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November 5, 2009

Allen, Texas – ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry  Associates, Inc.® (Nasdaq: JKHY) that provides solutions that improve the performance of financial institutions and diverse corporate entities, today introduced Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0, the latest release of its industry leading Sierra Xpedite branch image capture platform.  The next-generation solution was developed by Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc., Jack Henry  Associates’ recent acquisition and the latest addition to its ProfitStars division.
Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0, which consists of Sierra Xpedite Front Counter and Sierra Xpedite Back Counter, was developed based on input from existing customers and payment industry experts.  It provides financial institutions with the ability to better manage workloads across branch front counter, branch back counter, and regional processing center applications.  Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0 enables financial institutions to more efficiently process large commercial deposits by enabling them to defer transaction processing from the teller line to branch back counter workstations as well as regional processing center.  Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0 includes support for high volume transaction processing using high-speed desktop scanners and mid-size sorters, a streamlined workflow for large transactions, and improved recovery capabilities. Sierra Xpedite Back Counter also includes a new suspend batch feature that enables users to capture check images on one workstation and hold the batch for further processing by another operator at a different workstation.
The technology driving Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0 enhances performance, scalability, and reusability.  The back counter application was completely redesigned using Microsoft’s .Net platform and mirrors the familiar behavior, look, and feel of Microsoft Office 2007.  It also incorporates a variety of enhancements that improve the user experience, including the use of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for the user interface.
According to David Foss, president of ProfitStars, “By enhancing the functional capabilities of our recently acquired branch image capture platform, we provide a broader range of opportunities for financial institutions to streamline transaction processing, improve customer service, and reduce operating costs.  The ability to combine Sierra Xpedite Front Counter at the teller line with Sierra Xpedite Back Counter in both branch and regional processing centers enables banks to optimize image capture across the enterprise while avoiding the expense and transportation costs associated with paper-based processing and large central processing centers. We consider the introduction of Sierra Xpedite Branch 7.0 as another example of our ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading solutions that generate substantial benefits and value for financial institutions, their employees, and their customers.”

About ProfitStars
ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry  Associates, Inc., provides best-of-breed solutions that improve the performance of financial institutions of all asset sizes and charters, and diverse corporate entities.  These solutions facilitate revenue and growth, risk mitigation and control, and cost control; and complement virtually any core information processing platform.  Additional information is available at

About Jack Henry  Associates, Inc.
Jack Henry  Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations.  Its technology solutions serve more than 11,300 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands.  Jack Henry Banking£ supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information and transaction processing solutions.  Symitar£ is the leading provider of information and transaction processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at


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