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The Top 4 Reasons You Can’t Miss Backbase Connect

  • Ekaterina Belan
  • October 5, 2018

Digital Banking Conference of the Year Backbase, the leader in omni-channel digital banking solutions, along with our valued partners and speakers, will be demonstrating how digital-first strategy is transforming banking customer experience at the upcoming digital banking conference Backbase Connect in Amsterdam. ... Read more

COBOL and the big tin bank

  • Alex Letts
  • April 19, 2018

In 2017, Reuters published the following findings from a piece of research conducted by Celent, Accenture, IBM and others, into the technology supporting major US banking systems: 43% of banking systems are built on COBOL 80% of in-person transactions use ... Read more

PSD2 – Relevant from the design up

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 1, 2018

As of January 13, all European banks, willingly or otherwise, entered the open banking space. PSD2 has officially become applicable. While the grace period for total compliance still stands, this regulation, which has loomed large over banks, is here to ... Read more

Investing more in commercial banking technology

  • Jenny Maat
  • December 7, 2017

Recent research findings, commissioned by financial services provider Fraedom, show that 77% of commercial banks "are preparing to increase fintech investment over the next three years". This is a good sign, as commercial banking has often lagged behind retail banking ... Read more

The big open banking stories of 2017

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 15, 2017

The era of open banking is upon us. This past October 2017, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity in the UK, said: "We are one step closer to delivering the potential of open banking for the benefit ... Read more

How to think customer-first

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 2, 2017

In today’s modern marketplace, few companies will succeed without putting the desires of their customers above all else. In a world that’s increasingly digital-led and multi-touchpoint, this means experience is everything. A frictionless interface is essential, easy onboarding is critical ... Read more

Backbase and its entrepreneurial spirit

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 13, 2017

I'm going to add my tuppence worth to the many plaudits surrounding our CEO, Jouk Pleiter. It's true, he won an award recently at the Loey Awards, created by the Loey Foundation. The award was for Online Entrepreneur of the ... Read more

Our CEO named Online Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 11, 2017

We are very excited to announce that our CEO and Co-Founder, Jouk Pleiter is named the Online Entrepreneur of the Year by Loey Awards. Since 2009, the LOEY Awards held an annual award ceremony which recognises the best entrepreneurs in ... Read more

How to become a human-centric business

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 7, 2017

I wrote an article for BankNXT a couple of years ago about the benefits of having more human touchpoints in banking. It's nice to see more experts in banking and financial technology talk about this much underrated subject, too. My ... Read more

Working with Efma in discussing digital transformation

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 27, 2017

Our friends at Efma worked with us on a report called 'Omni-channel banking – The digital transformation roadmap' in which we discuss and present an outline of the journey it takes to becoming a digital bank. It was an enjoyable ... Read more

Partnership with Yodlee through the Open Banking Marketplace

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 25, 2016

We’re proud to announce that we partnered with Envestnet | Yodlee, a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services through our Open Banking Marketplace. We extend our existing relationship with this collaboration ... Read more

Another successful Sibos for Backbase

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 4, 2016

We are very excited to be back from Geneva, where we attended Sibos 2016 – four intense days of workshops, conference and open theatre tracks, as well as meetings with our customer and prospects. Our speaking slot on Day 1 featured Jouk Pleiter, Backbase's ... Read more

Jim Marous on the digital customer journey

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 8, 2016

Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, speaker, author and the publisher of the Retail Banking Strategies section of The Financial Brand and the Digital Banking Report. He has also contributed to our thought leadership platform, BankNXT. He ... Read more

Meet us at Sibos in Geneva!

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 15, 2016

We are very excited and already started the planning for SIBOS 2016, this year taking place in Geneva from 26th - 29th September. Sibos is an annual banking and financial conference organized by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) ... Read more

PSD2: Making it actionable

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 28, 2016

Yesterday we hosted our July webinar, ‘PSD2: Making it actionable’ that featured Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Jelmer de Jong, VP Product of Backbase. PSD2 is a very important topic for financial companies, especially in Europe. Financial institutions across Europe will ... Read more

Backbase Connect 2016

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 1, 2016

Last week we hosted Backbase Connect 2016. Backbase Connect is our annual event in which we bring together partners and customers to share our company’s roadmap, product updates as well as sharing insights and customer success stories. We would like ... Read more

Webinar: The Uberization of Banking, with Simon Mathews

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 18, 2016

Yesterday we hosted our first webinar in 2016, ‘The Uberization of Banking’ and we are very happy we reached a record high attendance. Our guest speaker was Simon Mathews, the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable. Regularly sought after to speak ... Read more

