Q2 Holdings Launches Groundbreaking Data Analytics Platform

Q2 SMART utilizes machine learning and statistical analysis to unlock actionable customer insights to drive improved targeting, products, growth and revenue across channels

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions (FIs), announced today the availability of Q2 SMART, a targeting and messaging platform that empowers FIs to unlock actionable customer insights and engage account holders at unprecedented levels.

Built from the ground up by Q2 data scientists, Q2 SMART utilizes machine learning and unique statistical analysis to identify behavioral “traits” that help FIs anticipate customers’ needs and engage account holders with better, more fitting product recommendations.

“Q2 SMART strikes the balance in an FI’s struggle to reconcile the need for a data analytics platform with the reality of a constrained operating budget,” said Adam Anderson, chief technology officer at Q2. “We do all the heavy lifting for you – what was once a mountain of untapped customer data is now the key to identifying real account holder needs that will ultimately drive new conversations across digital channels as well as growth and revenue opportunities for community FIs.”

Q2 SMART is the only recommendation engine of its kind with several key differentiators:

  • A multichannel approach to behavioral targeting that allows FIs to target multiple customer touchpoints, based on customer behavior, making it easy for FIs to create new custom campaigns, conversations and offers based on specific user behaviors rather than just demographics.
  • A recommendation engine that uses Q2-developed machine learning algorithms to determine which products an account holder is more likely to adopt.
  • The same machine learning techniques that power the recommendation engine also analyze customer deposit and payment patterns to recognize uncharacteristic balances or behavior at any given time.
  • Q2 SMART integrates seamlessly into the Q2 Platform, presenting behavioral user data into clear metrics, graphs and charts that are updated daily and are easily understood through an intuitive user interface.

Q2 SMART was also designed in close partnership with Q2 customers. More than 40 institutions have assisted in Q2 SMART’s development process over two years, with hundreds of interactions guiding the design team to the existing feature set.

The result is a platform integration that uses data as a competitive advantage to drive institutional growth by delivering the most relevant and customized message possible to the right customer at the right time without additional burden on IT, marketing or other FI resources.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.
Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.

Q2 Holdings receives two HOW In-House Design Awards

Q2 marketing team wins in Outstanding Achievement category for “Architecture Box” direct-mail campaign and Merit category for CONNECT 16

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 19, 2016)—Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions, announced it has received two HOW In-House Design Awards for merit and outstanding achievement.

The HOW In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers performing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations. Q2’s in-house creative services team was recognized with two of 88 awards that were selected from more than 800 entries.

 

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Q2’s marketing team received an Outstanding Achievement award for its “Architecture Box,” a direct-mail campaign that analogized a wooden skyscraper to Q2’s software and product offerings, using blueprints to simply communicate a complex and technical idea that would resonate with C-suite executives.

The team also received a Merit award for CONNECT 16, Q2’s annual client conference designed to provide insight into its current and future strategy to empower its financial institution customers to scale and grow.

“A marketing piece as good as any outside agency or design firm would have dreamed up, the Q2 Architecture Box helps deliver a technical message in an easy-to-understand way that surely resonates with the C-suite executives it is targeted for,” said judge Andy Brentis, president of the board at InSource. “From the blueprint-like design metaphor to the keepsake-worthy wooden box, the materials present Q2’s strategic architecture platform in a creative and attractive package that certainly garners a call to the sales team.”

 

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HOW’s editorial and design team, represented by Brentis; Shani Sandy, executive creative director at S&P Global and digital lead at InSource; and Vanessa Dewey, art director at Mattel Inc., selected winning projects that demonstrated an ideal mix of concept, strategy and execution. Entries were judged by business category and by the degree to which the design achieved stated business goals. 

All Merit and Outstanding Achievement winners will be featured in the Winter 2016 issue of HOW magazine and will be spotlighted on HOWdesign.com.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.

Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.

About HOW

 Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. Today, the brand still includes an award-winning design magazine, but has grown to encompass a host of other products and events, including several design competitions, HOW U’s online design courses, design books (available at MyDesignShop.com) and more. Whether you work for a design firm, for an in-house creative department or for yourself, it’s our mission to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers.

Q2 Holdings named to American Banker and BAI’s FinTech Forward Rankings

Q2 recognized as one of the top 100 financial technology providers based on estimated year-end revenue from financial services

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 14, 2016)—Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions, announced today it has been named to American Banker and BAI’s FinTech Forward as one of the top 100 companies in financial technology.

