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You Can Do It, but Should You?

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Nov 21, 2020 1:00:11 PM

Have you ever looked at a project, known that it needs to get done, but just not want to tackle it yourself?

Let me give you an example.

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Topics: APIs, banking, Development, Ellie Mae, Services, outsource, staff augmentation, Plaid, Constellation

The Game of Telephone: Bridging the Gap Between Disparate Systems

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Nov 21, 2020 11:15:26 AM

When I was a kid, “Telephone” was one of my favorite games to play.

If you’ve never played, here’s how it works: The first person in the game is given a message and is instructed to pass it on by whispering it in the ear of the next player, who then whispers it in the ear of the player after them, and so on. When the message reaches the final player, they announce it out loud, and the results are often hilariously, nonsensically different from what the initial player started with.

I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there about the dangers of gossip or why it’s important to get your information right from the source. But what strikes me today in my current career is how easy it is for things to break down in translation from one platform to another.

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Topics: fintech, APIs, banking, Ellie Mae, integrations, Open Banking, data integrations

A Tale of Two Yard Sales

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Nov 10, 2020 12:41:27 PM

In my old neighborhood, the first weekend in October was the Neighborhood Yard Sale. And it was a capital-B Big Deal. For most of us, it was a chance to do a few minor decluttering or organization projects. But for a couple of my neighbors, it was an opportunity to fundraise for their favorite charities.

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Topics: Services, outsource, implementations, saas

Top 5 Use Cases for APIs in Fintech

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Oct 23, 2020 2:11:03 PM

The other day, I was having tea with a mentor of mine who is a few years from retirement. She and her husband stumbled upon a little patch of heaven about an hour away from the city.

It’s a 100-year-old refurbished farmhouse, surrounded by 80+ acres of well-maintained pasture and  picturesque rolling hills. As if that wasn’t perfect enough, she can relax from their wraparound porch overlooking a tranquil, two-acre pond — the ideal place to relax and unwind. So of course, they bought it.

It’s a dream come true for my mentor, and I was excited for her. I had to know her secret to finding this jewel. Naturally, the next question out of my mouth was, "How in the world did you find such a stunning place in a perfect location?"

That is when the dreaminess of the story broke down.

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Topics: fintech, APIs, banking, Ellie Mae, Services, outsource, WalletFi

Right-Size Your Implementation

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Oct 5, 2020 2:17:15 PM

I sat across the table from my friend and sipped my tea as she described her weekend. Her new business school class had put together an outing to get to know each other, and they decided on playing a game outside at a local park. Someone offered up the idea to play football, which everyone heartedly agreed would be lots of fun.

What they didn’t realize was that the class included a number of students from outside the US, and on the day of the game, several of her classmates showed up to the field with soccer balls, wearing cleats! Needless to say, that was quite a surprise to the ones who showed up with oblong brown footballs and even a few helmets. They all got a good laugh when they realized what had happened, and had an enjoyable afternoon learning new skills.

The business school meet-up may have ended well, but listening to her tale, it was hard for me not to notice the similarities between the football game and situations we see as providers of implementation services.

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Topics: fintech, Services, implementations, saas

Managing an Effective Development Process for Your Fintech App

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 30, 2020 8:13:10 AM

Whether you’re laser-focused on keeping your existing customers happy, acquiring new customers, or a combination of both, the user experience, performance, and security of your fintech application can give you a competitive edge.

According to Finextra, “Financial institutions have been forced to step up their game in order to keep up with consumer demand and push out several different products and services, leveraging emerging technologies, to provide customers with choice.”

Now more than ever, meeting and exceeding expectations with your online experience is crucial for success.

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Topics: Core10 Way, fintech, Agile, Services

Stop Hiring Software Developers as Implementation Specialists

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 15, 2020 1:49:45 PM

“Alright stop what you’re doing, ‘cuz I’m about to ruin the image and style that you’re used to.”

-- Digital Underground, The Humpty Dance

It’s safe to say that this is the first time I’ve ever used the lyrics of an early ‘90s hip-hop song to kick off a blog-post. But in this case, the words are so perfect for the theme of this blog that I just had to do it.

You know that software developer you’re about to hire to lead your Implementation Team?

Stop what you’re doing!

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Topics: Services, Talent, implementations, saas

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 106: Lee Farabaugh and Joe Maxwell

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 14, 2020 8:11:21 AM

Lee Farabaugh and Joe Maxwell joined William Bissett on the Charlotte Angel Connection to discuss Core10.

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Topics: fintech, FINTOP Capital, hereshore, Press, Joe Maxell, Leadership, Podcast, tech, Charlotte Angel Connection

In-House, Augment, or Outsource: What's Best for Growing Your Business

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 3, 2020 4:19:43 PM

When I was a kid, one of the two hinges broke off of my toilet seat.

As any inquisitive person would, I checked to see if I could fix it. Though I used all my knowledge of Legos and basic hardware, I quickly realized I was incapable of turning my now multi-directional toilet seat back to its original design.

So, I asked my dad for help. I knew what was wrong, had an educated guess on how to fix it, but needed some outside help to get the job done. Together, we put our best effort into the job. Let's just say the results were dicey and included dusct tape.

Eventually, the real expert in our family (my mother) intervened and called the plumber. I’ll never forget the joy I felt coming home from school one day to a non-duct taped, fully functioning toilet seat!

Fast forward to today. Sadly, I’ve seen companies try to make all three of the above work.

I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not talking about fixing the office toilet.

When faced with an opportunity to grow and improve your business, do you handle projects in-house, augment your internal team with additional resources, or outsource the work entirely to a specialist?

There are pros and cons to all three, especially when you are looking to tackle an integration or implementation project at your company. Let’s dive in and review your options.

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Topics: Development, Services, staff augmentation, project based

10 Hiring Best Practices for Your Next Implementation Specialist

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Aug 18, 2020 10:41:01 AM

You’re sitting at home and decide to watch a movie. You pull up Netflix and scroll through what feels like an endless array of movies before stumbling upon a title you remember someone in your circle of friends talking about in glowing terms. But you’re not quite sold — yet. 

You review the cast and start to feel better. It’s loaded with actors and actresses you really respect. It’s even starring that one person with the dreamy eyes who makes you go weak in the knees. You check the reviews and it’s earned high marks from both critics and fans. It even won a few big-name awards. By all accounts, you should enjoy every minute of this movie. So you sit back, relax, and start the show.

Two hours later, you’re hugely disappointed. This movie, with its remarkable cast, great reviews, critical respect, and a few major awards, failed to meet your expectations. It’s not that the movie was bad, it just wasn’t right. At least not for you. 

Hiring an implementation specialist is no different. 

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Topics: Services, hiring, implementations, saas

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