Backbase Fall 2015 Roadshow

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 26, 2015

We are on the road again for our yearly fall roadshow. Backbase executives attending and speaking at the following events, ping us if you are attending as well or close by. Jack Henry Symitar Conference, Sept 1 – 3, San Diego. Middle ... Read more

Backbase-powered Touch Bank goes live in Russia

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 4, 2015

Yet another customer goes live! Today Touch Bank, the neo-bank founded by OTP Bank, announced that they have successfully launched the new digital-only bank in Russia. Founded in 1949, OTP Bank is one of the largest independent financial service providers in ... Read more

Backbase 2015 Hackathon

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 25, 2015

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and last Saturday marked the end of the very first Backbase Hackathon. The projects presented during an exhausting, yet rewarding weekend exceeded our expectations, and we have been amazed by the ... Read more

Backbase Hackathon : 1st Edition !

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 11, 2015

We are very excited to announce our 1st edition Backbase Hackathon is here!  The idea came from wanting to bring the best talent together, to share our favorite frameworks, project successes, and intelligent and creative hacks we use for issues ... Read more

Design Patterns and why they matter. Chapter 1

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 10, 2015

If you are reading this post I am pretty sure of two things: You have heard about Design Patterns before and someone told you that they are cool. You want to improve your coding skills. This series of post will ... Read more

Webinar: Building a Smarter Bank, with Ron Shevlin

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 4, 2015

Yesterday we hosted our webinar 'Building a Smarter Bank' together with Ron Shevlin. In this webinar, Ron Shevlin, author of Smarter Bank, Snarketing Blogger & analyst at Cornerstone Advisors (before he worked at Aite Group and Forrester), provides a no-nonsense framework ... Read more

Backbase went to FrontTrends in Warsaw.

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, we were a sponsor of the Front-Trends Conference in Warsaw. We spent three days helping with technical discussions around web and mobile development, discovering the newest trends, technologies and ideas in front-end development. We also had a ... Read more

Sberbank Launches New Digital Platform Based On Backbase

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 21, 2015

We are proud to announce that Sberbank, Russia's largest bank serving over 110 million customers, has launched their new digital platform based on Backbase technology. As part of the project, Sberbank migrated 83 websites into one single customer experience. “The new platform ... Read more

Testing in Android with Mockito

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 31, 2015

As I mentioned in my previous article about testing [Android testing with Robolectric], I have this little obsession with unit testing. Using Robolectric allows me to run the test in the local JVM instead of having to run an emulator ... Read more

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup.

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 5, 2015

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup. After taking some feedback from the last month, we had 2 talks in this months meetup. So what did we talk about? NetBeans: A powerful addition to your JavaScript toolbox by Geertjan Wielenga There are ... Read more

Introduction to Gradle

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 4, 2015

Brief history of building tools starts with Make, which is maybe an overly complex solution. And it’s not so platform independent. After that evolution continues with Ant, which is XML based and it has its pros and cons. Ant is ... Read more

Unit testing in Android with Robolectric (Gradle edition)

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 20, 2015

One of the things I was always obsessed with, when developing in Android, was unit testing. The very first thing I like doing when starting a new android project is setting up Robolectric. “Robolectric is a unit test framework that ... Read more

Omni-Channel Optimization at Finovate Europe 2015

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 12, 2015

This week was Finovate week. Finovate, a two-day showcase of the latest and greatest fintech technology innovations, is being held in London. We demoed how our Customer Experience Platform helps Financial Institutions deliver beautiful digital experiences, that are smooth and consistent across every device ... Read more

Another customer goes live: Hiscox!

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 18, 2014

After PostFinance went successfully live with their new digital banking platform last week, we are happy to announce that this week, Hiscox has launched their new UK digital insurance platform based on Backbase CXP. You can find the complete press release ... Read more

The Best Response to Mobile for Your Business

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 10, 2013

It’s impossible to ignore the impact mobile has has had to enterprises online. The question is no longer whether or not to join the digitally mobile pack but how to do it in a way that meets both the needs ... Read more

Backbase on Track to Expand into UK Market

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 8, 2013

Hot on the heels of their latest customer win in the UK with leading insurance provider Hiscox, Backbase has announced their plans to further expand their operations in the United Kingdom. Backbase, the Customer Experience Platform specialist, has revealed that ... Read more

