core conversion

Jan 2018: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha Quoted in CU Journal: Tech’s New Year’s Resolution: Improving Vendor Contract Negotiations

Jan 2018: While vendor competition is viewed as a positive, Sabeh Samaha, CEO of the Miami Beach, Fla.-based technology consulting firm Samaha & Associates, said understanding the nuances of the credit union space takes time. As such, CU leaders should proceed with caution. “Credit unions must realize that fintech is not a new concept, but rather new terminology. Financial services firms have always been creating and offering technology services to credit unions,” said Samaha. “So credit unions have to better understand

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Nov 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Management — The Big Purchase Decision

Nov 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha featured in Credit Union Management The Big Purchase Decision: For best results, the Board needs to set direction. . . By Charlene Komar Storey Excerpt: It happens over and over again at board meetings— in all types of credit unions, in all kinds of locations. The staff members start explaining the benefits of a rather large technological purchase they’re proposing. But not long after their greeting, they slip into a language that few of the directors

June 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Journal Article: Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps

June 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Journal Article: Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps by W.B. King   You’d be hard-pressed to find a credit union that looks forward to a core conversion. The process is generally considered cumbersome and taxing, and that’s a best-case scenario. Still, there are steps CUs can take to make the process easier, and Credit Union Journal spoke with several core conversion industry experts about best practices. “There is a misperception that a

December 2016: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in CUES: Timing the Leap

December 2016: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in CUES: Timing the Leap Timing  the Leap Many boards want their CUs to be fast followers on new products and services.  But make sure tech investments line up  with overall strategy. By Richard H. Gamble   Introducing technology-based financial products and services is like hopping between big boulders. Timing is everything, and those who miss will likely get some bruises. Leaders often aspire to be “fast followers,” but just how fast to move can be a

June 2016: Black Hills Federal Credit Union Partners with Samaha Associates on Core Conversion

June 2016: Black Hills Federal Credit Union Partners with Samaha Associates on Core Conversion Credit Union TImes Black Hills FCU Makes Big Decisions Pre-Conversion By Roy Urrico The biggest decisions in a core banking system change are frequently made prior to the project’s actual start. In a recent CU Times interview, Black Hills Federal Credit Union offered an inside look at its pre-conversion choices. For the first of a series of articles documenting its conversion