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We are students of the industries and customers we serve, and we use our ongoing observations and experiences to create educational blog articles that educate and empower our readers.

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By: Sean Farrell
October 22nd, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost here! Many Financial Institutions are still in the throes of Windows 10 upgrades and trying to beat the January 14th timeline for end of Windows 7 support. Most of our clients would prefer not to hear Windows 10 ever again, so we wanted to put together some content around planning for success in 2020, post Windows 10 hangover.

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ITM | ATM

By: Sean Farrell
July 2nd, 2019

While none of us have a crystal ball, Windows 10 has really pushed many financial institutions to think about the ATM channel, the broader self-service channel, and how that plays with customer experience. With huge investments being made in digital platforms, how does the ATM and self-service channel fit into the equation?

ATM Install Checklist 2019

ATM Install Checklist

This ATM checklist will dive into how to prepare when purchasing ATMs, best practices for preparing and installations. Subscribe to the QDS blog and get your free copy.

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ITM

By: Sean Farrell
July 1st, 2019

As more financial institutions are evaluating their ATM channel, the interest in ITM technology continues to rise. More FIs are looking for greater functionality, the ability to extend hours to serve clients, and the ability to grow physical touch-points without having to build brick and mortar. However, since ITM technology has been deployed for nearly 10 years, there are some common misconceptions to discuss to ensure that people who are evaluating the investment have the correct information.

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Branch Transformation | ITM

By: Sean Farrell
May 23rd, 2019

As we think about the branch environment, the branch is certainly the hub of customer service activity for transactions, account openings and where relationships begin. While many clients can be moved to less expensive channels like on-line banking, mobile banking, and other platforms, still over 80% of relationships start at the branch.

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Branch Transformation | ITM

By: Sean Farrell
March 12th, 2019

  Interactive teller machines (ITMs) are changing the way that financial institutions operate for the better. Use of an ITM provides more efficiency along with improved customer service, while saving money and space. 

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Branch Transformation | ITM

By: Sean Farrell
March 12th, 2019

If you are considering ITMs, there are a variety of costs that emerge with the decision of rolling out ITMs.  A large portion of that cost comes into play whether you plan to deploy one ITM or many. In this article, we’ll talk about the key cost components that come along ITM deployment.