Sunrise Bank Transforms its Core Processing with IBT
CEDAR PARK, TX – February 5, 2016 – Sunrise Bank of Cocoa Beach, Florida has selected IBT, Inc., to upgrade its core processing platform and provide a host of integrated solutions. i2Core, IBT’s state-of-the-art core processing platform, will allow Sunrise Bank to serve its customers more efficiently and with a more advanced technology. “The ability to view all client data and transactions in a real-time environment will help Sunrise Bank improve operations, reduce costs and mitigate risk,” says IBT Director of Sales Steve Thomas.IBT offers a full suite of feature-rich products and applications, i2Suite, which is both scalable and affordable. “From the integrated virtual teller system, to the convenient and secure RDC application and the digital banking channel, our systems are fully integrated, delivering simple yet superior functionality,” said IBT CEO Mark Dittman.Sunrise Bank President Kevin Sacket believes IBT’s solutions will also greatly improve customer satisfaction, setting them apart from the competition. “At Sunrise Bank, our customers are our top priority. As we began our search for a new core provider, the customer interface was a major consideration. IBT’s products are fully-integrated and impressively user-friendly, which will ensure a superior customer experience.”“The personal attention we received from various IBT representatives throughout our decision-making process made our decision an easy one,” said Mr. Sacket.“At IBT, we are passionate about our customers. We strive to deliver quality results, and are dedicated to every client’s success. I am pleased to know these IBT core values made an impact at Sunrise Bank.” added Mr. Dittman.
First Arkansas Bank & Trust Selects IBT and Revolutionizes Its Digital Banking Channels
CEDAR PARK, TX – January 8, 2016 - IBT, Inc. and First Arkansas Bank & Trust (FAB&T) of Jacksonville, Arkansas have announced a new partnership designed to modernize and expand the bank’s digital presence. FAB&T will implement IBT’s mobile, online banking and bill payment channels. IBT digital banking channels are fully integrated, delivering simple yet superior functionality across the digital landscape. The bank can tailor its message and digital presence to the community it serves, increasing adoption and satisfaction while adding value to the relationship. The IBT digital solutions provide maximum convenience, create a competitive advantage, and strengthen the connection to the bank’s community. According to Larry Daniel, Senior VP & Director of Retail Banking of FAB&T, “The 2015 IBT User Conference was a turning point for us. Unfettered access to IBT staff allowed us to develop personal connections. We were impressed by their values and unified mindset. However, it was feedback from current IBT customers that finally compelled us to make the switch. Every IBT customer we spoke with mentioned IBT’s unparalleled service and innovative products. IBT’s superior customer-facing system and applications will allow our customers to access their accounts reliably, anytime and from any device.” “We think of ourselves as a true partner to each of our clients. Simple things like only charging one fee for any and all devices connected help banks like FAB&T provide services that help them remain competitive and relevant while keeping an eye on the bottom line” said IBT CEO Mark Dittman. “IBT’s business philosophy is in direct alignment with our bank’s core beliefs. The leadership of FAB&T believes that the ‘IBT Difference’ will not only help us survive in this ever-changing and competitive marketplace, but to thrive!” added Mr. Daniel. About First Arkansas Bank & Trust FAB&T is a family-owned and managed bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The bank has over 20 locations in central and north central Arkansas, approximately 250 employees with an annual payroll of over $10 million, approximately $675 million in total assets, and a credit card operation in Atlanta, Georgia that services over 75,000 credit card accounts. For more information, visit www.firstarkansasbank.com. About IBT IBT’s Core Processing platform enables clients to meet the specific challenges of the marketplace efficiently and effectively. IBT is a true partner that strengthens relationships and enhances customer retention. IBT’s Core processing with i2Suite is the right way to do business for you and your customers, reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing compliance. i2Suite is a powerful and scalable solution that exemplifies the next generation of core processing and data management solutions. The innovative design enhances efficiency ratios while creating a client solutions advantage. For more information, visit IBTapps.com.
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