Managing Your Core Vendor is Key to a Successful Relationship

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Managing Your Core Vendor is Key to a Successful Relationship

With increasing frequency, we are encountering banks that, for a variety of reasons, no longer have a productive relationship with a technology vendor, primarily their core vendor. As this relationship falters, many bank leaders consider converting to a new vendor, which is neither easy nor inexpensive. But remaining in a dysfunctional relationship is very disruptive […]

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Artisan Unfiltered Podcast: Core Financial Technology 101.

The newest episode of Artisan Unfiltered has dropped! “Core Financial Technology 101” features an interview with Stephen Heckard and Matt Bergman – the two newest additions to the Artisan team – who are leading Artisan’s newest service offering. Steve and Matt are deeply knowledgeable technology solution professionals with decades of experience in selling and evaluating

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Panning for Remote Gold: Cultivating Business Leaders in a Remote Working Environment

The last 20 months have been challenging to say the least. Covid-19 has dramatically changed how we all live together and interact with each other, both socially and in the way we make our livings. Prior to the pandemic, remote working was more of a trend than the dominant form of working life it has

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Community Banks – Relevant Today, Relevant Tomorrow

At a strategic retreat of family owned and closely held banks, I was privileged to connect with community institution leaders from the Upper Midwest. As we went around the room, each introduced themselves and shared a little background about their bank and what made them unique. There was an overriding theme that resonated with each

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For Community Banks, the Worst May Not Be Over

There’s a lot of talk lately about getting back to normal. People are getting vaccinated. Mask restrictions are easing. Towns and cities across America are opening up again. Businesses are beginning to call people back into the office and many industries are seeing signs of real recovery.  Banking is something of a different story. Given

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COVID-19 and the Banking Industry

Optimism – and a Solid Business Continuity Plan – are your Best Friends Right Now The world, the United States and, of course, the United States banking Industry have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic. As of the date of this posting, the Coronavirus situation remains fast-moving and confusing, and we are exposed

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