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ProfitStars Intro's 'Opening Act'

MONETT, Mo.-Jack Henry Associates' ProfitStars division has introduced Opening Act Express, a web-based deposit account origination system. "Through a strategic partnership with MeridianLink, financial institutions can implement Opening Act Express to offer basic online account opening services and expand the service based on evolving consumer and market demands," the company said. "Opening Act Express can be integrated with any core and Internet banking platform and can support institution-defined deposit products."

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PFFCU Selects GBS/Sharetec

PITTSBURGH-Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU is enhancing services via new software from North Canton, Ohio-based GBS and Lino Lakes, Minn.-based Sharetec that the companies said will provide the ability to add additional member services, automate manual tasks, and improve efficiencies. "The Sharetec system provides an interface that allows the credit union to answer members' questions quickly," the companies said. "A systematic workflow allows quick and easy customer transactions. Cross-selling and member rewards will enhance the member's relationship with the credit union."

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St. Helens, PM Systems Partner

ST. HELENS, Ore.-St Helens Community FCU has partnered with PM Systems Corp. to bring members enhanced account access, including online banking, mobile banking, and text banking. For info:


AFCU Selects Connect

SALT LAKE CITY-Connect Financial Software Solutions said it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the $100-million Achieve Financial CU, Berlin, Conn., to provide a suite of Internet banking, bill payment, and other services. The company said its hosted, online banking solution will be tailored to fit the credit union's specific member and operating needs including adding significant third-party integration.

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'uShare' Sees Attendance Surge

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-uMonitor reported that its second annual "uShare" user conference saw a 72% increase in attendance from its inaugural event. The two-day virtual conference featured presentations from industry leaders as well as collaborative time for customers to provide input and learn from one another.

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IMM Takes To The iPad

ORLANDO, Fla.-Integrated Media Management's TotaleAtlas document preparation engine is now available for the new Apple iPad. The company unveiled the new application at the recent XP2 Education and Technology Forum, demonstrating how it has turned loan and account origination into a fully paperless process.

"Currently, community bank and credit union staff work with applicants to complete loan or account origination documents on a computer using TotaleAtlas, then print them out for the potential borrower to review," Nish Shah, IMM's chief techonology officer explained in a statement. "The iPad application ensures that it is a truly paperless process because the applicant can review the documents on the tablet, sign directly on the iPad and electronically complete the process."

When the documents are completed with the applicant's signature, they are secured into a non-editable PDF with 128-bit encryption and uploaded to the financial institution's core system. A Universal Document Presentment version of TotaleAtlas for the iPad is also available for non-integrated core processors and third-party applications.


Product Configurations Improved

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-CU*Answers has announced a series of options to improve processes in the CU*BASE system impacting Certificate product configurations. The options are to make it easier to set up special certificate products by specifying a default Renewal Code and Renewal CD Type on the Certificate Type configuration. For info:


Deep Target Adds New CU Clients

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-Deep Target, Inc., which provides solutions to improve marketing through a variety of delivery channels, including online banking, eLerts and eStatements, reported that among its new customers are Icon Credit Union in Idaho; My CU in Texas, Abilene Teacher's CU, Maine State CU, and Tuscaloosa Credit CU in Alabama.

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