for being a CUSI customer for so many years. Your feedback and comments have been outstanding and we really appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you again soon. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Simple and easy for anyone to Learn

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is very user friendly. Information is easy to access and plenty of helpful reports available. I would like to see training session for software updates offered in my area.

CBSW is great

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this software. If we have any issues they get resolved quickly. The software is user friendly even though it is a complex system with lots of bells and whistles.

UMS Review

Nov 18, 2013
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Since we are using an older version of UMS, most of our issues may be remedied with our upgrade that is set to take place soon. The program, for the most part, does what we need it to do, but I'm sure there are more capabilities than we are aware of. CUSI's support team does an ok job with addressing our issues, but there are times when we have to send a follow up email when something is time sensitive. Their response time has gotten much better in the past few months, however. I do see that a lot of the issues we are having are upgrade/enhancement topics so I praise them for that!

We are hopeful that we are able to continue to grow with CUSI as our relationship is a learning experience for the both of us.

Wonderful

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great support staff, sales , trainers, and tech support all do a wonderful job. Only negative for me is the time difference, which makes it difficult at times for tech support to contact us

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

We appreciate having LRBOI as a customer!

UMS/CUSI

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: UMS program is easy to use , but setting up new customers is cumbersome. Would like to see fewer steps. Overall love the CUSI support staff, they are very friendly and ready to help when issues arise!

Software and customer service satisfaction

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've found this software very user friendly and the tech support is above my expectations. Their knowledge of the product is top notch. Issues are always resolved immediately. My job has become so much easier since using CUSI.

Love the people!

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: LOVE THE PEOPLE! THEY ARE GREAT TO WORK WITH. HAVE HAD SOME BUGS, BUT USUALLY CAN WORK THROUGH THEM.

CBSW

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CBSW is easy to learn and a flexible software that meets our billing requirements at a reasonable cost. Technical support/Implementation personnel are knowedgable, patient and provide an excellant level of customer support. We are a small utility but bill Electric, gas, and water/sewer customers and CBSW has met all our billing requirements. The only thing I would like to see added would be a cancel/rebill capability.

Great Software

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using CBSW for about 5 years now and are extremely satisfied with the software and the support behind it, as well! The technical support is always there when we need them, which thankfully has been very few and far between! It has made it easier to do my job, with greater accuracy and speed! Would highly recommend this product to anyone seeking Municipal Billing Software!

CBSW

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: For over ten years we have used the CBSW Software and have greatly improved our small utiolity operations. There were some typical adjustments that were overcome and over all we are very pleased with what the ststem gives us for tools to work with.

Good Product

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It Is easy to use. When I call with a problem, which is rare, I am helped and the problem is resolved.

Hands Down the Best in the Business!

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Software is easy to use, learn and navigate. The support staff is quick, thorough and very knowledgeable! Upgrades are based on user feedback and suggestions. Couldnt ask for better software.

Water Billing Software is fantastic......

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI (CBSW) is a fantastic company! Implementation personnel (Richard) is the greatest, answers all questions quickly and is very patient. Training was fantastic. This CUSI (CBSW)water billing system is very friendly to use. Love this program and would recommend to anyone.

I only have Pros to say about this software and company.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Cindy, CUSI is glad to have Cedarville and you as a customer!

Great product--difficult to use

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI has a great product, but it is difficult to use and maintain. It is not designed to be maintained by bookkeepers--one needs more technical expertise. the step up from QuickBooks to CUSI is huge. Customer support is usually good, but it would b better if the software was easier to use and not having to rely on customer service.

UMS

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: great support, easy to use, accurate data

Great Experience

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Software is intuitive and easy to use. Some items are a bit "buried", but once you get comfortable with the logic of the system, it's pretty easy to find what you are after. Great people to work with--friendly and knowledgeable.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for the kind words, Jeff. We look forward to working with you as you continue to grow with our software. Hopefully we will see you at the next Users Group! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Very User Friendly

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really like this program, it offers a lot more then our previous program, our accountant highly recommends this for financial records.

Great Program

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great for our Utilities

Good Product

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a small gas utility company and this software works for our needs. There are some issues with the customer rate classification history that could use some improvement. Once a rate classification changes the history for the customer changes as well so when you pull reports at a later date the information is not correct.

CUSI

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this software. So easy and so complete!

