Carmel, Ind., March 6, 2008 — Baker Hill®, a part of Experian and an expert in banking process services, has introduced its Client Experience Environments as the next phase in ASP innovation. Client Experience Environments are fully replicated Baker Hill technology environments designed to help clients assess the capabilities of Baker Hill tools outside of a client’s live production database.
The first phase of Client Experience Environments is the Early Experience Environment. The environment is a live version of the updated Baker Hill program populated using demonstration data. While the information is generic — not an institution’s live data — users are able to enter and process test applications through the entire workflow.clients better manage the deployment of new releases, review new functionality and capabilities
There is no cost to access the Early Experience Environment, and it is available to all Baker Hill OriginationSM clients. The Early Experience Environment is intended to help prior to experiencing it live, and better prepare their user communities for upcoming improvements.
“Baker Hill is a leader in delivering applications in the ASP environment,” said Joe Kuntz, Baker Hill president. “We developed Client Experience Environments to make release transitions smoother for our clients and help them maintain their competitive advantage.”
For Baker Hill’s latest release, Baker Hill Origination Version 6.1, the Early Experience Environment is available until March 10, 2008.
The second phase of Client Experience Environments is the Client Staging Environment. In this environment, the updated version of the Baker Hill program is populated with clients’ live data, allowing them to implement changes to their service in a controlled and disciplined manner. The staging environment gives clients the opportunity to test changes in configuration, processes, or custom add-ons or services against their own production data before deploying the changes to their user community.
About Baker Hill, a part of Experian
Baker Hill delivers products and services that address business process needs and works as a trusted adviser to its banking clients. Baker Hill understands sales, lending and portfolio management processes; knows how to implement technology to enable those processes; and has a long history of client success from which to mine best practices. More than 1,200 financial institutions and credit grantors in all industry segments have drawn on Baker Hill’s business and process expertise and have chosen its relationship management, credit origination and portfolio risk-management offerings as their enabling technologies. For more information, visit www.bakerhill.com.
Experian® is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. Experian employs approximately 15,500 people in 36 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries. Annual sales are in excess of $3.8 billion.
For more information, visit the Group’s Web site on www.experiangroup.com.
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