Cal Fed Focuses on Content

eFORCE solution to give bank channel for internal information dissemination

Hayward, CA  November 8, 2001  California Federal Bank has tapped technology company eFORCE to design, develop and deploy an enterprisewide content management solution.

Cal Fed, like other large organizations, wants to be able to disseminate critical information to its employees through the organization's Internet, intranet and extranet channels. The eFORCE solution, based on the XML-based Interwoven TeamSite software, will integrate with Cal Fed's existing online site and will provide the bank with a platform for creating, managing and deploying business-critical Web content.

A key component of the solution will give Cal Fed a content-contribution process that includes version control, site rollback and an audit trail of all contribution and publishing. The audit feature in particular is important to companies in regulated industries such as banking, where a full audit trail helps to ensure quality and accuracy of critical Web information.

San Francisco-based Cal Fed is the second-largest depository institution headquartered in California, with approximately $59 billion in assets, $24 billion in deposits, 356 branches and 8,800 employees. Through its branches in California and Nevada, Cal Fed serves approximately 1.5 million households and business customers.

Daniel Lynch, vice president for Internet strategies and development at Cal Fed, said that the bank chose eFORCE in part because of the solution provider's experience with financial services clients.