Blanc Labs, a leading provider of enterprise–level professional services, is proud to announce that it has successfully obtained the SOC 2 Type 2 certification. This certification validates Blanc Labs’ commitment to securely managing data and protecting the interests of its clients, cementing its position as a trusted partner for security-conscious businesses.
SOC 2, developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), is an auditing procedure that defines rigorous criteria for managing customer data based on five essential “trust service principles”, namely: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. The Type 2 certification signifies that Blanc Labs has not only implemented the necessary controls to meet these principles but has also demonstrated their effectiveness over an extended period.
“At Blanc Labs, we understand the paramount importance of data security and privacy. This certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to safeguarding our clients’ sensitive information, and it reinforces our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of our operations,” said Hamid Akbari, CEO of Blanc Labs.
Blanc Labs’ comprehensive approach to security extends beyond achieving certifications. The company continually invests in robust security protocols and employee training programs to ensure a holistic and proactive approach to data protection.
As technology continues to evolve, data security and privacy remain critical concerns for businesses. Blanc Labs’ commitment to obtaining and maintaining the SOC 2 Type 2 certification showcases its dedication to meeting the highest standards of security and privacy in an ever-changing landscape.
About Blanc Labs:
Blanc Labs offers technology solutions that help enterprises prepare for the future. Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications, including financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity, and customer experience. Blanc Labs helps companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota, and Buenos Aires. For more information, visit www.blanclabs.com
Blanc Labs, a leader in enterprise-level digital transformations, today announced it has achieved SOC 2 Type I compliance as verified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This third-party industry validation demonstrates to Blanc Labs’ current and future customers that the data stored with Blanc Labs is secure and compliant with industry leading standards.
The certification is the result of an extensive audit conducted by Prescient Assurance, a recognized leader in security and compliance attestation for B2B SaaS companies and service organizations controls worldwide. Blanc Labs’ IT infrastructure was evaluated according to the Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity and Privacy criteria established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for Service Organizations also known as SSAE 18. By achieving an unqualified opinion on its SOC 2 Type I audit report, Blanc Labs has confirmed to customers that they manage their customer data with the most rigorous security and compliance protocols available.
“We are proud to receive this certification,” said Hamid Akbari, CEO of Blanc Labs. “This proves our commitment to providing our customers with the highest data security standard available today.”
SOC 2 Type I certification is an essential assurance for organizations operating in the digital space that their systems, processes, and operations meet the highest security standards. By obtaining SOC 2 certification, companies are able to demonstrate their commitment to implementing comprehensive security measures and protecting customer data. Furthermore, organizations that receive SOC 2 Type I certification also have the opportunity to increase customer confidence in their systems and processes.
“Our customers’ peace of mind regarding data security is our top priority,” added Akbari. “As a technology company focused on developing innovative solutions, we believe this certification reinforces our efforts to ensure that our financial services and healthcare customers can trust us with their most sensitive information.”
About Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs offers technology solutions that help enterprises become ready for the future. Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications, including financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity, and customer experience, to help companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota, and Buenos Aires. For more information, visit www.blanclabs.com
Blanc Labs, a technology services company specializing in digital transformation for financial services and healthcare is partnering with Daylight to deliver digital solutions focused on simplifying logic and/or rules-based processes.
Complex processes are elaborate labyrinths of different checks and balances. 88% of senior IT leaders in North American agree that optimizing complex processes is both very costly and requires significant resources*. Blanc Labs and Daylight strategic partnership will focus on:
- Empowering businesses to easily build digital user experiences that replicate the rules of their business processes
- Digitize and automate paper-based processes
- Quickly build connections to legacy applications to deliver a modern end-user experience without the need to rip and replace
- Optimize ROI from investment in automation by putting business technologists in the driver’s seat
“We are committed to helping organizations transition into the digital age by leveraging our deep sector expertise, ecosystem partners, and world-class tech talent to reduce risk and achieve strategic objectives,” said Hamid Akbari, CEO of Blanc Labs. “We believe our partnership with Daylight will be a game-changer for companies looking to do more with less”.
The partnership will focus on developing and delivering end-to-end solutions without displacing the existing tech stack or disrupting IT.
“Both teams are passionate about empowering teams with the ability to build their own solutions and take charge of improving processes and scaling digital transformation initiatives… I’m excited to see the impact we can make together,” said Art Harrison, CGO of Daylight.
