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Vendor Management in Action: Choosing a New Core During a Pandemic

Oct 29, 2020 4:01:54 PM / by IBT Apps posted in communitybankingsuccess, vendor management, case study

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A new core system is a significant financial investment and time commitment. Finding the right core partnership to meet your bank’s needs takes time to research and vet the options. Gilmer National Bank started exploring their core options when they realized their current provider was not adapting to the changing climate and not making the updates needed for the bank to grow their business. They took IBT Apps through their vendor management process, and we learned, from being on the vendor side, what it takes for a community bank to secure the right core partnership. The information below serves as a firsthand account of vendor management in action using Gilmer National Bank’s story.

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5 Common Questions on the Banker Protection Program

Aug 5, 2020 8:29:11 AM / by IBT Apps posted in Banker Protection Program

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IBT Apps recently launched the Banker Protection Program to assist community banks in looking for a core option that aligns with their “new normal.” We have received a few questions over the last few weeks and would like to share these with fellow community bankers looking for more information on the program.

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IBT Apps Launches BPP Incentive for Community Banks Amid Pandemic

Jul 30, 2020 3:38:42 PM / by IBT Apps posted in coreprocessingpartner, community banking, IBT News, Banker Protection Program

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The impact of COVID-19 has caused many of us to rethink how we do business in order to overcome the “new normal’s” ongoing challenges. For a community bank to survive the uneven road ahead, it must ensure that its core technology can adapt to the ever-changing climate.

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Case Study: The Commercial Bank, Crawford, Georgia

Jul 3, 2020 2:47:56 PM / by IBT Apps posted in client success story, case study

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Implementing competitive solutions to manage rapid growth

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Case Study: First National Bank, Eagle Lake, Texas

May 28, 2020 10:27:09 AM / by IBT Apps posted in coreprocessing, client success story, case study

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A one-stop shop experience using integrated technology and responsive service.

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3 Keys to Validate Your Core Vendor's Business Continuity Plan

May 20, 2020 2:52:27 PM / by IBT Apps posted in coreprocessingpartner, coreprocessing

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Your staff is focused on processing PPP loans provided through the CARES Act and working diligently to support your community. In a time like this, your bank can’t afford to experience service disruptions that can potentially cost time, money, and your reputation. Should your system be compromised or experience a shutdown, you need to know how you will be impacted and how your vendor will respond to help you recover. You need to be assured that your core vendor has a strong business continuity plan in place. Getting peace of mind from them just won’t cut it.

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Reaping the Rewards: 3 Big Benefits Clients Enjoy at IBT Apps

Apr 16, 2020 4:34:38 PM / by IBT Apps posted in coreprocessingpartner, compliance, client advisory board

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Every core vendor will feature a laundry list of benefits on their website or brochure. They’ll save you money. You’ll beat the competition. But, are there any benefits that particularly stand out?

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Our Response to COVID-19: A Message From Mike Shubert, COO

Apr 2, 2020 3:06:16 PM / by IBT Apps posted in IBT Apps News

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we want to let you know that IBT Apps® has comprehensive plans in place to protect our staff, clients, and partners.  

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The Components of Successful Vendor Management

Mar 25, 2020 3:50:46 PM / by IBT Apps posted in coreprocessingpartner, vendor management, community banking

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Whether you’re exploring a new core solution or are narrowing down your selection for a new core provider, there are critical conversations that need to happen with a potential vendor prior to moving forward. Asking the right questions upfront will help you understand the ins and outs of the new partnership and fill in any gaps in communication before finalizing the contract. More importantly, having these much-needed conversations will protect your bank in the long-term.

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Evaluating core vendors? Start by meeting the right team. 

Feb 5, 2020 9:09:02 AM / by IBT Apps posted in vendor management

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Shopping for a new core involves so many details. The cost, the timeline, and even the vendor’s reputation can influence your purchasing decision, but there’s more to it. In fact, there are a few different layers to peel through to make sure you find the right core partner that fits your business needs. 

That’s why we created a great guide for community bankers with discussion points to lead conversations with new core vendors during the due diligence process. We won’t cover the entire list in this post, but will touch on one of the most critical items: meeting the entire vendor’s team prior to signing any contracts

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