“Being named to American Banker and BAI’s FinTech Forward Rankings is a testament to the partnership we have with our customers as well as our continuous investment in digital banking innovation,” said Odus Wittenburg, president of Q2. “The innovation Q2 delivers is built from the ground up in partnership with our clients, empowering them to deepen relationships with account holders and provide an unmatched experience from their community-focused financial institution.”

FinTech Forward is a collaboration between American Banker and BAI that brings together the research, media and event capabilities of two professional banking information and education organizations. The initiative includes the annual FinTech Rankings of technology vendors to the financial services industry and new proprietary research and market analysis conducted by BAI and American Banker to identify the forces and trends that are motivating banks’ technology investment.

One of the most prominent drivers in the financial services industry is the need for collaboration between technology providers and institutions to provide the best customer experience possible, a trend Q2 consistently emphasizes with its own clients.

“While some FIs push back against fintech companies, many others embrace them as a means of deepening relationships with account holders,” said Steve Soukup, senior vice president of sales at Q2. “The best we can do as financial technology providers is to empower FIs to become trusted financial advisers for their customers by providing them the tools they need to stand apart and scale. The investment our clients have made in Q2’s digital banking services helps them deepen relationships with account holders and provide a consistent and positive customer experience across channels that can attract and retain customers.”

The FinTech Forward rankings are categorized and evaluated based on self-reported and estimated 2015 year-end revenues attributed to financial services. To view the FinTech Forward rankings and hear from some of the providers, please visit the American Banker website.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.

 Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.

Q2 Holdings Ranked One of Fastest-Growing Companies in North America in Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™

Austin-based digital banking provider named to list of top technology innovators in the US

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 16, 2016)—Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions, announced today it ranked 402 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Q2 has grown its revenue by 30-plus percent year over year from 2012 to 2015.

Q2 CEO Matt Flake credits the company’s commitment to empowering returns on relationships through exceptional customer service as well as its expanding suite of innovative digital banking products for its growth.

“Q2 is experiencing tremendous growth and momentum across the board,” Flake said. “We’ve added more than a million registered users to our platform in the last year alone, and our team continues to focus on improving our sales pipeline and getting our software into the hands of our customers.”

Overall, 2016 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 121 percent to 66,661 percent from 2012 to 2015, with a median growth of 290 percent.

“Today, when every organization can be a tech company, the most effective businesses not only foster the courage to explore change, but also encourage creativity in using and applying existing assets in new ways, as resourcefully as possible,” said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industry leader. “This ingenious approach to innovation calls for the encouragement of curiosity and collaboration both within and outside the office walls.”

“This year’s Fast 500 winners showcase that when organizations are open to diverse perspectives and insights, they are able to create an environment for their employees and customers to see the possibilities and ingenious solutions that might lie ahead,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Entrepreneurial environments foster change and innovation within businesses, and we look forward to watching these companies continue to drive change across all sectors.”

To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.

Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.

About Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

Q2 Holdings named to Austin American-Statesman’s Top Workplaces for 2016

Digital banking solutions provider recognized for sixth consecutive year for its culture of collaboration and partnership

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 14, 2016)Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions, announced today it has been named one of Austin’s Top Workplaces by the Austin American-Statesman for the sixth consecutive year.

The ranking is based on the results of an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, which measures such workplace qualities as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills and pay and benefits.

“Being named a top workplace in Austin is an honor, and Q2 recognizes it could not be possible without our amazing employees,” said Odus Wittenburg, president of Q2. “Our focus on creating a culture of collaboration and partnership enables us to attract and retain top talent in Austin and beyond. Q2 employees take pride in fostering meaningful relationships with our clients while providing them with the best products and services possible.”

The list was announced as Q2 continues to renovate its north Austin headquarters in the Aspen Lake complex located at 13785 Research Blvd. The facilities accommodate about 500 employees and include a large multipurpose family room, kitchen and snack areas, glass conference rooms and collaboration areas, as well as the newly designed Q2 Usability Lab, a controlled and consistent environment where employees can conduct product research. The facility also features an on-site fitness center, music room and other amenities for its employees.

The company also operates in a multi use 20,000-square-foot facility in south Austin that gives employees the opportunity to work closer to home, depending on their location.

The Austin American-Statesman published the complete list of top workplaces Nov. 13. For more information about the list, please visit www.TopWorkplaces.com.

About Q2 Holdings, Inc.

Q2 Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account-holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.