Utility Billing Software Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024
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.
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.
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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.
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.