Compliant technology is a major driver in banking, and the financial accounting industry must constantly deliver new solutions to stay one step ahead of regulations, audit demands, cyber-threats and fraudsters. At BankTEL, we’re on it!

That means, as a BankTEL User, you’re on it, too! Join us September 20-21 in Memphis, TN, for our 2018 User Conference. It’s the perfect place to connect with colleagues, discuss challenges and opportunities, learn about the latest fintech solutions, and get to know the BankTEL team.

Multiple breakout-sessions enable you to tailor the conference to your unique needs and address your top-of-mind business issues. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with over 200 users in small groups.

Conference speakers include an investigator, who will discuss some of the latest trends in white-collar crime, and we’ll follow this up with a general info session about accounts payable fraud reduction.

Many of our breakout sessions will cover specific software applications, so you can choose to attend only those relevant to the modules you use or are interested in using.  Focusing on the best practices BankTEL sees across its client base, it will equip you to better utilize your existing software.

If you have questions about ASCEND—our latest, most streamlined software—we’ll be eager to fill you in. We’re planning plenty of training opportunities!

Other breakout sessions will cover e-payments, vendor compliance, SEC requirements and how to handle workflow at multi-branch banks.

And of course, there will be food, fun and a tour of Graceland!

Come hang out with BankTEL in a hospitable and fascinating city, collect useful tips about industry best-practices, and gain a new understanding about how to evolve and adapt to current market demands. Hope to see you in Memphis!

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“Do something worth remembering.”Elvis Presley

BankTEL cordially invites you to a rockin’ evening of Elvis-approved entertainment at the King’s 13-acre estate.

Let us shuttle you to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley and Tennessee’s #1 attraction. Wander through the King’s “castle” at your own pace, complements of a self-guided iPad tour with commentary by Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie. Don’t forget to visit Elvis’s personal racquetball court, as well as the Trophy room, featuring wedding mementos and the furniture from Graceland’s “red period.” Swing over to the famous Jungle Room and feast your eyes on some green shag carpeting before you head out.

Then zoom along to the Presley Motors Automobile Museum, and check out over 20 of the King’s favorite sporty coupes and smooth cruisers. And don’t miss the iconic pink Cadillac!

Over dinner, take in racing-themed clips from Elvis’s cinematic history. And dinner is buffet-style, so no need to worry about getting stuck with fried peanut butter & banana sandwiches. Only the King could eat that for every meal!

Time for (experiential) desert! Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum is a 20,000-foot space celebrating the rise of a black-haired sensation, born in a two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi. See Elvis’s jumpsuits, gold records, childhood souvenirs, and career artifacts—from the early recording days, his Hollywood career, and his years in Vegas.

In the mood for a nightcap? There’s always Private Presley: Elvis in the Army, an exhibit about Elvis’s 1958-60 military service.

When the rockin’ is over and you’re ready to roll, BankTEL’s got you covered. We’ll have buses  waiting, ready to take you back to The Guest House at Graceland.

Don’t Be Cruel. Join us in Memphis for the Essential Elvis Experience.



*Rate increase has been pushed out until August 15th

Note: Complimentary registrations do not count toward the group discount.

Hotel Room Group Rate:

$149 per night

Room Block Expires 8/15/2018


User Conference Cancellation Policy

• Full conference refunds will be given if cancelled before midnight on June 20.

• Fifty percent refund will be given if cancelled before midnight on August 20.

• No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 20.

You may transfer your registration to another person at any time prior to the start of the conference at no additional cost.

Mississippi Exclusive Webinar

Achieve Optimum Results With Your Accounting Operations

Join Katie Grimes as she takes you on a complimentary, guided tour of BankTEL’s latest Financial Accounting Suite, ASCEND. Katie will demo a few of our software’s most popular solutions, such as our Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets and Expense Report modules. But even better, some of our favorite Mississippi bankers will tell you why they use BankTEL.



Dione Deaton, Accounts Specialist, Citizens National Bank,

Citizens National Bank was founded in 1888, by a group of businessmen and farmers in Meridian, Mississippi, who collectively raised $50,000. Now the bank has 26 branches and over a billion in assets, but it remains committed to independent, hometown banking. In 2012, when Deaton began working in the finance department, the Bank was already using BankTEL’s legacy software with its CORE system, FIS BankWay. In late 2017, Citizens migrated to BankTEL’s updated system, ASCEND. They have over 200 users working within five modules: Remote Scanning, Accounts Payable, Pre-paids & Accruals, Shareholder Management and Expense Reports.

“It’s user-friendly. It keeps track of bills well, and I can load and preload invoices. ASCEND just works great” 




Denise Davis, Accounts Payable, United Mississippi Bank

United Mississippi Bank came from humble beginnings—in 1973, when it was chartered as First Natchez Bank, it operated out of a mobile home in a parking lot in downtown Natchez. Now United Mississippi has 10 branches in Mississippi and 2 branches in Louisiana and 350 million in assets. Denise Davis started her banking career in 2004 and has been with United Mississippi Bank since 2013, the bank has been a BankTEL client for 26 years. Under Davis’s direction, United Mississippi Bank recently moved from BankTEL’s legacy software to BankTEL’s newest software, ASCEND.