*2022 Daylight Market Survey: 100 IT leaders in North America (Enterprise Orgs with 5000-10000 employees)
About Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs offers technology solutions that help enterprises become ready for the future. Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications, including financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity, and customer experience, to help companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota, and Buenos Aires.
For more information, visit www.blanclabs.com
Daylight makes it easy for your business teams to simplify and digitize your current processes through rapid iterations while addressing IT concerns like security, privacy, scalability, and integration. From modernizing legacy systems to improving the flow of data and information between people, processes, and systems, we empower your business users, and IT teams to streamline inefficient processes and free up valuable resources to complete more projects.
For more information, visit daylight.io
In a world where customers are becoming increasingly demanding, we need to find new ways of meeting their needs. The only way to do this is through innovation.
In this Business Ninjas podcast, our CEO, Hamid Akbari, talks about how Blanc Labs helps financial services organizations evolve their technology to meet new customer needs and make the most of market opportunities.
For more information on how Blanc Labs can help with digital transformation, get in touch.
Document understanding and data extraction are keys to accelerating account opening and supporting underwriting of new retail and commercial accounts.
thirdstream, a leading provider of retail, commercial and credit card onboarding services, deployed with over 40 Canadian financial institutions, today announced a partnership with Blanc Labs, a trusted technology innovation partner to leading financial institutions. The collaboration injects Blanc Labs’ Intelligent Document Automation (IDA) onto thirdstream’s platform, extending existing services to include a proven solution that removes up to 80% of manual document reviews, thereby improving the customer and member experience.
“Our goal is to help our clients continually improve the experience for applicants and account holders. Our partnership with Blanc Labs leverages our Platform-as-a-Service, where our clients will be able to spin up the services Blanc Labs has already deployed with leading financial institutions, reducing the reliance on employee reviews of documentation,” said CEO Keith Ginter. “For those already using the thirdstream platform as part of their onboarding process, Blanc Labs’ Intelligent Document Automation (IDA) helps remove up to 80% of the manual document reviews and results in considerable improvement of the customer experience.”
Automated document understanding and data extraction are some of the keys to moving faster, especially when onboarding new commercial deposits and retail lending customers. thirdstream and Blanc Labs present a structured series of steps to deliver starting with the moment of customer engagement to data extraction using artificial intelligence from each page of documentation. This eliminates the need for the manual entry of data, with complete and accurate data presented as part of the decisioning and account creation experience.
“Our services today address challenges across the financial ecosystem. Together with thirdstream, we’d like to offer faster time to value realization with our solution. Blanc Labs’ Intelligent Document Automation eliminates manual intervention and creates a compelling value proposition for banks, financial services, and insurance institutions. By increasing operational efficiencies, banks can focus on creating additional revenue streams and provide greater value for the end customer,” says Hamid Akbari, Blanc Labs’ CEO.
thirdstream and Blanc Labs help financial institutions deploy new products and services faster – a key consideration in today’s economy – as they build improved personalized services at scale. Our solution benefits financial institutions looking for pre-integrated innovative solutions that can de-risk and accelerate their modernization and digital transformation efforts.
thirdstream is headquartered in Lethbridge, Alberta, providing digital account opening solutions, online and in-branch, to over forty Canadian banks, credit unions and trust companies. From identity verification to account funding, thirdstream’s solutions support consumer and business account opening, credit card onboarding, and unsecured retail lending, including adjudication. The thirdstream platform is cloud-deployed, designed for retail and business consumers seeking out financial institutions, and for financial institutions targeting consumers anywhere, any time, from any device. To learn more, visit www.thirdstream.ca.
About Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs is a preferred partner for enterprises looking to digitize and build the next generation of technology products and services. To help companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives, Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications in financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity, and customer experience. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota, and Buenos Aires. For more information on how Blanc Labs is building a better future, visit www.blanclabs.com.
You don’t have to be a #Fortune500 company to start thinking strategically about the future of your business. Technology services firms that commit to strategic methods and sustainable growth mechanisms early on can experience exponential profitability.
The way forward is not always clear, but technology services firms can take it one step at a time. Hiring great people, adapting technological breakthroughs, and staying connected with the needs of their customers all contribute to success.
In this podcast hosted by Collective 54, our CEO, Hamid Akbari, talks about what it takes to scale up a company in today’s competitive landscape.
Curious to learn more about Blanc Labs? Get in touch.
Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a leading provider of open banking built on the Amplify API management platform, is proud to announce its partnership with Blanc Labs, a trusted financial service and healthcare innovation partner.