Banking on Digital: Innovation in Financial Services – Webinar Recap

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 9, 2013

Joydeep Bhattacherya, Managing Director at Accenture, kicked off the latest webinar, digital innovation in the financial services, by looking at the latest macro trends affecting the banking industry. Joydeep identified three emerging models to discuss: The intelligent multichannel bank The ... Read more

Upcoming Webinar: The Trends Shaping Tomorrows Bank

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 25, 2013

Don’t miss out on our upcoming webinar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. Backbase's CEO Jouk Pleiter and Global head of marketing Jelmer de Jong will discuss the key trends that are shaping the bank ... Read more

Backbase Launches Latest Version of its Leading Lean Portal

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 21, 2013

Backbase has released Backbase Portal 5.4, proving yet again that the company remains at the forefront of anticipating market changes and consumer needs. Backbase Portal 5.4 delivers superior mobile, contextual targeting, personalization and relationship management capabilities. Backbase Portal has long ... Read more

Video: Backbase Portal Digital Marketing Module

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 11, 2013

Last month at FinovateEurope 2013 we were proud to present our newest feature of Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal: The Digital Marketing Module. This module provides powerful Amazon-like promotional features by combining offline CRM data with online behavioral data. Today we ... Read more

Commercial Banking: Businesses are People too…

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 20, 2013

In the world of commercial banking it’s easy to forget that every business, no matter how large or small, is made up of people who deserve the same kind of personalization that retail customers experience online. Commercial banking is a ... Read more

Smartphones and the Evolution of the App

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 31, 2013

In the age of the smartphone, applications must go native or evolve into a new beast; the hybrid app. Everything happens faster in the digital jungle. There, it’s the survival of the fittest and quickest. The mind boggling speed with ... Read more

Lean UX: Laying the Foundation for Continuous Innovation

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 23, 2013

Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, Lean UX is the practice of bringing the true nature of our work to light faster, with less emphasis on deliverables and greater focus on the actual experience being designed. - Jeff Gothelf ... Read more

So, What is a Lean Portal Really?

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 16, 2013

A couple of years ago, Gartner introduced two new portal concepts, the “Portal-Less” portal and the “Lean Portal.” Lean Portals offer an alternative to the ‘traditional’ portals we've been seeing for the last 15 years, which have become very difficult to deploy ... Read more

Al Rajhi Bank Goes Live with Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 15, 2013

Al Rajhi Bank, one the world’s leading Islamic banks, has launched an innovative online banking platform built with Backbase Portal. Backbase CEO and co-founder, Jouk Pleiter, praised the Al Rajhi Bank’s vision and dedication to providing a great customer experience, ... Read more

New From Backbase: Backbase Academy

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 20, 2012

Last month we announced My Backbase, the new extranet for developers and partners. Today we are excited announce Backbase Academy - the new online learning zone about Backbase Portal! In Backbase Academy you will find tutorials about deployment and development of ... Read more

Backbase Announces My Backbase: Extranet Now Open to Developers and Partners

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 2, 2012

New from Backbase: Documentation, Manuals, How-To’s, Extensions and Community Support now available at My Backbase: https://my.backbase.com. We are pleased to introduce My Backbase, a new platform to support our growing ecosystem of system integrators, partners, certified professionals, prospects and customers. ... Read more

Video: Introducing Backbase Launchpad – Portal out of the Box

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 1, 2012

On FinovateFall 2012 we presented Backbase's latest development - Backbase Launchpad. Launchpad is based on Backbase Portal technology, and is intended to provide banks and financials a unique user experience platform for their clients: Download more info on Bank 2.0 ... Read more

Banking Made Beautiful: Introducing Backbase Launchpad

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 13, 2012

Today, at FinovateFall in New York City, we introduced Backbase Launchpad, a new and unique banking experience that will kick start the Bank 2.0 projects financial institutions are initiating around the world. Launchpad offers the latest innovation and best practices ... Read more

Webinar: Bank 2.0 Trends

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 20, 2012

In our latest webinar: ‘Bank 2.0 Trends’ Backbase's CEO and co-founder, Jouk Pleiter along with Head of Marketing, Jelmer de Jong, shared the latest developments in mobile banking, user experience, advanced personalization and the new, self-directed customer. There were client ... Read more

Banks: Social Without Facebook?

