Independent Community Bankers of America partners with Gravitate Solutions to launch netFORUM

by Lindsey Swanson | Jun 07, 2016 | netFORUM, News

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) selected Gravitate Solutions to design, optimize and implement the netFORUM association management system, which began being used by staff in the winter. The powerful platform designed by Gravitate represents a new day for ICBA staff.

The Gravitate team met with key ICBA business stakeholders to develop new business processes and key system integrations. A team of technologists dedicated to the project on the Gravitate team then took those specifications and crafted ICBA’s instance of netFORUM, which runs critical business operations for the organization, including data warehousing.

Dewite North, CIO and EVP at ICBA said, “We found in Gravitate Solutions a true partner, willing to join us on the journey of modernizing our systems for the next generation. I couldn’t have imagined pulling off such a grand project with any other firm. Gravitate was there for us every step of the way and their professionalism and expertise continues to impress us. We look forward to collaborating with them as we grow and mature our use of the netFORUM system.”

Tim Ward, CEO of Gravitate said, “We are proud to have teamed with ICBA to support their implementation of netFORUM. Bringing a new system online can be a complex undertaking that impacts the whole organization, involving developing new standard operating procedures, changing business processes and aligning legacy data with a new model. ICBA has been a wonderful partner, and we are honored they trusted Gravitate with this important endeavor."

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Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) , the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.

Gravitate Solutions, formerly Old Town IT, specializes in software and product development for associations, member-based organizations, and nonprofits. Since 2007, Gravitate Solutions, formerly Old Town IT, has created innovative solutions and products for the business challenges unique to its clients. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and has offices in Springfield, MO and Chicago, IL.