Rauly Butler, the retail banking manager at Mechanics Bank in Richmond, Calif., calls the bank's recent investment in sophisticated scheduling technology a "no-brainer."

The technology should save the $2.8 billion-asset Mechanics $865,000 a year by fine-tuning the scheduling of its 110 tellers, Butler says. And because the bank essentially rents the software, the upfront investment was minimal. "It's a rounding error," Butler says.

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