BBVA Compass, Yodlee and Ignite Sales Win 2015 Monarch Innovation Awards posted 03/30/2015

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Barlow Research Press Release - March 30th, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, March 25/Business Wire/ - BBVA Compass, Yodlee and Ignite Sales are winners in Barlow Research’s 2015 Monarch Innovation Awards. The winners were chosen based on their innovative products and features.

The Monarch Innovation Awards ( are unique and coveted. The 2015 Monarch Award nominations are scored based on uniqueness, stickiness, dependability, ease of use, value and their ‘wow’ factor. This year’s winners were rigorously judged by a panel of four jurists: Robert Berini, Genpact, Ltd.; Bill Hippensteel, BAI; Nick Miller, Clarity Advantage Corporation; and Mary Beth Sullivan, Capital Performance Group.

Innovative Product/Feature Award: BBVA Compass Mobility Bundle
BBVA Compass’ Mobility Bundle is a simple, bundled digital solution that includes checking, online, mobile, mobile remote deposit, alerts and merchant payments, which can all be conducted digitally through a smartphone or tablet. In order to make the solution affordable for customers and profitable for the bank, the solution offers unlimited digital transactions at no charge, while limiting the number of checks written and branch transactions each month. The Mobility Bundle is designed to migrate transactions away from paper and out of the branch, and is best suited for those micro businesses that are more comfortable transacting digitally.

Innovative Industry Partner: Yodlee Business Cash Flow with Forecasting FinApp
The Yodlee Business Cash Flow with Forecasting FinApp is part of Yodlee’s BusinessFinancialSolutions suite of services and PartnerHub, designed to remove the complexity of aggregating and analyzing real-time account balances and transactions to create a simple and powerful view into cash flow, including income and expenses, now and in the future for business owners around the globe. Yodlee’s business is focused on delivering value to business owners through their existing relationships with financial institutions to maximize both security and the integration of the Cash Flow functionality within the broader financial management/banking experience.

Honorable Mention Industry Partner Category: Ignite Sales OmniChannel Relationship Management Platform
The OmniChannel Relationship Management Platform brings a critical consultative sales approach to business to business banking. The cloud-based solution enables business customers to interact with banks virtually and physically in self-service and assisted modes. Customers are able to engage with banks using the channel of their choice and can change their engagement channel seamlessly. The solution transforms the sales process with a laser focus on customer engagement and provides the necessary analytics capabilities for sales process and measurements that fuel organic sales growth.

The Overall Most Innovative award will be announced in an upcoming Web cast on April 10th, 2015. For more information, contact Youa Yang, Barlow Research Associates, 763-253-1825 or

About Barlow Research Associates, Inc. (BRAI):
Barlow Research Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide research and consulting services to the banking industry in the U.S. and overseas. BRAI specializes in custom research, strategic consulting and syndicated research programs in small business, middle market and digital business banking. All three syndicated programs provide a continuous flow of market knowledge and competitive intelligence to member institutions.