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Smart Utility Systems

November 10, 2015 15:11 ET

Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Program Announces Winners; Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®) Receives Top Recognition

SCM® From Smart Utility Systems (SUS) Recognized for Leadership in "Customer Engagement" Category; Also Takes "Best in Show" Honors

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®) -- the award-winning, single integrated digital solution enabling utility companies to establish superior customer engagement, announced today that it has been recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News. SCM® received top honors in the "Customer Engagement" category, as well as an overall award of "Best in Show: Most Innovative."

Smart Utility Systems chairman and CEO, Deepak Garg, could not be more thrilled or honored about the prestigious wins: "Since SCM's beginnings in 2011, our aim has always been to create a better solution for utilities and consumers to provide a convenient and efficient, state-of-the-art pathway for communication, problem-solving, bill pay and accurate usage monitoring. All of us at SCM are extremely proud to be recognized by the industry as innovative designers who look out for the invaluable customer, deserving of high quality service from heavily-relied upon water, gas and electricity providers."

No stranger to award wins, this incredibly innovative digital platform from Smart Utility Systems (SUS), successfully beat out some of the industry's top players in the highly coveted "Customer Engagement" category, only further proving its relevance and necessity in today's market. SCM® is also one of only three participating companies to take home a "Best in Show" distinction, and one of only two contenders to garner two separate honors. With this latest slew of accolades under its belt, SCM is poised to continue as a recognized industry disruptor -- highly sought after by progressive utilities and demanding consumers alike.

Winners of these incredibly prestigious awards were carefully selected by an exclusive panel of discerning judges which included: Dr. Steven Pratt, chief technology officer, CenterPoint Energy; Jason Handley, director of smart grid emerging technology and operations, Duke Energy; Joe Solari, director of IT smart grid technologies, Ameren Corporation; Joseph Svachula, vice president of smart grid and technology, Commonwealth Edison; Laney Brown, director of smart grid initiatives, Iberdrola USA; Lisa Davidson, director of customer programs, San Diego Gas & Electric; and Elizabeth Murphy, vice president, external affairs, PECO.

Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments, and end-user customer experience.

About Smart Customer Mobile: Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®) from Smart Utility Systems (SUS) -- a leading provider of cloud-based solutions focused on customer engagement and operational efficiency through mobile and analytics technologies -- is an award-winning, single integrated platform that enables utility companies to establish real-time, two-way communication with customers. Providing easy web-based access anytime, anywhere from devices including tablets, smart phones and desktop computers, SCM increases customer satisfaction and utility profitability, offering convenience and control with cutting-edge analytics and user-friendly modules to simplify processes and drive efficiency.

A certified integrator with dozens of utility Customer Information Systems (CIS), SCM is the leading customer mobile and portal platform providing true value to utilities and energy companies for their present and future smart grid investments while contributing to a healthier, happier planet. For more information, visit www.smartusys.com.

About Smart Utility Systems: Smart Utility Systems (SUS) is the leading provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for customer engagement, workforce mobility, and big data intelligence and analytics to the energy, water and gas utility sectors. Rapid deployment solutions integrate seamlessly to reduce costs and complexity, enabling clients to reduce operational and IT costs. SUS is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.smartusys.com or call (909) 217-3344 or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.

To learn more about Smart Utility Systems and Smart Customer Mobile, visit www.smartusys.com

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