Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/20/2017 -- Global Utility Billing Software Market: Overview
Effective billing and collection systems form the core of successful utility businesses. The rapidly changing industrial environment, convergence of digital devices and technologies with traditional business processes, and the presence of digitally advanced consumers are collectively making these two processes increasingly complex for the utilities industry.
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Utilities have understood that to deliver services at par with the rising expectations for effective services, the current legacy billing and customer information systems are not suitable for the long term. As such, utilities are switching to smart billing software products that are capable of handling every critical aspect of a service lifecycle – from connection, rating, and meter reading to bill generation, payment processing, collection, and field work. Highly scalable utility billing software, some of which also have the capability of managing customer information, also help improve customer services, allow utilities to more effectively serve the consumers, and stay ahead of competition.
All these factors are collectively aiding the increasing demand for a variety of utility billing software across the globe. As such, the global utility software market is projected to expand at an excellent pace over the report's forecast period.
The report gives an expansive account of the current state of the global utility billing software market. It provides an overview of the major factors that are expected to have a substantial impact on the overall growth of the market over the future. The report also gives a detailed overview of product and technological developments witnessed in the market in the recent past.
Global Utility Billing Software Market: Trends and Opportunities
A variety of utility billing software is already available in the market, serving utility sectors such as water, gas, electricity, cable, Internet, telecommunications, and sewage. The demand for more exclusive products that would cater to the specific requirements of these end-use areas is on a significant upswing around the globe.
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The increasing improvements in legacy billing systems, especially in developing regions, is one of the crucial factors driving the global utility billing software market. The rising adoption of smart grid technology in the electrical power supply industry in regions such as Asia Pacific has brought about a new level of complexity in the billing and collection infrastructure for utilities. In response to the changing business dynamics, many utilities have already switched to the more adaptable and scalable utility billing software. The trend is projected to intensify in the coming years and a larger number of utilities will begin to adopt utility billing software.
Global Utility Billing Software Market: Region-wise Outlook
From a geographical perspective, the global utility billing software market has been examined for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The market is dominated by developed regions such as North America and Europe owing to the advanced utility infrastructure in the regions and the availability of funds for supporting the switch to operational advancements. Utility businesses in developed countries are also focused on effective consumer services to stay ahead of the cutthroat competition. Advanced billing software is also a norm in the utility industry in these regions owing to the high integration of digital platforms, such as mobile devices, social media, web portals, and the presence of digitally literate consumers.
Over the report's forecast period, however, the global utility billing software market will achieve a major share in its revenues and see substantial growth in developing parts of Asia Pacific. Growth will be driven by rising investments in grid infrastructures and flourishing growth of the telecommunication and networking industries.