Standards for IT integrations? What does it mean?

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Rich Jones A published author and engaging speaker, Rich Jones is President/CEO/Principal for Leaders2Leadership LLC. Prior to starting his own strategic planning agency he was Senior Vice President of Sales, … Web: Details During a recent review, a $1B credit union in the northeast was found to have 54 different third-party vendors integrated into core or vendor-to-vendor systems.Fifty-four.This excess of integration is tragically common and totally out of control. 54 is not a number that can be ignored. Considering each of those vendors cost money to integrate, the annual cost of integrating and maintaining those solutions easily runs into thousands of dollars annually. These costs—which will only increase as cores and vendors update and upgrade their services and processes—aren’t going away any time soon; members expect new access channels, payment systems, products and services, all of which require integration.The only way credit unions can match these consumer expectations is to create uniform integration standards for the entire industry. Banks are demanding their own standards in order to reduce integration costs and improve time to market; to compete, credit unions must demand standards of our own.We have to unite behind a single solution, and CUFX Standards is the best path for credit unions going forward. CUFX creates free, open-source standards that can be accessed and modified by all credit unions; once a standard is built, other credit unions can take it and apply it to their own vendor and core.The economies of this collaborative effort are obvious. CUFX has demonstrated integration cost savings of up to 75%, and time to market is cut in half. In order to compete in the financial services industry, these benefits are not just nice-to-have—they’re absolutely essential.How do you get involved? The next time you draft an RFP for a product or service that requires integration with a core or vendor, include a clause that it be built on a standard that other credit unions can use through CUFX. Alternatively, if you already have an integration project in the pipeline, contact CUFX and they will help you and your core/vendor design an integration standard that can be implemented industry-wide. Like the standards themselves, CUFX provides these services completely free of charge.The time has come for our movement to have a unified integration standard; join us in this great leap forward.Contact CUFX at or call/email Rich Jones 720.256.4936 or [email protected] to use an existing standard to help us create a standard.last_img read more

Rita M. Gesell, 89, St. Leon

first_imgRita M. Gesell, age 89 of St. Leon, Indiana died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her residence. Born January 29, 1929 in St. Leon, she was the daughter of the late Albert & Philomena (Wedding) Wilhelm. On October 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to Robert Gesell and he survives.Rita was retired from the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville, Indiana where she had worked for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph/All Saints Parish in St. Leon. In her leisure time she enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, baking, playing cards and visiting with family and friends.Besides Robert, her loving husband of over 67 years, survivors include two daughters, Cathy (Charlie) Huth of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ruth Burkhard of St. Leon, Indiana, a granddaughter, Maggie Burkhard; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Burkhard; two sisters, Alvina Meyer and Alma Hoffman; as well as four brothers, Richard Wilhelm, Harold Wilhelm, Raymond Wilhelm, and Stanley Wilhelm.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at All Saints Parish St. Joseph Campus, 7536 Church Lane, St. Leon, Indiana.Rev. Jonathan P. Meyer will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in St. Leon.Memorial contributions may be directed to All Saints Parish St. Joseph Campus. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home and staff are honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Sentence handed down in Decatur County aggravated battery case

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter says Austin Meisberger has been sentenced to eight years for aggravated battery. Meisberger entered a guilty plea late last year and was recently sentenced.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter said, “We are certainly pleased with the outcome of this case. Meisberger will hopefully find the help he needs through the Purposeful Incarceration Program and finish his sentence as a better citizen. It is unfortunate anyone was injured during the event, but we are very glad the victim’s injury is recoverable.”last_img read more