You might hate paying the electric bill, but National
Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) doesn't. The cooperative
provides billing software and data processing services to more than
650 telephone companies, electric co-ops, and other public power
entities in 47 states, Canada, and one US territory (Palau). Its
iVUE software automates administrative and operational functions
related to accounting, e-commerce, billing, customer service, and
engineering. It also provides such services as automated mailroom
support, technical support, and meeting facilities rental. As a
co-op, NISC is led by an executive committee made up of
representatives from participating electricity and
NISC has offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Lake Saint Louis,
Missouri; Mandan, North Dakota; and Shawano, Wisconsin.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2011 the company added its Cedar Rapids office through the
purchase of Quintrex Data Systems Corp., another billing software
company. Quintrex served 60 small market and rural telecom
companies in 20 states and Canada. The Wisconsin office came in
2010 when NISC bought Computer Systems LLC, a data processing co-op
with about 50 telecom customers.
NISC formed in 2000 from the merger of the Central Area Data
Processing Cooperative and the North Central Data Cooperative.
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