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Too often, the annual meeting is the only time banks look at their mission, vision, and core values. What if they played in active role in business every day, and helped improve the bottom line? Strategically defining these core pieces can help you discover your unique strengths, and start using them to compete.
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Set your course

Too often, the annual meeting is the only time banks look at their mission, vision, and core values. What if they played in active role in business every day, and helped improve the bottom line? Strategically defining these core pieces can help you discover your unique strengths, and start using them to compete.

"There are a lot of Asset/Liability Management systems out there…what your looking for is good value. We found Plansmith to be in that sweet spot where feature/functionality and the monthly cost were reasonable but gave us the information we truly needed."

Greg Ohlendorf President & CEO, First Community Bank and Trust

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7.20.18

5 Simple Tweaks to Build a *Better* Strategic Plan

Only part of a successful strategic plan lies in the plan itself. A good plan, just like a recipe, is important. But any good chef will tell you, choosing the right ingredients is only half the challenge. The rest lies in executing the recipe properly.

So, how can your bank or credit union make a *better* strategic plan?

Here are some simple tweaks to the ingredients and execution of your strategic planning recipe.

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7.10.18

Why “E-Learning” Is Succeeding

“E-Learning” is rapidly expanding here at Plansmith and client comments have been very positive. Right now there are more than 50 different sessions available and many more sessions are in development.

Why has the “E-Learning” approach been so popular, especially since Plansmith has always provided such a high level of live, personal support and is committed to continuing that?

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6.25.18

The Most Important Variance – Where You Will Be

I was playing golf the other day and, of course, while I’m playing I’m thinking about work, which is a bad idea since I should be concentrating on my game. But I’m always thinking about ways to make planning more effective. My thoughts today were on variance analysis. Everyone uses variance analyses in their board reports to check progress against plan and it is certainly a good check. At board meetings we review our current position relative to last month, year-to-date and last year-to-date, etc.

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