While the largest banks are already well along their digital journey, many others are still tasked with competing in what can feel like an uneven playing field. Financial institutions must have a clear strategy for implementing, governing, monetizing, and marketing APIs to ensure a frictionless customer experience and better business results.
“We want to help all banks – anyone who has something to bring to the table – to strategize and compete in the open banking arena,” said Eyal Sivan, Head of Open Banking at Axway. “They will thrive as they embrace open APIs, build on trusted customer relationships, and meet their customers’ needs wherever they are.”
“At Blanc Labs, we help our clients achieve extraordinary results by accelerating their digital transformation journey,” says Blanc Labs CEO Hamid Akbari. “APIzation will enable secure data interoperability within the financial services ecosystem. Open banking and Banking-as-a-Service pose a disruption challenge as well as a massive growth opportunity for banks and fintechs.”
The specialized solutions offered by Blanc Labs together with Axway make API integrations more efficient and cost-effective thanks to universal API management. Benefits of the unified API platform include:
- Increased productivity as developers easily find and repurpose APIs, eliminating duplication of efforts
- Less technical complexity by unifying and simplifying API services across the organization
- Stronger security thanks to a unified, vendor-agnostic view of all APIs
- Faster legacy system upgrades through an API-first layer, which simplifies the addition of new services
- More robust governance through centralized documentation for multiple developer teams
“Partnering with Axway, a pioneer in API management and the open banking space, is a natural fit for us. Out-of-the-box support for open banking and common data standards will significantly reduce the cost of building next-gen financial services and will accelerate time-to-market for our clients,” Akbari adds.
As banks gain confidence with Axway and Blanc Labs open banking solutions, they can move from optimizing processes and keeping up with industry standards to unlocking new business models, discovering richer customer data insights, and building highly personalized services to delight their clients.
Learn more about the Axway-Blanc Labs partnership and how they can help banks fully participate in the growing open banking ecosystem, here.
About Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs is a preferred partner for enterprises looking to digitize and build the next generation of technology products and services. To help companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives, Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications in financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity and customer experience. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota and Buenos Aires. For more information on how Blanc Labs is building a better future, visit www.blanclabs.com.
Axway enables enterprises to securely open everything by integrating and moving data across a complex world of new and old technologies. Axway’s API-driven B2B integration and MFT software, refined over 20 years, complements Axway Amplify, an open API management platform that makes APIs easier to discover and reuse across multiple teams, vendors, and cloud environments. Axway has helped over 11,000 businesses unlock the full value of their existing digital ecosystems to create brilliant experiences, innovate new services, and reach new markets. Learn more at axway.com.
Toronto, ON – April 19, 2022. Blanc Labs Inc. launches Digital Academy, a unique program designed to empower university students with learning of emerging technologies while still in their education journey. Students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics university degree programs, will have the opportunity to join Bootcamp-style hands-on learning that prepares them for a forward-looking career in a global innovative technology landscape.
With operations in Canada, US, Colombia, and Argentina, Blanc Labs plans to open the door to new entrepreneurial minds and build communities of practice in emerging technologies, FinTech and HealthTech. Blanc Labs has chosen Bogota, Colombia to launch its first training and development community and plans to expand the Digital Academy initiative into other countries in the LATAM region.
” We are excited about the launch of Digital Academy. Our Digital Academy team works closely with our Innovation Studios to ensure associates in the academy program will get world-class training and hands-on experience in the latest emerging tech. Bogota is a globally recognized hub for exceptional technical talent and expertise. We are committed to investing in the growth of our future talent in South America.” said Hamid Akbari, CEO & President of Blanc Labs.
In alignment with Blanc Lab’s vision of accelerating digital innovation and creating a global force of innovative change, the Digital Academy program offers a distinctive approach to developing talents and creating a gateway to the global digital economy.
“Learning a variety of emerging technologies, combined with exposure to the real-life industry challenges, will enable Digital Academy Associates to thrive in their hands-on learning journey and professional career development. In alignment with Innovation Studios objectives, Digital Academy will revolutionize early-stage talent development at Blanc Labs and will strengthen our talent base globally” said Peyman Parsi, Chief Technology Officer at Blanc Labs.
After completion of the program, Associates will receive the Digital Academy certification and a select group of the graduates will have an opportunity to join the Blanc Labs international team.
