CU*BASE In-House Strategy

The solution for in-house processors of any size is our CU*BASE member processing system. CU*BASE provides a level of processing competency that surpasses the feature set and functionality of other “traditional” solutions on the market, and does so in a more cost-effective manner. Unlike many competitive solutions, CU*BASE is not a “subset” of our flagship product. As a result, all of our clients can take advantage of system enhancements as they are made for no additional charge.

The underlying foundation to provide this environment is the IBM i® server and its fully integrated DB2 database. With over 485,000 systems installed worldwide, the IBM i delivers industry-leading technology with unrivaled customer satisfaction and loyalty. This allows our clients to spend their time managing their credit union, not managing their servers and databases.

Ease of Use

CU*BASE incorporates a graphical Windows approach to facilitate ease of navigation, training of staff, and member service. By properly architecting and orchestrating the key components of presentation, business logic, data, and networked delivery, CU*Answers is able to provide a consistent user experience throughout our entire product suite.

Flexibility

No need for server farms with our solution! With its unique architecture, the IBM i can run Windows, Java, XML, Websphere, Unix and other applications on the same server, allowing new technology and functionality to be integrated without forcing new skill requirements on staffs. Accessing information when you need it, from wherever you need it has never been easier.

Scalability

Imagine a server farm of ONE! A single IBM i server runs a 3,000 member credit union, and a single server runs a CUSO with nearly 2 million members. Each server requires only a fraction of the total throughput available in the IBM i product line. This provides tremendous scalability for capacity to meet the growing needs of your credit union.

Reliability and Security

CU*BASE on the IBM i provides >99.9% uptime for your credit union. Moreover, an IMB i server has never been infected by a virus. Tiered security levels within the operating system and within CU*BASE ensure the highest level of confidentiality is maintained. CU*BASE also features Network Services, a virtual private network for secure, high-speed access to business partners and CU*Answers support and education resources.

Redundancy

In today’s marketplace, business continuity and disaster recovery are integral parts of every credit union’s Business Plan. Our in-house processors have the ability to deploy a tiered redundancy strategy, ranging from facility measures, to a fully integrated and automated data replication disaster recovery plan that surpasses other “traditional” solutions in the marketplace.

Choosing the right software partner and the right technology are critical success factors for survival in today’s on demand in-house marketplace. Your partners at CU*Answers can help you manage this business with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

Updated
November 18, 2016

The 2020 Year-End Kickoff is Here!

The 2020 Year-End Kickoff is Here!

The 2020 Year-End Processing Guides are now available online in the reference library.  Printed copies of the year-end guides will be delivered to your credit union in the coming weeks. Use the links below to review! 2020 Year-End Processing for Online Credit Unions 2020 Year-End Processing for Self-Processing Credit Unions Don’t Delay! Your first year-end… Read more »

Oct 29, 2020

[The Pulse] CU*BASE HA and It’s Me 247 Rollover Results Now Available

[The Pulse] CU*BASE HA and It’s Me 247 Rollover Results Now Available

CU*BASE HA and “It’s Me 247” Rollover Results Now Available HA Rollover: September 13-20 It’s Me 247 Rollover: September 9 & 15 Now available for your review are summaries of the recent HA (high-availability) rollover events performed in September for both CU*BASE core processing and online banking environments. In these reports, you will find details… Read more »

Oct 21, 2020

CU*BASE GOLD 20.11 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 20.11 Coming Soon!

Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for the date below, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 20.11: Online credit unions: November 8 Site-Four partners: November 8 Self-processing credit unions: November 15 Release Documents 20.11 Release Summary 20.11 Tool Changes 20.11 Database Changes Release Training General Release Training This training will provide an… Read more »

Oct 20, 2020

September Owner’s View Monthly Recap

September 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 September 2020 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! September 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 »

Oct 6, 2020

August Owner’s View Monthly Recap

August 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 August 2020 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! August 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 »

Sep 2, 2020

There’s Still Time to Join the Beta Pool and Earn a CollabRebate!

There’s Still Time to Join the Beta Pool and Earn a CollabRebate!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Earn a $3,000 CollabRebate for Testing New CU*BASE Tools and Features Coming with the 20.11 Release! Learn more about enhancements coming in the November release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward on your CU*Answers invoice. To… Read more »

Aug 25, 2020