First we explored the partner perspective, now we’re diving into the customer’s point of view. If you missed the first leg of this series, the Q2 Innovation Studio and our Certified Development Partner Program were each designed in response to an industry-wide challenge—a collective backlog for delivering new innovation.

The Innovation Studio offers a powerful, user-friendly development framework for building out custom functionalities while the partner program gives Q2 customers access to top-notch development talent that execute the work on their behalf. The net impact of these two concepts is that any Q2 customer can add custom functionality to their digital banking environment, no matter how big or small.

We think of it like this: the Innovation Studio is your master-planned community, and our certified partners are your homebuilders.

In our latest Fireside Chat, Q2’s Chief Strategy Officer Will Furrer speaks with Zach Eychaner, senior VP of remote services & technology at 4Front Credit Union about his experience with certified development partner Tailwind. Like many banks and credit unions, 4Front doesn’t have a dedicated developer team, so leveraging the Innovation Studio on their own wasn’t a viable option. Knowing 4Front had an aggressive timeline for their innovation roadmap, we introduced them to Tailwind.

Still wondering if this is really the secret sauce? Take it from 4Front. To learn more about their awesome results, check out the full conversation here:

Click here to read the full Fireside Chat with 4Front CU