CU*BASE ASP Strategy

At CU*Answers, we offer our clients a core solution not a core system.

CU*Answers’ signature CU*BASE system combines the processing power of a proven, feature rich application with business logic and middleware standards designed to promote integration with third party systems such as Zoot for online credit bureau access and Payveris for electronic bill payment and presentment. This open business philosophy empowers clients to expand into new, dynamic processes on a level rarely found with traditional packages.

The ASP model targets credit unions of any size. Benefits of the ASP include a menu of enterprise processing services, including Network Services – a Virtual Private Network (VPN) offering a secured, high-speed link to access select business partners, virtual education, technical and client support services. Additionally, CU*Answers will manage client data communications and network security access to CU*BASE, while providing a single delivery channel for services such as online banking, audio response, ATM/debit and credit card offerings. All of these are tightly integrated to benefit from the CU*BASE relational database structure.

The ASP model incorporates TCP/IP networking, popular LAN/WAN server technology, CISCO communications routers and firewall security to provide automated systems balancing and controls. To ensure maximum efficiency, the ASP is architected to be physically separated from CU*Answers programming, quality control and item processing networks. Other ASP benefits include:

Minimal Capital Investment
ASP eliminates upfront, long-term capital expenditures often associated with in-house processing including equipment, software license fees, operations staff and more.
Future Growth Demands
ASP incorporates unlimited scalability as based future growth demands, without the client having to budget for or incur large capital outlays.
Eliminate Technology Obsolescence
ASP clients typically deploy new member services faster. Since the ASP pricing model is based upon a per transaction or event basis, clients benefit from eliminating cash layouts routinely required for keeping up with rapidly changing technology, and the financial risk associated with member indifference to those purchased products.
Operational Simplicity
End of day, end of month and year-end processing requirements become a non-event. CU*Answers literally becomes an extension of your staff for completing these processes. An added benefit is that ASP clients are able to eliminate their dependence upon a single-operator shift having to support a 24/7 self-service product environment.
Disaster Recovery and Security
ASP incorporates an extensive and layered approach to ensuring optimum performance and security safeguards. Back-up systems include transaction posting to redundant processing platforms, on-site battery and generator back-up, contracted IBM hot-site services, and Branch Sharing options; all for under 2.5 cents per member month!
Peace of Mind
ASP eliminates the stress and worries often associated with managing an internal system. In many ways, it allows credit union people to focus on what they do best versus having to become data processing and network security experts. What value do you place on this? For many, ASP provides the perfect balance for promoting quality member service while ensuring a regular and consistent approach to data processing.
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November 1, 2016

CU*BASE GOLD 19.12 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 19.12 Coming Soon!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for the date below, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 19.12: Online credit unions: December 15 Site-Four partners: December 15 Self-processing credit unions: December 15 Release Documents 19.12 Release Summary 19.12 Database Changes 19.12 Tool Changes Reminder: GOLD Version Check… Read more »

Dec 9, 2019

November CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

November CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the November 2019 edition of the CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap! November 2019 Monthly Monitor Recap The CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE and… Read more »

Dec 5, 2019

Don’t Forget to Register for Year-End Training!

Don’t Forget to Register for Year-End Training!

There’s Still Time to Register for Year-End Training! Like last year, the year-end training is combined for both online and self-processing clients. Approximately 15 minutes at the end of each training will be dedicated to solely self-processor year-end tasks. The deadline to register for our November 20th session is Monday, November 18th.  If you are… Read more »

Nov 15, 2019

Don’t Forget, Your First Year-End Deadline is Friday, November 8

Don’t Forget, Your First Year-End Deadline is Friday, November 8

**This message applies only to credit unions that received the accompanying email** Year-end can be a busy time! Our teams are hard at work preparing for the first deadline, this Friday, November 8. The majority of credit unions have completed their task, however, your credit union is receiving this email as our records show that… Read more »

Nov 6, 2019

October CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

October CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the October 2019 edition of the CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap! October 2019 Monthly Monitor Recap The CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE and… Read more »

Nov 5, 2019

HA Rollback Updates for November 5

HA Rollback Updates for November 5

This is a reminder of the high-availability rollback event that will be occurring early tomorrow morning.  The rollback process will begin at 2:00 AM and will last until approximately 4:00 AM ET.  During this time, there will be an interruption to all systems, including CU*BASE/GOLD, CU*Talk audio response, and It’s Me 247 online banking (a… Read more »

Nov 4, 2019

2019 Year-End Kickoff – Register for Year-End Training!

2019 Year-End Kickoff – Register for Year-End Training!

It’s Time to Start Your 2019 Year-End Tasks The 2019 Year-End Processing Guides are now available online!  See the links below to review the guides and meet the deadlines.  Printed copies of the year-end guides will be delivered to your credit union in the coming weeks. 2019 Year-End Processing for Online Credit Unions 2019 Year-End… Read more »

Oct 17, 2019

September CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

September CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the September 2019 edition of the CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap! September 2019 Monthly Monitor Recap The CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE and… Read more »

Oct 3, 2019