Jul 09 2014

CATHEDRAL CORPORATION ACQUIRES AXIS DATA SOLUTIONS

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July 7, 2014, Rome, NY —Cathedral Corporation, a trusted provider of financial, marketing and fundraising communications for credit unions and banks, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and churches, has acquired AXIS Data Solutions, an Orlando, Florida-based company that provides print, mail, and electronic presentment of transactional documents and customer care solutions to credit unions and government clients.

“Cathedral Corporation’s sustained success for 98 years reflects our focus on providing the highest quality and exceptional customer service to organizations and companies that also strive to provide the highest level of care to their members and customers,” says Cathedral Corporation President and CEO Marianne Gaige. “We recognize that each of our customers is unique, with varying needs and requirements. In the growing industries we serve, maximizing value for our customers means offering a wide range of flexible, cost-effective print and electronic communications solutions under one roof.”
Cathedral Corporation and AXIS Data Solutions have been competitors in industries they both understand, and share the same commitment to nurturing long-term customer relationships. “This purchase makes good sense for Cathedral Corporation,” says Gaige. “We expand our geographic reach and consolidate our presence in key financial and government markets. Our customers—and their members and customers—are beneficiaries, too.”

AXIS Data Solutions President David Salazar agrees. “Our acquisition by Cathedral Corporation is a welcome development in a longtime relationship of mutual respect between our companies,” he says. “As part of Cathedral Corporation AXIS joins an industry leader—fiscally sound, firmly positioned in the markets we serve, and with the leadership and potential to grow.”
Cathedral and AXIS customers can look for continued excellence in production quality and customer service and expanded capabilities in data management and security (SSAE 16 Type II certification) and full color digital print solutions.

As AXIS Data Solutions Inc., a Florida Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Cathedral Corporation, AXIS will function with a high degree of autonomy. All leadership and staff are remaining in their current
positions, with David Salazar continuing as President and Alicia Culp as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, AXIS leadership becomes an active part of Cathedral’s senior management team.
AXIS Data Solutions, Inc., A Cathedral Company will remain based in Florida, where Cathedral has taken a long-term lease of AXIS’s existing Orlando facility. AXIS will also serve as the Southeastern US data processing and print production center for Cathedral Corporation’s customers in the religious, fundraising, and higher education markets.

Cathedral Corporation, headquartered in Rome, NY, and with facilities there and in Lincoln, RI and Hamden, CT, offers the Essentials® line of print and electronic communication solutions to a variety of industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Non-profit Fundraising and Churches. Cathedral Corporation transforms your customer information into stronger relationships that drive business growth through personalized print and digital media services.

AXIS Data Solutions, based in Orlando, Florida, is an award-winning service firm delivering excellence in data programming, laser printing, mail processing, and e-business applications that meet the expanding needs of financial institutions, government entities, and corporations throughout the United States.

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Mar 26 2014

AXIS DATA SOLUTIONS JOINS THE SYMITAR VENDOR INTEGRATION PROGRAM (VIP)

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January 22, 2014, Orlando, FL — AXIS Data Solutions announced that it has joined the Symitar® Vendor Integration Program (VIP). Participation in the program will enable AXIS Data Solutions to integrate with Symitar’s core processing system, Episys®. The Vendor Integration Program is designed to help ensure that Symitar customers can easily deploy third party products.

AXIS Data Solutions provides services to many credit unions that are on the Episys platform and has been working with Episys data for many years. Dave Osterrieder, AXIS’s Director of Client Solutions said, “By joining the VIP program at Symitar, AXIS is able to help ensure that its products and services will integrate with the platform to deliver timely and relevant communications to credit union members across both online and offline channels.”

“AXIS Data Solutions’ experience gives us an edge in providing uninterrupted service to our credit union and banking clients,” said AXIS President David Salazar. “We are delighted to join the Symitar VIP program and to work with many of the credit unions that Symitar currently serves.”

Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), is the leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar currently serves more than 750 credit unions as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at www.symitar.com.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, AXIS Data Solutions is an SSAE16 Type 2 auditedservice firm delivering unsurpassed excellence in data programming, laser printing, mail processing and e-business applications that meet the expanding needs of financial institutions, government entities and corporations throughout the United States.

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Sep 03 2013

SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SELECTS AXIS DATA SOLUTIONS FOR MEMBER STATEMENT PRINTING

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September 3, 2013, Tampa Bay, FL — Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union has selected AXIS Data Solutions to provide monthly statement processing and other services for the state’s largest credit union. The three-year agreement includes monthly statement printing and mailing, as well as printing and delivery of daily notices, marketing materials and other member communications.

Kevin Johnson, EVP & CIO of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, said selecting AXIS Data Solutions was a decision based on its record of quality, reliability and security. Joe Guffey, Director of Purchasing added, “AXIS has a long track record of delivering communications to our members and this agreement is the result of the high level quality and service that AXIS provides.”

“AXIS Data Solutions’ experience working with all the major core processing platforms gives us an edge in providing uninterrupted service to our credit union and banking clients,” said AXIS President David Salazar. “We are delighted that Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union selected AXIS to provide these services to its members, and are looking forward to continuing our long-term partnership.”

