About Rural Billing

Rural Billing is a utility billing solution for small utility companies in rural areas. The solution allows users to create customer profiles and set up tariff plans. Users can create multiple rate plans based on a combination of services offered, and they can change plans when required. Rural Billing interfaces with major meter vendors like Sensus, Neptune, Mueller, Master Meter and more. Key features like electronic billing and online payments are offered. The solution allows users to add as many customers as needed. It is compatible with many meter-reading programs. Pricing is based on the number of customers serviced. Support is offered via email and phone.
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Rural Billing pricing

Rural Billing does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Rural Billing Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
5
Functionality
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5
5 reviews of 45 View all reviews
Sandra S.
  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 17/06/2016

AWESOME SOFTWARE

I love the Rural Billing!!!! It is easy to understand! I love the tech support help! I have nothing but great things to say about this software!!!

Pros

Pros: I love how you can talk to the support. I love how you can print anything you need to on the bills. It is very easy to learn and work with. I am thankful for being able to talk to a "REAL PERSON"!! Very fast and easy emailing, calling. I LOVE how the tech support can go into your computer and help you with anything you need!!!! I think it is a great help to any company that they send the billing sheets out without even asking! I wasn't ever trained for this job and I have called many, many times needing help and the gentleman that I speak with has always treated me with the most respect and encourages me and helps me to learn whatever I need to know!!! I am very blessed to have such a fantastic software!!! Thank you all!!

Cons

The only problem I can say is one thing: The activity sheet is hard to explain and break down to the older customers. I have went to show details and still had to go step by step to explain why a customer owed what they did. It is easy if they have a bill no late fee and pay it! That is simple. The ones I need more help with are like a person owes a bill, then late fee applied, then another bill, they make a payment, it needs to be able to be placed under the bill they are making a payment for. I can give you a customer to show you a example for. I have to sit with the customer and go step by step adding and taking away to come up with why they owe each thing. I know this is hard to understand but please feel free to email me or call me so I can help you understand. 256-354-2359

Monica B.
  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/12/2020

Great Product

This is a fantastic program for our small community's water billing program.

Pros

I like the ease of use of this program. I got thrown into the program with no training or assistance, and it was very easy to at least get started.

Cons

I don't like that you cannot look up work orders for each specific account. You have to go through every work order you created to find it

Response from Redline Data Systems

Thanks for your review, Monica!
As per our phone conversation, you can search for workorders, on the workorder screen, by account number, name, address or workorder number. As you suggested, we will look at adding a feature that would allow you to see the workorders for the account currently being viewed on the accounts screen. Thanks for your feature suggestion.

Replied 31/12/2020
Stephen P.
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
0
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 4/01/2016

I have had a good experience with the software.

Most features are good but there are a couple that could be somewhat different. Meter changes and readings are a big concern here. Changing out meters and entering new readings are impossible if we are reading to do billing.

Response from Redline Data Systems

Thank you for your review!

Meters and their associated readings may not be changed if the information has been sent into the field to be read via handheld/AMR. This ensures the information remains consistent between the main system and handheld/AMR. Once the readings have been pulled into the main system, or the reading assignment cancelled, the information can be modified as desired.

Replied 2/02/2017
Alisa H.
  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/05/2019

Municipal Government Water Billing Software and Support Review

Rural Billing has been a great tool for us regarding our water billing. We are a small town with about 600 water customers. We are a staff of two. Town Clerk & Deputy Clerk. With Rural Billing and our radio transponder meters programs we have our billing process down to a one day operation. Posting payments, adjusting accounts, etc. Is very easy. The Redline Data Support Group have been awesome to work with. Haven't had a problem yet they couldn't solve.

Pros

The software is very easy to use and most of it is self explanatory or has help drop downs to explain things.

Cons

I can't really come up with anything that I dislike.

Mary lou H.
  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 22/01/2018

Very user friendly.

It helps me manage my water utility with billing, reports, usage, etc.

Pros

When I started in my position as city clerk, the program was already in place. I had nobody to train me so I virtually self taught myself. It is very easy to use. The customer service is very good. They respond right away and solve any issues that you may have.

Cons

When you post a payment that is more than the balance due it has a pop up that asks you if you are sure, but really it's a good thing because it prevents errors.

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