WESTLAKE, Ohio (7/24/08)--Cardwell presented attendees of the 2008 Connections Online Users Roundtable in Orlando, Fla., with the opportunity to discuss their use of Cardwell’s Connections Online (COL) performance management tool. Attendees received an introduction, overview and training of COL version 4.0, which is set to be released this summer. The credit union peers also logged on to a COL 4.0 test site for hands-on training. “We asked our clients for a priority listing of future features and they all wanted Outlook integration,” said Karla Norwood, Cardwell president. “They also wanted to be able to link or copy metrics and projects between organizations, departments and people.” The conference also included webinar training--three two-hour sessions--to get users started on the system. Cardwell is a software development and management-consulting firm that serves financial institutions including credit unions.