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, operates 53 full-service branches and serves more than 559,000 members in the following Florida counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter. With assets of more than $5.4 billion, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida and the 14th largest in the United States. For more information visit: suncoastfcu.org or facebook.com/suncoastschoolsfcu

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, AXIS Data Solutions is an award-winning service firm delivering unsurpassed excellence in data programming, laser printing, mail processing and e-business applications that meet the expanding needs of financial institutions, government entities and corporations throughout the United States.

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Jun 20 2013

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SELECTS AXIS DATA SOLUTIONS FOR STATEMENT PROCESSING SERVICES

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June 20, 2013, Jacksonville, FL — Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union (KSCFCU) has selected Axis Data Solutions to provide monthly statement processing for its more than 46,700 members. In addition, AXIS will work with KSC Federal Credit Union to redesign the current monthly member statement to make it more user friendly and incorporate marketing messages.

AXIS Data Solutions services will permit KSC Federal Credit Union to electronically deliver account notices and other documents to its members. In addition, Axis provides marketing support through statement onsert and selective messaging. These services allow the credit union to communicate to individual members based on their products or interests.

“KSC Federal Credit Union is looking forward to a collaborative partnership with AXIS to redesign and improve the monthly statements for our members. Using the technology and security of AXIS assures the privacy and security of our members’ data. Their suite of marketing services will add flexibility for our staff and help us provide better, more targeted information to our members,” said KSC Federal Credit Union CEO Joe Mirachi.

“I am very pleased to announce our partnership with Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union,” said Axis President David R. Salazar. “By working together, we can improve the member experience while assuring accurate and timely account information is communicated.”

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, AXIS Data Solutions is an award-winning service firm delivering unsurpassed excellence in data programming, laser printing, mail processing and e-business applications that meet the expanding needs of financial institutions, government entities and corporations throughout the United States.

Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to providing quality financial services since April 1963, originally chartered as Merritt Island Launch Area (MILA) Federal Credit Union. The Credit Union today has 13 branches and membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Brevard or Volusia Counties.

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Jul 07 2011

AXIS DATA SOLUTIONS IS RANKED IN HISPANICBUSINESS® MAGAZINE’S HB500 DIRECTORY OF THE LARGEST U.S. HISPANIC OWNED COMPANIES

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Advanced Xerographics Imaging Systems, Inc. (AXIS Inc., AXIS Data Solutions) was listed in HispanicBusiness® Magazine’s yearly publication of the HB500. AXIS, Inc. ranked 187 this year, up 14 spots from last year’s ranking of 201. The HB500 is an annual directory of the 500 largest U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.   AXIS’ ranking in The Hispanic Business 500® provides a measure of performance and progress for the company and demonstrates our continued success and growth. 

AXIS Data Solutions is a communications and data management company specializing in managing multi-channel communications between our clients and their customers.  Data Management is at the center of ensuring our clients communicate consistent and relevant messages to their customers via print and mail, online, email and mobile channels.  With the proliferation of data sources across customer touch points the demand for services provided by AXIS Data Solutions has continued to increase.  AXIS Data Solutions has moved up in the rankings by growing our revenue through increased expertise in Data and Document Management for both print and electronic communications.      

AXIS Data Solutions serves several vertical markets including financial services, government agencies, multi-channel retail, manufacturing, insurance.  AXIS has a foundation built on managing complex and mission critical transactional communications supported by marketing and trans-promotional communications.

AXIS is proud to be recognized once again as a leading Hispanic owned business by HispanicBusiness®. David Salazar, Owner and President of AXIS Data Solutions had this to say…“We recently celebrated our 20 Year anniversary which is a huge milestone. We are very proud to continually make this list and could not have achieved this without the dedication and hard work of our employees.”

HispanicBusiness® covers the growth of the U.S. Hispanic market, economic trends within the Americas, best business practices, and career development opportunities, delivering research-driven content to the nation’s top policy makers and power brokers. With a BPA-audited primary circulation of 265,000 and a total audience of more than one million readers, HispanicBusiness® reaches CEOs, business owners, corporate decision makers and professionals in all sectors.

HispanicBusiness® Magazine – 805-964-6139 – www.hispanicbusiness.com – 475 Pine Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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Jul 22 2010

Ways to Save and Increase Value- Postcards Part III

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In two of our previous blogs we spoke of how you can save postage and the specifications required for postcards.

So after much consideration you have decided to take the leap and produce a postcard mailing. Several hours have been spent on producing a piece that gets your message out. The only issue is, it will not fit in the maximum size of 4 ¼” x 6” required by the post office. Do you opt to remove some of your message and mail the smaller postcard? Not necessarily. There is an alternate solution that still has a cost savings, Jumbo Postcards!

The USPS will accept Jumbo Postcards, the only condition is they mail at letter rates. The minimum jumbo postcard is 4 5/16” by 6 1/16” in size and a maximum of  6 1/8” by 11 ½ ”. Even though you are paying letter rates for the jumbo postcard  you are still saving on the cost of the envelopes. Get creative! Use that extra room to grab the attention of your audience.

