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

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

CU*BASE GOLD 19.10 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 19.10 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 19.10: Online credit unions: October 20 Site-Four partners: October 20 Self-processing credit unions: November 10 Release Documents 19.10 Release Summary 19.10 Database Changes 19.10 Tool Changes Note for self-processing credit… Read more »

Sep 25, 2019