The UPM Ecosystem
Utility Process Management (UPM) is a truly unified, fully-integrated suite of products and services from United Systems.
Get everything you need from the only service provider that combines meter reads, payment processing, online account access, managed IT, and more in one ecosystem.
Maximize efficiency and effectiveness
OPTIMIZE YOUR UTILITY OPERATIONS WITH OUR ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION
Integrated systems reduce work for you and improve service for your customers. Utility Process Management (UPM) is the only system combining all the essential programs your utility needs, including automated meter reads, payment processing, online customer account access, managed IT and networking, and much more!
No other provider offers this interconnectivity. Never again struggle with managing disjointed systems or coordinating your utility operations across multiple providers: UPM handles it all!
Components of the UPM Ecosystem
Our streamlined and easy-to-use Alliance™ G5 software is your complete utility billing and customer service solution! Manage customer accounts, meters and endpoints, enter transaction information, and variety of tools to make your utility operations easier and more convenient.
Customer Web Portal
Provide your customers with a modern, simplified web portal with advanced features! Your customers can sign up for or stop services online, manage their account information, and view information about service usage or previous payment activity. Customers can also pay online manually or automatically with autopayments.
Obtain the latest in meter technology, leak detection, and analytics with industry-leading AMI/AMR system providers! Get meter readings quickly and easily, detect issues as soon as they start, and view information about your entire system.
Printing & Mailing
Cut costs and save time with our outsourced billing service! For those customers slow to adopt autopay and paperless billing, UPM handles the entire invoicing process for you. This includes printing bills and delinquent notices, mail processing, and postage so you never again have to worry about getting bills or notices out on time!
Reduce time spent on calls and in-person visits with remote and automated payment options, which include online bill pay, autopayment, text-to-pay, Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR), and bank drafts. We also offer various point-of-sale options for those still wanting to make payments in person.
Our field service desktop module and Mobile Field Service (MFS) app ensures office staff can easily deploy orders to workers in the field. Our simple-to-use, best-in-class MFS app interfaces seamlessly with the desktop module for easy communication, built-in job costing and inventory management.
Our managed IT team ensures your network avoids interruptions and exceeds ever-evolving security standards and requirements. Never again worry about issues like ransomware or lost data; our proactive approach prevents problems before they start, ensuring your utility recovers quickly after a disaster.
Streamline and automate core billing and meter reading processes, such as bank drafts and penalties, and customize and schedule tasks specifically for your utility. With UPM automations, key processes can require little or no manual interaction from office workers.
Solve problems unique to utility operations
A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COLLECTION OF SOLUTIONS
Make core tasks like meter reading, billing, and payment collection a breeze! Based on over forty years of industry experience, our integrated solutions eliminate unnecessary work to maximize your efficiency by automating and streamlining every process possible.
With UPM, your utility can simplify processes by removing repetitive, tedious tasks and enhance the customer experience. Using our solutions, you can focus your valuable attention on solving outliers and issues and on helping your customers.
Automate Core Billing Tasks
Reduce Truck Rolls
Lessen Manual Data Entry
Detect Leaks More Quickly
Get Notified for Rapid Action on Time-Sensitive Problems
Decrease Walk-In & Mail-In Payments
Cut Call Frequency
Gain Greater Office Efficiency
Enhance Service Delivery
Improve Processing Accuracy
Increase Meter Reading Speed & Accuracy
Schedule Processes in Advance
Streamline Utility Billing
Reduce Labor Expenses
Consolidate IT Spending
Modernize Customer Payments
Increase On-Time Payments
Improve AR Management
Reduce Capital Expenditures
Avoid Sunk Costs in IT Salaries, Benefits, Insurance, & Office Upkeep
Avoid Lost Payments
Accelerate Cash Flows
Eliminate Flat Service Rates & Estimates
IT & Security Benefits
Deploy Expanded IT Support & Security
Improve Payment Security
Reduce & Deter Meter Theft
Reduce Third-Party Vendors & Legacy Applications
Reduce Risk & Cost
Your Potential Efficiency & Effectiveness Gains
30% Increase in On-Time Payments
Utilizing UPM’s paperless billing, online bill pay, text-to-pay, and autopay options.
75% Increase in Automated Billing Tasks
Seamlessly execute the majority of core billing processes.
50% Increase in Meter Read Accuracy
Eliminate manual meter readers with an AMI/AMR system.
25% Decrease in Phone Calls
With remote and automated payment options, web portal, and instant notifications.
50% Decrease in Mail & Walk-In Payments
With more payment activity and information funneled through the web portal.
40% Decrease in Truck Rolls
As on-time payments increase and schedules are fine-tuned.
Schedule a Call with United Systems Today
When you have the right tools to do the job, everybody wins — especially your customers. Unlock your utility’s potential, reduce or eliminate pain points for your staff, and dramatically increase operating efficiency. Fill out our contact form or call 800.455.3293 to learn more about our suite of integrated solutions.