Bluepoint Solutions’ Consumer Capture Solution Selected by Allied First Bank

Bank leverages Software as a Service model to provide customers convenient, secure home/office deposit capabilities–

February 9th, 2010 Bluepoint Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading innovator in remote deposit capture (RDC), image-based item processing and electronic document management software technology for financial institutions, today announced that Oswego, Ill.-based Allied First Bank selected ImagePoint Remote, a consumer deposit capture platform. The bank will market the solution as QwikDeposit Home to its customers.

Allied First Bank has approximately $160 million in assets and more than 9000 customers. The bank is leveraging Bluepoint’s unique Software as a Service (SaaS) model to offer its customers a sophisticated and convenient capture solution, without the initial upfront capital expenditures associated with traditional technology implementations. The consumer capture solution will be integrated with the bank’s existing Internet banking provider, enabling customers to upload check images with the click of a button within the existing online banking portal. Customers can now easily make deposits from home or office with the use of a computer, a secure Internet connection and a scanner.

Once captured, the images will be hosted in Bluepoint’s secure data processing center, where item perfection and correction will be performed. Using the SaaS model, the bank gains access to a secure central repository of the captured images, significantly reducing and simplifying the research process. An aggregate X9.37 file will then be submitted to Allied First Bank according to the bank’s preferred delivery schedule.

“Years ago, we began as a credit union for employees of one of the nation’s largest airlines,” Andy Hardin, Vice President of Operations & Marketing at Allied First said.  “Today, we’re a retail banking organization, but our customers are still living and working all over the globe.  ImagePoint Remote is the next step in our strategy to leverage innovation and technology to offer the highest levels of security, access and control to our customers and the growing numbers of consumers who are reevaluating their primary banking relationships.”

“We are looking forward to working with Allied to implement a customer-facing solution that will not only add value to the existing customer-base, but will give the bank a competitive advantage in the market to attract new customers,” said Hal Tilbury, president and CEO for Bluepoint Solutions. “As an early adopter of the consumer capture solution, Allied is showcasing its commitment to advanced technology and offering innovative products to better serve its customers. Our consumer capture solution is designed to help banks like Allied provide better service, but more importantly, grow deposit accounts. By taking advantage of Bluepoint’s pay-as-you-go model, as well as the greater processing power found in an off-site, Bluepoint-managed application, Allied is poised for success with a very nominal investment. The ROI is almost immediate in this type of scenario.”