The Cloud is Loud for Financial/Healthcare Payments

September 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent Gartner report highlighted “5 Cloud Trends in 2013 and Beyond”. Have you ever heard of how cloud computing aims to create “Webscale” systems, which are large configurations that have this ability to expand and contract as needed? They can be configured quickly, and yet go away quickly too. No longer are “large scale projects” a problem in a cloud hosted environment. A good example in healthcare payments would be a project to convert a large back-log of explanation of benefits forms. In this project, a large virtual cloud could be created with high capacity for a few days…then it goes away.

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OrboNation Connections 2.0

August 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

Welcome to the next phase of the OrboNation Connections blog! If you have visited our blog at any point since its launch last summer, you may have noticed a couple of challenges in finding the information that you were looking for. With the redesign of our blog, we hope to address some of those challenges by providing expanded communication opportunities, better navigation and more educational resources for financial and healthcare professionals as well as an improved visual design.

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Who Makes Sure Mobile RDC Really Works? It’s Orbotech!

August 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

As Orbotech, Orbograph’s parent company, announces its Q2 2013 earnings report, we thought it might be a good time to point out that pretty much all of the Smartphones on the market go through a quality assurance processing using Orbotech’s latest generation of automated optical inspection and array tester models within the fabrication of mobile devices and large screen televisions. For 30+ years, Orbotech has enabled electronic manufacturers to achieve increased yields and throughput in the production process of electronics using: automated optical inspection (AOI) systems for bare printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and automated optical inspection (AOI).

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8 Good Reasons Why Checks are Hanging On

July 29, 2013 / 0 Comments

An article today in PYMNTS.com called (From Paper Checks To Electronic Payments: Eight Questions To Ask) illustrates why converting to a new payment methodology is so challenging. Simply put, it’s an “adoption process”. Any new product or idea in the market, particularly in today’s fast moving marketplace for businesses and consumers, must have a methodology for an onboarding process which is: easy to implement, requires minimal investment and limits internal conflict and resource allocation.

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What is the Relationship of Next Generation Check Recognition to the Top Five Retail Banking Trends for 2013?

July 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

According to an article in BAI Banking Strategies by Applied Predictive Technologies, retail banks will focus on managing the multi-channel impact of mobile banking, downsizing branches and selective investing in branch technology. The changing market dynamics due to the variables of new technologies and adoption has complicated the modeling process for the retail sector. This is an opportunity for operations to support the goals of the retail side of the bank by executing on new technologies in check processing automation. By taking a straight-through-processing orientation across the enterprise, the retail bank can focus on client needs, rather than overcoming operational limitations of systems. See how the five top trends can be optimized below with Next Generation Recognition (NGR) technology.

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What is the Next Generation in Check Recognition for Teller and RDC?

July 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

With successful implementations in teller image capture and remote deposit capture, we’ve accomplished one of the most difficult phases of the product development cycle… strong penetration. The business case has been proven out, solutions have achieved stability and the purchases of these services have offered a robust solution set of features. However, if we objectively evaluate the ultimate goal, straight-through-processing, we still have a major phase level in the process.

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Let the Fireworks Begin: The State of Image Capture Technologies

July 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

Vijay Balakrishnan led a spirited webinar, hosted by Orbograph, addressing The State of Image Capture Technologies. It’s always interesting to take a retroactive look at what the vision was 5 years ago, and compare that to where we are today. In Vijay’s presentation, he looked at how the vision of distributed capture overall has been realized. But there are areas where the full potential has not fully been achieved.

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A Simple HIPAA Compliant Solution for Banks Entering Medical Lockbox

June 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

Let’s say that a financial institution (FI) wants to provide a medical lockbox processing solution to its existing healthcare provider customers and/or prospective customers outside its geographic branch locations. Ideally the system would process both insurance payments as well as patient payments. In order to get into this business, particularly capturing and scanning EOBs, the FI will need to follow the rules and regulations around HIPAA/HITECH; a potentially daunting and intimidating process!

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Cashier’s Checks: Can Consumers Trust Them & Can Paying Banks Find Fraud?

May 24, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent post by Fraud Avengers caught our eye related to Cashier’s Checks. It’s interesting that this long time, reliable check source had become a target in many banks for counterfeiters. Fraudulent Cashier’s Checks typically become a deposit fraud loss at the bank of first deposit (BOFD) when the paying bank has strong controls in place for their incoming cashier’s checks. In order to best catch counterfeit Cashier’s Checks, a financial institution should implement strong image analysis and data analytics which can weed out items that have different check stock layouts as well as items with serial numbers out of range.

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