CUSI

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The system has saved me a tremendous amount of time in my job - before we started using it, I was writing out 300+ water bills by hand each month which took me about 2days straight. Now it takes me about 30min start to finish to print and send all the bills. I also love that we can look up customers so easily (as opposed to flipping through 7 leger books trying to find a persons account). The customer service is great, very friendly (the person I worked w/ was awesome, anyway).
My only complaint is that the software itself times out and takes a couple minutes to wake back up and there are some glitches (that could very well be from the user (me) and not the software.
All in all, it's been a great time saver and has helped streamline things in our little town.

I highly recommend this company

Nov 18, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have always had a good experience working with CUSI. IF I have run into a problem, technical support has fixed the issue in a very timely matter.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for being a great customer, Dawn! You've been with us a long time and we look forward to working with you for many more years! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Accounts Receivable

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use CUSI for my water/sewer/trash billing. I have had nothing but EXCELLENT service. The software is easy to use and Customer Service is remarkable! Thank you!

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thank you for being a customer for so many years. We look forward to serving you for many more! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

UMS. The fulture

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: UMS has many interesting ways to do billing accounts and to making it easier to move on to the next one. I would like to take less steps to get what I want to accomplish. For the overall reveal is very good. A lot of exspectations for the fulture.

CUSI rocks!

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great utility system program overall..User friendly and Cusi listens to our needs and concerns. When we have an issue or have questions, tech support staff handles our concerns in timely manner. Looking forward to growing with the program and the upcoming features..

very exciting

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great product. Excellent support and strives to please.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thanks Joann! You've been a wonderful customer for us, always providing feedback and participating in User Groups. Can't wait to see you again soon. - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Good, but needs improvement

Oct 16, 2013
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This software seems to work very well for utility companies; however, needs some revamping for sub metering companies to make use of the software easier. Some functionality issues, but overall billing is accurate and straight forward. Customer service doesn't always get back to us as soon as we need them to, but they try to solve our issues the best they can. We are still in version three, but we are hopeful that if/when we are able to upgrade, our functionality issues can be solved.

UMS Users Conference

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Love the yearly Users Conference! It's a great tool to get an update on all the newest technology and features. It is nice that they take input from the actual everyday users for system enhancements.

Great Company to Work With

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments:
Program is easy to navigate, clear, and works well with other softwares. It considerably shortens the amount of time to process and print bills for your customers. Customer service responds very quickly and help resolve issues in a short amount of time.

UMS

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: UMS is always improving thier software and takes our requests and concerns as a customer seriously and implements those suggestions.

The answer to Utility Billing Software!

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: It's the total "wish list" with all of the bells and whistles. Everything I was searching for in billing software, I found with CUSI. Their UMS product is the most advanced software I found while searching for a year and a half, doing demo after demo and visiting other utility companies. I love the fact that they listen to their clients needs and strive to stay ahead, while delivering the whole time.

Cons: So far there are none.

Overall: I couldn't be more satisfied and I'm looking forward to the future to see where they take us.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

The only reason our software is so advanced is BECAUSE we listen to our users - and they tell us exactly what they want and don't want. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with you all for many, many years! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Best Utility Billing System

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have worked with CUSI since 2004 and would not even consider working with any other company. UMS.net provides all the tools you need to manage a modern utility and CUSI is constantly improving their software to take advantage of new technologies. Integrations with third-party systems such as Interactive Voice Response and Work Order & Asset Management solutions give you advanced capabilities that decrease operating costs , increase revenue, and improve customer service.

Great software

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Ums is a great program! Great customer support and easy to use. Very open to user requests.

The answer for Utility Biliing Software!

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's the whole "wish list" containing all of the bells and whistles. Everything I was searching for in utility billing software, I found at CUSI. Their UMS product was the most advanced billing software I discovered while visiting other utility companies and doing demo after demo, for a time span of a year and a half. I love the fact that they listen to their clients needs and that they strive to stay ahead, while delivering the whole time.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

The only reason our software is so advanced is BECAUSE we listen to our users - and they tell us exactly what they want and don't want. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with you all for many, many years! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Great product! It is designed with the needs of the customer and utility company in mind.

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CUSI is one of the few products that gives the customer more assess to their account which in turn allows the management to better utilize their staff.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on December 04, 2013

Thanks for the review Ken. I'm glad that CUSI is working out well for you. We look forward to making you succesful for years to come! - Nathan Gastineau, Director of Southern Sales

Web portal

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall .....software is pretty easy ....I'm am not impressed with the CWP ....and neither are our customers ....it is not user friendly....lots of error with payments not posted or multiply postings . Payments may post in usaepay but not ums. However I realize fixing this problem is in the works but very frustrating in the process.

