Northbrook, IL, April 17th, 2023 – Digital Check Corp., a leading provider of image capture and payments processing technology, announced that Preston Herrin has assumed the title of President of its Benchmark Technology Group subsidiary.
Herrin formally joined the company on January 30, following a two-year consulting engagement assisting with the integration of Benchmark and Digital Check, as well as with the launch of the combined company’s Avivatech® software group. He previously held executive roles with Drummond, 4Over, Inc., and most recently owned and managed HCG Inc., a management consulting firm that has helped multiple leadership teams through growth and performance planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Herrin possesses more than 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing, corporate strategy, and business optimization.
It was an honor to welcome Panini executives to our Alpharetta headquarters last week, where they presented us with an award designating Benchmark as a Panini Platinum Partner for 2023.
Benchmark has worked closely with Panini for more than 15 years. In addition to working together daily, the Panini and Benchmark teams have collaborated to win strategic deals that have been beneficial to our customers.
Webinar: Succeeding With Cash Automation: Insights and Lessons Learned — POSTPONED
Join us on September 22 at 2 p.m. ET or 11 a.m. PT for a live webinar that will help you build your bank or credit union's cash automation strategy as part of its larger branch transformation initiatives.
In this lively panel discussion, moderated by the William Mills Agency, one of the leading PR firms serving the banking industry, you’ll hear from technology leaders who are successfully leveraging cash automation solutions to improve branch performance and customer experiences. This is your chance to gain valuable insights on:
Catherine Laws (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
William Mills agency
Andrew Wilson, CPTM
Union Bank & Trust
Director of Banking Solutions
Vice President of Cash Automation0
We're pleased to announce that we'll be attending the Fiserv P3 2022 Conference next month on September 20-23 in Omaha, NE. Our partner, Avivatech LLC., will join us in our booth as we showcase branch transformation solutions. This is a great opportunity for banks and credit unions to learn about the CashWare cash automation solutions and professional services, as well as repair programs and refurbished equipment. Rick Ooten, Joey Jackson and Senior Account Executive Keith Finney will be representing Benchmark Technology Group at the P3 Fall Meeting.
Click here to register for this event. We look forward to connecting with our P3 customers!
We’re proud to announce that we'll be exhibiting at the upcoming ICBA Live Conference with our partner, Avivatech. The event will take place in San Antonio at the Henry B. González Convention Center on February 28 to March 3, 2022. This annual gathering of the Independent Community Bankers of America is where community bankers go to learn about the latest trends and solutions, expand their knowledge and network with peers.
Avivatech, our partners in branch automation, will exhibit with us in Booth 248—so be sure to stop by. You’ll meet Rick Ooten, Director of Banking Solutions; Lincoln Bramlage, Senior Account Executive; and Kelli Kelson, Product Specialist. These solution experts will demonstrate the latest enhancements to Avivatech’s CashWare cash automation suite and answer all your questions.
Additionally, the Benchmark team can answer questions about other solutions and services your community bank may need, including project management services, repair programs, RDC conversion services and ongoing merchant support, software upgrades and installations.
Don’t miss out on the action at Booth 248, where you’ll also be able to enter our drawing for a chance to win a $150 gift card.
Reach out if you'd like to schedule time to meet with us there. Just send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Today Digital Check Corp. announced the formation of Avivatech, a new software business specializing in cash and check software automation solutions in branch banking and retail payment management environments. The formation of Avivatech is a collaborative effort between Digital Check and Benchmark Technology Group, following the acquisition of Benchmark by Digital Check in January 2021.
Avivatech’s product lineup combines cash automation capabilities from Benchmark’s award-winning CashWare® suite with Digital Check’s Vault and XpressScan check processing software. The alignment results in a powerful solution positioned well to simplify and improve workflow efficiencies across all types of paper-based financial transactions.
Prior to Digital Check’s acquisition of Benchmark, the two companies operated separate software divisions in the check and cash automation spaces, respectively. “A significant part of our strategy for acquiring Benchmark Technology Group was focused on combining these two software businesses under a single brand, which we believe will allow us to attain the scope and scale necessary to achieve our longer-range goals for growth and diversification as a fintech company,” says Jeff Hempker, president of Avivatech.
Benchmark’s CashWare product suite is a widely acclaimed platform that offers cash automation with extensive reporting and auditing capabilities and includes support for nearly all models of teller cash recyclers. Vault by Digital Check® and XpressScan are aimed at helping banks and retail businesses electronify their check processing for easy integration with their cash management workflows.
“In combining the CashWare and Digital Check software teams, we saw an opportunity for tremendous synergy in two related but not quite overlapping spaces,” says Shawn Kruger, senior vice president of product and strategy at Avivatech. “By offering a comprehensive, integrated automation toolset for both cash and checks, Avivatech can meet an important need that is too often filled piecemeal with individual applications for each.”
While banks and credit unions have traditionally been the main users of cash automation, Avivatech will also include new options tailored to retail businesses.
“Anyone who handles cash or checks could benefit from Avivatech’s solutions”, Kruger says.“Cash and check automation are no longer limited to financial institutions. Avivatech’s goal is to make our transaction automation solutions accessible to everyone, whether that’s a bank or credit union, a retail chain, or someone else.”
