History of Innovation

COCC opened its doors in Hartford in 1967 and today delivers complete enterprise processing solutions to financial institutions throughout the northeastern United States. From being the first data center in the country to offer online processing for NOW accounts, to pioneering open core processing solutions and receiving national recognition for Y2K preparations, COCC continues its legacy of innovation and collaboration with clients. Learn more about our historic milestones.

COCC Opens for Business
The first office is located in Hartford, CT. Fifteen clients convert to deposit services.
Loan Processing
COCC adds loan processing to its deposit services. Fourteen clients convert from competing data centers. Mark Pumiglia appointed manager.
COCC Moves to Avon
Headquarters moved to Avon Park North, tripling the size of its original Hartford location.
Online NOW
First data center to offer online real time processing for NOW accounts. COCC gains national recognition as Massachusetts banks sign up, doubling the client base.
First System Migration
All clients migrated to new online software running on new hardware. Adds account maintenance functions plus, new reporting.
Client Report Cards
First data center to introduce a client report card rating system to measure service quality.
New Headquarters
COCC launches new logo to reflect its new expanding stature in the financial IT industry. New facility in Avon Park South quadruples space.
New Services Introduced
General ledger and commercial lending services introduced; COCC opens transaction services to all teller and back room workstations. Mark Pumigilia named President and CEO.
Switched ATM Services
COCC introduces switched ATM transactions via Yankee 24. Loan origination and micro-to-mainframe connectivity introduced.
Check Processing Services
COCC introduces check processing services. First credit union converts.
COCC Acquires WMCC
COCC acquires Western Massachusetts Computer Center. Twenty new clients and 18 WMCC staff members join COCC.
Steamlined Processing
COCC revamps navigation and functions to increase client efficiency. New loan origination platform introduced. Twenty new clients convert.
Packet Communications
COCC becomes the first financial data processing center to use X.25 packet switching. Communications speeds accelerate with increased reliability. COCC opens business continuity center.  
COCC Celebrates 30 Years of Excellent Service
Acquisition of Open Core Processing platform from Open Core Solutions, Inc. and introduction of Check Image Statements and Internet Banking Services.
Year 2000 Preparations Commended
COCC receives national recognition for year 2000 testing and documentation. COCC model endorsed by the FDIC. Oracle Financials introduced.
Rich Leone Elected President & CEO
Market expanded to include New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. New services introduced, including a robust suite of commercial services.
Client Migration Complete
COCC becomes the first financial data processing center to migrate all of its clients to an open core platform. Featured in MicroBanker cover story. CUVIsion of Rochester, NY acquired. Client ratings reach record levels.
Check Image/AML Underway
COCC converts its first check image-processing clients. Creates a financial institutions, which become models for the industry. Anti-money laundering and automated patches systems installed.
COCC Wins Recognition
Named to FinTech 100, Deloitte’s Connecticut Technology Fast 50 and receives Hartford Metro Alliance Business Champion Award; first check image processing clients convert.
40 Years of Outstanding Service
COCC celebrates its 40th year of outstanding service with record earnings and client ratings. Document Management and Business Process Management systems introduced.
100% Image and Green Initiatives
COCC leaves check paper behind with 100% image processing; Financial-Insights features COCC in Virtualization Study; First clients upgraded to new .NET core platform. COCC joins the Inc. 500.
Wins CIO 100 & Quality Awards
COCC completes its best year with strong client service ratings and record earnings. Offers the industry’s first product and services rebate. CTO Joe Lockwood honored at CIO 100 gala. Betsy Didan is a CT Women of Innovation Finalist, and COCC wins the Connecticut Quality Council’s first process excellence award.
CT Woman Of Innovation
Linda Stahl is honored for her work spearheading development of technology that reduces paper and power consumption at financial institutions in the northeast.
Top Workplace
The Hartford Courant and FOX TV named COCC a top workplace.
Core Processing Apps
COCC announces its first set of apps designed to accelerate innovation for the financial services industry.
Mobile Insight Released
COCC forms strategic partnership with mFoundry to deliver our next generation Mobile Insight solution.
CT Woman of Innovation
Betsy Didan recognized for her work to reduce paper and increase the speed and security of payments.
Best Bank Technology in Massachusetts
Readers of the weekly Banker & Tradesman newspaper vote COCC the number one bank technology service in Massachusetts.
Top Workplaces
COCC wins “Most Clued-In Senior Management” and 3rd place in 2012 CT’s Top Workplaces competition.
Awards & Recognition
COCC is named one of Connecticut’s Best Places to Work by the Hartford Business Journal, a Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant, and receives its second consecutive Best Banking Technology award from Banker & Tradesman.
New Headquarters
COCC opens new headquarters in Southington, Connecticut, featuring an innovative new training center that will help achieve a truly collaborative approach to creating the most comprehensive solutions for our clients.
New COCC Corporate Logo Introduced
COCC launches new corporate logo and branding at annual client conference.
Top Workplaces
For the fourth consecutive year, COCC has been named as one of the Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant.
Top Leader
President & CEO Rich Leone named as a Top Leader in the midsized company division by the Hartford Courant/FOX CT.
Top Workplaces Third Place
For the fifth consecutive year, COCC is named a Top Workplace in Connecticut, placing third in the midsized companies division.
Silver and Gold Banker and Tradesman Banking Technology Awards
COCC wins 2015 Gold and Silver Awards in Banking Technology and Accounting/Audit, respectively
Best Places to Work 2015
COCC was honored by the Hartford Business Journal as one of 2015’s Best Places to Work. 
Best Places to Work 2016
COCC was recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of the Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in CT. 
COCC Honored for Innovation in Employee Training & Development
COCC was an honored guest at the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2016 International Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado.
2016 Top Workplaces Recognition
For the sixth year in a row, COCC received recognition as a Top Workplace in CT. COCC also received the “Most Clued-In Senior Management” designation for the second year.