Austin Water Selects WaterSmart – a VertexOne Brand to Launch Water Analytics and Customer Engagement Program

Austin, TX – July 13, 2020 — Austin Water selected WaterSmart – a VertexOne Brand to provide customers with an easy-to-use online and mobile Customer Portal. This program is a complement to Austin Water’s water meter network upgrade to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), known as My ATX Water. WaterSmart’s platform will give the utility and its 1 million residents powerful new capabilities, including notifications for possible leaks and high bills, and more detailed consumption analytics to help the city manage resources more effectively.

“Austin Water prides itself on finding innovative ways to better serve our customers and we are excited to make this service available so our customers can experience the full benefits of our investment in AMI,” said Chris Stewart, Chief Information Officer. Austin Water, which has been a trusted and reliable water provider to the city of Austin for over 100 years, is the latest of over 150 … see more

VertexOne Acquires WaterSmart to Expand its SaaS Leadership Position in the Utility Market

Richardson, TX – May 6, 2020 — VertexOne, a leading provider of enhanced SaaS solutions to the utility industry, announced today it has completed the acquisition of WaterSmart Software, a pioneer in the use of behavioral customer engagement and analytics to drive conservation in the water utility industry, with functionality that is directly applicable to both the electric and gas markets as well.

The acquisition of WaterSmart supports VertexOne’s ongoing strategy of providing its’ utility customers with a complete set of SaaS applications and enhanced services to facilitate critical asset-to-cash business processes. With this acquisition, VertexOne now serves nearly 200 water, electric and gas utilities and 17 million end customers, making it the largest provider of 100% SaaS based software solutions to the North American Utility industry.

“We are excited to welcome WaterSmart and its customers to the VertexOne family. We look forward to expanding upon the great foundation … see more

Master Meter and WaterSmart Software Collaborate to Offer Utility Customer Engagement & Data Analytics Platform

Mansfield, Texas – March 31, 2020 – Master Meter, Inc., a leading water management solutions provider dedicated to working with public utilities, and WaterSmart Software, the technology pioneer of behavioral customer engagement solutions that save water and money, are excited to announce the formation of a strategic partnership. This collaboration will expand Master Meter’s water management solution portfolio in the United States to include WaterSmart’s innovative consumer engagement technology.

The collaboration between Master Meter and WaterSmart delivers actionable data insights to utility staff that helps reduce real costs related to serving customers while at the same time improving the experience and satisfaction of their customers. Consumers can now track hourly and daily water usage, self-identify and resolve leaks, understand where water is used, compare their use to similar customers, view and pay their bill, and set water use and bill alerts. Utility personnel are provided with automated data analysis … see more

WaterSmart Software Ranked #10 on TalentDesk’s Best Small Companies in Austin, Texas 2019 List

Austin, TX – August 9, 2019 – TalentDesk, a job board offering extensive resources for jobseekers, has just announced the 2019 Best Companies to Work For rankings and WaterSmart Software is thrilled to have found itself at number 10 on the Best Small Companies in Austin, Texas list

The rankings cover thousands of job titles and locations. Multiple sources of quality were taken into consideration when determining proprietary company scores, including Glassdoor and the Better Business Bureau. Company scores reflect high levels of employee satisfaction in the workplace, including factors such as work-life balance and compensation. Out of over 22,000 companies, about 8,000 made the cut.

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WaterSmart opened its first working space in Austin in 2015. Since then, we have continued to develop our local team, have grown into a larger working space, and hosted the entire team for a training

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WaterSmart Software Unleashes New Benchmark Analytics Solution with Performance WaterMark

San Francisco, CA – March 28, 2019 – With more than 4 million meters under management across over 120 water utility partners, WaterSmart Software, the self-service and customer engagement platform leader for the water industry, has unprecedented access to benchmark analytics data unavailable anywhere else in the water utility sector.

With striking regularity, water utility managers have requested information on how their utility performs across a variety of operational, financial, and customer service dimensions compared with other suppliers. In response to this demand, WaterSmart has just unleashed a powerful new data benchmarking solution known as Performance WaterMark

WaterSmart anonymously aggregates key performance data and presents water managers with an easy-to-understand performance score. This distinctive benchmarking solution offers normalized results and detailed roll-up summaries across important indicators including:

  • Meter Data Quality
  • Payment Performance
  • Revenue Stability
  • Ebilling Adoption
  • Customer Digital Transformation
  • Customer Sentiment

Utility executives now have real-time access to critical … see more

WaterSmart Software named to the 2019 GovTech 100 list

San Francisco, CA – March 8, 2019 – WaterSmart Software, the best-in-class self-service and customer engagement platform provider for water utilities and municipalities, has been selected as a GovTech 100 company for 2019.

This annual list is published by Government Technology magazine, a division of e.Republic Inc., and recognizes 100 companies focused on making a difference in state and local government agencies across the United States. This is the second time that WaterSmart has been honored with this selection.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to work with municipalities across the country, supporting them through digital transformations as they manage the world’s most precious resource,” says WaterSmart CEO Kevin Kern. “The WaterSmart mission is to change the way the world uses water by delivering world-class software and providing superior customer support to water utilities and municipalities.”

WaterSmart began with a handful of proactive municipalities leading the … see more

WaterSmart Software Launches Integration-as-a-Service Offering to Unlock Data Insights for Water Suppliers

San Francisco, CA – February 14, 2019 – WaterSmart Software, the self-service and customer engagement platform leader for the water utility industry, today announced the introduction of an innovative new service offering known as Integration-as-a-Service (IaaS). 

Water utilities make substantial investments in data systems that run their operations. Unfortunately these systems often don’t share information, creating data silos that leave various departments without a holistic view of operations or customer behavior. Integrating these disparate data systems is critical to generating actionable insights that can drive down costs and improve operational efficiency.

The WaterSmart self-service platform sits on top of existing utility systems including meter management, customer information, enterprise resource planning, work order management, rebate tracking, SCADA, and others. Leveraging standardized integration protocols, WaterSmart’s IaaS offers bi-directional data exchanges between previously siloed systems, resulting in vastly improved cross-system data insights, increased service reliability, and seamless, cross-departmental communication exchange. 

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City of Waco Partners with WaterSmart Software to Unlock Power of Smart Meters with Customer Self-Service and Engagement Platform

San Francisco, CA – The city of Waco, Texas today announced a new partnership with WaterSmart Software to deploy a next-generation self-service and customer engagement platform for the staff and end-use customers of the city. On the heels of a recent announcement to deploy smart meters and analytics to improve operational efficiency, the WaterSmart Software-as-a-Service platform gives the city and residents powerful new capabilities including irregular water-use notifications, a high bill explanation module, and the industry’s first leak resolution system. Customers also have access to bill information and extensive, personalized water use analytics to help them manage their water spend more effectively.

In addition to providing detailed information on billing and leak, customers can now easily self-serve around many manual processes including starting and stopping service, requesting field staff support, applying for rebates or customer assistance programs, or reporting water waste. These previously manual, paper-driven process are now digitized through … see more

WaterSmart Flows Through 100th Global Utility Partner

WaterSmart Software, the best-in-class customer self-service and data analytics platform provider for water utilities, announced the milestone of 100 utility partners across the United States and the United Kingdom

First Bill Explainer System for Water Customers Announced by WaterSmart Software

WaterSmart Software, the innovative pioneer of Total Customer Engagement solutions for water utilities, today announced the introduction of the industry's first Bill Explainer system for end-use customers.