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Bluefin Payment Systems Integrates Payment Gateway with Continental Utility Solutions (CUSI) Software Platform

All in one billing and payment solution offers the highest level of convenience and security for customer payments

ATLANTA, Mar 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bluefin Payment Systems ( and Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. ( announced today the availability of Bluefin’s secure payment gateway, PayConex(TM), integrated with CUSI’s utility billing software.

CUSI provides innovative enterprise solutions to the utility and local government sector. With a customer base of over 1,000 clients, the company is one of the nation’s largest providers of utility billing and customer information systems. “We are very pleased that CUSI has chosen Bluefin to provide the convenience, flexibility and security of our payment gateway within their software interface,” said John M. Perry, CEO of Bluefin Payment Systems. “Every company doing business today needs a merchant account and now, CUSI can help their clients get payment processing quickly and efficiently.”

The partnership provides CUSI’s clients a completely integrated solution to process customer payments using electronic checks, credit and debit cards online, onsite or via Integrated Voice Response (IVR). Coupled with CUSI’s Customer Web Portal, this integrated solution provides seamless online bill presentation, a complete customer self-service portal and the most comprehensive payment collection method in the utility market.

“Today, utility customers demand payment choice while utilities are striving to increase operational efficiency and decrease operating costs,” stated Michael F. Guerriero, CEO of CUSI. “Our combined payment solution not only maximizes customer payment choice but also provides one point of integration, contracting and accounting. Our experienced teams work cohesively together to deliver world class customer service and bottom line results to our clients.”

Bluefin, ranked as the 6th fastest growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, partners with Integrated Software Vendors (ISVs) and SaaS companies to provide PayConex through software platforms, business and enterprise management programs, and more. The gateway includes credit/debit/ACH processing, recurring billing, hosted pay page, tokenization and end-to-end encryption.

About Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin Payment Systems is a leading provider of secure payment technologies to integrated software vendors (ISVs), SaaS providers and major U.S. and Canadian merchants. Through the company’s PayConex payment gateway, partners and merchants enjoy all major processing products, such as credit/debit/ACH, with the convenience of acceptance through the point-of-sale (POS), virtual terminal or hosted E-commerce pay page. Bluefin’s security suite supports the PayConex gateway and includes point-to-point encryption (P2PE), transparent redirection, tokenization and store & convert processes. The company is partnered with over 100 software companies in verticals ranging from health/fitness, to non-profit, to legal, and serves 15,000 merchants in the U.S. and Canada. Bluefin Payment Systems is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in New York, Chicago and Tulsa. For more information, see

About CUSI

CUSI develops, implements and supports a complete line of CIS, Utility Billing, Accounting and Operational Applications. CUSI technology solutions manage the operational needs of utilities and local governments worldwide. Today, over 1,000 water, sewer, gas, electric and waste management companies throughout the world use CUSI’s Windows, SQL, and .Net solutions to manage their daily business operations. But most of all, CUSI creates value by providing the tools to deliver world-class customer service and operational efficiency. For more information, see

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