Founded in 2021 and based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Avivatech is a standalone division of Digital Check Corp. devoted to transaction automation software. Formed from the software groups of Digital Check and Benchmark Technology Group, the combined unit possesses unparalleled expertise in cash and check automation workflows. For more information, visit www.avivatech.com.
Benchmark Technology Group is pleased to announce that the CIMA AST9000 is now certified with Benchmark’s CashWare software. The AST9000 is the latest and most advanced cash recycler in the CIMA lineup of financial cash recyclers. The AST9000 will join the 7000 and 7016 cash recyclers certified for full functionality support with CashWare.
Benchmark would like to thank the CIMA team for their continued partnership and support for their efforts in collaboration with the certification of CashWare for CIMA’s AST9000.
CIMA Cash Handling America Inc. is the wholly owned US subsidiary of CIMA SpA. (Italy). CIMA is a global manufacturer of cash handling solutions that help businesses significantly reduce the cost of managing cash. We supply a broad range of smart safes, back office / front of store recycling systems and software to businesses across Banking / Financial Institutions, Retail, Hospitality and Gaming.
For over 30 years, Benchmark has assisted banks in migrating to new technologies and business models to offer the consumer best-in-class service and convenience. Benchmark has expertise in branch cash handling solutions and is among the largest check scanner resellers in the United States. To learn more about Benchmark’s commitment to branch automation, please visit www.benchmarktechnologygroup.com.
These are unprecedented times, and we want you to know that our thoughts are with all of you and your families.
Benchmark Technology Group is actively monitoring the development of the Coranavirus, specifically COVID-19, and the guidance being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local governance. We are taking steps to ensure the health and well-being of our employees and their families while maintaining a pulse on the ongoing and evolving needs of our customers.
With that in mind, we’re providing you this update regarding the actions Benchmark has taken.
Working from Home:
To further protect our employees and their families from potentially spreading COVID-19, Benchmark has a “work from home” plan to be observed as needed. The plan has been developed to provide minimal disruption to day-to-day operations and maintain operations to service your needs. As part of this plan, we are managing a flexible work staff to support all our functions while accommodating our employees as best as possible. Our mission critical internal systems are cloud based providing access to authorized employees from anywhere at any time and our "Voice Over IP" phone systems give our employees local extension capabilities from anywhere in the world. This technology allows us to seamlessly offer working from home, a key objective in our Business Recovery Plan.
In February, we published a notice indicating COVID-19 might have an impact on the supply chain. Benchmark has extensive relationships with a key vendors, and we continue to work closely with them purchasing additional inventory when available to fulfill forecasted demand. As the situation continues to evolve, we will maintain communications with our vendors to assess any potential impact on our customer orders. Based on known demand, today we have inventory on-hand for all key lines of business, new and refurbished equipment. However, vendors cannot guarantee availability in this global supply chain due to no previous precedent for social and consumer behavior in this kind of a pandemic. Benchmark will work with our customers to quickly secure product when authorized and when available. We will update you in the event we anticipate any disruptions.
As a precaution, Benchmark has restricted all non-essential travel for all our employees. Our staff will continue supporting projects and providing remote support. Remote deposit software installations are not affected by travel restriction or our “working from home” program.
We want you to know that Benchmark is financially sound and operationally capable of supporting you during these challenging times, and we are confident in our ability to weather this storm. Thanks to our employees, Benchmark has a long standing reputation for being flexible, innovative and results oriented, and we will be responsive to this evolving situation and ask that we maintain communications between our organizations to be sure your needs can be fulfilled as expected.
Thank you for your loyalty and continued confidence and in Benchmark Technology Group!
Benchmark will be attending the Mid-South User Group Annual Conference next month. The show will be held Oct 16-19 in Memphis, TN. Benchmark will be showcasing our RDC Technology Services, repair programs and CashWare, our cash recycler middleware that links your recycler to your core teller application.
Benchmark will be hosting a 30-minute session on Friday, October 18th at 10am titled, "How to Increase Your Cash Recycler ROI with CashWare." This session will show how the latest version of CashWare, CashWare v4, is designed with the latest banking trends in mind to provide flexibility to meet your ever changing customer engagements. CashWare v4 increases your ROI on your cash recyclers by releasing their full potential. Be sure to add this session to your itinerary - you won't want to miss it!
VP of Cash Automation Joey Jackson and Senior Account Executive Tim Wolfe will be representing Benchmark Technology Group at the MSUG Conference. We look forward to providing attendees with a free demo of the latest version of CashWare and to speak with Joey and Tim about how our technology services can help your institution!
If you would like to register for this conference, you can do so here. We look forward to another great MSUG conference! See you in October!
Benchmark Technology Group will be attending the Jack Henry Annual Conference (JAC) & TechConnect next month. The show will be held October 7-10 in San Diego, CA. Benchmark will be showcasing a variety of solutions and services, including our project management services, repair programs, RDC conversion services and ongoing merchant support, software upgrades and installations and our cash automation solution, CashWare.
Senior Account Executives Lincoln Bramlage and Keith Finney will be representing Benchmark Technology Group at the Jack Henry Annual Conference. Be sure to stop by booth #627 to learn more about our software and our technology management services!
If you would like to register to attend this event, you can do so here. We look forward to a great conference in San Diego next month!
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