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 20.04 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 20.04 Coming Soon!

ATTENTION SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for June 7, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 20.04: Release Documents 20.04 Release Summary 20.04 Tool Changes 20.04 Release Resource Companion Release Training General Release Training This training will provide an overview of all release enhancements. A recorded version of the… Read more »

May 21, 2020

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Don’t forget: the 20.04 Release of CU*BASE was implemented on April 26th.  Be sure to review database changes before running queries for this month.  Click here to view documents including the latest Release Summary and Tool Changes. Visit Show Me the Steps for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Automated Reports and Queries feature:… Read more »

May 7, 2020

Check Out the CU*BASE 20.04 Release Resource Companion

Check Out the CU*BASE 20.04 Release Resource Companion

Introducing the CU*BASE Release Resource Companion!  Starting with the 20.04 Release of CU*BASE and for each major release going forward, we will be publishing a companion document that includes links to relevant resources and major updates to our core software, with brief summaries of each. Follow the link below to review the 20.04 Release Resource… Read more »

May 5, 2020

April Owner’s View Monthly Recap

April Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the April 2020 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! April 2020 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

May 4, 2020

Reminder: CU*BASE GOLD 20.04 Coming Soon!

Reminder: CU*BASE GOLD 20.04 Coming Soon!

ATTENTION ONLINE CREDIT UNIONS Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for April 26, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 20.04: (Our Site-Four partners will receive this release on April 26 as well.) Release Documents 20.04 Release Summary Release Training General Release Training This training will provide an overview of all release enhancements…. Read more »

May 20, 2020

CU*BASE GOLD 20.04 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 20.04 Coming Soon!

ATTENTION ONLINE CREDIT UNIONS Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for April 26, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 20.04: (Our Site-Four partners will receive this release on April 26 as well.) Release Documents 20.04 Release Summary Release Training General Release Training This training will provide an overview of all release enhancements…. Read more »

May 20, 2020

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Results Now Available

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Results Now Available

HA Rollover Results Now Available Rollover: March 8 – 15 Now available for your review is a summary of the recent HA (high-availability) rollover event, performed March 8 – 15.  In the report, you will find details about the exercise, including challenges observed, lessons learned, and recommendations for improving the rollover process. HA Rollover Results… Read more »

Apr 7, 2020

March Owner’s View Monthly Recap

March Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the March 2020 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! March 2020 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

Apr 6, 2020