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 17, 2012

News that Facebook would like to take on banking has made waves in recent days, especially in Fintech circles. Let’s get one thing straight, Facebook isn’t going to become a bank, but it does have plans to work with banks ... Read more

Absa Launches Bank 2.0 Portal using Backbase technology

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 14, 2012

We are proud to announce that Absa Group, the largest South African retail bank and a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, has launched a new online banking platform called Absa Online for its retail and business banking customers. Based on ... Read more

The Simple Truth

  • Jouk Pleiter
  • June 12, 2012

Simplicity. It's hard to get away from this one word when I enter into any discussion of User Experience (UX). There’s a reason why the most successful internet companies have fairly utilitarian designs. The foundation of multi-billion dollar company Google ... Read more

Reality Check

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 1, 2012

With all the talk, talk, talk about mobile banking I started wondering what’s truly happening in the mobile banking space. It was nice to finally find a report on mobile applications that could give me a window on reality. The ... Read more

Leverage Legacy – Don’t Put Lipstick on a Pig

  • Jouk Pleiter
  • March 27, 2012

In a recent Banking Technology article, the president of Oracle, Mark Hurd, relayed an anecdote about a large banking customer that required 9,000 applications to keep its business running. I imagine uncomfortable chuckles of recognition followed among the bankers and ... Read more

Lessons from the Banking Trenches

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 13, 2012

Bradley Leimer, the US-based community banking technology developer and engagement banking proponent, gave a definite call to action, one which all banks should heed, in our most recent Webinar: 10 Key Trends from the Community Banking Trenches (Click slides below). ... Read more

Real-time Segmentation: Backbase Gets Personal

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 9, 2012

At FinovateEurope 2012 in London recently, Backbase presented its newest features including the important ability to target a banking portal to specific customer segments. Keys to the new capabilities are: Speed: Portal customizable by the business =  drag and drop. ... Read more

The Power Shift

  • Jouk Pleiter
  • February 17, 2012

Thinking Outside-In - Insights from Backbase CEO Jouk Pleiter I spend a lot of time at Backbase asking this question: Why is it so difficult for financials to truly engage with their customers? In doing so, I’ve come to a couple of ... Read more

Running Toward Mobile Payments

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 14, 2012

The idea of being able to send and receive payments with mobile phones has been around for many, many years. Except it’s not an idea anymore. Cash, checks, and finally, cards are going by the wayside. Still, most researchers estimate ... Read more

FinovateEurope 2012: a brief review

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 9, 2012

As I'm writing this blog post I'm finishing up an amazing week. Last Tuesday I attended FinovateEurope. And not only attended, since Backbase was selected to demo, Jouk and myself where on stage as one of the first presenters. For ... Read more

Digital Banking in 2012

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 30, 2012

In Backbase’s most recent webinar, “Digital Banking in 2012", we gave our outlook as well as ideas about what trends will dominate the financial industry this year. In terms of outlook, we saw Bank 2.0 and its ethos finally gain ... Read more

Social Media is the Ultimate Outside-In Tool

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 20, 2012

Social media has been the topic of many a marketing website, blog and industry report. You see social media nearly everywhere you turn, and yet, the number of companies [especially financial] who are able to truly access its potential, "make ... Read more

Engagement Banking: Easier Said than Done

  • Jenny Maat
  • December 20, 2011

In a recent banking seminar Backbase held in Amsterdam, together with partners ConQuaestor and Virtual Affairs, we touched on some key aspects of the Engagement Banking ‘movement’ as it begins to manifest itself at financials in the Netherlands. A main ... Read more

Can Google Own Banking too?

  • Jenny Maat
  • December 2, 2011

When it comes to the latest discussion on mobile banking and mobile payments, the media has focused heavily on what Google is doing with its Wallet. According to an article posted on Banking Innovation by Cherian Abraham, director of mobile ... Read more

The Great Widget Debate and You

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 15, 2011

You may never have heard of a widget before, but you can thank them for the way you now interact with the Web. It's surprising then to see in the great debate among portal developers about which to use--widgets or ... Read more

Banks: Don’t Be Good Enough; Be SUPER

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 11, 2011

For the majority of financials, the current digital channel is simply not good enough. This, according to Forrester Research VP and principle analyst, Brad Strothkamp. What’s more, banks should be striving for the very best experience for their customers not ... Read more

Backbase Named Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2011

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 1, 2011

"By 2015, widgets will surpass portlets as the most prevalent portal component model," Gartner. We are pleased to announce that Backbase has once again been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. Named to the Visionary Quadrant for ... Read more

Watch Our Bank of Tomorrow FinovateFall Demo

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 21, 2011

Backbase recently returned to New York City to present our latest software to an enthusiastic crowd of Fintech professionals at FinovateFall. At the conference we unveiled the ‘Bank of Tomorrow,’ a device-agnostic reference implementation focusing on superior customer experience and ... Read more

