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AMS Billing is a leader in property utility billing management and has built its business based on integrity, superior customer service and teamwork. Specializing in utility billing, sub-metering and conservation, AMS Billing offers a suite of products and services to fit each customer's needs. Regardless of the size or architecture of your property, AMS can work with you to add value to your property and increase your bottom line by reducing expenses related to resident billing consumption, utility management and resident billing services. Due to the low cost of these programs owners get more value at nominal and sometimes even NO COST!

you are able to monitor, track and create a consolidated view of your rental property. AMS Billing has online convenience of reports and includes resident auto-pay features. By operating a call center for payment processing and billing inquiries, performing audits on rates and tariffs, and designing customized software, AMS is able to streamline its service because there is no outsourcing. This allows for the process time to be shorter as well as the quality to be higher because the entire process is inahouse.

AMS strives to provide timely and accurate billing services and utility management to encourage conservation and reduce costs for each individual property, ultimately increasing property values. Utilizing a complete solution that streamlines your utility bills and other resident fees 877-358-1253

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Utility Bill Processing and Payment Services Statement Generation and Delivery Expense Audit and Analysis Submertering Equipment Installation and Maintenance . Low Cost Billing Alternative Consolidated Billing E-billing Integration with all Major PMS Systems AMSI Yardi MRI Realpage And more‌ 877-358-1253

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Managing your own billing is time consuming and expensive Labor, printing and postage costs are increasing dramatically Postal regulations are becoming more complex Full in house printing ensures timely delivery without relying on third party printing and postal services 877-358-1253

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90-100% expense recovery Outstanding customer service

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Regardless of the size or architecture of your facility, AMS can work with you to add value to your property and increase your bottom line. With utility expense running approximately 15% of the operating cost to each respective property it is important to hold the residents who use them responsible. AMS manages and bills for water, sewer, gas, electricity, trash, cable, rent, internet, pet fees, pest control, storage, parking, garages and more! Through AMSync the integration process with the property management software is seamless and balances are correctly displayed on each individual tenant statement. Residents receive all monthly charges on one complete invoice. Invoices are delivered via mail, e-mail (e-bill notification) and/or online. For AMS clients who are bill and remit, each statement includes a payment stub and return envelope. The AMS Payment Processing center also allows for payments to be made over the phone, online, or through at 7-Eleven locations. Billing support includes a toll-free number and 24 hour online access. For Property collect, residents are instructed to make payments on-site.

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Automated data integration is an essential component of any utility billing solution. AMSync provides complete data integration with all major Property Management Systems to ensure data accuracy and integrity, allowing your on-site staff to focus on property management and resident satisfaction. Complete integration solutions ranging from simple flat-file import and export to more sophisticated XML transfers and full Web Services integration. Existing, tight integration with major Property Management Systems, including AMSI, Yardi, MRI, and Realpage. Full two-way synchronization ensures data accuracy and integrity while minimizing the amount of work required by your staff. Available custom interface development built to your specification to ensure a good fit for virtually any Property Management System.

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AMS installs equipment in each unit, which measures the exact usage of water, gas or electricity for each specific unit. Using only high quality, reliable, precision products from the industry leading manufacturers of utility metering and electronic read collection equipment, AMS strives to provide prompt, professional service to ensure your equipment functions properly throughout your contract. Benefits of Submetering One of the largest operating expenses for multifamily housing communities are utilities. These costs are on the rise and in an effort to offset this expense, owners and managers are utilizing billing services and submetering to support the recovery of utility expenses. Other Benefits include: Conservation of valuable resources (submetered communities use approximately 20% less) Increase asset value through capital investment (capital investments are often recovered within months of installation) Allows residents to be charged based on actual individual usage versus a flat rate Cost saving of hundreds of dollars per unit thru utility cost recovery 877-358-1253

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AMS receives copies of property utility bills issued by local municipalities Utility charges are assigned to each apartment based on Actual usage via submeters Ratio Utility Billings (RUBS)

For a submetered property, charges are assigned to each unit based on actual usage Itemized statements reflecting current charges, past due amounts, and any payments made during the period Bills are displayed accurately and in accordance with each states regulatory compliance

AMS applies a mathematical formula to the property bill to allocate the charges to each individual unit This formula can include a combination of the following variables: Occupancy Number of bathrooms Square Footage

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Statements are mailed to the resident each month, detailing the monthly allocated utility charges Statements are also available via e-mail (e-bill notification) and/or online by the resident and property manager

Full page statements are sent to each resident detailing the monthly allocated utility charges Each full page statement includes a payment stub and return envelope The AMS Payment Processing center also allows for payments to be made over the phone, online, or through 7Eleven locations Billing support includes a toll-free number and 24 hour online access.

Postcards are mailed to the resident , detailing the monthly allocated utility charges Residents remit payments directly to the property management office. Also offer consolidated billing to be displayed on bill Trash fees, pet fees, rent charges, ect.

