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BankNews Reveals Winners of 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards


Oct 7, 2013 - Today, BankNews Media announces the winners of the 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards. The Innovative Solutions Awards, now in their sixth year, are recognized as the most prestigious awards for companies helping community banks improve their operations, be more competitive, enhance their technical capabilities and increase their profitability. BankNews received more than 40 entries in four categories and readers cast more than 1,500 votes on

“Each year since 2008, Bank News Media has invited community bankers through its Innovative Solutions Awards to collectively recognize vendors whose products and services help them better serve their customers,” said Bill Poquette, editor-in-chief of BankNews magazine. “Participation has grown each year as community bankers have welcomed the opportunity to help identify key innovators in the realm of financial services technology. These awards are just one more way BankNews Media fulfills its mission to provide the latest information about resources available to help community banks survive and thrive – a mission that began more than 110 years ago.”

Winner of the Best Equipment Solution category is CoNetrix for its Aspire CloudRecovery, which is a secure, hosted solution for disaster recovery. Honorable mentions in this category are awarded to Recovery Solutions for its Secure Dedicated Satellite Connectivity to Service Bureau and EFT Source’s Card(at)Once solution.

In the Best Management Software Solution category, the winner is Computer Services, Inc. for its WatchDOG social compliance system, which helps institutions manage their risk assessment strategy surrounding mandatory regulations governing the use of social media. Honorable mentions in this category are awarded to Banc Intranets for its DirectorsLink iPad app and CoNetrix for its tandem Security and Compliance Software.

The Best Consulting/Training/Outsourcing Solution is awarded to Safe Systems for the company’s SafeSysMail. SafeSysMail is a hosted email solution that addresses the needs and FFIEC expectations specific to banks.. Honorable mentions in this category are presented to CoNetrix for its Audit Toolbox and Fiserv for its Small Business Banking Growth Strategy.

Last, but not least, ProfitStars wins the Best eBanking Solution category by receiving the most votes for its iPay Soutions Hybrid Risk Model. ProfitStars’ solution is a new payment processing model for iPay Solutions’ Consumer Online Bill Pay, created to provide a more consistent and reliable payment experience for banks’ online bill payment subscribers across all payment types. Honorable mentions in this category go to Fiserv for its SpotPay solution and MoneyDesktop for the company’s MoneyMobile product.

“Congratulations to all the winners for their leadership in providing comprehensive and effective solutions for community financial institutions," said Poquette.

Winners will be featured in the November issue of BankNews.

About BankNews Media
Based in Shawnee Mission, Kan., BankNews Media is dedicated to serving the needs of community bankers through a wide range of online and print products and services. Its flagship publication, BankNews, is the leading publication for community banks throughout the United States. The company’s Contract Publishing Division offers a range of services to state banking associations, from editorial and advertising sales, to design, printing and mailing. In addition, BankNews Media has been one of the nation’s most respected publishers of bank directories for more than 50 years. For more information, visit Follow BankNews on Twitter: @BankNews_Media.