Seychelles PUC will save on bills postage

Posted in Business and Economy, Seychelles offshore jurisdiction at 3:54 pm by Robert Klien

When the Seychelles Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) reintroduces instant billing starting next month, it will save an annual R672,000 on the postage of bills.

On January 4, 2007, the organization’s financial controller, Wingate Mondon, said that PUC is in the process of importing more than 20 handheld meter reader’s equipment to print the bills instantly on consumers’ premises where they will be left. Currently, PUC workers check electricity and water consumption rates on users’ meters, transfer the obtained data to computers at the corporation’s offices and then bills are printed out and posted.

As fas as the use emails, faxes and widespread telephone communication facilities grew, postage of letters through the postal services has dropped dramatically. Just recently, PUC was the main customer of the postal services, however a situation is about to change.

Company’s instant billing equipment was 10 years old and needed changing, therefore the new units will be bought from India at USD1,000 for each.

However, it should be mentioned that the financial controller said that when both the necessary software and hardware were installed, the company should in the beginning run the new system on an experimental basis in parallel with the old.

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