Vectren to implement latest version of SCT Banner Advantage CIS


MALVERN, Pa. July 5, 2002 — SCT announced recently Vectren Corp.’s commitment to utilize SCT’s newest product to enhance customer service to over 300,000 gas customers in the Dayton, Ohio area.

SCT’s most recent version of Banner Advantage CIS will assist Vectren as it unbundles the commodity and delivery services and offers its customers the option of picking a new gas supplier. The solution is expected to go live this winter.

With Banner Advantage CIS, Vectren will be able to exchange critical customer choice enrollment and billing information electronically with gas suppliers. This utility-specific CRM functionality coupled with SCT EnerLink billing functionality will give Vectren the ability to perform complex supplier billing and settlement functions while maintaining customer relationships.

“Vectren’s goal is to implement technology that ensures a successful choice program for our Ohio customers,” said Chip Gill, director of business applications at Vectren. “Vectren has made a significant resource investment to implement a choice program, and we are confident that Banner Advantage CIS will withstand the diverse system requirements needed. We are happy to work with SCT to deliver customer choice to Ohio customers.”

“Our solutions are designed to keep our clients successful in an ever-changing energy market,” said John Gregg, president of SCT global energy and utility solutions. “Clients like Vectren are aggressively meeting the challenges of the industry by staying current from a technology solutions standpoint. Banner Advantage CIS will offer Vectren a clear path to greater customer choice ? and service.”

About Vectren Corp.

Vectren offers through its regulated subsidiaries gas and/or electricity to nearly one million customers in adjoining service areas that cover nearly two-thirds of the state of Indiana and part of West Central Ohio. Vectren’s non-regulated subsidiaries currently offer energy-related products and services, including energy marketing, fiber-optic based communications services and utility-related services, including materials management, debt collections, locating, pipeline construction, meter reading and trenching services to customers throughout the surrounding region. Vectren is headquartered in Evansville, IN. For more about Vectren, visit http://www.vectren.com.

About SCT

SCT provides solutions and software for utilities and energy service companies. SCT strategically partners with progressive companies to enhance customer care and billing activities by reducing total cost of ownership, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing operational efficiency. SCT’s customer management solutions and services are paired with utility-specific CRM capabilities to support more than 92 million utilities accounts worldwide, and generate over 38 million utility services bills each month. SCT also serves the higher education market. SCT has approximately 2,100 employees and serves nearly 1,500 clients worldwide. SCT is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., in the Greater Philadelphia area. For more information, visit www.sct.com/industrysolutions/utilities/index.htm.


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