In each release of ACCOUNTworks2 there is some gem of an enhancement that makes the account opening and member enrollment platform just that much more valuable for our clients. In late May we released Version 2.12.4 with a slew of enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

The gem this time is a combination of upgrades that allow you to run different approval rules on your existing members than you would on new applicants. Why do we want to do this?

Glad you asked …

For starters, lets talk about the member experience. An existing member that already has a checking account and a couple of loans uses applies to open a new certificate savings account. In the processing of the application, you run all of the various credit, Qualifile and ID Verification checks and for some obscure data reason on the credit check the applicant’s request is set aside for manual review instead of approving them on the spot.

Of course, they’ll get approved and open that new account – but what did you tell them by not opening that new savings account right away? Not very flattering. Especially when you consider that we validated them and looked up their information from the host processor to begin with!

The second reason is to avoid running costly background checks when you are not going to use them. Like we said, you already authenticated the applicant as an existing member. So why run an added checks at a couple bucks a pop when you don’t need the information.

In ACCOUNTworks2 you can now bypass these issues – because the newest rev of the platform allows you to bypass running the checks or approval rules on members you already know.

Of course, there are lots of other improvements too – so check out the Release Notes here.