Brett King and Banking in Your Back Pocket

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 11, 2011

How do you compete in a Bank 2.0 world?  The simple answer: “Take your ‘Head of Branches’ and make that person ‘Head of Mobile’.” This was Bank 2.0 guru Brett King’s response when asked how banks should approach the coming ... Read more

This Report Will Save Your Website

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 30, 2011

Sometimes you stumble upon just the right kind of information when you least expect it. This was the case when I read the recent report, ‘User Experience in the Banking Sector’, from Usabilla. I wasn't surprised by the subject of ... Read more

Backbase Takes Manhattan at FinnovateFall

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 26, 2011

Backbase recently returned to New York City to present our latest software to an enthusiastic crowd of Fintech professionals at FinovateFall. At the conference we unveiled the 'Bank of Tomorrow,' a device-agnostic reference implementation focusing on superior customer experience and ... Read more

Webinar: Brett King Presents the Future of Banking

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 26, 2011

Join new Backbase advisor Brett King, Thursday, October 6th, as he presents the future of banking in this indispensable webinar: 'THE REBOOT OF BANKING - Always Banking, Never at a Bank' The future of banking will not be about a ... Read more

Brett King joins Backbase Advisory Board

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 13, 2011

We are happy to announce that Brett King is joining the Backbase Advisory Board. Besides his extensive experience as an advisor he is a frequent contributor to a variety of media and financial outlets including the Financial Times, The Economist, ... Read more

HTML5: the Language of Revolution

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 5, 2011

It appears that HTML5, the latest version of the web markup language, is gaining a following. In an article posted by the Forbes technology reporter JP Mangalindan, he sites statistics showing that at least 69% of web video is now ... Read more

Backbase Chosen to Present at FinovateFall

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 9, 2011

We did it again! Backbase will demo at FinovateFall, held September 20 and 21 in New York City. Backbase, the Bank 2.0 Portal specialist, has been chosen to present its ‘Retail Bank of the Future’ to a record crowd at ... Read more

Webinar: User Experience Trends in Banking

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 22, 2011

User experience is something banks are always looking to improve. Join Backbase's own Head of User Experience (UX), Wessel van Leeuwen, in our latest webinar on August 3rd as he provides insight based on his own experience and gives practical ... Read more

What if You Could Build a Better Bank, from Scratch?

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 19, 2011

The insightful Bank 2.0 guru Brett King, along with Alex Sion and Michael Degnan of Sapient, posted an intriguing article recently in The European Financial Review. "If you were building a bank from scratch today to optimize customer experience and ... Read more

How to Innovate: 1000 mph Automobiles and Financials

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 12, 2011

For all the talk of technological innovation it's surprising how absent it actually is in most companies. Perhaps it's because innovating any system can sometimes be harder than it looks or take longer than anticipated. This probably explains the resistance ... Read more

Backbase Welcomes New Client Services Lead Bart Termorshuizen

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 5, 2011

Backbase is expanding our team. We recently hired Bart Termorshuizen to head our Client Services business. Termorshuizen brings experience from QNH Interactive where he was founder and managing director and from the global marketing and communications firm PPGH/JWT Engage and ... Read more

Helping Customers Bring Bank 2.0 to Life

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 21, 2011

Backbase has been highlighting our customer experiences helping bring Bank 2.0 to life. First up is Van Lanschot Chabot (VLC). When the 1769-founded, Dutch insurance broker decided it was time to move its offline customer interactions online, it came to ... Read more

Backbase Nabs Former Tridion VP

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 7, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Herber de Ruijter will lead our New York City operations. For the last five years he's been working for CMS vendor SDL Tridion as a VP and helped build that company's North American business. ... Read more

Simply Keep it Simple

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 6, 2011

It's posts like this one from Brand Channel that give me hope for the financial industry's future - if those banks are, in fact, paying attention. Customer-centric approaches that combine aspects of social media aren't only good for the brand, ... Read more

Webinar: Social Media in Financial Services

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 27, 2011

June 9th Backbase is hosting another great webinar! Join us as we take on the important topic of social media in the financial services industry. Everyone wants to know how financial services can adopt social media to gain an advantage ... Read more

Backbase and Thales: It’s a Win-Win

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 24, 2011

Backbase has just announced it's teaming up with the CIS Banking division of France-based electronics and security company Thales. They needed a better customer-experience platform to serve their extensive list of top financial customers around the world and we could ... Read more

