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When it comes to choosing the right core banking partner, there are many things to consider. This is especially true when it comes to the rapid improvement in technologies. But replacing a banking solution is no easy task and can be a risky undertaking….
Let’s Talk Spaghetti Spaghetti is one of those dishes that’s hard to not love. Whether it’s topped with a delicious red sauce or a velvety alfredo, you can’t go wrong with it. While spaghetti is great, it can also be messy and it’s not…
What is Core Banking? In the simplest form, core (centralized online real-time exchange) banking is the system and software used to support a bank’s financial transactions such as deposits, loans, mortgages and payments, which helps the bank balance its general ledger, which is a…
What is the true role of a leader? On the Growing with Purpose podcast, I talk candidly with host Paul Spiegelman about challenging my own beliefs about leadership to realize I was built to become CEO. Tune in to our conversation:  http://blog.smallgiants.org/growing-with-purpose-elizabeth-glasbrenner…
I’ve always had an affinity for helping people. I observed my own parents’ proclivity toward service and the compassion and empathy that guided their actions. I learned at a very young age that people give to people. I learned at a very young age…
We are excited to announce that STI is now Certified Evergreen®. “Evergreen™ companies are private, profitable, enduring, and market-leading businesses that make a dent in the universe. They put their purpose and people first and avoid decisions that impose a growth-at-all-costs or exit-oriented mindset,…
Alexa skill to provide customers with voice-activated account information Little Rock, Ark. – Southern Bancorp Bank (“Southern”) today announced the launch of “Southern Bancorp Voice Banking for Amazon Alexa,” as a free, optional feature for customers. Developed by Arkansas-based Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI), a…
If you think about data processing – it’s really just input of data that creates output of data.  The input has to be easy and the output has to be able to reach the bank employees, bank management and the customers in a clean,…