SOURCE: CapitalStream

November 29, 2007 17:46 ET

Webinar: A Case Study on Straight Through Processing in Equipment Finance Hosted by Celent, TCF Equipment Finance & CapitalStream

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) -


Discover how banks, finance companies and captive finance operations are enhancing processes, automating workflow and integrating systems to implement "Straight Through Processing" (STP) in equipment finance. A leading initiative being implemented at financial institutions throughout North America, STP is relatively new in equipment finance.

Using a case study format, the webinar will review TCF Equipment Finance, the 2007 ELFA Operations and Technology Award Winner and one of the most successful STP projects in the equipment finance industry.

Experts discussing the topic include:

--  Deborah Reuben, Assistant Vice President, On-line Business
    Development, TCF Equipment Finance, will discuss how innovative STP
    processes and technologies have improved efficiency, responsiveness and
    competitiveness through increased automation, integration and
--  Alenka Grealish, Managing Director Banking Group, at Celent, a leading
    financial services industry research firm, will reveal trends in Straight
    Through Processing and Business Process Management (BPM), and the impact
    these initiatives have had on the broader financial services industry.
--  Mike Pennell, Executive Vice President, CapitalStream Inc., a leading
    technology expert involved in the TCF project, will discuss how STP
    processes and systems have been deployed at many top financial

These experts will explain how to plan and implement Straight Through Processes, integrated front-end systems and workflow automation technologies to lower costs, shorten response times and reduce risk. Attendees will learn what is required in terms of resources, cooperation and management focus and the impact it can have on the business.


Thursday, December 13, 2007
11am PST/2pm EST
1 Hour with Q&A


Register online at


About Celent

Celent, LLC is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally experienced analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis.

About TCF

TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE: TCB) is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national financial holding company with $15 billion in total assets. TCF has 449 banking offices in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana and Arizona. Other TCF affiliates provide leasing and equipment finance, and investments and insurance sales.

About CapitalStream

Established in 1995, CapitalStream provides software and consulting services that enable commercial banks and finance companies to collaborate, integrate and operate more effectively across their front office operations. CapitalStream solutions streamline sales, pricing, credit, vendor management, documentation generation, funding and booking to more effectively originate transactions and manage relationships.

CapitalStream transforms the paper-based operations of mid-market, small business, equipment leasing and commercial real estate groups by reducing costs, risk and processing times to grow their portfolios without increasing headcount. For more information, visit us at or call at 949-448-4683.

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