The start of a new year is always a good time for predictions. Jon Voorhees, a consultant with Peak Performance Consulting Group , makes this prognostication for branches: “Customers may be able to communicate with branch personnel via Skype and more banks will also have private soundproof rooms in which customers can have face-to-face conversations with offsite bank specialists via video-conferencing.”

We could not agree more, and it is interesting to note that he mentioned rooms as well as specialists. We recently addressed this need with enhancements to our platform that coordinate video conferences for both staff, and up to two video equipped conference rooms that may be required for a meeting.

Key Takeaway: Make sure that any appointment booking solution that your credit union considers is capable of booking rooms as well as appointments for your employees.