I did technically go to AFP this year but didn’t attend sessions. Instead I got a little exhibit hall time and connected with customers and associates.
I will say that it was well attended and the crowd was interactive. As far as cash management banking software vendors. The verdict is still out on what will happen with FundTech and BankServ combination. And the ACI – S1 combination will be tumultuous – especially for the folks at S1. Fiserv continues to invest in Corillian commercial services but they aren’t all there, the Fiserv Ecorp Product survives and BankLink chugs on. But no breakthrough there. FIS same old ADP Brokat mash up.
We have our BFS, the iteration of Magnet that is in its third gen with still superior functionality but still not part of our unified platform. Look for that in 2013, with cross platform small business solutions in 2012. We did have strong interest in our new Business Mobile Banking and the market segmentation that allows for packages and unique user experiences for small business has helped our banks gain fee income and retain customers. We will leverage the Intuit small business franchise heavily in 2012 – that will be market changing.