After a dozen years in laid-back suburban San Diego, Bluepoint Solutions is going where the action is, Las Vegas.
The document management and item processing specialist plans to move very soon into its new headquarters in Henderson, Nev.
“We’re really excited about all this. We’ve been growing a lot the past two or three years and we really needed a bigger facility in a location that’s easier to get in and out of,” said Andrew Tilbury, chief marketing officer and son of Hal Tilbury, the company’s founding and current CEO.
“No one has any problems selling San Diego as a tourist destination,” the younger Tilbury said, “but for our business right now, Las Vegas just makes more sense. You can fly directly there from nearly anywhere in the country and many of the trade shows we go to are there, too.”
The new facility will include the space and gear for video conferencing and collaborative work, including extensive product management activities with customers in house and at their home locations, Tilbury said. National sales staff and other travelers will have workspace ready to plug in and go whenever they’re in town, he added.
The company employs about 80 people, about 35 of them in the new facility, Tilbury said. The Vista office will remain and employees there have been offered the choice of moving to Nevada or staying at the original office, he said.
The physical move reflects the company’s business strategies. Being where the action is has been a key to growth. Bluepoint Solutions started out as a provider of document management software, providing scanning technology for paper such as receipts, checks and other records.
Along came Check 21 and as image exchanges took off, so did the company’s business, expanding document management across the enterprise and beyond and moving into check processing and now remote check deposit for mobile bankers.
Enterprise content management software integrates itself through the organization, tying things together in the background. Bluepoint Solutions also has done that. It serves about 200 credit unions directly, Tilbury said, but about 1,600 overall through its work with corporates and CUSOs.
The corporate shakeout may have roiled credit union operations, but Bluepoint took it as an opportunity, forging relationships with the survivors and now partnering with four of the five largest corporates.