MONETT, Mo. (2/25/09)--Jack Henry & Associates Inc., a provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, announced Tuesday that its Symitar division--which provides credit unions with software systems and related services--will offer its 2009 educational conference for its Episys clients in a virtual format. The move comes in response to the many unexpected challenges its credit union clients are likely to face as the result of the corporate credit union crisis, the company said. The company traditionally has hosted its annual conference in San Diego. For its Episys clients, Symitar will absorb the conference cost. “We have had numerous discussions with our clients during the past few weeks, and their message is clear--this is no time for business as usual,” said Kathy Hooker Burress, president of Symitar. “Most of our clients are slashing if not entirely eliminating their travel budgets. But they do not want to miss out on the great educational opportunities we provide at our conference. According to Jack Prim, CEO, Jack Henry & Associates: “We work hard to put the needs of our clients first. So while we would like to meet personally with our credit union clients in San Diego, especially in 2009, we believe these clients will be better served this year by a virtual event.” Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., is a provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar serves more than 700 credit unions as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support.
SAN DIMAS, Calif. (2/25/09)--Financial Service Centers Cooperative Inc. (FSCC), a credit union Shared Branch Network, announced a new program called CIMple, a collaborative innovation model for credit unions of all sizes. The announcement was made at the Credit Union National Association’s Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. CIMple will allow credit unions to use FSCC’s shared branching interface to gain access to new technologies. It allows credit unions to implement services at a fraction of the cost found elsewhere, FSCC said. The network’s shared branching interface includes integrated services that make up the CIMple program. The services connect through the credit union’s own shared branch interface. Using third-party technology leaders, the network provides low-cost services that serve the access needs of credit unions and their members, FSCC said. Any credit union is eligible to sign up for any of the CIMple products including non-shared branching credit unions, FSCC added. Through CIMple, credit unions can test multiple technology products such as shared branching, remote deposit capture, mobile banking, call center support, disaster recovery services, retail kiosks and more.