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Negotiate for Cheaper/Faster Core Integrations

By Rich Jones | January 5, 2016

The efficiencies and speed to market are realized when credit unions, core providers and vendors agree to a standard for integrations. Most credit unions have their focus on expense control and organizational efficiencies. Also vendors and core providers know any operating efficiencies credit unions realize will result in more sales and faster implementations of products…

Is this really the future of the bank branch?

By Rich Jones | January 5, 2016

Great Post by @ralexjimenez. Source: Is this really the future of the bank branch?

Integrations Standard – The Time Has Come

By Rich Jones | October 2, 2015

Fifty-four third party integrations to core; what does this number mean? This number represents: 54 separate IT projects that include hours upon hours of IT resources 54 separate contacts for professional services and the related costs 54 different technologies that may have to be updated or tested with every core or system update 54 times…

$MM Wasted on IT Integrations!!!

By Rich Jones | July 29, 2015

Its no secret, credit unions are spending millions of dollars every year integrating technologies. These integrations happen vendor to core and vendor to vendor. It seems an unavoidable cost of doing business. But is it? The CUNA Technology Council launched a cooperative initiative with council members and credit union vendors to solve this expensive problem.…

Leadership and Changing the World – 10 people at a time…

By Rich Jones | July 21, 2015

My wife shared this speech that was shared with her at a recent meeting of fellow philanthropists. It is worth the read! Adm. McRaven Urges Graduates to Find Courage to Change the World May 16, 2014 The following are the remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at…

System Integrations the COO will Love

By Rich Jones | July 9, 2015

COOs are continually seeking these four things: Improved member service Improved processes Improved efficiency Engaged staff To accomplish these goals they require new software, tools, applications, employee interfaces and a continual stream of real-time member information and channel reporting. These tools and applications typically require integration into core or vendor to vendor. Here is what…

Who Benefits from Cheaper IT Integrations?

By Rich Jones | July 6, 2015

CUFX Standards is a cooperative effort of credit unions and vendors developing uniform standards of integration that are core and vendor agnostic and at little or no cost to credit union. The goal of CUFX is to provide a way that credit unions, large and small can integrate technologies more quickly and at less cost.…


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