Second Annual IBT Users Conference Exceeds Attendance and Expectations
CEDAR PARK, TX - November 23, 2015 - IBT, Inc., A leading financial services firm and powerful SaaS core processing and data management solutions provider, announced today the overwhelming success of its 2nd annual user's conference in Austin, Texas October 11-13 of this year. Community banks gathered from around the country, expressing enthusiasm and enjoying the camaraderie of meeting one another and the IBT team. "IBT's theme this year was Moving Forward Together, which couldn't be more appropriate. Big box banks and big box vendors are no longer built to service the communities or community institutions they built themselves upon. IBT and its partner banks are both built on service to our communities, which begin with respect and our staff's commitment to excellence. Our teams take pride in themselves and their work, the result is superior customer service. When we enter into a partnership we are committed to transparency throughout the relationship. IBT is focused on keeping an open dialogue with our partner banks while delivering a portal that our bank partners can use to communicate with each other. This transparency provides our partners' insights into IBT, while also letting our bank partners' direct innovation that can impact them in a positive way. Ultimately our conference makes us all better at what we do," stated Mark Dittman, CEO, IBT. Held at the The Westin Austin at The Domain in Austin, Texas, attendance for the second annual users conference doubled from the previous year. A focus on security, bank to bank communication as well as i2Suite, IBT's guests were provided with a wealth of information to take back to their communities for implementation. Cameron Coody, IT Director for the Bank of Madison in Madison, GA went to the conference last year and stated "I liked this year's user conference better. The sessions were more informative and there was more time allotted between each session for networking. Learning more about IBT was very informative. Anytime you are given insight into the direction of a company - that is always welcome information. I'm looking forward to seeing what they are going to do next year - this has become my favorite conference of the year." Geoff Freeman, Vice President/Operations at Peoples Independent Bank in Boaz, AL was unable to attend the conference last year and was encouraged by team members who did attend and recommended that he participate this year. He mentioned, "the sessions were very informative and the opportunity to interact with other bankers to discuss best practices was valuable. We picked up a lot of information from them in addition to the sessions I attended. The pace of the weekend was perfect - plenty to do without being overwhelming. I'd say my favorite topic was security because it is constantly changing and I believe that IBT is committed to keeping our banks secure." This was the first year for Citizens State Bank of Lankin, ND. "We just converted in July so we are new to IBT," said Christine Grove, IT Lead. "I thought it was very well organized; the IBT staff was welcoming and friendly, and the break-out sessions were great. My favorite part of the conference was the panel discussion; because we weren't just spoken to but were able to participate by asking questions and giving feedback. It was well worth the time." "IBT is an innovative company with a vision we share with our clients. We have this conference every year because through our partnership with our customers we want them to be competitive in their respective marketplaces regardless of the IBT product they use. Be it core or online banking 'The IBT Difference' is making sure we all get there successfully together," said IBT's President Mike Golebiowski.
Stockmens National Bank Converts to IBT's Core Product to Enhance Growth
CEDAR PARK, TX - October 20, 2015 - IBT, Inc., a leading financial services firm and powerful core and software solutions provider, announced today that the Stockmens National Bank of Cotulla, TX has chosen IBT's state of the art Core and Teller Platforms. The new technology will enable The Bank to address customers' needs in a more cost effective and resourceful manner to meet the specific challenges of the ever changing banking landscape.Stockmens Bank was organized in 1904, and is considered the most respected financial institution in La Salle County and offers a full array of banking services. "We've had two charters and if you were to ask the OCC how long we've been in business they would say 75 years but our community would tell you we've been here providing banking services to them for over 100 years. We are proudly the only commercial bank in LaSalle County," stated Stockmens CEO, John H. Northcut "We do a little bit of everything because our constituency is so diverse - ranging from agricultural loans to oil and gas, construction and of course consumer residential," added Mr. Northcut."Once the contract was up with the company we had been doing business with for years we decided to make a change. Customer care is important to us and we weren't getting that anymore so we did our due diligence to find another company and we found IBT. The presentation they provided impressed us as well as the positive feedback we received from IBT customers. The Core platform saves us money and will allow us to provide better service to our clientele. Technology isn't going anywhere and we want to keep up. We are looking forward to working with IBT," said Vice-President Roy Rodriguez"We provide our clients with the best service and solutions to ensure that community banks can accomplish their strategic vision by delivering excellent customer care to their customers. As we assist with Stockmens conversion to new and improved technology, we focus on building our relationship as well, carefully guiding them and all IBT clients, step by step, through the transition to insure proper training and support. That is the 'IBT Difference'!" stated Mike Golebiowski, president IBT.About Stockmens National BankStockmens Bank is a responsible citizen and business leader in the community. The Bank takes its