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

July Owner’s View Monthly Recap

July 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 July 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! July 2021 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 »

Aug 3, 2021

[The Pulse] 2021 Business Continuity Plan (mid-year revision) Now Available

[The Pulse] 2021 Business Continuity Plan (mid-year revision) Now Available

As your core data processor, we continue to invest in high availability and recovery strategies to ensure that the products and services you count on us for are there when you need them. Implementing those strategies and responding when uncertainty happens requires a well-designed and thoroughly tested plan. We’ve recently updated the 2021 CU*Answers Business… Read more »

Jul 29, 2021

There’s Still Time to Join the 21.10 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool!

There’s Still Time to Join the 21.10 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool!

Earn a $3,000 CollabRebate for testing new CU*BASE tools and features coming with the 21.10 release! Learn more about enhancements coming in the October release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward. To join the Beta Pool, submit your Beta Pool enrollment form… Read more »

Jul 21, 2021

[The Pulse] 2021 Disaster Recovery Test Results Now Available

[The Pulse] 2021 Disaster Recovery Test Results Now Available

2021 Disaster Recovery Test Results Now Available Test Period: June 14 – July 1 Now available for your review is a summary of the recent ‘bare metal’ disaster recovery test performed by teams at CU*Answers to restore CU*BASE from tape backup.  In this report, you will find details about the exercise, including challenges observed, lessons… Read more »

Jul 20, 2021

The 21.10 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool Application Period is Now Open!

The 21.10 CU*BASE Release Beta Pool Application Period is Now Open!

Earn a $3,000 CollabRebate for testing new CU*BASE tools and features coming with the 21.10 release! Learn more about enhancements coming in the October release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward. To join the Beta Pool, submit your Beta Pool enrollment form… Read more »

Jul 15, 2021

June Owner’s View Monthly Recap

June 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 June 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! June 2021 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 »

Jul 2, 2021

May Owner’s View Monthly Recap

May 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 May 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! May 2021 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 »

Jun 7, 2021