Symitar Episys System Analysis

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Software Now that we have explored the hardware components of the Symitar Episys system we will explore the software programs of Symitar and how it is used for Advia Credit Union. Information about the functions and software were gathered from several resources at Advia Credit Union. Eric Sheldon, Symitar core administrator for Advia Credit Union provided the following insight on the core application. Symitar uses both Java programming and a proprietary programming called PowerOn. There is SQL Server functionality for queerer reporting. Advia Credit Union also uses Opcon Enterprise Manager to schedule nightly processing for Advia and even to run routine jobs daily, weekly and monthly. There are also additional jobs that are scheduled …show more content…
There are two system administrators and five members in the implementation team. Along with implementations, we have to programmer and a senior programmer. Symitar is known for is its ability to be customized. Especially in terms of work flow. Symitar uses the PowerOn programming to create user-defined data mining queries, present detailed information in charts and graphs, automate specific manual tasks, and to streamline operations (Symitar, n.d.). Advia Credit Union uses internal programmers to create this code or outsources the work to outside partners. Jack Henry provides this support in terms of billable hours as well as several other third party partners. Recently Advia Credit Union partnered with CuTek, a third party programming company to help write the code for a system conversion for a bank that Advia Credit Union acquired. Advia Credit Union currently has over 1000 custom specfiles in place to streamline workflows. Most specfiles are created by in house programmers or obtained through the “Marketplace”. The “Marketplace” is a Symitar’s own collaborative marketplace for credit unions to develop, share and sell their add-ons to the Episys core processing platform (Rapport, 2012). The market place is a collaborative effort where credit unions come to share. Along with programs, specfiles and Powerons, there is a great wealth of knowledge and ability to network through the …show more content…
As stated by Symitar, “It is extremely important for credit union to retain the flexibility to choose what they determine as a “best of breed” solutions for a particular business need” (Symitar, n.d.). Therefore Symitar offers Symconnect as an open, XML-like API, to allow third party vendors the ability to directly connect to the core. Currently Advia Credit Union has over 20 third party vendors that have connections to the Symitar core. These different partners range from accounting software and programs down to front line teller software applications. A list of some of the primary third party partners, and their primary functions are listed in the attached exhibit (Exhibit

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