citizenship duties seriously and will not knowingly take actions that are against the best interest of the community, its businesses, or its families. The Bank's most important asset is our customers. Our products are designed to meet the needs of customers, our hours are set to meet the needs of customers, and our employees are hired to be compatible to the needs of customers. High quality, customer service is the true mission of this bank.For more information, contact (830) 879-2331 About IBTIBT is an industry leading financial services software firm, established in 1999. It develops and hosts a suite of powerful core and ancillary software solutions that allow community financial institutions to provide a complete menu of banking services. IBT's software delivers operational efficiency, improves compliance and reduces risk to enhance overall customer experience.For more information, visit IBTapps.comMichelle Peltier312-352-0220
Citizens State Bank Converts to IBT's Core
CEDAR PARK, TX – August 12, 2015 - IBT, Inc., a leading financial services firm and powerful core and software solutions provider, announced today that the Citizens State Bank of Lankin, ND has chosen IBT as its Core provider. The new technology will allow the Bank to address customers’ needs in a more effective and efficient manner and meet the specific challenges of the ever changing banking landscape.“Citizens State Bank was established in 1905 by James H. Vorachek. Today, brother and sister Jim and Margie Vorachek still own a majority of the bank and are firm believers in the personal relationship building of a community bank. As 3rd generation owners, the Voracheks continue to move the bank forward to the digital generation with a new technology system capable of moving forward with them. When IBT provided a demonstration of their Core product we were extremely impressed. We decided to make a commitment to IBT and they in turn did the same,” said Greg Bauer, President of Citizens State Bank.Citizens State Bank’s IT Lead, Christine Grove stated that “Jim and Margie understand the digital bank continues to change and we need to keep up with that. In order to retain the customers we have and their children in the future we have to stay on top of current technology. We are doing that with our relationship with IBT.”“Our clients are our partners. We want them to grow and prosper as much as they can. We have a team of dedicated professionals providing personal care to community banks through every step of design, implementation, training and support. We recognize each client’s unique needs and markets they serve, that’s The IBT Difference,” said Mike Golebiowski, President.About Citizens State Bank LankinTo be the leading bank in the region and in each of the communities we serve by fostering lasting relationships built on trust and integrity and enhancing the value of our communities through a relentless commitment to service.For more information, visit www.citizensstatebank-nd.comAbout IBTIBT is an industry leading financial services software firm, established in 1999. It develops and hosts a suite of powerful core and ancillary software solutions that allow community financial institutions to provide a complete menu of banking services. IBT’s software delivers operational efficiency, improves compliance and reduces risk to enhance overall customer experience.
Merchants and Farmers Bank selects IBT's Core and Suite of products for the future
CEDAR PARK, TX - , June 24, 2015 - IBT, Inc., leading provider of cutting edge banking applications, announced today that the Merchants and Farmers Bank of Salisbury, Missouri has chosen IBT as its Core provider. The technology will allow the bank to meet the specific challenges of the marketplace efficiently and effectively.Ron Schepker, CEO of Merchants and Farmers Bank stated "We were with our core provider for over 20 years. About a year ago we felt the need to upgrade our technology as a whole. We were on the verge of new projects and used the opportunity to look at what other companies had to offer. We had been through a series of interviews looking at other core providers, until I met Mark Dittman (IBT's CEO) last September at the ICBA conference in Memphis. I was impressed with the conversation and subsequently I read an article that Mark wrote in Independent Banker's Magazine. Shortly thereafter one of our hardware vendors mentioned that we should take a look at IBT. Once the dialogue began I was immediately impressed with the company and the product. Because we are a small community bank we can change direction quickly and can be very flexible to meet our customers' needs. The same holds true for IBT - they treat us the way we treat our customers and we appreciate that. The IBT Suite will allow us to have efficiency in several ways. It will allow us to provide premium customer service and add to our bottom line. We are looking forward to a long partnership"."Clients like Merchants and Farmers Bank are as heavily focused on first-class customer care as we are at IBT. We focus on building a foundation for new growth by delivering superior products to our clients. They are our partners and we pride ourselves on working hand in hand to deliver excellence in the banking products and services they offer their customers. That is The IBT Difference," stated Mike Golebiowski, president of IBT. About Merchants and Farmers BankThe Merchants and Farmers Bank is a full service bank established in 1903 in the State of Missouri. Their goal is to provide the best financial services to customers while developing lasting business relationships that span across generations. The Merchants and Farmers Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and an equal housing lender.For more information, visit www.merchantsandfarmers.netAbout IBTIBT is an industry leading financial services software firm, established in 1999. It develops and hosts a suite of powerful core and ancillary software solutions that allow community financial institutions to provide a complete menu of banking services. IBT's software delivers operational efficiency, improves compliance and reduces risk to enhance overall customer experience.