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o Mail in payment with return envelope and payment stub o Go online and pay on our secure site www.amsbilling.com o Call in to the AMS Payment Center o Pay at Property o Sign up for Auto-Pay o Pay at 7-11 locations

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• With the rising cost of water, conservation is an important part of the solution • Studies Show that consumption lowers when residents pay separately for water and the energy they use • Utilizing AMS BILLING’S Conservation Program will allow your company to save money and help protect the environment • When pay for their own water usage, overall consumption at your community can decrease up to %40 • Implementing a Utility Bill Program will reduce operating costs, raise property value and promote conservation • Utilizing our “Alliance” program will allow you to focus the care of your residents. We bill your vacant cost recovery costs back to the resident and can pay all your utility bills for you

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• Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. • Use a water-efficient showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month. • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month. • Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. • Wash your car on the lawn, and you'll water your lawn at the same time. • Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You'll save up to 100 gallons every time. • Turn off the water while you wash your hair to save up to 150 gallons a month. • Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.

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• A tiny drip of water from your faucet adds up to 15 gallons a day. • A garbage disposal requires a lot of water to operate properly. Use a disposal only when necessary. • A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water. • Fill a bucket with water for washing your car at home. • Repair dripping faucets and showerheads. A drip rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. • A full bathtub can require up to 70 gallons of water. • Set sprinklers to water lawns and gardens only. Check that you're not watering the street or sidewalk. • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes or lower the water settings for smaller loads. • If the toilet handle frequently sticks in the flush position letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.

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ALLIANCE UMS is the first utility management solution built on an open platform that is fully integrated with our utility billing solution. This total integration will prevent the discrepancies that other providers will have when it comes to your Utility Analytics Reports failing to balance with your Utility Billings Reports. THE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION TO TRACK AND MANAGE: Accounts Payable Our streamlined approach to utility bill processing and payment takes advantage of economies of scale to efficiently and accurately process and pay utility bills.

Utility Rate Analysis & Auditing Our automated system will continually produce a utility rate audit for ALLIANCE UMS clients. This information ensures you're are paying the correct and competitive utility rates across your entire portfolio each and every month and allows you to maximize your billing recovery. Online Budget Tools Alliance UMS clients have access to a wealth of information to enhance their budgeting process allowing them to remove the guesswork from all utility related expenses.

Vacant Cost Recovery When residents fail to place utilities in their name in a timely manner as they take occupancy, those expenses are billed to the property. As our ALLIANCE UMS team processes our utility bills with these vacant charges, they are automatically compared to your occupancy data, allowing us to bill those charges back to the resident.

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How does it work? AMS Billing receives copies of the utility statements that are sent to individual properties on a monthly basis. Bills are allocated based on either actual usage per unit (if submetered) or divided based on the size of the unit, number of occupants, etc. How are charges allocated? AMS can measure individual unit usage if there is a submeter located with the unit. AMS does offer the service of "subemetering" your property if you choose this method to distribute charges. However if your property is not submetered and you prefer not to make a capital investment in submetering, AMS will apply a mathematical formula to the property bill to allocate the charges to each individual unit. This formula can include a combination of the following variables: residents per unit (occupancy), number of bathrooms, and square footage. This is called RUBS or Ratio Utility Billing Service.

to the resident, detailing the monthly allocated utility charges. Residents remit payments directly to the property management office. AMS also offers consolidated billing which allows other monthly charges such as Trash Fees, Pet Fees, Rent Chareges, etc. to be displayed on the bills as well. AMS then invoices the properties for the billing fees which are usually passed on to the residents, resulting in no charge to the property*.*Where regulations allow. Bill and Remit: full page statements are sent to each resident detailing their allocated charges for the period. Residents remit payments to AMS, either online or by mail. AMS then sends money received to each respective property, less the billing fees. Fees are generally passed on to the residents, so there is often no charge to the property*.*Where regulations allow.

What does AMS send each resident? There are a few different types of bills residents may receive from AMS: For Bill No Collect: postcards are mailed 877-358-1253

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Residents can also use inside 7-Eleven locations. For Bill No Collect, residents can take their payment directly to the property management office. Why choose AMS Billing over other providers? AMS Billing has developed and uses one of the most advanced billing platforms in the industry. Designed, maintained, and enhanced in house, allows for a quick turnaround on improvements and support. Data exchange capabilities with AMSI, Yardi, MRI, Realpage and other leading management software providers. AMS simplifies billing so property managers have more time to spend on property and in most cases this comes as $0 cost to the property. What resident payment options does AMS offer?

AMS has years of experience within the submetering and billing industry which allows for accuracy and efficient billing on a monthly basis.

With Bill and Remit, residents can mail their payments to AMS using the remittance slip within each bill. The can AMS offers flexible billing packages to also go online and make a payment at accommodate each properties www.amsbilling.com. capabilities and needs.

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