Based in Currie, Minnesota, population 224, Currie State Bank recently experienced significant technology upgrades that have made their systems more secure and their customers much happier. The overhaul was mainly due to the desire to move their hardware off site, as electrical storms often played havoc with the power supply, putting their customers’ data at risk. They turned to Synergex customer Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI), which has been successfully addressing the needs of community banks since 1981. Automated Systems, Inc. offered Currie the ability to work in a cloud environment. Now Currie just supplies the PCs and phone lines, minimizing their overhead and risk, while ASI maintains the servers and data. States Currie State Bank CEO Doug Hansen, “By moving to cloud computing, we’ve experienced significant savings by dramatically reducing our overhead. We have not had to replace our IT manager that we lost about the time of the conversion, and we have eliminated the costs associated with maintaining expensive servers on site for various operations.”
An added bonus of moving to ASI’s Insite Banking Platform was the ability to offer mobile banking and remote deposit capabilities to Currie’s customers. Currie is one of the few banks in the area to provide this service, which is a significant benefit in a rural area where many customers live far from a bank branch. “Adding these features has made us significantly more competitive – even with the large banks,” adds Hansen.
Currie plans to upgrade to Insite 8.0, the result of ASI’s Core Genetics initiative, which is based on Synergy/DE 10.1 and offers
- An intuitive user interface that is extensible across the product around how users can, want, and need to use it
- A tile-based menu system that supports launch tiles, enabling a tile to launch an external application and pass it parameters
- Enhanced security including role-based and visual security, and simplified customer security.
- Centralized alerts so all of a customer’s alerts across all of their accounts are displayed.
- More features focused on optimizing bank efficiency and customer touch points.
Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI) is ranked as a Top 10 Core Vendor for Community Banking. (Source: Inntron.com – The international authority for Core Banking systems, vendors, and markets). Since 1981, Automated Systems, Inc.’s Insite Banking Platform has been successfully addressing the needs of community banks. For more information about Currie State Bank’s recent upgrades, see http://www.readperiodicals.com/201406/3358474071.html