Kitsap Bank Strengthens and Centralizes Internal Communications across Branch Network with Banc Intranets
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2015 – Banc Intranets, a provider of secure, web-based enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions, announced that Kitsap Bank implemented its BancWorks® employee intranet to strengthen and centralize internal communications across 20 locations within 90 days.
Based in Port Orchard, Wash. with more than $1.1 billion in assets, Kitsap Bank sought to replace its existing intranet to better centralize and streamline internal communications among its staff. After careful due diligence, the bank selected Banc Intranets’ BancWorks secure intranet, a fully customizable solution that strengthens enterprise-wide internal communication by providing bank employees user-friendly access to important forms, information on procedures for products and services, and company news. Of all competitive solutions considered, the bank felt that BancWorks’ ease-of-use, customization and IT support was unparalleled.
“We spoke to multiple companies, including many that supported the use of Microsoft SharePoint, but none were able to offer a user-friendly solution that would allow us to present a fresh looking intranet site to appeal to our staff, while accurately reflecting our brand,” said Sue Besselievre, vice president of Kitsap Bank. “Banc Intranets is the only company that met, and ultimately exceeded our expectations. All procedures, documents and forms are in a central area, are readily accessible, and easily tracked. Our site is so engaging now that our top executives are regularly producing company-wide blogs and fresh content for our employees.”
“Streamlining internal communications improves productivity and customer service, while reducing operational expenses associated with training and duplication of materials – which can cost financial institutions thousands of dollars,” said Lynette Anderson, founder and CTO of Banc Intranets. “By prioritizing the continuous exchange of important information, Kitsap Bank also creates a vibrant culture that values employee input and ideas, which will translate to the success of its external marketing efforts across its entire branch network.”
About Kitsap Bank
Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1 billion in assets, the bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual customers. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U. S. Small Business Administration, a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and has received a 5-Star rating by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 10th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the second largest woman-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was recently named Family Owned Business of the Year by Seattle Business magazine. Visit www.kitsapbank.com for more information about Kitsap Bank.
About Banc Intranets
Established in 2002, Banc Intranets, LLC is a leading provider of secure, web-based enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions. Its technology provides a single point of access across multiple devices for documents and information and centralizes employee onboarding and training, streamlining day-to-day operations for bank directors and senior managers. In addition to increasing efficiency and productivity, Banc Intranets’ solutions are developed by financial industry professionals, providing comprehensive reporting that is critical to maintaining regulatory compliance.