History Fact: Did you know that Post Master John Creswell, introduced the first pre-stamped “penny postcards” in 1873?  These first postcards depicted the Interstate Industrial Exposition that took place in Chicago.

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Jul 08 2010

Postal Updates- USPS Requests a Postage Increase

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The USPS recently filed a request to have a Postage Rate increase beginning on January 2, 2011. The USPS is seeking an average 5.6 % price increase for its products, which include First Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services (i.e. certified mail etc).

Some of the recommended changes would increase the price of a First Class Letter Mail stamp two cents, from the current .44 to .46 cents. It is also proposed that Postcards would see an increase of two cents, making the full rate charge of .30 cents per piece.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has 90 days to issue its decision on the proposal, if approved, the changes would raise about $2.3 billion for the first nine months of 2011.This would mark the first price increase for market dominant products in almost two years.

Other actions outlined in the proposal are changes in delivery frequency, restructuring prepayments of retiree health benefits, and expanding access to products and services to places more convenient to customers. Another new item will be a new Holiday Evergreen Forever Stamp, which can be used the same way the current Forever stamp is being used. Once you buy it, it’s good forever even if postage goes up on first class stamps.

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Jun 29 2010

Ways to Save and Increase Value- Postcards Part II

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Postcards are a great way to get your message out quickly for a relatively low cost. As of May 11, 2009, a full rate postcard costs $0.28 to mail in the U.S. There are several types of design options but like any mailing the USPS has specific requirements.

Where do you begin when creating a postcard? Determine the size you will need to convey your message. Postcards require a minimum of 3 ¼” by 5” in size and a maximum of 4 ¼” by 6”. They can be printed as a single card or as a double postcard connected by a perforation. The double postcard must have a Courtesy Reply or a Business Reply  return piece that is included as part of the artwork. An Address Confirmation postcards typically follows this format. The double postcards are 1st folded and tabbed before mailing out at postcard rates.

Another thing to consider when creating your next postcard project is Reflectance Readability. If your plan is to mail on colored stock, the piece must be designed to handle reflectance.  The best choices are to use are white or pastel colors. Bright and Dark Colors will not allow the USPS machinery to read the address as it processes through the system . If your plan is to have a 4-color postcard it is recommended that you leave at least 4 inches of white space free of any background pattern for barcode clearance.

In summary, Key points to remember:
·        Size
·        Reflectance
·        Barcode Clearance
·        Paper Weight (.007 or .009 thickness- Depending on stock choice)

Coming up next….. Ways to Save and Increase Value- Postcards Part III

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Jun 18 2010

Ways to Save and Increase Value- Postcards Part I

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You may be asking,  “How do I get my message out to the world, but still save on cost?” The answer you seek is Postcards. Postcards provide a “Bigger Bang for your Buck” and are the most cost effective way to disseminate information. Did you know that postcards have been said to out perform most means of direct communication mediums, not excluding radio, television, and print?

Some of the benefits of mailing a 1st class postcard vs. a 1st class letter are:
·        Postage Savings on average are $.16/ piece
·        Multiple Design Options
·        Eye Catching. Grabs receivers attention.

Postcards force brevity. As the designer you are going to keep it short, sweet and to the point. Therefore by default they are designed to be read. Did you ever discard a postcard without first skimming the details? You can’t do it!

In our next blog we will discuss the multiple design options available for postcards.

Coming up next….. Ways to Save and Increase Value- Postcards Part II

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May 12 2010

Ways to Save & Increase Value- Multi-Channel Communications

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What is Multi-Channel Communications?

It is the art of using several different types of tools to communicate branded messages. Most people consider Multi-Channel Communications just print and internet.

By today’s standards Multi-Channel Communications is comprised of:
·        E-Mail
·        Blogs
·        Web Pages
·        Widgets
·        SMS Texts
·        PURLs
·        Mobile Apps
·        Phone
·        TV
·        Radio
·        Print
·        Instant Messages
·        Podcasts
·        Viral Videos
·        Social Networking

Many businesses are struggling with how to speak with a single voice to their customers. The thing that you want to ensure is that the monthly conversation you are having with your customer is the same across all of the media you use to maintain their relationship with you.

Most people today are living in a multi-channel world and they are paying attention to the messages that are out there.  However, because of the number of communication tools are increasing daily, people are only remembering the ones that have a consistent message with relevant content. Creating an integrated customer communication strategy that leverages the power of applicable channels for your business and uses a single, campaign managed front end can ensure consistency of message and ultimately reduce costs of communicating with each customer. It can also drive the value of each customer response up from the current baseline.

·     Print in the Mix posted that, Six out of 10 (61%) like to receive bills and invoices by physical mail, and nearly as many (59%) prefer to receive financial and bank statements in print, as compared to email.

AXIS knows the importance of getting your message across and we offer several options such as Email Collection & Delivery, Imbedded Onserts with PURLs, Online Payment and Presentment, and your Print Communications.

To learn more about AXIS solutions, call 800-852-3174 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Account Management team members, or fill out our contact form today.

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