ILS Announces Strategic Alliance with BankSmart

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Integrated Legacy Solutions (ILS), the financial services industry leading provider of image and data conversion migration technology, today announced a new strategic alliance with financial technology consultant BankSmart®. The partnership will leverage the companies’ respective strengths in the banking and credit union market to provide institutions with actionable solutions for mergers and acquisitions, core conversions, and data acquisition.

 “As consultants, BankSmart rarely forms unique alliances with other vendors, however ILS’ business strategy directly aligns with ours as we both strive to provide our financial institution clients with solutions that create efficiencies and save them money,” said Jim Wilkson, president of BankSmart. “Providing an unbiased recommendation to our bank and credit union clients is of the utmost importance to us and them, however knowing the reputation and unique solution offerings ILS provides, we are confident this partnership will grant our customers direct access to the best in the business.”

 Financial institutions working with ILS are able to leverage a more tailored approach to data migration and conversion, eliminating the many time consuming, expensive and challenging obstacles associated with these processes. As a result of this latest alliance, ILS customers gain additional resources during their conversion projects with direct access to the BankSmart’s Bank  and Branch Acquisition SmartKits℠, which further simplifies the conversion process in order to get operations up and running faster.

 “Having been familiar with the BankSmart team for many years now, we see this partnership as a way to better the services and solutions both our companies provide financial institutions during core conversion and merger and acquisition projects,” said Kris Bishop, founder and president of ILS.  “BankSmart’s consulting services and their Bank and Branch Acquisition SmartKits compliment the legacy data, document and image conversion solutions we offer at ILS and will certainly be mutually beneficial for all of our customers.”

 ILS focuses on providing financial institutions with a hassle-free approach to data management through one of three methods: full data conversion into a new system, data migration into its flagship OmniView Browser™ or a blended approach that combines the two. ILS’ OmniView Browser provides financial institutions with an alternative to a traditional data conversion, enabling them to research and print images and data from various types of report archives, document images and check image systems without having to perform a conversion of the data. Furthermore, OmniView Browser allows users to manage and access information from multiple institutions through a standard web browser from any location without the data ever leaving the security of the bank’s network, saving the institution time and money.

About BankSmart

BankSmart was founded and is operated by bankers and our sole objective is to assist financial institutions with significant functional projects with the purpose of creating efficiencies and saving the bank money! BankSmart offers several consulting and project management services including SmartKits for acquisitions, branch openings, data processing conversions, and de novo bank openings, plus data processing vendor renewal, evaluation, and negotiation services, debit card profitability optimization consulting, and de novo bank opening consulting.  For more information, visit