Bellco Credit Union Communicates Securely Every Time Using the Fuze Message Center


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Seattle, Wash. – (September 7, 2007) – $1.6 billion dollar Bellco Credit Union implemented the Fuze Suite and is no longer dependent on the unreliability and lack of security inherent with email communications. What’s more, a tight integration with online banking eliminates redundant logins, and people inside and outside of online banking can elect to have text message reminders sent to their phones apprising them of unread messages in their Bellco-branded “Answer Center” inbox.
Bellco is reaping significant benefits by utilizing additional Fuze Suite modules, including chat, contact management, feedback, and self-service using the knowledge base. Since their launch of the Answer Center in early July, Bellco has supported over 500 chats, and the knowledge base has been viewed over 19,800 times, allowing people to help themselves 94.9 percent of the time. Bellco also created custom forms within the Fuze Suite to ensure that requests for address changes and pin/password resets are completed within service level expectations. 
Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott, VP of CRM, said, “The Fuze Suite provides our credit union with a highly managed and secure online communications channel for members and prospects. All support interactions are at our staff’s fingertips, feedback is readily captured and disseminated to appropriate staff, and every interaction is managed within our rigorous service levels.” With 98.9 percent of Bellco’s 4500+ incidents handled within 30 minutes, Bellco truly has something to be proud of.  
Said Chuck Van Court, president and founder of Fuze, “Members, customers and partners that have ongoing relationships with companies expect access to a secure communications channel that they can count on. The Fuze Message Center provides just that for Bellco and eliminates the unreliability inherent with email. Our 7.0 release of the Fuze Suite (scheduled for Spring 2008) will further leverage the Message Center by allowing customers to push marketing and other messaging to consumers.”
Fuze has developed a short Flash case study that demonstrates how the Fuze Message Center functions and has been integrated with Bellco’s Web site and BELLCOnline. Please refer to to view the video case study.    
Bellco’s Usage Highlights:
Online Chats
Knowledge base views
Total number of incidents
Incidents requiring assistance for change of address/phone or for PIN and password issues
Net incidents
Self service percentage.
Percent of incidents handled within 30 business minutes

About Bellco Credit Union
Bellco Credit Union ( serves more than 158,000 members in the Denver metro area and has $1.6 billion in assets. 


About Fuze Digital Solutions

Fuze Digital Solutions is a small, nimble, and employee-owned company providing enterprise-grade customer care solutions backed by flexible and personalized support not traditionally extended without extra fees. The Fuze Suite, a Web-based, robust yet easy-to-use and affordable software suite, enables companies to build and sustain customer loyalty by providing outstanding and consistent care across all support channels. Its modularity lets companies use and pay for its integrated components when needed. Fuze has over 100 customers and ten million users including financial institutions,, Sutherland Group, NOAA, NEC, Midway Games, AAA clubs, Turbine, and others who rely on the Fuze Suite for exceptional customer care. Understanding the mission-critical nature of its offering, Fuze has experienced less than four hours of unscheduled downtime since its inception in 2002. For more information, call (425) 649-1246 or visit online at

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Jean Van Court
Fuze Digital Solutions
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