Belvoir Federal Wins Creative Solutions Award at the 2015 Symitar Education Conference and Technology Expo

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Belvoir Federal Credit Union was recognized and honored with the Creative Solutions Award at Symitar’s Education Conference and Technology Expo in San Diego, CA on September 3, 2015 for their submission of a Symitar integrated Outlook Appointment Creator.

Shawn McConnell, Senior Programmer/Analyst

“Winning this award is a great honor, especially since the program was voted on by my peers,” stated Shawn. “I wanted to create a programming solution that was cutting-edge and could make our processes more efficient."

Belvoir Federal Credit Union was recognized and honored with the Creative Solutions Award at Symitar’s Education Conference and Technology Expo in San Diego, CA on September 3, 2015 for their submission of a Symitar integrated Outlook Appointment Creator.

Shawn McConnell, Belvoir Federal’s Senior Programmer/Analyst, submitted an innovative solution that helps employees set reminders directly from Symitar so they can follow-up on accounts. This solution, which Belvoir Federal integrated with its core processor in December 2014, creates a one-stop-shop for employees to easily monitor tasks. With only a few clicks, a prefilled Outlook appointment can be generated in an employee’s calendar with relevant information pertaining to the task. For example, the appointment creator can be utilized for the 2x2x2 (2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months) follow-up method, account research, referrals, product status, or a custom appointment.

“Winning this award is a great honor, especially since the program was voted on by my peers,” stated Shawn. “I wanted to create a programming solution that was cutting-edge and could make our processes more efficient. This solution is a great way to help staff with their time management and accountability.”

“Shawn McConnell is a mixture of talent meeting technology. His ability to assess a situation, garner the appropriate facts, and create efficiencies with his custom programs has helped elevate Belvoir Federal’s ingenuity. Shawn’s skill set aided our credit union in becoming an industry trend setter as well as winning this prestigious award,” stated Patricia Kimmel, President/CEO of Belvoir Federal Credit Union.

About Symitar
Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, is the recognized leader in core data processing and ancillary technology solutions for U.S. credit unions. Founded as a private company in 1984, Symitar built its reputation by combining robust, flexible technology products with customer service levels that are unmatched in the industry. To learn more, visit http://www.symitar.com.

About PowerOn Marketplace
The PowerOn Marketplace is an online community where users can find or offer customized solutions. In this dynamic environment, Credit Unions, vendors, and CUSOs (Credit Union Service Organizations) share their ideas while submitting solutions that meet their specific requirements. Additionally, if there is not a published solution that matches a particular search, users can post a request. To learn more about Symitar and the Marketplace, visit http://www.symitar.com/ProductBriefs/SYMPB_PowerOn_Marketplace.pdf.

About Belvoir Federal Credit Union
Belvoir Federal is a member-owned, full-service financial institution that provides the foundation for the financial success of our Members. Belvoir Federal, a not-for-profit organization, has served the Fort Belvoir and U.S. Armed Forces community since 1946 and named Best Places to Work in Virginia in 2014 and 2015. For more information about Belvoir Federal, please visit http://www.BelvoirCreditUnion.org.
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