Digital Academy showcases Blanc Labs’ commitment to social responsibility, education, and empowerment in Latin America. The program inspires students to develop their skillsets, advance in their careers, and prepare for the dynamic and constantly evolving technology landscape.
The application process for the 2022 cohort is available now. Accelerate your learning and career development with Blanc Labs’ Digital Academy and visit our website to apply: https://blanclabs.com/join-our-team-digital-academy/
About Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs is a preferred partner for enterprises looking to digitize and build the next generation of technology products and services. To help companies rapidly deliver on their digital initiatives, Blanc Labs has developed expertise and bespoke solutions in a wide variety of applications in the financial services, healthcare, enterprise productivity and customer experience. Headquartered in Toronto, Blanc Labs serves the Americas through operations in Toronto, New York, Bogota and Buenos Aires. For more information on how Blanc Labs is building a better future, visit www.blanclabs.com.
Blanc Labs lanza Digital Academy en Colombia
Toronto, ON – Abril 19, 2022. Blanc Labs Inc. lanza Digital Academy, un programa único diseñado para estudiantes universitarios donde podrán fortalecer el aprendizaje de tecnologías emergentes a medida que avanzan en su carrera profesional. Los estudiantes inscritos en programas universitarios relacionados con ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas tendrán la oportunidad de unirse a entrenamientos y talleres prácticos que los prepararán para una carrera exitosa en el actual panorama de innovación y tecnología a nivel global.
Con operaciones en Canadá, Estados Unidos, Colombia y Argentina, Blanc Labs planea abrir la puerta a nuevos emprendedores y construir comunidades de práctica en tecnologías emergentes, FinTech y HealthTech. Blanc Labs eligió a Bogotá, Colombia, para lanzar su primera comunidad de capacitación y desarrollo y planea expandir la iniciativa de Digital Academy a otros países de América Latina y el Caribe.
“Estamos entusiasmados con el lanzamiento de Digital Academy. Nuestro equipo trabaja de la mano con los Innovation Studios de Blanc Labs para garantizar que los estudiantes reciban una formación de primer nivel, así como experiencia práctica en tecnologías emergentes. Bogotá es mundialmente reconocido como un centro de experiencia y talento técnico excepcional. Estamos comprometidos con el crecimiento de los futuros talentos en América del Sur”. dijo Hamid Akbari, CEO y presidente de Blanc Labs.
Como parte de la visión de Blanc Labs de acelerar la innovación digital y crear una fuerza global de cambio innovador, el programa Digital Academy ofrece un enfoque único para desarrollar talentos y crear una puerta de entrada a la economía digital global.
“El aprendizaje de una variedad de tecnologías emergentes, combinado con la exposición a los desafíos actuales en la industria, permitirá a los Associates de Digital Academy avanzar en una travesía de aprendizaje que fortalece el desarrollo de su carrera profesional. Siguiendo los objetivos de nuestros Innovation Studios, Digital Academy revolucionará el desarrollo de talento en Blanc Labs y fortalecerá nuestra comunidad a nivel mundial”, dijo Peyman Parsi, director de tecnología de Blanc Labs.
Después de completar el programa, los estudiantes recibirán certificaciones de Digital Academy y un grupo selecto de participantes tendrá la oportunidad de unirse al equipo internacional de Blanc Labs.
Digital Academy representa el compromiso de Blanc Labs con la responsabilidad social, la educación y el empoderamiento en América Latina. El programa inspira a los estudiantes a desarrollar sus habilidades, avanzar en sus carreras y prepararse para el panorama dinámico y en constante evolución en la industria de la tecnología.
La convocatoria para el 2022 ya está disponible. ¡Fortalece tu conocimiento y desarrollo profesional en tecnología con Blanc Labs y Digital Academy! Para más información visita la página web: https://blanclabs.com/digital-academy-es/
Acerca de Blanc Labs
Blanc Labs es un aliado de negocios para las empresas que buscan digitalizarse y construir la próxima generación de productos y servicios tecnológicos. Para ayudar a las empresas a cumplir rápidamente con sus iniciativas digitales, Blanc Labs ofrece su experiencia y un amplio portafolio de soluciones y aplicaciones en servicios financieros, atención médica, productividad empresarial y experiencia del cliente. Con sede en Toronto, Canadá, Blanc Labs ofrece hoy sus servicios para el continente americano desde sus oficinas en Toronto, Nueva York, Bogotá y Buenos Aires. Para obtener más información sobre cómo Blanc Labs está construyendo un mejor futuro, visite www.blanclabs.com.
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