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South Carolina Federal Credit Union taps Bluepoint for cheque imaging

16 March 2010  |  1329 views  |  0 Source: Bluepoint Solutions

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announced that it has selected Bluepoint Solutions' ImagePoint™ Capture and Hub modules to electronically capture and aggregate check images.

Bluepoint Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and innovator in remote deposit capture (RDC), image-based item processing and enterprise content management software technology for financial institutions.

Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., South Carolina Federal has approximately $1.3 billion in assets. The credit union operates 19 branches plus a lending center and offers 75 ATMs to serve its growing member base. Currently the credit union serves more than 150,000 members. South Carolina Federal plans to implement teller capture, merchant/business member capture, home/member capture and ATM capture, as well as ImagePoint Hub for aggregation and forward presentment of items. The credit union also selected Bluepoint's Receipt Manager with Transaction Manager for advanced research.

"The implementation of Bluepoint's suite of products will allow South Carolina Federal Credit Union to continue delivering on our brand promise - providing convenience to members," said Joe Grech, chief financial officer, South Carolina Federal. "Allowing members to deposit checks from their home or business offers another LifeSimplified tool for members to connect with us.
Additionally, we estimate a $500,000 savings annually in operating expenses from the implementation of Bluepoint solutions. This in turn can be used to develop new products and services that give members more convenient access to the credit union and their money."

Additionally, the credit union cited the ease of integration with its existing core platform and the ability to purchase all points of capture from one provider as key factors in the decision. South Carolina Federal will be able to capture checks in real-time and at the point of presentment (teller, home/business, ATM) improving operational efficiencies, cost savings, fraud prevention and the overall member experience. Receipt Manager integrates with the existing teller transaction flow, by storing the receipt data and d check image together electronically, while all captured images, regardless of point of presentment, are aggregated in ImagePoint Hub. Storing every image electronically at the point of presentment makes them available to authorized users throughout the entire credit union, reducing the research time needed to answer member inquiries.

"Bluepoint remains committed to helping credit unions leverage proven best practices, like capturing documents at the point of presentment, to not only save money, time and resources, but also improve the overall member experience," said Hal Tilbury, founder and CEO of Bluepoint Solutions. "Given the current climate in the financial industry, we believe more and more credit unions will follow South Carolina's lead and replace existing legacy capture solutions with sophisticated remote deposit capture strategies that leverage capturing items at the initial point of presentment. We look forward to working with the team at South Carolina Federal Credit Union."

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