“My favorite feature of ASCEND is that everything’s right there. You don’t have to log in or out to access each platform.” 



Connie Grimes, VP of Operations, First State Bank

First State Bank, headquartered in Waynesboro, Mississippi, has 14 branches and assets of around 800 million. In October of 2017, First State upgraded to BankTEL’s latest software, ASCEND. They use Accounts Payable, Prepaid & Accruals, Expense Reports and Invoice Approvals.

“I love BankTEL’s support. Everybody’s quick, everybody’s friendly, and everybody appears to know what they’re talking about.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take this exclusive journey with your fellow Mississippi accounting peers.

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BankTEL’s Mississippi Clients

South Carolina Exclusive Webinar

Achieve Optimum Results With Your Accounting Operations

Join Heath Viner as he takes you on a complimentary, guided tour of BankTEL’s latest Financial Accounting Suite, ASCEND. Heath will demo a few of our software’s most popular solutions, such as our Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets and Expense Report modules. But even better, some of our favorite South Carolina bankers will tell you why they use BankTEL.


Tony AtecaEVP, Security Federal Bank,

Security Federal Bank has been serving South Carolina since 1922 and serving Georgia since 1973. Soon the bank, which hold 880-million in assets, will open its 16th branch. Perhaps this shared commitment to customer service is why BankTEL and Security Federal have such a strong relationship. Tony Ateca has been Chief Administrative Officer with Security Federal since 2008, which means he handles IT and compliance, and Security Federal has been a BankTEL customer since 2012.

“Banks deal with accounting every part of every day. It’s a core part of the business.  To be able to maneuver through the system and have the detail of records, the tracking and reporting that are available at BankTEL, was long overdue. Ascend is leagues ahead of where we were previously.” 



Heath Prescott, Assistant VP, Data Processing, Farmers & Merchants Bank of SC

Farmers & Merchants Bank of South Carolina is a community bank in the truest sense of the term. It was chartered in 1912, to serve the farmers in an agriculturally rich region, and it was the only bank in Orangeburg County to remain solvent during the Great Depression. Now it has over 250 million in assets, with eight branches in a tri-county area. Farmers & Merchants Bank of South Carolina has been using BankTEL for four years now.

“Were were using spreadsheets for reconcilement, but with BankTEL, we can scan invoices and pull them up. It makes balancing the general ledger and several in-house items a lot easier. With BankTEL, everything got more streamlined. We got better reconcilement, better security on the user side, better functionality. It was a major step up for us.”


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take this exclusive journey with your fellow South Carolina accounting peers.

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BankTEL’s South Carolina Clients

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Why an Operational Assessment?

Client Testimony

“The main outcome of Bank First’s Operational Assessment showed us how much we would benefit by upgrading to the new Ascend product. Most of the issues we are having, such as Microsoft spreadsheet issues, application latency, as well as having to manually do the OFAC, will be eliminated. I saw at the 2017 User Conference what a great group this will be to work with as well as all the other users out there that are happy with Ascend.” 

– Wanda Russell, VP Accounts Payable/Risk Management


Operational Assessment Webinar

We invite you, our valued client, to join us in learning more about our new Operational Assessment initiative. BankTEL understands the importance of integrating technology with best practices to achieve optimum results. These informative webinars are focused on our commitment to continually help you improve operational compliance, increase efficiency, and create cost savings in your accounting operations. Below are several opportunities for participation in this educational webinar. We look forward to seeing you there!



Click below to see our Available dates for October and November


Happy to help.

Please let me know if you have any questions

Denielle Birks
Operational Review Consultant


For the 4th Time, BankTEL Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 4714

For the 4th Time, BankTEL Appears on the Inc. 5000 list,

Ranking No. 4714 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 48%



Inc. magazine ranked BTS-Alliance, BankTEL Systems NO. 4714 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.


Boyce Adams, Jr., President/CEO of BankTEL stated:

“BankTEL is pleased to once again be on the Inc. 5000 list for 4 years running.  It is a testament to the hard work of our employees and continued push for providing an excellent experience for our more than 1,600 financial institutions clients across the world.”


BankTEL User Conference 2017 Highlights

BankTEL completed its National User Conference last week, with clients in attendance from 35 states and 125 financial institutions represented. This event took place at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Headlining the event was key note speaker, The Honorable Ed Moy, the 38th Director of the United States Mint. Ed educated this group of bankers on the future of cashless societies and emerging currency trends in both the United States and Internationally.

BankTEL clients were presented with exciting opportunities to take advantage of new products and learn about industry trends throughout the user conference. Customers utilizing BankTEL’s Legacy platform were presented with tangible advantages that migrating to our newest offering, ASCEND, would bring.

BankTEL management partnered with the BankTEL User Group board to deliver valuable information on the latest enhancements to the ASCEND platform, as well as best practices for compliance, efficiency, and cost savings.  This conference provided BankTEL clients with a unique opportunity to network with other users, exchanging best practice approaches, and compliance success stories with the utilization of ASCEND.

Attendees were also treated to an evening of food, drink, and entertainment at the historical George Jones Museum in Nashville.  We invite you to join us in 2018 for another informative and fun user conference.  We are excited to share with you, our valued clients and partners, all that we are doing to enhance our service to you, and assist you in improving your accounting operations.