Today, Wesabe launched a new product line for banks and credit unions: GetSpringboard.com. Earlier this year, we started offering Wesabe tools to banks and credit unions, but this new product site allows financial institutions to get pricing, sign up, deploy, and configure their Wesabe Springboard site, all through the web. Instead of the traditional banking software sales process — where it can take months and tens of thousands of dollars just to get new software launched — GetSpringboard.com puts leading personal finance management (PFM) software into financial institution customers’ hands in minutes.
Since Wesabe had its start as a consumer-based site, and since we have led the development of the online PFM space from that vantage, we know full well how tiring and time-consuming the enterprise banking software sales model can be. We wanted to give our bank and credit union customers all of the advantages we offer our consumer-site users, from easy setup and sign-in to full customization. The GetSpringboard.com site lets us do that. We’ve learned from our friends at 37signals.com and other online application companies, and we think their model is better. We wanted that for our customers, too.
We’ve had a great response to Wesabe Springboard, and a great set of feedback to the GetSpringboard.com development. As one credit union executive put it, “We all grew up on the web, and we want to see our options and place our orders on the web for everything!” Bringing that model to banking software confronts some peoples’ expectations, but we believe, as that executive says, that everyone prefers ease and convenience. Even bankers!
To introduce this new site, we’re offering introductory pricing for this year only. Sign up for any plan at GetSpringboard.com before December 31, 2009, and we’ll give it to you for the price of the next lower-priced plan for as long as you keep that plan.
For instance, if you sign up for the Gold plan (normally $1799/month), we’ll give it to you for the price of the Standard plan (normally $999/month) indefinitely. You’ll save $800 a month for the life of your Springboard site.
Note: if you decide to upgrade to a different plan later, you’ll lose your price break, so be sure to sign up for the level you think you’ll want to keep.
We think this is a great deal and a fantastic incentive to sign up today. We hope you’ll check out GetSpringboard.com and let us know what you think. Hopefully your institution will soon offer Wesabe tools, so you have the best interface available straight from your bank or credit union.