Backbase Extends Its Content Services Offering

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 16, 2011

Backbase is proud to announce the release of Backbase CMS 5.0. This latest addition to the Backbase product family is a content creation, publication, and replication application that is tailored for use with Backbase Portal. Available as an add-on module, ... Read more

Backbase Launches App Store at FinovateSpring

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 10, 2011

Today we launched our App Store at FinovateSpring in San Francisco. The App Store is one of the major innovations within the Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal. Its integration capabilities enable our customers to offer more personalization to their clients on ... Read more

TCS Bank Chooses Backbase’s Bank 2.0 Portal Solution

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 4, 2011

Backbase is providing Tinkoff with portal software that integrates its public marketing website and its private Internet banking application into a single platform, providing its customers with a seamless online experience. Tinkoff was impressed with Backbase’s modern, flexible approach and ... Read more

Financials Embracing iPhone Applications

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 29, 2011

I just read Netbanker blogger Jim Bruene’s list of the 65 most popular iPhone applications from US Banks and financial services companies as a follow-up to his earlier list of the 30 most popular iPad applications for financials. Although it ... Read more

Breaking the Innovation Curse

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 18, 2011

On his blog, author and Bank 2.0 evangelist Brett King recently posted about the pitfalls of being an innovator within a large organization. Often, innovators are brash, young upstarts who come into a company  with their own form of tunnel ... Read more

Perception is Reality for Mobile Banking

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 15, 2011

I recently came across yet another mobile report touting the need for today’s banks to get on board and start offering mobile services to customers. It detailed how customers across Europe, Asia and other developed and under-developed countries are asking ... Read more

Money is Meaningless by Chris Skinner

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 1, 2011

The title of our latest webinar (you can find our complete webinar series here), which had a record 375 registrants and was hosted by Chris Skinner and Backbase CEO Jouk Pleiter, might have seemed counterintuitive. After all, take one look ... Read more

Bank 2.0 demo at Finovate Europe 2011

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 14, 2011

Our Bank 2.0 Portal demoed at Finovate Europe 2011. On February 1st, 2011, the first edition of Finovate Europe was held in London, UK. With showcases of dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking ... Read more

Trends In Interactive Banking

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 25, 2011

Trends In Online Banking by Jouk Pleiter View more presentations from Backbase Yesterday, we broadcasted the 5th edition of the Backbase Webinar Series. With over 100+ professionals from the financial services industry attending, the webinar series is getting more and ... Read more

Webinar: Trends In Interactive Banking

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 17, 2011

Backbase & Revere Present: Trends in Interactive Banking February 24, 2011 at 10AM PST / Register Now Join Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, and Michael Horne, Executive Vice President and the National Financial Services Practice Leader for The ... Read more

2011 Portal & Content Integration Market Analysis

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 16, 2011

Last week, Apoorv Durga published the Real Story Group's 2011 Portal and Content Migration Market Analysis. We are really proud to see Backbase Portal being part of this report! For more info, read the announcement by the Real Story Group ... Read more

Slides & Recording of the Engagement Banking Strategy webinar

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 3, 2011

Thank you for attending our latest webinar, SapientNitro and Backbase presenting The Engagement Banking Strategy. The slides used in the webinar and the recording of the webinar itself are now available at our Slideshare channel: Slides: The Engagement Banking Strategy, presentation ... Read more

Finovate Europe: a recap in tweets

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 2, 2011

We just got back from London, where Backbase demoed it's Bank 2.0 Portal, focussing on eBusiness in Control and Multi-Channel Publishing. Instead of telling you how we liked it and what we exactly presented, take a look at the tweets ... Read more

Backbase Puts Down Roots in the Big Apple

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 17, 2011

Big News: We are excited to announce that we're opening new Backbase offices in NYC. The New York office will serve as a field operations base for us to service our growing ranks of East Coast financial services clients, as ... Read more

Upcoming webinar: Engagement Banking Strategy

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 13, 2011

Backbase & SapientNitro Present: Engagement Banking Strategy Join Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, and Michael Degnan, Engagement Banking Lead of SapientNitro to get a jump-start on Engagement Banking Strategy for 2011. Join us, January 27, 10:00 PST. Register ... Read more

Working With the Backbase Artifactory

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 12, 2011

With the release of Rich Portal 4.3 the Backbase Portal framework is available as a Maven archetype. This posting describes the procedure to create a Rich Portal Blank Maven project using the backbase-portal-archetype-blank archetype. NOTE—to run any Rich Portal project requires ... Read more