By Art Gillis
There are 30 stories in the 2006 Edition of Automation in Banking, in addition to 473 pages of stats and facts. Sixteen stories are from the mouths of bankers. Fourteen are from the keystrokes of prominent tech vendors. I served as the humble messenger. The primary value of the stories, in my opinion, lies in the fact that the subjects were their choices. Here are the topics they chose:
Bankers: Core Systems as an in-house mode of processing 38% Core Systems an an outsource mode of processing 13% Internet banking 13% Wire transfer 6% Platform automation 6% Overdraft protection 6% Remote branch capture 6% Integrating platform systems with core 6% Fraud detection 6%
Tech Vendors: Integration Risk Management Straight-Through Commercial Lending Workflow Check 21 and Remote Deposit Capture Straight-Through Processing Extended Financial Enterprise Shifting the Focus from the System to the Customer Attract and Retain Deposits Capitalizing on Electronic Payments Investing in Your Future Technology Disaster Recovery Shopping for a Core Banking System Straight-Trough Processing - Front and Back Offices pulling Together for the Customer The Next Level of CRM
Are these the right topics? Who's to say. They ARE the topics.