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Mergers Aside, Two CUs Sail Through Conversions

Mergers Aside, Two CUs Sail Through Conversions Credit Union Times By November 21, 2012 For credit union executives planning a core banking system conversion, feelings of fear and stress are common.Throw another factor into the mix, like a merger, and the conversion process becomes that much more overwhelming and complex. The $1.5 billion Stanford FCU in Palo Alto, Calif., and the $681 million First Community FCU in Parchment, Mich., said they were able to sail through their core system conversions.

Samaha Associates’ Managing Partner Adam Denbo featured in SNL Financial Article “Before Occupy, CU Deposits Outpaced Banks”

Samaha Associates’ CEO Debuts The Art of Negotiation White Paper At CUNA CFO Council Before Occupy, CU Deposits Outpaced Banks Monday, July 30, 2012 By Kiah Lau Haslett and David Hayes Credit unions enjoyed a rapid increase in deposits long before populist rhetoric over bank fees crescendoed into National Bank Transfer Day, a grassroots movement urging consumers to remove their money from banks. SNL data show aggregate growth of deposits at banks and credit unions from year-end of 2006 remained steady until about the

Samaha Associates’ Alternative Payment Solution Plan Equals Big Savings for Credit Unions

Samaha Associates’ Alternative Payment Solution Plan Equals Big Savings for Credit Unions CHINO HILLS, CALIF. (September 6, 2011)—In a concerted effort to educate Credit Unions on progressive, cost-saving opportunities, Samaha Associates Managing Partner Adam Denbo has published a new white paper entitled “Why Credit Unions Should Adopt Alternative Payment System Solutions.” “To ensure your Credit Union is meeting competition demands and enhancing the member experience, a thorough understanding of existing payment solutions is required,” said Denbo. “This includes a secure network for

Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha and Managing Partner Adam Denbo featured in the May 2011 issue of Credit Union Business magazine

Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha and Managing Partner Adam Denbo featured in the May 2011 issue of Credit Union Business magazine Does Your CU Invest? The Time to Invest in Technology is Now Credit Union Business magazine by W.B. King I was speaking with Sabeh Samaha, CEO of Samaha Associates, recently. He is a technology and e-Business consulting guru who knows his way around mergers, acquisitions, core systems, business resumption planning, revenue optimizations and negotiating vendor contracts. Since he has his finger on the

Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union and Samaha Associates Form Strategic Alliance

Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union and Samaha Associates Form Strategic Alliance MIDDLETOWN, NY (May 12, 2011) Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union has contracted with Samaha Associates, a consulting firm specializing in core system search and selection. “The consultants at Samaha Associates have over 100 years of combined experience in the credit union and banking industries. Their reputation and client list speak for themselves. We’re happy to be working with them,” said Michael Ciriello, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Heritage FCU. The

Prioritizing IT Projects: An Empirical Application of an IT Investment Model

Prioritizing IT Projects: An Empirical Application of an IT Investment Model Communications of the International Information Management Association, Volume 3 Issue 2 by Adam D. Denbo and Rand W. Guthrie Abstract Information Technology (IT) projects are organizational investments that anticipate positive returns. When viewed as such, the development of a diversified “portfolio” of projects helps reduce risk from a single project failure, and results in an overall positive return. Positive returns on IT projects are usually indirect, since they have value only insomuch as

Mutual Belt-Tightening

How the economy is affecting credi union-core processor relationships by Richard H. Gamble Amid signs that the economic crisis may be easing on some fronts, strain is starting to show in the incon- spicuous but all-important relationship between credit unions and their core processors as hard times take a toll on both parties. “Your processor should be strong strategically,” insists Sabeh Samaha, managing consultant at Samaha & Associates Inc. (www.ssamaha.com), Chino Hills, Calif. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer are able to hold up