Trellance Adds CU Engage as a Professional Services Partner

Joint agreement allows credit unions to benefit from powerful insights and an easier commercial connection between data technology and vendor selections

Tampa, FL (January 19, 2021) — Trellance, the leading provider of data analytics, business intelligence and professional services to community-based financial services organizations, today announced a professional services partnership with CU Engage, a national consultancy that delivers vendor and technology evaluations as well as project management services to credit unions.

As credit unions need trusted advisors to evaluate and negotiate with providers of financial solutions or services like digital banking and card processing, Trellance will refer organizations to CU Engage. The resulting commercial partnership makes it easier for credit unions to select or work with two industry-leading providers whose services align with the initiatives credit unions are actively pursuing today.

“Credit unions and other financial institutions are increasingly using data-driven insights to run their operations,” shared Trellance Chief Product Officer, Paolo Teotino. “This new partnership with CU Engage brings data initiatives and vendor selection closer together, helping organizations execute faster on many of the enterprise projects that lead to organizational growth and improved member experience. Trellance continues to put actionable insights into the hands of credit unions, and we are excited to partner with CU Engage.”

Under the terms of the new partnership, Trellance adds CU Engage to its growing list of referral, data services and solution extension partners in the Trellance Partner Program. The program, created to provide a network of applications to support credit unions and their digital transformation journey, has more than doubled its participants in the second half of 2020. Today, the partnership ecosystem includes industry-leading organizations and provides a coalition of solutions that enhance the Trellance M360 data analytics platform, increase member value and improve operational efficiencies for community financial institutions.

“Credit union executives are pressed for time but need to continually ensure they are providing the latest services for their members at the right price,” shared Jennifer Addabbo, CEO of CU Engage. “As we work with clients during engagements, they are increasingly looking for a stronger connection between the upfront provider evaluation and the resulting digital technologies they need. The Trellance partnership allows us to work with Trellance customers who are ready to successfully execute new projects as part of their strategic plan.”

As credit unions take data-driven approaches to vendor evaluations and commercial negotiations, they achieve greater results. Mark Zook, CEO of Maps Credit Union and joint Trellance and CU Engage client, adds, “Data wins. And a partnership that combines two credit union organizations who are focused on credit union growth also wins. I’m excited to see the partnership between Trellance and CU Engage produce new benefits.”

To learn more about data-led insights and how financial intuitions are benefiting from the next generation of software solutions, visit the Trellance website at More information about the provider evaluation and selection process mentioned in this release can be found on the CU Engage website  

About Trellance

Trellance is the leading provider of data and business intelligence solutions for credit unions and community banks. The company’s solutions and services, together with the patented common data model of its signature M360 product, are used by financial institutions to find actionable insights, improve customer experience and achieve portfolio growth. Founded in 1989, Trellance is headquartered in Tampa, Fla. and serves more than 1,500 organizations throughout the United States.

About CU Engage

The team at CU Engage is a blend of consultants, educators, matchmakers, integrators and advocates. The only credit union consultancy recognized by INC, we are laser-focused on guiding our credit union clients through our proven process and enabling them to make informed, timely decisions on vendor relationships so they can change at the speed of the consumer. CU Engage has completed over 410 credit union projects and negotiated over 2 Billion in savings and incentives for our clients and our projects are as unique as the clients we serve. Let’s Engage!

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