Merge or perish? There’s another way

What if there was another way to provide new and upgraded services, improve your financial condition and, as a result, retain and attract members? You may not be aware, but there IS another way.

Street Smart Vendor Review Kits

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect organizations across the world and the Great Resignation causing labor shortages like we’ve never seen, one non-renewable resource continues to be the highest in demand – Time. Maple Street has a solution for you – Order Street Smart Vendor Review Kits for your critical vendors

‘Tis the season of giving

This year, Maple Street was proud to donate $16,000 to local organizations we love and that are brightening our community each and every day.

Too busy to save your members or customers money

One of the problems from being too busy is the inability to pay attention to important details that can easily be put off to another time. The best example we’ve seen of this is putting off evaluating existing vendors and considering renegotiating your contract with those vendors.

The dangers of maverick contracting

Credit unions and community banks waste millions of dollars every year. The easiest, fastest way to stop wasting your money is your vendor management program.

The value of vendor planning

Credit unions and community banks routinely do strategic planning – the key word being “routine,” because institutions frequently fail to consider all aspects and possibilities, including the tools you’ll need to get the results you want three to five years from now.

The Performance Addendum

Maple Street has been negotiating with your vendors for over 18 years. We negotiated great results but wanted to see where we could improve, so we took the time to evaluate past negotiation projects to determine if our clients were getting the results vendors promised.

Pandemics, power outages and pen tests

Your critical vendors can potentially have a huge impact on your institution when something goes wrong. Obviously, this isn’t news. They’re critical to your operations, usually have direct access and use of enormous amounts of non-public personal information. These vendors are crucial to your institution being able to serve your members or customers, and if something goes wrong your members and customers won’t blame your vendor – They’ll blame you.