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Now a Temenos Company, Avoka Unveils Workspaces for Retail Banking

Workspaces for Retail Banking is the first offering from digital customer experience specialist Avoka since the company was acquired by fellow Finovate alum Temenos in a $245 million deal in December.

A new module within the Temenos Infinity product, Workspaces gives professionals at retail banks and credit unions a digital review and approval workspace to provide better support and service during customer account opening and onboarding.

The new solution will be especially helpful for financial services professionals when dealing with applications submitted via Straight Through Processing (STP) that can neither be immediately approved or declined. Workspaces is built to improve the efficiency and productivity of the resolution process necessary to manage these pending applications, helping bank staff avoid delays and negative customer engagement.

“Orchestrating a fast, accurate and collaborative decisioning process is a critical aspect of an applicant’s customer journey,” Steve Demchuk, Chief Product Officer for Avoka, a Temenos Company, explained. “We validated this as an important problem to solve for our bank and credit union customers as they look to remove costly delays in account acquisition.”

Demchuk added that making application review and live customer service a part of the digital account opening process – instead of relying on separate systems – was a major innovation with Workspaces. “This is key to providing excellent service to prospective customers,” he said.

A multiple time Finovate Best of Show winner, Avoka demonstrated its digital account opening solution, Transaction Insights, at FinovateEurope 2017. With offices in Denver, Colorado, as well as London, England, and Sydney, Australia, Avoka had digitized more than 100 million transactions for more than 150 clients around the world.

With customers in more than 145 countries, Temenos introduced its Connect Mobile Banking application at FinovateEurope 2015. The company announced a partnership with Credorax earlier this week, helping the payments firm provide SME, merchant acquiring, and cross-border payment services. Also this month, Temenos partnered with Bloomberg to help provide contingency net asset value )NAV) calculations to buy-side institutions.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Temenos was founded in 1993.