Finance director

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros- UMS.net has a great deal of data available for reporting purposes. The application has been made to load much faster than in the past.

The staff has typically always been very helpful and dedicated to good service.

Cons- new version installation has been an issue in the past. Many times, the time commitment to new version installation is prohibitive. The deletion of functionality without prior notification has happened as well.

Overall - overall UMS.net is a good product and it is clear that the CUSI staff is dedicated to providing enhancements that will help make the end user's duties more efficient and easier to perform.

Awesome

Oct 16, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great product. It has transformed the way we do business. We love the customer support and the continuing innovations.

Vendor Response

by Continental Utility Solutions on November 27, 2013

Ron, Thank you for the feedback. It¿s great to see all the efficiencies brought to Pelham through the products and services offered by CUSI. Jennifer Perryman Director of Technical Support

Absolutely the best!

Dec 13, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I looked at 3 different software companies before deciding on CUSI and I couldn't be more satisfied with this software. It is easy to use and meets all of our needs. One of my deciding factors was the CUSI staff from Sales to Implementation to Tech Support. Rich, Steve, and the Tech support team are always there for me and have never not had an answer to my questions. They are so professional and always offered several different solutions that I could choose to fit my needs. We went through the implementation and then two months later we went to digital meters and they were there for me through every step. This is quality software backed by the integrity of an awesome staff. If you get a chance to work with the staff at CUSI, don't hesitate.

Cons: There are no cons that I can think of.

Overall: I was never dissatisfied with CUSI in any way. They simply are the best and the easiest to work with throughout the entire process and they are still there for me. You can't go wrong working with the integrity of this company.

A great program with great tech support

Mar 03, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I set up the program while undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer. The tech support was so great. They made the set up easy and had so much patience with me during my training. Caring, very informed tech support staff that take the time to be sure all the questions are answered and in a very timely fashion. So many reports available already but they can set up special reports to fit your needs.

Cons: After all this time in use, I can not think of any cons to this program and the staff. I wish more companies would trade their tech support to be like CUSI tech supporters-there when you need them and they never make you feel that you are a bother to them. They look at a problem as a chance to work with you to resolve the issue.

Overall: Great. I looked at several programs before I decided on this one and I have not regretted this choice.

IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!!!

Mar 02, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Our water district is eleven years young. After demonstrations from two other software providers, it was clear that CUSI was the group to go with! In the early days of implementation, customer and service/account set up, we were put at ease and led through the various functions of the software by a very friendly and competent technical support staff. We remember fondly Marvin, Jonathan, Jennifer and especially Lori, (the real-live receptionist) who recognized my voice before I could even say what company I was with. The CUSI tech support has always been courteous and exceptional while showing a good sense of humor by entertaining my somewhat quirky sense of humor.
We have been approached by software companies wanting to lure us away from our happy home with CUSI but there has never been a reason to even read their literature. As the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don fix it!"

Cons: We really have had no bad experience with the software or the tech support group. Although that "date sensitive" thing was hard to accept in the beginning!

Overall: We highly recommend CUSI to any utility company looking to streamline their billing system.

Office Manager

Feb 23, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Cutting Edge, user friendly, multiple reports, great customer history. Staff is very knowledgeable and has a quick response time. Constant upgrades and updates.

Cons: None at this time.

Overall: Great program.

billing clerk

Feb 16, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: This program is such a great improvement over our previous program. There are not enough good words to say. The great customer support is there from day one, they will walk you through EACH and EVERY step to get you started, then if you should need continued help, they are just a quick call away. But it doesn't stop there - Customer support will call you every week over the first couple of monthes just to see if you have questions or problems they can walk you through.
This program has made a huge difference in the way we process our billing. It is very easy to use and has so many functions that you truely do not have to do anything - the program does it all for you. The reports that this program can generate is amazing, I have yet to find something that I couldn't make into a report.

Cons: At this time I can not think of anything.

Overall: I recommend this program to any utilities business - although we are a small community, I feel that this program can handle much more than we use it for.

Great Product

Feb 16, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The software is easy to use; the company is excellent in its implementation; tech support is great - the response time is excellent; and there is not enough this company can do for it's patrons.

Cons: AT this point in time I have no cons to report.

Overall: I would highly recommend this company.

Village Clerk/Treasurer

Feb 15, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very easy to use.

Cons: I really do not have any negative points on this program.

Overall: This is a very good program. It is easy to use & gives you the ability to obtain all the necessary information to do billing for your company. You do not have to be "gifted" in computer technology to navigate the program. I like it very much!