…as in Customer information System for Utilities…
CS-4U is an easy-to-use yet powerful customer and invoicing system for utilities (water, electricity mainly). It allows utilities to conveniently produce regular invoices based on on-site meter reading and to manage payment, contract lifecycle, tariff and all related information.
This solution has been developed initialy for a utility in East-Timor, therefore, a lot ofspecificities of low GPD countries havw been taken into consideration (you can read more about CS4U background).
The data model is based on years of experiences in utilities, still keeping data simple and very easily extendable.
CS-4U provides a user management system based on permissions which allows you to easily give access rights to any part of the system and make sure that the right person can access the right part of the system.
CS-4U has been developed with multi-services and multi-utilities at its core, meaning that one system can manage e.g. water and electricity services at the same time either in a shared environment or a secure area for each utility.
- Multi-services (electricity, water…) and multi-utilities support,
- Management of customers, contracts, invoices, receipts and readings,
- Regular cycle for: readingsheet production, manual reading input, invoice
- generation and printing and invoice payment,
- Contract lifecycle: new contract, change of owner, change of meter, termination of
- Standards reports and charts,
- Multi-languages support,
- Access secure to the system and end-users permissions management,
- Easy to use due to its web browser intuitive interface.
With its flexibility, CS-4U is easily adaptable and customizable for any utility requirements. It has been developed based on open format, best practices and open technologies which make it a robust and an easy to maintain solution.
Standard reports are provided out-of-the-box to cover most of the management needs in order to understand the growth of the customer base and follow-up of any standards problems.
You can download the CS-4U Factsheet.
I have put a demo with some limited access. This demo includes fake data (particularly names generated by the fantastic Star War random name generator) and this is not the latest version but very close to it. Access the live demo (username: demo, password: demo)
More importantly: CS-4U is a FOSS under GPL license v2. Actually, the source code is not yet published but I’ll eventually do it, as soon as I can find some time to make it available in a convenient way and if I find people interested to setup a team with me to go further in its development.