December 2013: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Publishes Thought Leadership White Paper on Selecting an In-House or Service Bureau Core Data Processing Platform

CHINO HILLS, CALIF. (December 10, 2013)—Technology and e-business consultants Samaha Associates’ President and CEO, Sabeh Samaha, has published a new white paper that deciphers the all-important question raised by credit union c-level executives: Do I select an in-house or service bureau core data processing platform?

“The Samaha Associates team has worked with hundreds of credit unions of all asset classes. As a result, we studied and understood leading service bureau contracts as well as built piece-by-piece successful in-house core data processing platforms,” said Samaha. “This white paper will provide insights and guidance that takes a deeper dive to understanding in-house and service bureau contracts.”

Entitled “The Credit Union Core Data Processing Quandary: In-House or Service Bureau? An Insightful Investigation that Goes Beyond Industry Headlines,” the white paper is geared toward educating in a cooperative spirit best exemplified by the credit union industry. Aside from an expert analysis of the benefits of in-house and service bureau, respectively, Samaha provides readers with a “perception versus reality” credit union checklist designed to better assist c-level executives in the all-important decision making process.

“While there are a number of essential variables to consider when deciding between an in-house and a service bureau core data processing platform, managing the negotiating process properly ultimately saves time and money,” noted Samaha. “We encourage executives to read this white paper as it will help inform best practices, including vendor contract negotiations.”

A free PDF version of “The Credit Union Core Data Processing Quandary: In-House or Service Bureau? An Insightful Investigation that Goes Beyond Industry Headlines” is available for download at www.ssamaha.com. Sabeh Samaha is available for interviews.

For more information, contact Managing Partner, Adam Denbo: adam.denbo@ssamaha.com.

Samaha Associates is a nationally recognized consulting group that works collaboratively with financial institutions to assist in the improvement of business processes by optimizing efficiency and increasing revenue opportunities. Specializing in vendor contract negotiations, core system conversions and mergers, Samaha Associates expertly executes each respective project by exceeding client expectations. Visit: www.ssamaha.com.