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Pioneer Bank Teams Up with Imaginary Landscape for New Cutting-Edge Website

December 5, 2016

Imaginary Landscape is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for Texas-based Pioneer Bank. The site execution includes extensive security and encryption features along with the implementation of django CMS, a modular and highly effective content management system.

Pioneer Bank merged with First Community Bank earlier this year to create one of the largest community banks in Texas. With the merger, Pioneer Bank wanted to quickly showcase a fresh brand that reflected their personalized banking style with the modern day conveniences of mobile banking.

“Imaginary met our tight timeline by implementing the new site in a manner that exceeded our expectations,“ said Gary Byrand, Director of Information Technology at Pioneer Bank. “Our site combines a modern design with the latest cyber security giving our customers the online banking confidence they expect from a leading bank.”

Imaginary utilized the website development platform Django to build the new site. At its core is django CMS, a robust content management tool specifically designed for a wide array of bank staff to easily update the site. In addition, Imaginary installed its customized form building application FormBundle™.  This allows Pioneer Bank to build web-based forms with powerful, field-level encryption that addresses the need for secure communication between the bank and its customers.  

“Imaginary clearly understands our needs. Their recommended solution allows us to distribute website responsibilities throughout the bank. This was the main goal of the new site and we are very happy with the results,” Beyrand continued.

“A contemporary website touches every part of an organization. The need for online tools that allow quick and immediate changes to a website without dependencies is essential for any organization. This is the reason we value django CMS and created FormBundle” said Brian Moloney, President and CEO of Imaginary Landscape.

FormBundle is a custom application developed exclusively by Imaginary Landscape for its clients.

“The need to capture information from online visitors and to safeguard that information was the driving force behind FormBundle,” said Lisa King, President and Chief Quality Officer of Imaginary Landscape. “Our banking and healthcare clients needed a flexible and secure tool to create forms on their website without relying on a development team each time, and FormBundle addresses that need.”

About Imaginary

Founded in 1995, Chicago-based Imaginary Landscape is a leader in the use of the Django web framework. We assist businesses with high quality, custom web development and database integration using Python and the Django web framework.  We have industry-leading experience with health care, membership associations, banking, and start-up businesses.

About Pioneer Bank

Pioneer Bank SSB is an Austin-based community bank that lives and breathes Texas by serving markets, large and small, across the state. At June 30, 2016, Pioneer Bank reported total assets of $1.17 billion and total deposits of $1.03 billion.